Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 813077
isolabel must workaround restrictions of yaboot+lorax
Last modified: 2013-07-31 19:47:08 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.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
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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