Bug 519238 - rescue mode is broken severely: /bin/ls is missing
Summary: rescue mode is broken severely: /bin/ls is missing
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anaconda
Version: 12
Hardware: ppc64
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Martin Sivák
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2009-08-25 19:45 UTC by John Reiser
Modified: 2010-04-06 08:39 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2010-04-06 08:39:16 UTC
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Description John Reiser 2009-08-25 19:45:20 UTC
Description of problem: The rescue mode of Fedora-12-Alpha-ppc-DVD.iso is nearly unusable.  There is no /bin/ls; only "echo *" works.  'rm' is there, but invoking it gives "sh: /bin/rm: /lib/ld.so.1: bad ELF interpreter: No such file or directory".  Indeed, /lib is empty, although there is a /lib_old with many files that apparently belong in /lib.  ['ls' does not work, so getting more info is hard.]

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
anaconda-12.15 on Fedora-12-Alpha-ppc-DVD.iso

How reproducible: every time

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Boot Fedora-12-Alpha-ppc-DVD on Apple iMac G5 (64-bit PowerPC) using "linux rescue" command line.
2. Do not start network interfaces; Skip mounting of target as /mnt/sysimage.
3. Try to run "ls".
Actual results: sh: ls: not found

Expected results: 'ls' produces a directory listing

Additional info:
   gzip -dc < mounted_DVD/ppc/ppc64/ramdisk.image.gz  |  cpio --list
shows no 'ls'.  The ppc32 version also has this symptom.

Comment 1 Bug Zapper 2009-11-16 11:41:38 UTC
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 12 development cycle.
Changing version to '12'.

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Comment 2 Martin Sivák 2010-04-06 08:39:16 UTC
I'm closing this as a part of my bug list cleanup, because the build processes changed a lot. Is this still an issue with current F13 builds? If it is, please reopen this bug.

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