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== Fedora 18 for ARM  ==
 
== Fedora 18 for ARM  ==
  
The Fedora ARM team is pleased to announce the final release of Fedora 18 for ARM processors. Installable images and tar files are now available for download for both ARMv5 (in the 'arm' directory) and ARMv7 (in the 'armhfp' directory) from:
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The Fedora ARM team is pleased to announce the final release of Fedora 18 for ARM processors. Installer images and pre-installed images are now available for download on both ARMv5tel (in the 'arm' directory) and ARMv7hl (in the 'armhfp' directory) ABI formats at the following location:
  
http://download.fedoraproject.org/pub/fedora-secondary/releases/18/Images/
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http://dl.fedoraproject.org/pub/fedora-secondary/releases/18/Images/
  
 
== What is included in the Fedora 18 for ARM release? ==
 
== What is included in the Fedora 18 for ARM release? ==
The Beta release includes prebuilt images for [[Architectures/ARM/F18/Versatile_Express|Versatile Express]] (QEMU), [[Architectures/ARM/F18/Trimslice|Trimslice]] (Tegra), [[Architectures/ARM/F18/Pandaboard|Pandaboard]] (OMAP4), [[Architectures/ARM/F18/GuruPlug|GuruPlug]] (Kirkwood), and Beagleboard (OMAP3) hardware platforms. Fedora 18 for ARM now includes an install tree in the yum repository, which may be used to PXE-boot a kickstart-based install on systems that support it, such as the Calxeda EnergyCore (HighBank). Prebuilt images can be written directly to SD Card, USB, or SATA drive and in most cases can be booted without any additional steps or configuration.  Please see the board-specific release notes for additional information.
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The Beta release includes prebuilt images for [[Architectures/ARM/F18/Versatile_Express|Versatile Express]] (QEMU), [[Architectures/ARM/F18/Trimslice|Trimslice]] (Tegra), [[Architectures/ARM/F18/Pandaboard|Pandaboard]] (OMAP4), [[Architectures/ARM/F18/GuruPlug|GuruPlug]] (Kirkwood), and Beagleboard (OMAP3) hardware platforms. Fedora 18 for ARM now includes an install tree in the yum repository, which may be used to PXE-boot a kickstart-based install on systems that support it, such as the [[Architectures/ARM/F18/HighBank|Calxeda EnergyCore (HighBank)]]. Prebuilt images can be written directly to SD Card, USB, or SATA drive and in most cases can be booted without any additional steps or configuration.  Please see the board-specific release notes for additional information.
  
 
==Release Notes==
 
==Release Notes==
  
* Board Specific Notes
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* Board Specific Notes (If your device is not listed in the supported images and you would like to offer your assistance please [[Architectures/ARM/F18_Release_Announcement#Contributing_to_Fedora_ARM|contact]] the Fedora ARM team.)
** [[Architectures/ARM/F18/Vexpress|Versatile Express]]
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** [[Architectures/ARM/F18/Versatile Express|Versatile Express]]
 
** [[Architectures/ARM/F18/Pandaboard|Pandaboard]]
 
** [[Architectures/ARM/F18/Pandaboard|Pandaboard]]
** [[Architectures/ARM/F18/Trimslice|Trim Slice]]
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** [[Architectures/ARM/F18/Trimslice|TrimSlice]]
 
** [[Architectures/ARM/F18/GuruPlug|GuruPlug (Kirkwood Devices)]]
 
** [[Architectures/ARM/F18/GuruPlug|GuruPlug (Kirkwood Devices)]]
 
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** [[Architectures/ARM/F18/HighBank|Calxeda EnergyCore (HighBank)]]
* If your device is not listed in the supported images and you would like to offer your assistance please [[Architectures/ARM/Fedora_18_Beta#Contributing_to_Fedora_ARM|contact]] the Fedora ARM team.
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* [[Releases/18/FeatureList|Feature List]]
 
* [[Releases/18/FeatureList|Feature List]]
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* [[Common_F18_bugs|Common F18 Bugs]]
  
* [[Common_F18_bugs|Common F18 Bugs]]
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==Raspberry Pi and other Remixes==
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If you are looking for a Fedora 18 on a device that wasn't mentioned above it may not have official support due to some licensing issue or lack of upstream support.  Unofficial Fedora remixes are available for additional targets including the Raspberry Pi and other popular devices.  The list of known Fedora 18 remixes is catalogued at [[Architectures/ARM/F18/Remixes]].  Likewise, root filesystem tarballs are provided to help you make your own remixes.
  
