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| style="border-width: 0;" | {{admon/tip | Have a question? | Join the Fedora ARM team on IRC in [irc://irc.freenode.net/fedora-arm #fedora-arm] on [http://freenode.net Freenode]
 
 
[https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Architectures/ARM/Fedora_17_GA Download] Fedora ARM now!
 
 
 
Includes support for [[Architectures/ARM/BeagleBoard-xM|Beagleboard-xM]], [[Architectures/ARM/Kirkwood|Dreamplug, Guruplug]], [[Architectures/ARM/Anaconda |Highbank]], [[Architectures/ARM/EFIKA_MX_Smarttop|iMX]], [[Architectures/ARM/Pandaboard|Pandaboard]], [[Architectures/ARM/Kirkwood|Sheevaplug]], [[Architectures/ARM/Trimslice|Trimslice]], [[Architectures/ARM/Versatile_Express|Versatile Express]] and more!
 
 
 
Have a question? Join the Fedora ARM team on IRC in [irc://irc.freenode.net/fedora-arm #fedora-arm] on [http://freenode.net Freenode]
 
 
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= Introduction =
 
= Introduction =
  
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.
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Welcome to the architecture page for ARM. This covers both ARMv7 (aka armhfp and arm-32) and aarch64 (aka ARMv8 and arm-64).
  
The Fedora-ARM project is an initiative to bring Fedora to this processor family.
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Fedora on ARM supports a wide variety of hardware from large enterprise aarch64 SBSA compliant hardware down to cheap single board computers (SBCs). We're primarily focused on Server, SBCs, IoT and other usecases that are similar to the Fedora Workstation / Server / Cloud that other Fedora architectures support.
  
= Download the Current Release =
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The Fedora software stack experience across both the 32 and 64 bit ARM architecture variants is very similar, and in most cases identical, to what you would find on any other Fedora architecture. We use solely upstream kernels and don't use different kernels for each different ARM device we support.
====Fedora 17 GA====
 
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, Highbank and iMX based hardware platforms. The full release announcement can be found [[Architectures/ARM/Fedora_17_GA|here]].
 
Board specific images and installation instructions:
 
* [[Architectures/ARM/BeagleBoard-xM|Beagleboard-xM]]
 
* [[Architectures/ARM/Kirkwood|Dreamplug, Guruplug]]
 
* [[Architectures/ARM/EFIKA_MX_Smarttop|iMX]]
 
* [[Architectures/ARM/Pandaboard|Pandaboard]]
 
* [[Architectures/ARM/Kirkwood|Sheevaplug]]
 
* [[Architectures/ARM/Trimslice|Trimslice]]
 
For virtualization through QEMU:
 
* [[Architectures/ARM/Versatile_Express|Versatile Express]]
 
If you would like to provide your own kernel and just require a root file system:
 
  
Serial Console:
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== Getting started ==
* [http://download.fedoraproject.org/pub/fedora-secondary/releases/17/Images/arm/Fedora-17-arm-console.tar.xz SFP Serial Image]
 
* [http://download.fedoraproject.org/pub/fedora-secondary/releases/17/Images/armhfp/Fedora-17-armhfp-console.tar.xz HFP Serial Image]
 
XFCE Desktop:
 
* [http://download.fedoraproject.org/pub/fedora-secondary/releases/17/Images/arm/Fedora-17-arm-xfce.tar.xz SFP XFCE Image]
 
* [http://download.fedoraproject.org/pub/fedora-secondary/releases/17/Images/armhfp/Fedora-17-armhfp-xfce.tar.xz HFP XFCE Image]
 
  
====Nightly Development Composes====
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The first starting point for ARM is the [[Architectures/ARM/Installation | ARM Installation Guide]] or [[Architectures/AArch64/F28/Installation | AARCH64 F28 Installation Guide]]
* [http://scotland.proximity.on.ca/arm-nightlies/ Current Snapshots ] including xzcat-able images.  Updated nightly.
 
