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|Summary:||F8 installer fails in starting on PS3|
|Product:||[Fedora] Fedora||Reporter:||Dong Chen <xjtu_chdongsh>|
|Component:||rhpxl||Assignee:||Adam Jackson <ajax>|
|Status:||CLOSED WONTFIX||QA Contact:||Fedora Extras Quality Assurance <extras-qa>|
|Version:||8||CC:||asayama, bill, drkludge, ebachalo, marvin24, nospam, pcfe, stefan|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
|Doc Text:||Story Points:||---|
|Last Closed:||2009-01-09 00:06:31 EST||Type:||---|
|oVirt Team:||---||RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:|
Description Dong Chen 2007-11-07 22:03:20 EST
+++ This bug was initially created as a clone of Bug #366381 +++ Description of problem: On PLAYSTATION 3, the F8 installer displays following message and fails to start installation. Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): rhpxl-0.49-2.fc8.ppc.rpm How reproducible: Everytime. Steps to Reproduce: 1. Insert boot CD (boot.iso). 2. Run the installer. Actual results: The installer displays following message and istallation is aborted. Traceback (most recent call last): File "/usr/bin/anaconda", line 779, in <module> floppyDevice = probeHW(opts, x_already_set, xserver) File "/usr/bin/anaconda", line 421, in probeHW xserver.probeHW(skipMouseProbe=skipmouseprobe, forceDriver=opts.xdriver) File "/usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/rhpxl/xserver.py", line 87, in probeHW self.videohw = videocard.VideoCardInfo(forceDriver=forceDriver) File "/usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/rhpxl/videocard.py", line 149, in __init__ elf os.uname().count("ppc") > 0 and card.pcidom > 0: AttributeError: device instance has no attribute 'pcidom' install exited abnormally [1/1] Expected results:
Comment 1 Jason 2007-11-11 14:58:11 EST
Same results. Initially had a F7 partition on PS3, but used fdisk in rescue mode to remove it, same results with install. Also attempted a network installation using the boot.iso image and received same results.
Comment 2 David Woodhouse 2007-11-11 17:55:52 EST
We committed something comletely crack-inspired between rc3 and final, unfortunately. Fetch http://git.fedoraproject.org/?p=hosted/rhpxl.git;a=blob_plain;f=rhpxl/videocard.py;h=17292df2d391c2b1513c0a114a19d05a5d778165 and save it in as RHupdates/rhpxl/videocard.py in your install tree, then do an NFS install.
Comment 3 David Woodhouse 2007-11-11 17:57:02 EST
*** Bug 374201 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 4 Jason 2007-11-11 20:11:56 EST
I placed the new videocard.py in /var/www/html/ppc/RHUpdates/rhpxl/ and exported the nfs share (I had previously been attempting to modify videocard.py and repack stage2.img) I tell the installer to do an NFS install via 192.168.1.4 directory /var/www/ html/ppc Now when I use the boot.iso image to boot the installed detects RHUpdates and says it will use it, however it continues to bomb out with the same error message (so it must be continuing to use the old ideocard.py, since that line no longer exists in the new videocard.py); I'm not sure what I am doing wrong, and would appreciate a pointer in the right direction. In the mean time I'm getting ready to try and repack this new videocard.py into stage2.img and see if I can go that route.
Comment 5 Jason 2007-11-11 22:50:43 EST
In my own crack-inspired efforts I had it in RHUpdates rather than RHupdates. Corrected the directory name and the installation proceeded. Graphical install never seemed to get passed the initial welcome screen, so I ended up restarting the installation with 'linux text video=1080i and I am proceeding through the test installation normally at this point, though it will probably take awhile to finish.
Comment 7 Kazunori Asayama 2007-11-13 21:05:15 EST
Workaround information. A certain guy found that the installer could proceed by adding option xdriver=fbdev to the command line in order to avoid probing the video driver for X; i.e. by typing 'linux xdriver=fbdev ...' at the bootloader's prompt. I tried this and I could install F8 with the original F8 DVD image.
