I installed Fedora 14 yesterday in a 1GB virtual machine. The install went
smoothly except that when I clicked ³Reboot² after the installation finished
it didn¹t. The unmounts took place but that's about as far as it went. Bash
was still responsive but as there was nothing mounted no commands could be
entered. A #CP IPL command kicked things off again.
When I was up the eth0 device defined in the install process was present but
unconfigured. I entered ifup eth0 and it magically configured itself and I
I installed a basic server and then used yum to install the other stuff I
was interested in. Some problems:
- system-config-network requires python-iwlib but it isn't found by yum (I
assume it was probably in the installation repository but it's not in those
found in fedora.repo)
- system-config-users really needs dejavu fonts but it's not a dependency.
Without it you get garbage for text
It's been a long time since we last had an official release of IBM
System z on Fedora...
A really long time...
A really, really long time...
In fact and to be precise, it's been 134,265,600 seconds or 2,237,760
minutes or 37,296 hours or 1554 days since Fedora 6 was released on
October 24th 2006 which was the last release where IBM System z was
But today, today changes all this.
As today, the Fedora IBM System z (s390x) Secondary Arch team proudly
presents the Fedora 14 for IBM System z 64bit official release!
And without further ado, here the links to the actual release:
and obviously on all mirrors that mirror the secondary arch content.
The first directory contains the normal installation trees as well as 1
DVD ISO and 5 CD ISOs with the complete release.
Everything as usual contains, well, everything. :)
We have collected a couple of example config files, kickstart examples
and a nice README here:
but beware that currently the images found there are still outdated,
we're working on fixing that over the next weeks.
Additional information about know issues, the current progress and state
for future release, where and how the team can be reached and just
anything else IBM System z on Fedora related can be found here:
Thanks go out to everyone involved in making this happen!
Philipp Knirsch | Tel.: +49-711-96437-470
Supervisor Core Services | Fax.: +49-711-96437-111
Red Hat GmbH | Email: Phil Knirsch <pknirsch(a)redhat.com>
Hauptstaetterstr. 58 | Web: http://www.redhat.com/
D-70178 Stuttgart, Germany
Motd: You're only jealous cos the little penguins are talking to me.