====Release Archive====
 
* Previous Fedora ARM releases can be found in our[[Architectures/ARM/Archive/Releases| Release Archive]]
 
  
=Get Involved with Fedora ARM=
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== Download ==
=== Communication ===
 
* Mailing list: [https://lists.fedoraproject.org/mailman/listinfo/arm arm@lists.fedoraproject.org] ([http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/arm/ archives])
 
* IRC: [irc://irc.freenode.net/fedora-arm #fedora-arm] on [http://freenode.net Freenode]
 
  
=== Meetings ===
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=== Current stable release ===
* IRC: [irc://irc.freenode.net/fedora-meeting-1 #fedora-meeting-1] each Wednesday at 20:00 UTC (4PM EDT) on [http://freenode.net Freenode] ([https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Architectures/ARM/Meetings/Archive/ archives])
 
  
* [[Architectures/ARM/Meetings/FUDCon Blacksburg 2012]]
 
  
= Development =
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* The current stable release for ARMv7 can always be found at the [https://arm.fedoraproject.org/ ARM Image landing page]
=== Planning ===
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* The current stable release for aarch64 can always be found at [https://alt.fedoraproject.org/alt/ Alternate Architectures landing page]
* [[Architectures/ARM/Planning/Primary|Draft Proposal for Primary Architecture Push]]
 
=== Resources ===
 
Detailed information on Fedora-ARM:
 
* [http://arm.koji.fedoraproject.org/koji/ Fedora ARM Koji (package builder) instance]
 
* [[Architectures/ARM/Package Maintainers|Information for Fedora package maintainers on getting your packages to work on ARM]]
 
* [[Architectures/ARM/Team and Developers|Information for Fedora-ARM team members (and prospective team members!) plus developers]]
 
* [[Architectures/Fedora_ARM_Kernel_Updates|Updating a Fedora Kernel on ARM Systems]]
 
* [[Architectures/ARM/Performance|Various tips and hacks to improve Fedora ARM performance]]
 
* [[Architectures/ARM/Archive|Resource Archive]]
 
  
===Release Development===
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=== Current development release ===
* F18 Release Criteria
 
** [[Architectures/ARM/Fedora_18_Alpha_Release_Criteria | Alpha Release Criteria]]
 
** [[Architectures/ARM/Fedora_18_Beta_Release_Criteria | Beta Release Criteria]]
 
** [[Architectures/ARM/Fedora_18_Final_Release_Criteria | Final Release Criteria]]
 
* F18 - Work in progress
 
** [[http://142.204.133.82/jon/koji/kc.f18.diff.html Koji status ARM vs PA]]
 
* Kernel Testing
 
** [[Architectures/ARM/Quality_Assurance/Kernel_Testing | F18 Kernel]]
 
* F17 - Complete - Released on June 19th, 2012
 
** [[Architectures/ARM/Fedora17_rawhide|Issues with Fedora 17 Rawhide mass rebuild]]
 
** [[Architectures/ARM/Quality_Assurance/2012-06-15-VFAD-Fedora_17_Test_Day | Fedora 17 RC1 VFAD Results]]
 
** [[Architectures/ARM/Quality_Assurance/2012-06-18-VFAD-Fedora_17_Test_Day | Fedora 17 RC2 VFAD Results]]
 
** [[http://142.204.133.82/jon/koji/kc.f17.diff.html Koji status ARM vs PA]]
 
** [[http://142.204.133.82/jon/koji/kc.f17-updates.diff.html Koji status ARM Updates vs PA]]
 
  
* Fedora 15: Complete, but notes below for reference.
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The development release is Fedora 29 (Rawhide):
** [[Architectures/ARM/Fedora15 HardFP Bootstrap|Fedora 15 Hardware Floating Point Bootstrap]]
 
** [[/F15_Koji_build|Building F15 in koji]] - progress and outstanding tasks
 
  
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*  [https://dl.fedoraproject.org/pub/fedora/linux/development/rawhide/ Fedora Rawhide ]
  
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== Supported Hardware and Devices ==
  
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We support a wide variety of hardware and devices from numerous Single Board Computers (SBCs) like the Raspberry Pi 2 and 3 through to Chromebooks and SBSA compliant Servers.
  
