Description of problem:
Using both 32 and 64 bit kernels, it is not possible to boot the install DVD for PowerPC on a Playstation 3. 64 bit kernels hang and 32 bit kernels make the machine shut down with no apparent warning.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Fedora 12 Alpha
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install kboot on a Playstation 3
2. Boot otheros on the Playstation with a Fedora 12 Alpha DVD in the drive
3. Select either kernel to boot
64 bit kernels hang (I waited 10 minutes with no change), 32 bit kernels shut down the machine.
Kernel is loaded and executed, resulting in Anaconda starting up and the install process beginning.
System software version on my machine is 3.0.
Is Fedora 12 beta any better?
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 12 development cycle.
Changing version to '12'.
More information and reason for this action is here:
I have the same problem with the final release.
With Fedora 12 release I have the 64 bit kernel booting fine on a PS3 but with the installer always failing (disc and image has been verified to be good). The 32 bit kernel still dies right away.
System software is now 3.1.
Once I get home (@work atm) I'll try to get a copy of the error report I get from the installer -- it might shed some light on what's wrong.
Ha... It work today. I installed Fedora 12 on my Ps3
What different since last week ?
Last week when I tried to install Fedora 12, Ubuntu was installed on my PS3.
This week, I bought a new hard disk for my ps3 (500gb) to remplace my 40 gb.
I restored my ps3 data on my primary partition and I installed Fedora 12 on my other new formated partition (10gb).
Maybe last week my fedora 12 installation failed because a other linux was installed ? I think I had the same error than you Frederik.
After my fedora 12 installation, I tried to reinstall it again.
I found what wrong last week. It's because I tried to install fedora in french. When I try to install in English it install without error.
If I choose "French" on the Language Selection screen, I got this error after the "Finding storage device".
anaconda 12.46 exception report
Traceback (most recent call first):
"/usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/scdate/core/zonetab.py", line 81, in <lamba>
translated = reduce(lamba x, y: x.replace(y, "/"),
"/usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/scdate/core/zonetab.py", line 83, in__translate_tz translated}
"/usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/scdate/core/zonetab.py", line 105, in_set_tz self.__translate.tz()
"/usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/scdate/core/zonetab.py", line 51, in__init__set_tz = tz.replace ('_',' ')
"/usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/scdate/core/zonetab.py", line 196, in readZoneTab entry = ZoneTabEntry (code, lat, long, tz, comments)
"/usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/scdate/core/zonetab.py", line 131, in __init__ self.readZoneTab (fn)
"/usr/lib/anaconda/textw/timezone_text.py", line 39, in getTimezoneList zt = zonetab.ZoneTab()
"/usr/lib/anaconda/textw/timezone_text.py", line 67, in __call__ timezones = self.getTimezoneList()
File "/usr/lib/anaconda/textw/timezone_text.py", line 408, in run
rc = win(self.screen, instance)
File "usr/bin/anaconda", line 968, in <module>
anaconda.intf.run(anaconda)UnicodeDecodeError: 'ascii' codec can't decode byte 0xc3 in position 2: ordinal not in range(128)
I can confirm (at least to the extent that the experience of two people is a confirmation) that not picking english as the main language is the problem -- I was using danish when it failed, but using the same install configuration, except with english as the language, it works fine (for now -- still installing).
This should properbly be in the release notes.
I no-one minds, I'm going to close this one.
No, please leave it open in hope to get it fixed for Fedora 13 or some kind of Fedora 12 ReSpin (if it happens).
I reproduced the bug on i386 in virtual machine with F12. By choosing non-english language it reproducible in text mode install.
(In reply to comment #9)
> No, please leave it open in hope to get it fixed for Fedora 13 or some kind of
> Fedora 12 ReSpin (if it happens).
Seeing that the problem exists outside of PS3 land I agree. Leaving it open.
I still think it needs to be in the release notes untill a fixed spin has been released (respin of Fedora 12 or Fedora 12 + n).
I have not seen this on F13 x86_64 so I will close this bug if no-one objects.