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Fedora 17 ARM Beta

Just in time for the summer fireworks season, we are pleased to announce the beta release of Fedora 17 for ARM is now available for download from:

http://dl.fedoraproject.org/pub/fedora-secondary/releases/test/17-Beta/Images/

What is the Beta release?

The beta release is the last important milestone of Fedora 17 for ARM. Included are prebuilt images for QEMU, Trimslice, and the eagerly awaited Raspberry Pi. In our final stage of development the ARM team will focus on a few remaining issues with the OMAP platform, and the final release will include support for both the Pandaboard and Beagleboard XM. We invite you to join us in making Fedora 17 for ARM a solid release by downloading, testing, and providing your valuable feedback.

Featured Images

Below is a list of currently supplied prebuilt images for the Fedora 17 ARM beta release.

File Media Targets Notes

armhfp arm

tar.xz

arm - armv5tel armhfp - armv7hl

This is a simple tarball of a Fedora 17 root filesystem without any kernels or X packages installed. Boots to a getty login prompt.

armhfp arm

tar.xz

arm - armv5tel armhfp - armv7hl

This is a simple tarball of a Fedora 17 root filesystem without any kernels, but with a minimal number of X packages installed. Boots to X login prompt.

armhfp arm

tar.xz

arm - armv5tel armhfp - armv7hl

This is a simple tarball of a Fedora 17 root filesystem without any kernels, but with the full XFCE package set installed. Boots to X login prompt.

File Kernel

SD Card

Trimslice Bare/Value Pro/H/H250

This is a Fedora 17 Hard Float Trimslice Image suitable for writing to an SD card and placed in the Trimslice's Full Size SD slot (Front slot) and booting without further modification. Write with xzcat file.xz > /dev/mmcblkX, put in the device, and you're ready to go. Boots to a serial console.

File Kernel

USB Sata

Trimslice Pro/H/H250

This is a Fedora 17 Hard Float Trimslice Image suitable for writing to a Trimslice's internal SSD or Hard Drive and booting without further modification. Write with xzcat file.xz > /dev/sdX, put in the device, and you're ready to go. Boots to a serial console.

File Kernel

SD Card

Beagleboard XM

This is a Fedora 17 Soft Float Beagleboard XM Image suitable for writing to an sdcard and booting without further modification. Write with xzcat file.xz > /dev/mmcblkX, put in the device, and you're ready to go. Boots to a serial console.

[ File] [ Kernel]

SD Card

iMX

This is a Fedora 17 Hard Float iMX Image suitable for writing to an sdcard and booting on devices like the Efika Smarttop without further modification. Write with xzcat file.xz > /dev/mmcblkX, put in the device, and you're ready to go. Boots to a serial console. This kernel does *not* provide a framebuffer or work with X.

arm Kernel armhfp Kernel

SD Card

Versatile Express (Qemu)

This is a Fedora 17 Soft Float Versatile Express Image suitable for booting with qemu-system-arm without further modification. Requires an external kernel and initrd on the qemu command line; all of which is provided by the kernel file link (Or you can extract them from the main image). Boots to a serial console.

arm Kernel armhfp Kernel

SD Card

Versatile Express+X (Qemu)

This is a Fedora 17 Soft Float Versatile Express + Minimal X Image suitable for booting with qemu-system-arm without further modification. Requires an external kernel and initrd on the qemu command line; all of which is provided by the kernel file link (or you can extract them from the main image). Boots to X GUI.

arm Kernel armhfp Kernel

SD Card

Versatile Express+X (Qemu)

This is a Fedora 17 Soft Float Versatile Express + XFCE Image suitable for booting with qemu-system-arm without further modification. Requires an external kernel and initrd on the qemu command line; all of which is provided by the kernel file link (or you can extract them from the main image). Boots to full XFCE GUI.

Known Issues

Currently OMAP images are not available, this will change before the final release.

Contributing to Fedora ARM

Please join us on the IRC in #fedora-arm on Freenode or on our mailing list arm@lists.fedoraproject.org. For more information on common and known bugs, tips on how to report bugs, and the official release schedule, please refer to the release notes:

http://docs.fedoraproject.org

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