'''OLD PAGE CONTENTS HERE'''
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Here is list of device pages based on device category or SoC:
-- page was renamed from ARM --
 
  
= Fedora ARM =
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* [[Architectures/ARM/Raspberry_Pi|Raspberry Pi]]
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* [[Architectures/ARM/Chromebook|Chromebooks]]
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* [http://docs.fedoraproject.org/en-US/Fedora/26/html/Installation_Guide/chap-pxe-server-setup.html SBSA aarch64 Servers]
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* [[Architectures/ARM/96Boards|96Boards devices]]
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* [[Architectures/ARM/AllWinner|All Winner based devices]]
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* [[Architectures/ARM/mvebu|Marvell EBU based devices]]
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* [[Architectures/ARM/Tegra|nVidia Tegra based devices]]
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* [[Architectures/ARM/iMX6|NXP i.MX6 based devices]]
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* [[Architectures/ARM/RockChips|RockChips based devices]]
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* [[Architectures/ARM/STi|STMicroelectronics based devices]]
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* [[Architectures/ARM/exynos|Samsung EXYNOS based devices]] e.g., Odroid XU4
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* [[Architectures/ARM/TI|Texas Instruments based devices]]
  
This is the starting page for the Fedora port to the ARM architecture.
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We don't directly support devices such as phones and tablets but it's not to say that without the required kernel/bootloader know how that they don't work, it's just not our primary focus.
  
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= Supported Hardware Addons =
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* [[Architectures/ARM/i2c|i2c and devices attached to i2c]]
  
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= Get Involved with Fedora ARM =
  
== Goals and Objectives ==
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=== Communication ===
  
The primary goal of this project is to provide support for ARM as a [[TomCallaway/SecondaryArchitectures| secondary architecture]]  in Fedora.
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* Mailing list: {{fplist|arm}} ([https://lists.fedoraproject.org/archives/list/arm@lists.fedoraproject.org/ archives])
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* IRC: {{fpchat|#fedora-arm}} on http://freenode.net
  
A secondary goal is to enable derivative distributions based on the Fedora package collection and repository that are more suitably optimized for embedded and mobile use-cases.
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=== Meetings ===
 
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* IRC: {{fpchat|#fedora-meeting-2}} Every Tuesday at 16:00 UTC.
== Technical Approach ==
 
 
 
=== Native Compilation ===
 
 
 
Fedora policy requires that packages be natively compiled. We use a cluster of ARM hardware and QEMU virtual machines to build the packages natively for ARM.
 
 
 
=== CPU and Architecture Target ===
 
 
 
The baseline ARM CPU architecture that we have chosen to support is ARMv5TE, Little Endian, Soft-Float, EABI. We believe that this provides a nice baseline and that the pre-built packages and root file system images. You should be able to use this on many of the modern ARM CPUs, including XScale, ARM926 and ARM-11, etc.
 
 
 
Although we do not provide such binaries, the sources also lend themselves for building for pre-ARMv5TE hardware. The same is true for big-endian CPUs.
 
 
 
=== Installer and Kernel ===
 
 
 
We currently do not plan to provide an installer, ISO images, or a kernel. Unlike in the x86 world, different ARM CPU families require different kernel images. Likewise, it is not entirely clear whether it makes sense to provide an installer or ISO images.
 
 
 
== Contribute ==
 
* This is a tracking page for packages requiring patching to build on ARM: [[Architectures/ARM/Packages_needing_patching]]
 
!-- * A list of builds that are failing on ARM architecture is maintained [http://arm.koji.fedoraproject.org/packages_to_be_fixed.html here]. It is a good starting point for anyone willing to contribute to the Fedora-ARM project. The list is updated daily. --
 
* We have a [[Architectures/ARM/TODO|TODO list]].
 
* Have a look at the [[Architectures/ARM/Credits| Credits page]]
 
* Fedora ARM is currently heavily driven by the Seneca Centre for Development of Open Technology (CDOT) at the School of Computer Studies at Seneca College, Toronto. More information about their status can be found in the [http://zenit.senecac.on.ca/wiki/index.php/Fedora_ARM_Secondary_Architecture CDOT ARM wiki]
 
 
 
=== How to get in touch? ===
 
* The [https://admin.fedoraproject.org/mailman/listinfo/arm Fedora-ARM mailing list]  is available for both user and developer discussions.
 
* We also have an IRC channel #fedora-arm on Freenode.
 
