Fedora 26 for AArch64
Make Fedora Even Better
If you want to take an active hand in making Fedora even better, there are many ways you can contribute. There are many roles that you can participate. Visit http://whatcanidoforfedora.org/ for more information! While this is a general release, there is always a chance you may encounter bugs or missing features. To report issues encountered during testing, contact the Fedora QA team via the mailing list or in
#fedora-qa on Freenode IRC. As testing progresses, common issues are tracked on the Common F26 Bugs page.
For tips on reporting a bug effectively, read "how to file a bug report."
Overview of Hardware Support Status
|Hardware virtualization with QEMU|
|Applied Micro X-Gene (Mustang)||Tested with APM Tianocore - 3.06.25|
|Advanced Micro Devices Opteron A1100 (Seattle)||Tested with 1002C firmware.|
|SoftIron Overdrive 1000 (Seattle)||Firmware from Oct 19th.|
|ARM Juno R1/R2 Development Platform||Tested with custom built linaro 16.02 firmware. Boots in DT or ACPI mode. Unable to boot from SATA DVDs. (linaro 16.9 seems broken with USB devices, use 16.07 for USB DVD install)|
|Qualcomm Datacenter Technologies QDF2432|
|Cavium ThunderX CN88XX||Tested on: CRB1S, CRB2S, MT60|
- DVD boot from both USB and SATA DVD
- HDLCD only works in DT mode.
- Legacy interrupts only
A network installation is the preferred installation method for current Aarch64 hardware targets. In order to begin you will need to setup the installation server, a guide can be found below:
The instructions above reference installing grub-efi and shim for copying into the TFTP directory. This will not work for aarch64 binaries. One option is to download the rpms from the tree below and use rpm2cpio to extract and copy the files from there.
Rawhide Installation Tree
Once configured use the Fedora 26 for AArch64 installation tree below:
F26 Installation Tree
Install with QEMU
To use Fedora 26 on QEMU you will need to use 'edk2-20160418gita8c39ba-1' (currently in updates for all releases of Fedora) or later.
sudo dnf install edk2-aarch64 libguestfs-tools-c qemu-system-aarch64
sudo virt-install \ --name Fedora_26_AArch64 --ram 4096 --arch aarch64 \ --disk size=8 --os-variant fedora22 \ --location https://dl.fedoraproject.org/pub/fedora-secondary/releases/26/Everything/aarch64/os/ *Add kickstart with (root password is 'fedora'): --extra-args "inst.ks=https://pwhalen.fedorapeople.org/kickstarts/Fedora-Minimal-AArch64.ks"
For a full list of QEMU installation options and instructions:
Reported Bugs and Known Issues
- To use qemu-system-aarch64 for guests, you will need to also install qemu-system-x86(BZ#1431403).