 
==Known Issues==
 
==Known Issues==
* Images were composed using tools in Fedora 17 due to continuing work on Fedora 18.
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* Pre-built images were composed using tools in Fedora 17 due to unfinished work on Fedora 18 livemedia-creator tool.
  
 
* When using the images on the Pandaboard, Trimslice, Kirkwood and the Beagleboard the system will automatically reboot and repartition the root filesystem on first boot. To prevent this delete the '.rootfs-repartition' flag in '/' or by passing a kernel command line argument of  'nofsresize'.
 
* When using the images on the Pandaboard, Trimslice, Kirkwood and the Beagleboard the system will automatically reboot and repartition the root filesystem on first boot. To prevent this delete the '.rootfs-repartition' flag in '/' or by passing a kernel command line argument of  'nofsresize'.
  
 
* When upgrading the to 3.7.X kernel on the Trimslice you will require a new version of U-Boot that supports Device Tree.
 
* When upgrading the to 3.7.X kernel on the Trimslice you will require a new version of U-Boot that supports Device Tree.
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** The latest version of U-Boot on the Trimslice reduces the available memory to 512M. (This has been reported to CompuLab and should be fixed in a future release)
  
 
== Contributing to Fedora ARM ==
 
== Contributing to Fedora ARM ==
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For more information on common and known bugs or tips on how to report bugs please refer to the release notes:
 
For more information on common and known bugs or tips on how to report bugs please refer to the release notes:
  
http://docs.fedoraproject.org/
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http://docs.fedoraproject.org/en-US/Fedora/18/html/Release_Notes/
  
 
There are many ways to contribute beyond bug reporting. You can help translate software and content, test and give feedback on software updates, write and edit documentation, help with all sorts of promotional activities, and package free software for use by millions of Fedora users worldwide. To get started, visit http://join.fedoraproject.org today!
 
There are many ways to contribute beyond bug reporting. You can help translate software and content, test and give feedback on software updates, write and edit documentation, help with all sorts of promotional activities, and package free software for use by millions of Fedora users worldwide. To get started, visit http://join.fedoraproject.org today!

Revision as of 18:49, 5 February 2013

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Fedora 18 for ARM

The Fedora ARM team is pleased to announce the final release of Fedora 18 for ARM processors. Installer images and pre-installed images are now available for download on both ARMv5tel (in the 'arm' directory) and ARMv7hl (in the 'armhfp' directory) ABI formats at the following location:

http://dl.fedoraproject.org/pub/fedora-secondary/releases/18/Images/

What is included in the Fedora 18 for ARM release?

The Beta release includes prebuilt images for Versatile Express (QEMU), Trimslice (Tegra), Pandaboard (OMAP4), GuruPlug (Kirkwood), and Beagleboard (OMAP3) hardware platforms. Fedora 18 for ARM now includes an install tree in the yum repository, which may be used to PXE-boot a kickstart-based install on systems that support it, such as the Calxeda EnergyCore (HighBank). Prebuilt images can be written directly to SD Card, USB, or SATA drive and in most cases can be booted without any additional steps or configuration. Please see the board-specific release notes for additional information.

Release Notes

Raspberry Pi and other Remixes

If you are looking for a Fedora 18 on a device that wasn't mentioned above it may not have official support due to some licensing issue or lack of upstream support. Unofficial Fedora remixes are available for additional targets including the Raspberry Pi and other popular devices. The list of known Fedora 18 remixes is catalogued at Architectures/ARM/F18/Remixes. Likewise, root filesystem tarballs are provided to help you make your own remixes.

Known Issues

  • Pre-built images were composed using tools in Fedora 17 due to unfinished work on Fedora 18 livemedia-creator tool.
  • When using the images on the Pandaboard, Trimslice, Kirkwood and the Beagleboard the system will automatically reboot and repartition the root filesystem on first boot. To prevent this delete the '.rootfs-repartition' flag in '/' or by passing a kernel command line argument of 'nofsresize'.
  • When upgrading the to 3.7.X kernel on the Trimslice you will require a new version of U-Boot that supports Device Tree.
    • The latest version of U-Boot on the Trimslice reduces the available memory to 512M. (This has been reported to CompuLab and should be fixed in a future release)

Contributing to Fedora ARM

Please join us on the IRC in #fedora-arm[?] channel on Freenode or on our mailing list arm. For more information on common and known bugs or tips on how to report bugs please refer to the release notes:

http://docs.fedoraproject.org/en-US/Fedora/18/html/Release_Notes/

There are many ways to contribute beyond bug reporting. You can help translate software and content, test and give feedback on software updates, write and edit documentation, help with all sorts of promotional activities, and package free software for use by millions of Fedora users worldwide. To get started, visit http://join.fedoraproject.org today!