Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 322571
LiveCD does not boot on PlayStation 3
Last modified: 2013-01-09 23:27:11 EST
Description of problem:
The PPC LiveCD does not boot on PlayStation 3
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
FC8 test 3
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"
When either of the boot options is selected, the PS3 turns off, beeps rapidly
three times, and blinks the power indicator LED.
Using the Petitboot loader. Have not tried other bootloaders or other PS3s.
YDL, Gentoo, and Ubuntu have been installed on this PS3 before.
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
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.
No, this is a bug. To support livecds being sanely like the rest of our ppc
support, the kernels need to be parallel installable.
(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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