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Arm Support In FMW


Fedora Media Writer will gain the ability to write ARM images to SD cards and other portable media.


Current status

  • Targeted release: Fedora 26
  • Last updated: 2017-02-20
  • Tracker bug: <will be assigned by the Wrangler>

Detailed Description

With ARM (ARMv7A) being one of the primary architectures of Fedora, we should support writing the images to bootable media for devices with this architecture.

This means Fedora Media Writer will have to list the ARM images, offer their download and be able to unpack them reliably (as they're shipped LZMA-compressed - .xz). Memory card support should be improved, especially in terms of reading drive information - many SD card drivers report wrong names, sizes and media presence.

This will come along with many more features in FMW, such as fullscreen screenshot preview, automatic FMW update check on Windows and Mac, better reliability and performance improvements.

Benefit to Fedora

Especially Windows and Mac users will be able to write Fedora images easily to use it on their Raspberry Pi 2 and above and other supported ARM devices.


  • Proposal owners:
  • Other developers: N/A (not a System Wide Change)
  • Policies and guidelines: N/A (not a System Wide Change)
  • Trademark approval: N/A (not needed for this Change)

Upgrade/compatibility impact

N/A (not a System Wide Change)

How To Test

N/A (not a System Wide Change)

User Experience

N/A (not a System Wide Change)


N/A (not a System Wide Change)

Contingency Plan

  • Contingency mechanism: (What to do? Who will do it?) N/A (not a System Wide Change)
  • Contingency deadline: N/A (not a System Wide Change)
  • Blocks release? N/A (not a System Wide Change), Yes/No
  • Blocks product? product


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