Fedora 28 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 F28 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)||1.02 (dmi version 10:18:39)|
|SoftIron Overdrive 3000 (Seattle)||Firmware 1002C, various nonfatal kernel/firmware messages|
|ARM Juno R1/R2 Development Platform|
|Qualcomm Datacenter Technologies QDF2432|
|Cavium ThunderX CN88XX|
|Cavium ThunderX CN99XX||Tested on: Sabre CRB|
Installer kernel cmdline: module_blacklist=cnic
|Hikey (1/2G original)||Custom firmware Installed from USB flash (or DVD) to SD or USB SSD.|
- PCIe AIC ASM1042
- PCIe AIC Nvidia G94
- USB C-Media
- USB devices must all be the same speed
SBC Disk Images
Fedora 28 also offers disk images for use with AArch64 SBC's. To write the images use the 'fedora-arm-installer'.
sudo fedora-arm-image-installer --image=Fedora-Minimal-28-1.1.aarch64.raw.xz --target=rpi3 --media=/dev/sdc
- Raspberry Pi 3
- Pine 64 (target: pine64_plus for all versions)
For installation on 96boards devices:
- Dragonboard 410c
A network installation is the preferred installation method for enterprise 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 28 for AArch64 installation tree below:
F28 Installation Tree
Install with QEMU
To use Fedora 28 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_28_AArch64 --ram 4096 --arch aarch64 \ --disk size=8 --os-variant fedora22 \ --location https://dl.fedoraproject.org/pub/fedora/releases/28/Everything/aarch64/os/ \ --extra-args "inst.ks=https://pwhalen.fedorapeople.org/kickstarts/Fedora-Minimal-AArch64.ks"
# root password is 'fedora' with the kickstart
For a full list of QEMU installation options and instructions: