Fedora ARM Installer

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=== Windows 7 / Vista ===
 
=== Windows 7 / Vista ===

Revision as of 18:00, 22 June 2013

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WARNING
This program *WILL* destroy *ANY* data on the selected disk. Please make sure to backup all of your devices first before running this application!

Contents

Overview

Introduction

This is a first attempt at a basic Fedora ARM Image Installer ( Downloader / Creator / Updater ). This script is written in Python (version 2 & 3 compatible) and makes use of the PyQt4 GUI module allowing it to run graphically (on both Linux & Windows). The files written are block device image files containing: [MBR + Partitions + File Systems + Data]. Distributors should make sure to package some sort of first-boot setup-script to customize the operating system as there is no official installer for ARM devices yet. Hopefully this application will be able to create bootable media for almost any generalized Guruplug, Efika, Pandaboard, Trimslice, or Raspberry Pi device type.

Usage

  1. Select a source file or download option (click the refresh button first)
    • A source file must be either a raw image or zip archive
    • The download option will prompt you to select a download destination folder first
  2. Select the destination (target) device drive where the image should be written
  3. Click install

Notes

  • Storage devices that are greater than 32 Gigabytes in size are ignored (to temporarily protect users)
  • You must have enough space in your temp directories to download or extract any source file
  • The Windows version makes use of a pre-packaged dd.exe binary program to help write image files to block devices

Known Bugs

  • This version currently only works with English languages, I haven't had the chance to make it multi-lingual yet

Screenshots

Windows

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Linux

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Download & Install - 1.1.1-8

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WARNING
This program *WILL* destroy *ANY* data on the selected disk. Please make sure to backup all of your devices first before running this application!
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NOTE
Make sure to force-refresh this page before downloading any files as this site gets cached easily.

Windows 7 / Vista

  1. Click on the link above
  2. Right click on the file and select "Extract All..."
  3. Open the extracted folder
  4. Right click on the main program executable file and select "Run as administrator"
  5. Be careful!

Fedora 20 / 19 / 18

  • On a Fedora 18 operating system (and later), you should be able to run "yum install fedora-arm-installer"

For Manual Installation Fedora 17 (and earlier):

  1. Select the latest ".fc18" build link and download the ".noarch" RPM file
  2. yum install pyqt4
  3. rpm -e fedora-arm-installer
  4. rpm -i fedora-arm-installer-<v>-<r>.fc18.noarch.rpm

Source & Binary Links