Bug 322571 - LiveCD does not boot on PlayStation 3
Summary: LiveCD does not boot on PlayStation 3
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kernel
Version: 8
Hardware: ppc64
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: David Woodhouse
QA Contact:
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Reported: 2007-10-07 23:54 UTC by Justin Bandholz
Modified: 2013-01-10 04:27 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2009-01-09 07:18:35 UTC

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Description Justin Bandholz 2007-10-07 23:54:31 UTC
Description of problem:

The PPC LiveCD does not boot on PlayStation 3 

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

FC8 test 3

How reproducible:

every boot

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Download and burn the LiveCD to a CD for the PPC platform.
2. Select to boot the PS3 to OtherOS.
3. Insert the disk and boot the PS3.
4. Petitboot recognized the yaboot.conf.  Select either the "linux" or "check"
boot option.

Actual results:

When either of the boot options is selected, the PS3 turns off, beeps rapidly
three times, and blinks the power indicator LED.

Expected results:

Boot Linux

Additional info:

Using the Petitboot loader.  Have not tried other bootloaders or other PS3s. 
YDL, Gentoo, and Ubuntu have been installed on this PS3 before.

Comment 1 Jeremy Katz 2007-10-08 00:55:27 UTC
The ppc liveCD is ppc32 only because ppc32 and ppc64 kernels can't be installed
at the same time due to conflicting files.  As the ps3 is a ppc64 machine, this
kernel does not support it

Comment 2 Christopher Brown 2008-02-03 22:43:27 UTC

I'm reviewing this bug as part of the kernel bug triage project, an attempt to
isolate current bugs in the Fedora kernel.


I am closing this NOTABUG as per comment #1. LiveCD's with ppc64 kernels may be
created with livecd-tools and other components.



Comment 3 Jeremy Katz 2008-02-04 05:07:39 UTC
No, this is a bug.  To support livecds being sanely like the rest of our ppc
support, the kernels need to be parallel installable.

Comment 4 Christopher Brown 2008-02-04 14:00:57 UTC
(In reply to comment #3)
> No, this is a bug.  To support livecds being sanely like the rest of our ppc
> support, the kernels need to be parallel installable.

Ah, sorry for the noise then Jeremy. Any kind of status update for this then or
anything to test - is this planned for F9?

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