ARM chips are the most widely-produced processor family in the world; they have historically been used in cell phones and embedded applications, and are increasingly used in tablet devices and low-power-consumption servers.
The Fedora-ARM project is an initiative to bring Fedora to this processor family.
Fedora ARM Quick Start Guide
New to ARM and not sure how to get started? What is the difference between ARM and ARMHFP? Use our Secret Decoder Ring document to get up to speed quickly and start using and contributing to Fedora ARM.
Download the Latest Release
This is the most recent stable release of Fedora. These images have been tested and are recommended for most users and includes Versatile Express (QEMU), Trimslice, Beagleboard xM, Pandaboard, Kirkwood Plugs, and Highbank based hardware platforms. The full release announcement can be found here. Board specific images and installation instructions:
For virtualization through QEMU:
Raspberry Pi and other Remixes
If you are looking for 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.
- Previous Fedora ARM releases can be found in our Release Archive
Get Involved with Fedora ARM
- Mailing list: archives) (
- IRC: http://freenode.net on
- Trac for Fedora ARM issues is here
- Trac for infrastructure (koji,DB,etc) issues is here
- Trac for Raspberry Pi Fedora Remix issues is here
Detailed information on Fedora-ARM:
- Fedora ARM Koji (package builder) instance
- Information for Fedora package maintainers on getting your packages to work on ARM
- Information for Fedora-ARM team members (and prospective team members!) plus developers
- Updating a Fedora Kernel on ARM Systems
- Various tips and hacks to improve Fedora ARM performance
- Resource Archive
- Fedora 19 Beta RC2 VFAD Testing
- F19 Alpha Release Criteria
- Current Snapshots (Not recommended or supported)
- Kernel Testing
- Release Development Archive
AArch64 is the name for the new 64-bit ARM architecture, also known as ARMv8. Notes on the bootstrap process and the current state of the process, a QuickStart guide, and a list of problem packages (fail to build) can be found here:
We host semi-regular ARM Tech Talks on #fedora-arm and #fedora-arm-talks (FreeNode). The topics are varied, and have included ARM processor errata (cache controller specifics), debugging kernels with gdb, and how to install Fedora on a Google Chromebook. You can give a talk by signing up on the ARM Tech Talks page.