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Fedora 18 ARM Alpha

The Fedora ARM team is pleased to announce the Alpha release of Fedora 18/ARM. This is the most recent development release of Fedora for ARM. These images are not yet stable and are recommended for advanced users or those willing to assume some risk. Please download and try out the Fedora 18 ARM Alpha, making sure things that are important to you are working as intended. If you find a bug, please report it ( ensuring to select Hardware: arm) -- every bug you uncover is a chance to improve the experience for the growing number of Fedora ARM users worldwide. Installable images and tar files are now available for download from:

What is included in the Alpha release?

The Alpha release includes prebuilt images for Versatile Express (QEMU), Trimslice, Pandaboard and Highbank hardware platforms. Prebuilt images can be written directly to SD Card, USB, or SATA drive and booted without any additional steps or configuration.

Release Notes

  • These test images include the updates-testing repository enabled by default.
  • Images were composed using tools in Fedora 17 due to continuing work on Fedora 18.
  • When using the images on the Pandaboard and Trimslice the system will automatically reboot twice by default for the following:
    • repartition the root filesystem on first boot. To prevent this delete the '.rootfs-repartition' flag in '/' or by passing a kernel command line argument of 'nofsresize'.
    • The image will automatically be relabeled for SE Linux, this may take some time and will reboot when finished.
  • If your device is not listed in the supported images and you would like to offer your assistance please contact the Fedora ARM team.
  • Additional Release Notes
  • Common F18 Bugs

Contributing to Fedora ARM

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

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