Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 736721
installation can't continue, keeps asking to insert the Fedora disc
Last modified: 2012-03-14 09:06:08 EDT
Description of problem:
After the partitions got formatted the DVD gets ejected and a window pops up: 'Please insert the Fedora disc to continue'
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. install from DVD, p.e. http://ppc.koji.fedoraproject.org/scratch/karsten/iso/Fedora-20110907-ppc64-DVD-respin.iso
2. proceed until after the partitioning gets written to the disk
# cat .discinfo
Is it the 'ppc64' causing the problem? Anaconda's probably expecting 'ppc'. I'll check into it.
Created attachment 522721 [details]
My stab at it
I took the isX86 approach for isPPC
I'm not really happy with this, because it breaks the ability to have a ppc runtime with a ppc64 kernel.
For the moment the simplest workaround is probably to force lorax to write 'ppc' into the .discinfo file for all ppc arches.
I'm starting to think changing the basearch for ppc64 to 'ppc64' was the wrong idea. It's causing a lot of problems and I'm not sure what it fixes (e.g. I'm pretty sure we could build pure-ppc64 trees before that change was made).
After some consideration of the problem I've applied a version of the patch from comment #2 (thanks, Mark!). It's only sensible: if yum considers the basearch for ppc64 to be 'ppc64', so should anaconda.
We'll need some other way to hack in the old support for 32-bit images with a 64-bit kernel, but that'll come later. First, let's make it work.
Patches applied in git master:
facb60a iutil: make getArch() return ppc64 on ppc64 (#736721)
9249b08 iutil: add 'bits' arg to isPPC (like isX86)
d751bce iutil: make getArch() return ppc64 on ppc64 (#736721)
9fd72aa iutil: add 'bits' arg to isPPC (like isX86)
anaconda-16.18-1.fc16 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 16.
* should fix your issue,
* was pushed to the Fedora 16 testing repository,
* should be available at your local mirror within two days.
Update it with:
# su -c 'yum update --enablerepo=updates-testing anaconda-16.18-1.fc16'
as soon as you are able to.
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anaconda-16.18-1.fc16 has been pushed to the Fedora 16 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.