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. 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:
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.)
- Feature List
- Common F18 Bugs
Raspberry Pi and other Remixes
If you are looking for a Fedora 18 on a device that wasn't mentioned above it may suffer from some licensing or upstream source issue. 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 https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Architectures/ARM/F18/Remixes. Likewise, root filesystem tarballs are provided to help you make your own remixes.
- 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 Freenode or on our mailing list . For more information on common and known bugs or tips on how to report bugs please refer to the release notes:channel on
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