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[[File:fedora-trimslice.jpg|right|300px|thumb|A Trimslice proudly wearing a "Powered by Fedora" case badge.]]
 
[[File:fedora-trimslice.jpg|right|300px|thumb|A Trimslice proudly wearing a "Powered by Fedora" case badge.]]
 
=Trimslice=
 
=Trimslice=
The Trimslice is one of the most powerful ARM devices available and features a variety of connectivity options. At this time there is no support for a display and the Trimslice boots to a serial console.
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The Trimslice is one of the earliest supported ARM devices in Fedora but is now EOL. It features a variety of connectivity options. At this time the support for the display is basic accelerated 2D although an open source accelerated 2D driver and a basic 3D driver are under development.
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===Technical Specifications===
 
===Technical Specifications===
 
* 1 GHz  NVIDA Tegra 2 (dual-core ARM Cortex A9)
 
* 1 GHz  NVIDA Tegra 2 (dual-core ARM Cortex A9)
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* Gigabit Ethernet (Realtek RTL8111DL)
 
* Gigabit Ethernet (Realtek RTL8111DL)
 
* 802.11 b/g/n WiFi
 
* 802.11 b/g/n WiFi
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* 2x MMC slots (one external full size, one covered microSD).
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* Optional USB attached SSD or HDD depending on the model.
  
 
For more information on the Trimslice visit their [http://trimslice.com website].
 
For more information on the Trimslice visit their [http://trimslice.com website].
  
 
= Running Fedora on a Trimslice =
 
= Running Fedora on a Trimslice =
 
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The Trimslice is an official target for Fedora and is support in all releases to date. To download Fedora for your Trimslice, visit our [[Architectures/ARM/Releases |release page]].
This page will give you detailed instructions for running Fedora 17 GA on your Trimslice. There are two images to choose from on the Trimslice please choose the appropriate image for your target media - SD card or SATA/USB drive.
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= Download the image =
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The first step is to download the Fedora 17 image. The prebuilt images include kernels and can be written directly to SD Card, USB, or SATA drive and booted without any additional steps or configuration. Both images require a minimum of 2GB and boots to a serial console.
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* [http://download.fedoraproject.org/pub/fedora-secondary/releases/17/Images/armhfp/Fedora-17-armhfp-trimslice-mmcblk0.img.xz SD Image]
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* [http://download.fedoraproject.org/pub/fedora-secondary/releases/17/Images/armhfp/Fedora-17-armhfp-trimslice-sda.img.xz SATA/USB Image]
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=Writing the Image=
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===Linux Users===
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You can write the image to media of your choosing but it does have to meet the minimum size requirement of 2GB. Connect the media to your computer and make note of the drive. To write the image to your media run the following command, changing the drive to the location of your media.
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For the SD Image:
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xzcat Fedora-17-armhfp-trimslice-mmcblk0.img.xz> /dev/<location-of-your-SD-card>
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For the SATA/USB Image:
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xzcat Fedora-17-armhfp-trimslice-sda.img.xz > /dev/<location-of-your-SATA/USB>
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Once completed run the below command to ensure the entire image is written to the device:
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sync
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===Windows Users===
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* You will need to download [https://launchpad.net/win32-image-writer  Win32 Image Writer] as well as a tool to extract the image such as [http://www.7-zip.org 7-Zip].
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* Once downloaded and installed right click on the disk image and select "7-Zip->Extract files here"
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* Launch Win 32 Disk Imager and select the extracted disk image and the device you would like to write the files to. Click "Write". Be very careful during this step - all data on the selected drive will be lost!
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=Using Fedora on the Trimslice=
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Connect the newly created media to your Trimslice and power on. No further steps are required and your system should boot to a serial console log in prompt. If you do not have a serial cable to connect your Trimslice, you can watch your DHCP server for the newly connected device. After a few minutes you should be able to see the host "fedora-arm'. Use SSH to connect to the root account.
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ssh root@fedora-arm (or IP)
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The default root password is "fedoraarm". This should be changed immediately.
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==Known Issues==
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* Yum requires the system time be correct for HTTPS to function.  If yum updates are not working check your clock.
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* The tar.xz rootfs archives do not preserve SELinux information or file capabilities.  If you use these to create your own filesystem image it is recommended that you switch SELinux to use warnings instead of enforcing for first boot, then relabel and reinstall packages that rely upon filesystem capabilities such as glibc-common and ping.
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* Images are designed to be written to a minimum of 2GB SD cards, SATA Disks, and SSD drives. On first boot the partition will be resized to the maximum allowable amount.  On the second boot the filesystem will be resized to fill the expanded partition.  This works for SD cards, SATA Disks, and SSD drives.
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* [[Common_F17_bugs|Known release issues]]
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=Additional Support=
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There are Fedora ARM users all around the globe - if you need assistance, would like to provide feedback or contribute to Fedora ARM please visit us on the IRC - we can be found in #fedora-arm on Freenode. You can also contact us on the mailing list - arm@lists.fedoraproject.org
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Latest revision as of 21:02, 24 November 2013

A Trimslice proudly wearing a "Powered by Fedora" case badge.

[edit] Trimslice

The Trimslice is one of the earliest supported ARM devices in Fedora but is now EOL. It features a variety of connectivity options. At this time the support for the display is basic accelerated 2D although an open source accelerated 2D driver and a basic 3D driver are under development.

[edit] Technical Specifications

  • 1 GHz NVIDA Tegra 2 (dual-core ARM Cortex A9)
  • 1 GB DDR2-667 RAM
  • HDMI 1.3 max resolution 1920 x 1080
  • Gigabit Ethernet (Realtek RTL8111DL)
  • 802.11 b/g/n WiFi
  • 2x MMC slots (one external full size, one covered microSD).
  • Optional USB attached SSD or HDD depending on the model.

For more information on the Trimslice visit their website.

[edit] Running Fedora on a Trimslice

The Trimslice is an official target for Fedora and is support in all releases to date. To download Fedora for your Trimslice, visit our release page.