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Re: [fedora-arm] Re: Fedora 8/ARM available



On Thu, Jan 17, 2008 at 02:48:56PM +0000, Peter Robinson wrote:

> > > > We are proud to announce the availability of a(n unofficial)
> > > > Fedora 8 package repository for the ARM architecture.
> > > >
> > > > The package repository has been built for ARMv5 EABI, soft-float,
> > > > little endian.  The majority of the important and frequently used
> > > > Fedora packages have been built for ARM.
> > > >
> > > > The Fedora/ARM architecture wiki page has more info:
> > > >     http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Architectures/ARM
> > > >
> > > > The easiest way to start using Fedora 8/ARM is to download the
> > > > prebuilt root filesystem, which can be booted in QEMU, or chroot'ed
> > > > into or booted from on any ARMv5 or later processor running in little
> > > > endian mode.  Additional packages can be installed by using yum,
> > > > which is provided in the filesystem.
> > > >
> > > > A HOWTO which describes getting Fedora/ARM running in QEMU is here:
> > > >     http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Architectures/ARM/HowToQemu
> > > >
> > > > There currently are a handful of known issues, which are described at:
> > > >     http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Architectures/ARM/TODO
> > > >
> > > > Please help us by using the Fedora/ARM port and reporting any issues
> > > > you run into so that we can fix them.
> > >
> > > I should have bought something else/bigger than my WRT54, I guess :-)
> >
> > Isn't the WRT54 MIPS based with 4M of RAM or so? :)
> 
> Yes I think so. They're Broadcom chips which I'm pretty sure uses a MIPS32 core.
> 
> But on the other hand my Dlink DNS-323 is a 500Hmz Marvell ARM chip. A
> storage Fedora sub distro would be cool.

I'll hack up prebuilt kernel packages for a bunch of popular ARM
boards, probably once support for Orion (i.e. the ARM CPU you speak
of) hits mainline (it's queued for 2.6.25.)


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