Bug 813077 - isolabel must workaround restrictions of yaboot+lorax
isolabel must workaround restrictions of yaboot+lorax
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: pungi (Show other bugs)
powerpc Linux
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Assigned To: Dennis Gilmore
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2012-04-16 16:10 EDT by John Reiser
Modified: 2013-07-31 19:47 EDT (History)
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Description John Reiser 2012-04-16 16:10:00 EDT
Description of problem: On PowerPC, booting an install DVD of Fedora 17 fails because dracut cannot find the actual /dev/disk/by-label/Fedora\x2017\x20ppc when it is looking for supposed /dev/disk/by-label/Fedora_17_ppc as specified in <DVD>/etc/yaboot.conf.

The underlying problem is bug 812672: yaboot restricts the label to alphanumeric characters only.  lorax-17.13-1.fc17 attempts a workaround in /usr/share/lorax/ppc.tmpl using:
   isolabel = ''.join(ch if ch.isalnum() else '_' for ch in isolabel)

Pungi must accept and adjust to the restriction in the label until yaboot is fixed and lorax ACKs the fix by removing the workaround.

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How reproducible: every time

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Compose an install DVD for Fedora 17 ppc.
2. Boot for install.
Actual results: Install aborts (before anaconda) because dracut is told to look for Fedora_17_ppc in /dev/disk/by-label, which contains only Fedora\x2017\x20ppc.

Expected results: Install proceeds successfully to anaconda.

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Comment 1 Fedora End Of Life 2013-07-03 18:08:00 EDT
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Comment 2 Fedora End Of Life 2013-07-31 19:47:08 EDT
Fedora 17 changed to end-of-life (EOL) status on 2013-07-30. Fedora 17 is 
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