Comment 8 Greg Morgan 2007-11-15 18:30:11 EST
*** Bug 381541 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 9 Greg Morgan 2007-11-19 05:52:45 EST
I am confirming comment #7. This report is being typed in via FireFox on a PS3 console. I used linux xdriver=fbdev text askmethod to start the install. I show how to create the respin of the PPC boot.iso file so that you can get to the command line with the PlayStation addon CD here https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/PlayStation/Ps3ReSpin. I'll finish the second page later this week that shows all the commands that I used.
Comment 10 Andrew Cagney 2007-12-05 15:13:31 EST
(In reply to comment #7) > Workaround information. A certain guy found that the installer could proceed by > adding option xdriver=fbdev to the command line in order to avoid probing the > video driver for X; i.e. by typing 'linux xdriver=fbdev ...' at the bootloader's > prompt. I tried this and I could install F8 with the original F8 DVD image. how do I do this?
Comment 11 Andrew Cagney 2007-12-05 16:19:16 EST
To answer my own question; assuming youre using dwmw2's otheros: -> at the graphical select boot menu, hit CNTRL-ALT-F1 to get to the terminal (hit return to see the root prompt) -> cd /var/tmp/mnt-scd<TAB>/ppc/ppc64 (the ppc64 directory on the DVD; df helps to find it) -> run kexec with something like: kexec --force --ramdisk=ramdisk.image.gz --command-line=xdriver=fbdev vmlinuz
Comment 12 Kazunori Asayama 2007-12-05 22:19:56 EST
(In reply to comment #10) > how do I do this? I might confuse you. I'm using kboot rather than the graphical boot loader.
Comment 13 Zach Buckholz 2007-12-29 23:52:48 EST
Thank you - This worked for me with a little twist. -> at the graphical select boot menu, hit CNTRL-ALT-F1 to get to the terminal (hit return to see the root prompt) -> cd /var/tmp/mnt-scd<TAB>/ppc/ppc64 (the ppc64 directory on the DVD; df helps to find it) -> run kexec with something like: kexec --force --ramdisk=ramdisk.image.gz --command-line=xdriver=fbdev vmlinuz --command-line="xdriver=fbdev video=1080i" vmlinuz Without the video option I couldn't see the screen properly
Comment 14 Andrea 2008-02-02 06:50:48 EST
(In reply to comment #2) > We committed something comletely crack-inspired between rc3 and final, > unfortunately. > > Fetch > http://git.fedoraproject.org/?p=hosted/rhpxl.git;a=blob_plain;f=rhpxl/videocard.py;h=17292df2d391c2b1513c0a114a19d05a5d778165 > and save it in as RHupdates/rhpxl/videocard.py in your install tree, then do an > NFS install. The link is broken. I've found this other link http://git.fedoraproject.org/git/?p=rhpxl.git;a=commit;h=81fa0773e2da692836b319410ab051b32dffb3de but this is exactly the failing file. Could you please repost the link of the working version os videocard.py. Thanks
Comment 15 Andrea 2008-02-03 17:16:31 EST
It seems it exists a new version of this file. It comes as rhpxl 0.49 for Fedora 9. I've tried it and I get this error system-config-display Traceback (most recent call last): File "/usr/share/system-config-display/xconf.py", line 294, in <module> vc = rhpxl.videocard.VideoCardInfo() File "/usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/rhpxl/videocard.py", line 149, in __init__ elif rhpl.arch.getCanonArch() == "ppc64pseries": AttributeError: 'module' object has no attribute 'arch' Does anybody know what it the correct version to use?
Comment 16 Adam Jackson 2008-02-12 16:13:01 EST
*** Bug 366381 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 17 Bug Zapper 2008-11-26 03:13:55 EST
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Comment 18 Bug Zapper 2009-01-09 00:06:31 EST
Fedora 8 changed to end-of-life (EOL) status on 2009-01-07. Fedora 8 is no longer maintained, which means that it will not receive any further security or bug fix updates. As a result we are closing this bug. If you can reproduce this bug against a currently maintained version of Fedora please feel free to reopen this bug against that version. Thank you for reporting this bug and we are sorry it could not be fixed.