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General Information

Download Fedora 17 PPC now
To download Fedora 17 PPC, visit to get to one of the mirrors or directly from This release is available for 64-bit Power PC platforms. Power PC 32-bit images and trees have been created but due to lack of time and resources haven't received any testing. Note that Fedora uses SHA256 instead of MD5 or SHA-1 to verify images in a more secure way. For more information, refer to #How_to_Try_Fedora_17_for_PowerPC on this page.

Filing Bug Reports

Please file bug reports on this release if you find any problems.

Known Issues

Refer to the Common F17 bugs and the Common F17 PPC bugs pages for a listing of issues, and any known resolutions, commonly found with this release. This page is maintained throughout the Fedora 17 developmental cycle.

Known PPC Issues

We currently have several issues in F17 PPC that don't block installation. Please read and review the following known issues before reporting bugs.



Release Overview

As always, Fedora continues to develop and integrate the latest free and open sourced software. The following sections provide a brief overview of major changes from the last release of Fedora. For more details about other features that are making their way into Rawhide and set for inclusion in Fedora 17, refer to their individual wiki pages that detail feature goals and progress. Features for this release are tracked on the feature list page.

What's New in Fedora 17 PPC

* Grub2 is now the bootloader of choice also for PPC!
* Tech preview of ppc64p7 arch: Small set of highly optimized packages for Power7 and newer architectures. 

Additional Information

The developers working on it typically hang out on the FreeNode IRC channel #fedora-ppc and we do have a architecture specific mailinglist for Power PC on Fedora here:

How to Try Fedora 17 for PowerPC

  • Simply install it via the DVD or the netboot images
  • Boot it!
  • Run it!
  • Test it!
  • Write bugs!

IBM PPC64 Notes

Apple PPC64 Notes

Verify Fedora

Fedora does not publish MD5 or SHA1 hashes to verify images since they are not secure enough. Instead we have been using SHA256 since Fedora 11. In Linux, you can use sha256sum command (part of coreutils and installed by default) to verify the Fedora image

sha256sum -c *-CHECKSUM

Windows can use the free to download utility HashCalc.

Mac OS X can use the free to download utility hashtab.

Fedora GPG signatures can be verified following the instructions here

Debugging Information And Performance

Fedora kernels have many extensive debugging options during the developmental cycle that have a negative impact on performance but provide developers with more information automatically, in the case of bug reports. If you are running performance analysis on Rawhide or test releases such as Alpha or Beta, make sure you take this into account.

Fedora 17 Feature Details

The link below provides the wiki's pages for tracking the various features in Fedora 17.