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[[File:pandastack2.jpg|right|200px|thumb|A Pandastack used at Seneca College to build Fedora 17 GA. There are eleven stacked Pandaboards in this configuration]]
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[[File:pandastack2.jpg|right|200px|thumb|A "Pandastack" used at Seneca College to build Fedora for ARM. There are eleven stacked Pandaboards in this configuration]]
 
=Pandaboard=
 
=Pandaboard=
 
The Pandaboard is one of the most popular ARM devices available and provides users with either a desktop environment or minimal installation (text based).
 
The Pandaboard is one of the most popular ARM devices available and provides users with either a desktop environment or minimal installation (text based).
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* 1 GHz Dual core Cortex A9 Processor (OMAP 4430-4460)
 
* 1 GHz Dual core Cortex A9 Processor (OMAP 4430-4460)
 
* 1 GB DDR2 RAM
 
* 1 GB DDR2 RAM
* HDMI 1080P capable
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* HDMI v1.3
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* 10/100Mbit/s Ethernet
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* 802.11 b/g/n WiFi
  
 
For more information on the Pandaboard visit their [http://pandaboard.org website].
 
For more information on the Pandaboard visit their [http://pandaboard.org website].
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= Running Fedora on a Pandaboard =
 
= Running Fedora on a Pandaboard =
  
This page will give you detailed instructions for running Fedora 17 GA on your Pandaboard. There are two images to choose from on the Pandaboard - with the XFCE desktop, the other providing a serial console (text based).
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The Pandaboard is an official target for Fedora and is support in all releases to date. To download Fedora for your Pandaboard, visit our [[Architectures/ARM/Releases |release page]].
 
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= Download the image =
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The first step is to download the Fedora 17 image. The prebuilt images include kernels and can be written directly to an SD Card and booted without any additional steps or configuration. The serial console image requires a minimum of 2GB and the XFCE desktop requires a minimum of 4 GB.
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* [http://download.fedoraproject.org/pub/fedora-secondary/releases/17/Images/armhfp/Fedora-17-armhfp-panda-mmcblk0.img.xz Serial Console Image]
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* [http://download.fedoraproject.org/pub/fedora-secondary/releases/17/Images/armhfp/Fedora-17-armhfp-panda-xfce-mmcblk0.img.xz XFCE Desktop Image]
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=Writing the Image=
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===Linux Users===
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You can write the image to an SD card of your choosing but it does have to meet the minimum size requirements noted above (2GB for the serial image, 4GB for the XFCE Desktop). Connect the SD card to your computer and make note of the drive. To write the image to your SD card run the following command, changing the drive to the location of your SD card.
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For the Serial Image:
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xzcat Fedora-17-armhfp-panda-mmcblk0.img.xz > /dev/<location-of-your-SD-card>
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For the XFCE Desktop:
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xzcat Fedora-17-armhfp-panda-xfce-mmcblk0.img.xz > /dev/<location-of-your-SD-card>
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Once completed run the below command to ensure the entire image is written to the card:
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sync
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===Windows Users===
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* You will need to download [https://launchpad.net/win32-image-writer  Win32 Image Writer] as well as a tool to extract the image such as [http://www.7-zip.org 7-Zip].
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* Once downloaded and installed right click on the disk image and select "7-Zip->Extract files here"
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* Launch Win 32 Disk Imager and select the extracted disk image and the SD card you would like to write the files to. Click "Write". Be very careful during this step - all data on the selected drive will be lost!
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=Using Fedora on the Pandaboard=
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Connect the newly created media to your Pandaboard and power on. No further steps are required and your system should boot to a text based log in prompt (serial image) or to a graphical log in (XFCE Desktop image). The default root password is "fedoraarm". This should be changed immediately.
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=Additional Support=
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There are Fedora ARM users all around the globe - if you need assistance, would like to provide feedback or contribute to Fedora ARM please visit us on the IRC - we can be found in #fedora-arm on Freenode. You can also contact us on the mailing list - arm@lists.fedoraproject.org
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Latest revision as of 15:48, 17 July 2013

A "Pandastack" used at Seneca College to build Fedora for ARM. There are eleven stacked Pandaboards in this configuration

[edit] Pandaboard

The Pandaboard is one of the most popular ARM devices available and provides users with either a desktop environment or minimal installation (text based).

[edit] Technical Specifications

  • 1 GHz Dual core Cortex A9 Processor (OMAP 4430-4460)
  • 1 GB DDR2 RAM
  • HDMI v1.3
  • 10/100Mbit/s Ethernet
  • 802.11 b/g/n WiFi

For more information on the Pandaboard visit their website.

[edit] Running Fedora on a Pandaboard

The Pandaboard is an official target for Fedora and is support in all releases to date. To download Fedora for your Pandaboard, visit our release page.