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* Fedora 22 host or later is required
 
* Fedora 22 host or later is required
 
* Grab the latest qemu-system-aarch64, libvirt, and virt-manager
 
* Grab the latest qemu-system-aarch64, libvirt, and virt-manager
* Grab UEFI builds for QEMU and AARCH64
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* Grab UEFI builds for QEMU and AARCH64: <code>sudo dnf install edk2-aarch64</code> (fedora 23 & newer)
** Note: These bits are not part of fedora due to licensing issues. See [[Using_UEFI_with_QEMU#EDK2_Licensing_Issues]] for more info.
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** Note: These bits are not part of fedora 22 and older due to licensing issues. See [[Using_UEFI_with_QEMU#EDK2_Licensing_Issues]] for more info.
 
** Install Gerd's nightly firmware repo, as described here: https://www.kraxel.org/repos/
 
** Install Gerd's nightly firmware repo, as described here: https://www.kraxel.org/repos/
 
** Install the relevant bits: <code>sudo dnf install edk2.git-aarch64</code>
 
** Install the relevant bits: <code>sudo dnf install edk2.git-aarch64</code>
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   sudo ./virt-install \
 
   sudo ./virt-install \
     --name f21-aarch64-urlinst --ram 2048 --arch aarch64 \
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     --name f23-aarch64-urlinst --ram 2048 --arch aarch64 \
 
     --boot uefi --disk size=8 \
 
     --boot uefi --disk size=8 \
     --location https://dl.fedoraproject.org/pub/fedora-secondary/releases/23/Server/aarch64/iso/
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     --location https://dl.fedoraproject.org/pub/fedora-secondary/releases/23/Server/aarch64/os/
  
 
== Installing F23 aarch64 from CDROM ==
 
== Installing F23 aarch64 from CDROM ==
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   sudo ./virt-install \
 
   sudo ./virt-install \
     --name f21-aarch64-cdrom --ram 2048 --arch aarch64 \
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     --name f23-aarch64-cdrom --ram 2048 --arch aarch64 \
 
     --boot uefi --disk size=8 --os-variant fedora22 \
 
     --boot uefi --disk size=8 --os-variant fedora22 \
 
     --cdrom /var/lib/libvirt/images/Fedora-Server-DVD-aarch64-23.iso
 
     --cdrom /var/lib/libvirt/images/Fedora-Server-DVD-aarch64-23.iso

Latest revision as of 15:42, 2 February 2017

Installing Fedora aarch64 with QEMU and libvirt

These steps will work on both x86 and aarch64 hardware. If running on actual aarch64 hardware, the virt-install commands should automatically request KVM for maximum performance.

Get the necessary bits

  • Fedora 22 host or later is required
  • Grab the latest qemu-system-aarch64, libvirt, and virt-manager
  • Grab UEFI builds for QEMU and AARCH64: sudo dnf install edk2-aarch64 (fedora 23 & newer)

Installing F23 aarch64 from URL

  • This example uses the F23 aarch64 install tree. The virt-install command is:
 sudo ./virt-install \
   --name f23-aarch64-urlinst --ram 2048 --arch aarch64 \
   --boot uefi --disk size=8 \
   --location https://dl.fedoraproject.org/pub/fedora-secondary/releases/23/Server/aarch64/os/

Installing F23 aarch64 from CDROM

 sudo ./virt-install \
   --name f23-aarch64-cdrom --ram 2048 --arch aarch64 \
   --boot uefi --disk size=8 --os-variant fedora22 \
   --cdrom /var/lib/libvirt/images/Fedora-Server-DVD-aarch64-23.iso