This is my first time tinkering with Fedora PPC based installs, so I was hoping for a little help.
My hardware is a 1st generation Apple Xserve (G4 processor), with a cd rom drive (no dvd). I had to use a roundabout way to getting Fedora 8 installed on it due to the fact that for some reason the server wouldn't boot the Fedora 8 install DVD off an external DVD drive and the livecd install failed.
I installed FC6 then upgraded to 7 then tried to upgrade 8.
Following the guide on the wiki upgrading to 7 went without a problem. 8 did too up until I restarted. For some reason Yaboot is using the .fc7 version to try to boot the server as opposed to an .fc8 version. I'm wondering how I would go about correcting this? I'm not too familiar with Yaboot. Is there a config file that I need to modify with the rescue cd, or can I reinstall Yaboot?
I'm also not much of a fan of upgrading distros, I like to do fresh installs. Is there a 3rd party CD install of FC8 that only contains the basic packages then i can pull the rest I need once I get the OS installed? I recall a link in the wiki to something like this but I was unable to find CD's.
Or can I do this:
Boot Xserve off Fedora 8 live cd
Insert F8 via external dvd drive
Somehow execute the installer on the F8 dvd
If this is possible, how would I go about executing the F8 installer?
Thanks in advanced