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Fedora 13 ARM – Alpha Root File System December 15, 2010

Posted by Paul Whalen in ARM, Koji.
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For those of you who would like to create a root file system for Fedora 13 ARM, I have packaged Lennert Buytenhek’s mkrootfs script. This will pull in some packages from Fedora 12 as well so its very much an alpha release, with the actual Fedora 13 release coming sometime in the next couple of weeks. Once the RPM is installed on your ARM system you simply have to run the command “mkrootfs-f13” as root and it will create a Fedora 13 ARM root file system in your current directory. The package merely installs the script and a yum repository with the latest built in the ARM Koji. There is no password for the root account, so you’ll want to create one immediately. (Apologies to those who downloaded this before it was changed.)

Due to a fire at our campus yesterday, I haven’t had a chance to test the created file system, but hope to post some results tomorrow. You can also download a copy of a rootfs I composed today from here. In the pre-created rootfs there is already a yum repository called “fedora-arm-koji” that will use the latest built in the ARM Koji, if you are creating your own with the mkrootfs script you will need to also create your own repository file using “http://arm.koji.fedoraproject.org/repos/dist-f13-build/latest/$basearch” as the URL in order to install anything. Not everything will be available yet, and there may be issues, so please keep that in mind when using.

For device specific installation instructions please visit the Fedora ARM page here.



1. sean - December 16, 2010


hongkong needs to be a fqdn not just the short name. The gpgme rpm is getting hung as it is requesting the f12 version and not the f13 package when you run the mkroot script. I can only assume because it has a dependency issue, or the packagelist is wrong ??

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