Fedora 14 on System Z alive and kicking!

Phil Knirsch pknirsch at redhat.com
Mon Sep 27 13:42:37 UTC 2010

Hi everyone!

The Fedora s390x team[1] is happy to announce the first installable 
Fedora on IBM System Z (aka s390x) since Fedora 6!

It's been a long time in the making, but after several Fedora releases 
since we started getting everything up into shape again we've finally 
reached a point where we can provide an installable version of Fedora on 
IBM System Z again.

As it's not a final release yet and we still need to have a few minor 
workarounds in the installer image the location isn't yet in the typical 
release directory for secondary archs. We expect this to be a thing of 
the past once we get that last few fixes upstream and the composes 
running in a consistent and permanent fashion (real soon now!!!).

The documentation has of course also been updated and a whole section 
has been added in the README on how to install your own release (not 
just running a hercules image as with our Fedora 11 preview version).

Hercules images and instructions on how to run that or how to install it 
yourself can be downloaded from

Individual packages are available at

More info will be added in the next few days at

If you're interested, please join our mailing list at
or our IRC channel #fedora-s390x on freenode.net

Thanks & regards, Phil

[1] List of current team:
*  Karsten Hopp Secondary Arch Maintainer (nickname Kick_ in 
#fedora-s390x on IRC)
* Dan Horák
* Dennis Gilmore
* Brad Hinson
* Justin Payne (nickname kurgan in #fedora-s390x on IRC)
* Phil Knirsch
* David Cantrell (interest in anaconda support for s390)

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