Architectures/ARM/F18 Release Announcement
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:
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.
- Board Specific Notes (If your device is not listed in the supported images and you would like to offer your assistance please contact the Fedora ARM team.)
- Images were composed using tools in Fedora 17 due to continuing work on Fedora 18.
- 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 CompuLaband should be fixed in a future release)
Contributing to Fedora ARM
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