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== Get a kickstart file ==
 
== Get a kickstart file ==
  
You can download a example kickstart file from [[http://tekkamanninja.fedorapeople.org/boards/arndale/kickstarts/F18-arndale-console_in_f17.ks|Fedora 17 kickstart file for Arndale Board]]
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You can download a example kickstart file from [[http://tekkamanninja.fedorapeople.org/boards/arndale/kickstarts/F18-arndale-console_in_f17.ks Fedora 17 kickstart file for Arndale Board]]
  
 
This kickstart file can make a '''F18''' image in '''F17''' ARM host for Arndale Board.
 
This kickstart file can make a '''F18''' image in '''F17''' ARM host for Arndale Board.

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How To Make a Fedora Image on an ARM Host(Arndale)

ARM host Hardware Requirements

 RAM >= 2GB
 SSD (for swap and storage)

So we will use Arndale board(running F17) and ADATA SP900 128G SSD to make F18 image in this Wiki.


Deloying a Fedora 17 on Arndale

[17 image for Arndale Board].

Decompression the file and Flash the image to SD card:

 $ sudo dd if=F17-arndale-201304221157.img of=${DEV}

Flash u-boot to SD card:

 $ wget http://tekkamanninja.fedorapeople.org/boards/arndale/u-boot/arndale-bl1.bin
 $ wget http://tekkamanninja.fedorapeople.org/boards/arndale/u-boot/smdk5250-spl.bin
 $ wget http://tekkamanninja.fedorapeople.org/boards/arndale/u-boot/u-boot.bin
 $ sudo dd if=arndale-bl1.bin  of=${DEV} bs=512 seek=1
 $ sudo dd if=smdk5250-spl.bin of=${DEV} bs=512 seek=17
 $ sudo dd if=u-boot.bin of=${DEV} bs=512 seek=49
 $ sync

where ${DEV} can be /dev/mmcblkN or /dev/sdN.

Then insert the SD card into the Arndale and boot.

Attach a SSD to ARM host

We need a SSD for bigger swap and storage.

Format SSD into two partitions like below :

 [root@arndale-f17-v7hl fuwei]# fdisk -l /dev/sda
 
 Disk /dev/sda: 128.0 GB, 128035676160 bytes
 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 15566 cylinders, total 250069680 sectors
 Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
 Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
 I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
 Disk identifier: 0x6fea5476
 
    Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
 /dev/sda1            2048     8390655     4194304   83  Linux
 /dev/sda2         8390656   250069679   120839512   83  Linux

format 4GB swap partition and mount it

 # mkswap /dev/sda1
 # swapon /dev/sda1
 # swapoff /dev/mmcblk1p2 
 # free
              total       used       free     shared    buffers     cached
 Mem:       2062708      73120    1989588          0       3180      21252
 -/+ buffers/cache:      48688    2014020
 Swap:      4194300          0    4194300

format another partition and mount it as Extended Storage(ES)

 # mkfs.ext4 -L "es" /dev/sda2
 # mount /dev/sda2 /es/

make directory structure on Extended Storage(ES)

 [root@arndale-f17-v7hl /]# tree /es/
 /es/
 ├── lost+found
 └── scratch
     └── fuwei
         ├── arndale
         │   ├── F18
         │   │   ├── images
         │   │   └── kickstarts
         │   └── u-boot
         └── scripts


Install anaconda and lorax

For making image on ARM host, we need to install the 'patched' versions of anaconda and lorax from xpfa.

 # yum --nogpgcheck install http://dmarlin.fedorapeople.org/packages/FedoraArm/RPMS/noarch/xpfa-17-1.2.noarch.rpm
 # yum --enablerepo=xpfa install anaconda lorax

Get a kickstart file

You can download a example kickstart file from [Fedora 17 kickstart file for Arndale Board]

This kickstart file can make a F18 image in F17 ARM host for Arndale Board.

Put it to /es/scratch/fuwei/arndale/F18/kickstarts/

Building image using livemedia-creator

The shell script for making image is below:

 #!/bin/sh
 BUILD_TIME=date +%Y%m%d%H%M
 
 	livemedia-creator \
 	--no-virt --make-disk \
 	--armplatform=None \
 	--tmp=/es/scratch/fuwei/arndale/F18/images/ \
 	--image-name=F18-arndale-${BUILD_TIME}.img \
 	--ks=/es/scratch/fuwei/arndale/F18/kickstarts/F18-arndale-console_in_f17.ks

Put it into /es/scratch/fuwei/scripts, add execute permission and execute it.

Note: If you met any error in build procedure. you had better to reboot the board and execute "anaconda-cleanup", then try again.