Bug 189036 - FC5 Installer doesn't fix x86 disks for use on FC5-PPC
Summary: FC5 Installer doesn't fix x86 disks for use on FC5-PPC
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Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anaconda   
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Version: 5
Hardware: powerpc
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Peter Jones
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Reported: 2006-04-14 23:18 UTC by Cody DeHaan
Modified: 2008-05-06 15:47 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2008-05-06 15:47:34 UTC
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Description Cody DeHaan 2006-04-14 23:18:55 UTC
Description of problem:

When using a disk previously used as i386, I put the drive in a PowerPC and
attempted to install FC5. I told it to erase ALL partitions, and it did so, and
installed. However, upon reboot, I got the flashing ? in the folder. As it turns
out, there was no Apple_Boot created.

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

How reproducible:

Use disk previously used on PC, tell FC5 to install on it, and you won't be able
to boot.
Actual results:

Bootloader does not show up, probably because OpenFirmware doesn't know how to
boot off of a MS-DOS disk.

Expected results:

Installer should reassign the disk with a Mac-style partition table, especially
since I told it to blask the disk's contents anyways.

Comment 1 Red Hat Bugzilla 2007-08-21 05:23:34 UTC
User pnasrat@redhat.com's account has been closed

Comment 2 Bug Zapper 2008-04-04 02:38:47 UTC
Fedora apologizes that these issues have not been resolved yet. We're
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Comment 3 Bug Zapper 2008-05-06 15:47:33 UTC
This bug is open for a Fedora version that is no longer maintained and
will not be fixed by Fedora. Therefore we are closing this bug.

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