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Running the Fedora ARM beta on qemu-linaro

The Fedora ARM project have released beta 1 of Fedora 13 for ARM. Chris Tyler has instructions for trying it out under Fedora, so I thought I’d give it a quick go with Ubuntu and qemu-linaro. Here’s the steps:

  • Download, build, and install qemu-linaro. I used the 2011.02-0 release.
  • See Chris’s page for the Fedora download link.
  • Download the RPM package with the QEMU image.
  • Go to a temporary directory and extract the RPM using rpm2cpio ~/Downloads/armvm-f13beta1-15.fc13.noarch.rpm | cpio -idmv
  • Change to var/lib/libvirt/images. You might need to install the rpm package to get rpm2cpio.
  • Start qemu-linaro using something similar to ~/opt/bin/qemu-system-arm -m 256 -M versatileab -kernel zImage-versatile-2.6.24-rc7.armv5tel -append root=0800 -hda f13-arm-beta1-rootfs.img

The root password is fedoraarm.


  1. Paul Whalen says:

    Thanks for trying our beta! Just an FYI, and something you can perhaps correct. My colleague’s name is Chris Tyler.


  2. michaelh says:

    Oh, sorry! Even his domain name has Tyler in it…

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