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Old 15th April 2010, 03:37 PM
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Installing FC12 on an IBM pSeries 9113-550

I am attempting to install fedora on an IBM pSeries 9113-550 Server. I insert the installation DVD (It is the PPC version) and get to the boot: prompt. The check disk screen appears, and then I get the Welcome to Fedora followed by the language selection (where I select English). I then get the following:

Welcome to Fedora for ppc

anaconda 12.46 exception report ? x
x Traceback (most recent call first): ` x
x File a x
x "/usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/parted/disk.py", a x
x line 51, in __init__ a x
x self.__disk = _ped.Disk(device.getPedDevice()) a x
x File a x
x "/usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/parted/decorator a x
x s.py", line 30, in localeC a x
x ret = fn(*args, **kwds) a x
x File "<string>", line 2, in __init__ a x
x File
"/usr/lib/anaconda/storage/formats/disklabel.py", ? x
x line 103, in partedDisk a x
x self._partedDisk = a x
x parted.Disk(device=self.partedDevice) ` x
x File a x
x "/usr/lib/anaconda/storage/formats/disklabel.py", a x
x line 68, in __init__ a x
x self._origPartedDisk = a x
x self.partedDisk.duplicate() a x
x File a x
x "/usr/lib/anaconda/storage/formats/__init__.py", a x
x line 90, in getFormat
fmt = fmt_class(*args, **kwargs) ? x
x File "/usr/lib/anaconda/storage/devicetree.py", a x
x line 1328, in handleUdevDiskLabelFormat a x
x exists=not initlabel) a x
x File "/usr/lib/anaconda/storage/devicetree.py", a x
x line 1278, in addUdevDevice a x
x self.handleUdevDiskLabelFormat(info, device) ` x
x File "/usr/lib/anaconda/storage/devicetree.py", a x
x line 1974, in populate a x
x self.addUdevDevice(dev) a x
x File "/usr/lib/anaconda/storage/__init__.py", a x
x line 339, in reset
self.devicetree.populate() ? x
x File "/usr/lib/anaconda/storage/__init__.py", a x
x line 99, in storageInitialize a x
x storage.reset() a x
x File "/usr/lib/anaconda/dispatch.py", line 200, a x
x in moveStep a x
x rc = stepFunc(self.anaconda) a x
x File "/usr/lib/anaconda/dispatch.py", line 123, a x
x in gotoNext ` x
x self.moveStep() a x
x File "/usr/lib/anaconda/text.py", line 503, in a x
x run
anaconda.dispatch.gotoNext() a x
x File "/usr/bin/anaconda", line 968, in <module> a x
x anaconda.intf.run(anaconda) a x
x NotImplementedError: Support for reading AIX disk a x
x labels is is not implemented yet.

On my screen, the characters do not look funny like they do above (clipboard didn't copy the lines correctly). Everything looks normal on my screen.

Now, I have looked over Bug 566722 which details what I am seeing. However it says that it is resolved in FC13 (Which isn't available for PPC yet) or in the newer release of anaconda.

Is there anyway to get around this problem now with FC12 PPC?
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