* Frequent updates about the effort are available at [http://paulfedora.wordpress.com Paul Whalen's ARM blog]
 
* Some old postings from November 2009 and earlier are available at the [http://fedora-arm.blogspot.com Fedora-ARM blog]
 
 
 
=== Tracker Bugs ===
 
If excluding ARM architectures you need to make the bug block '''F-ExcludeArch-ARM'''
 
  
to see whats currently blocking visit [https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=F-ExcludeArch-ARM  Bugzilla ]
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=== Scratch an itch ===
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All architectures are now integrated into the standard Fedora process. We don't diverge in any way. So without even realising everyone is already involved. To get involved in something more specific whether that's support for particular pieces of hardware or hardware feature, a particular piece of software, to help test or to scratch an itch a good spot to start is the mailing list or IRC channel.
  
If a bug is specific to ARM architectures make the bug blocking '''ARMTracker'''
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=== Bug Reporting ===
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Bugs should be reported against their prospective packages as per standard Fedora process. Add a blocker of "ARMTracker" which will link to our [https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=245418 ARM architecture tracker bug]. If the bug is on a pre release version of Fedora and you feel it's release affecting it might be considered a [[QA:SOP_blocker_bug_process|Blocker Bug]] or [[QA:SOP_freeze_exception_bug_process|Freeze Exception]] in which case it should be reported in the [https://qa.fedoraproject.org/blockerbugs/ QA Blocker bug app].
  
to see not yet resolved issues visit [https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=ARMTracker  Bugzilla ]
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=== Getting help with ARM build issues ===
=== Package Maintainer Notes ===
 
As part of setting up to be a package maintainer, you should have run fedora-packager-setup from the fedora-packager rpm. That will write secondary arch config files in ~/.koji. To kick off a build for a package you maintain, run:
 
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make SECONDARY_CONFIG="-c ~/.koji/arm-config" build
 
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To kick off a koji scratch build, run:
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The best place to get help with ARM issues is on #fedora-arm on Freenode. The Fedora users and developers from around the world will assist when they are available but due to the many time zones your question may not be answered right away so its best to remain in channel. You can also email the Fedora ARM mailing list for assistance.
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koji -c ~/.koji/arm-config build --scratch dist-f13 /path/to/srpm
 
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You can change the dist tag to the dist you want to target.
 
  
There is also a separate [http://arm.koji.fedoraproject.org/koji/ Fedora ARM Koji Webinterface].
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Introduction

Welcome to the architecture page for ARM. This covers both ARMv7 (aka armhfp and arm-32) and aarch64 (aka ARMv8 and arm-64).

Fedora on ARM supports a wide variety of hardware from large enterprise aarch64 SBSA compliant hardware down to cheap single board computers (SBCs). We're primarily focused on Server, SBCs, IoT and other usecases that are similar to the Fedora Workstation / Server / Cloud that other Fedora architectures support.

The Fedora software stack experience across both the 32 and 64 bit ARM architecture variants is very similar, and in most cases identical, to what you would find on any other Fedora architecture. We use solely upstream kernels and don't use different kernels for each different ARM device we support.

Getting started

The first starting point for ARM is the ARM Installation Guide or AARCH64 F28 Installation Guide

Download

Current stable release

Current development release

The development release is Fedora 29 (Rawhide):

Supported Hardware and Devices

We support a wide variety of hardware and devices from numerous Single Board Computers (SBCs) like the Raspberry Pi 2 and 3 through to Chromebooks and SBSA compliant Servers.

Here is list of device pages based on device category or SoC:

We don't directly support devices such as phones and tablets but it's not to say that without the required kernel/bootloader know how that they don't work, it's just not our primary focus.

Supported Hardware Addons

Get Involved with Fedora ARM

Communication

Meetings

Scratch an itch

All architectures are now integrated into the standard Fedora process. We don't diverge in any way. So without even realising everyone is already involved. To get involved in something more specific whether that's support for particular pieces of hardware or hardware feature, a particular piece of software, to help test or to scratch an itch a good spot to start is the mailing list or IRC channel.

Bug Reporting

Bugs should be reported against their prospective packages as per standard Fedora process. Add a blocker of "ARMTracker" which will link to our ARM architecture tracker bug. If the bug is on a pre release version of Fedora and you feel it's release affecting it might be considered a Blocker Bug or Freeze Exception in which case it should be reported in the QA Blocker bug app.

Getting help with ARM build issues

The best place to get help with ARM issues is on #fedora-arm on Freenode. The Fedora users and developers from around the world will assist when they are available but due to the many time zones your question may not be answered right away so its best to remain in channel. You can also email the Fedora ARM mailing list for assistance.