Bug 171261 - Missing netboot.img file for ppc64
Summary: Missing netboot.img file for ppc64
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Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anaconda-images   
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Version: 4
Hardware: ppc64 Linux
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Assignee: Anaconda Maintenance Team
QA Contact: Mike McLean
URL: http://download.fedora.redhat.com/pub...
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Reported: 2005-10-20 01:55 UTC by Rong Pan
Modified: 2008-02-23 06:32 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2008-02-23 06:32:46 UTC
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Description Rong Pan 2005-10-20 01:55:20 UTC
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Description of problem:
The netboot image for ppc64: netboot.img (or ppc64.img) is missing in FC4 core's CD/DVD/website/ftp although the README says there should be one. BTW, the FC4 development has a ppc64.img which can boot pseries eServer but you can only install pre-release Fedora using this image.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.get an install source (cd/dvd/http/ftp) of FC4 for ppc
2.go to directory /images/pseries/
3.read the README file and check the directory content

Actual Results:  cannot find file "netboot.img"

Expected Results:  Please built the net boot image. Should be a fast fix.

Additional info:

Comment 1 Paul Nasrat 2005-10-20 15:39:19 UTC
Netbooting yaboot works fine on pSeries in rawhide and is the preferred method.
place the ppc/ppc64/ in the tree place in tftp  server.  Grab yaboot from
ppc/chrp/ in tree place in same location setting the path to it as the filename
in dhcpd.conf:

    host squad5-lp1 {
         hardware ethernet XX:XX:XX:XX:XX:XX;
         fixed-address squad5-lp1.lab.boston.redhat.com;
         filename "/yaboot";

Create an etc/ dir in the tftp server and create a yaboot.conf in there - you
can basically use the one in etc/ in the tree - modifying paths appropriately.

Booting network from SMS will work as should

boot device:, from OF.

I'll get the docs updated for FC5

Comment 2 Paul Nasrat 2005-10-20 15:48:32 UTC
For FC4 there is a derived tree that you can mirror which has netboot images:


Comment 3 Christian Iseli 2007-01-22 11:05:38 UTC
This report targets the FC3 or FC4 products, which have now been EOL'd.

Could you please check that it still applies to a current Fedora release, and
either update the target product or close it ?


Comment 4 petrosyan 2008-02-23 06:32:46 UTC
Fedora Core 4 is no longer maintained.

Setting status to "INSUFFICIENT_DATA". If you can reproduce this bug in the
current Fedora release, please reopen this bug and assign it to the
corresponding Fedora version.

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