Fedora 16 on Power - install problems very early in the process

Robert Knight knight at princeton.edu
Sun Dec 25 22:16:20 UTC 2011

On 12/25/2011 1:00 PM, Dennis Clarke wrote:
> Yay .. Merry Christmas
>> We managed to squash almost all of the few remaining issues we've had
>> after Beta and have documented workarounds for the remaining issue we
>> still have in the release notes text which can be found here:
>> https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Fedora_16_PPC_release_notes
> Not too sure which list to write to so I will hit them both, first person to tell me "don't
> crosspost" wins :-)
> So I bought a Mac G5 just to run this and when I hit "c" at POST power on time I do get the yaboot
> prompt. So I hit enter and a pile of goodness starts to happen. All of that is text and that is
> good.
> Then I see a screen which is half black on the left and blue on the right and nothing else. No
> text anywhere. Nothing.
> I figure that for some obscure reason my G5 wants to display the center of the screen way the heck
> off to the right. However no amount of adjustment of my monitor will help here.
> I check the release notes and note this thing :
> https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=766862
> I don't think that is what is happening here.
> Is there a pure text installer ? An option I can give to yaboot to go with pure text just so I can
> get the OS installed and network setup and then I can fiddle with Xorg later ?
> Dennis
At the prompt which answers "linux" when you hit tab (the yaboot 
prompt), enter

linux text

and try that.


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