Sunday, March 25, 2018

[fedora-arm] Re: Raspberry Pi 3+

On Mon, Mar 26, 2018 at 2:56 AM, Richard Ryniker <> wrote:
> Thank you, Peter Robinson, your instructions worked beautifully.
> Perhaps this will not work with the aarch64 version used by Tomáลก Frolík,
> but you already explained in an earlier post why there is little reason
> to use that on a Raspberry Pi.

It should work in exactly the same way, the only difference on aarch64
is that the DT is in a broadcom sub directory.

> I used the following to install on a SD card:
> fedora-arm-image-installer --image=fedora/F28/Fedora-Workstation-armhfp-28-20180324.n.0-sda.raw.xz --target=rpi3 --media=/dev/sde --norootpass --resizefs --selinux=off
> and copied the dtb file to bcm2837-rpi-3-b-plus.dtb as described, and
> then successfully booted my Raspberry Pi 3B+.
> After completion of the first-boot dialog, things pretty much fell
> apart. I saw the expected pointer on my screen, but the machine stuck
> before it displayed the graphical login screen. There was no response to
> my attempt to switch to another terminal with Ctrl-Alt-F4 or Alt-F4.
> I mounted my SD card on my regular Fedora workstation, then manually
> changed the default target to This worked much
> better, I could log in and discover the RPi wired Ethernet is not
> operational.
> Bypass this problem with a USB Ethernet dongle (which is automatically
> configured without any problems), and I can run "dnf upgrade" which
> mostly succeeds (there is a problem with libvirt-daemon, but that occurs
> with the RPi 3B also.)
> Reboot, and I now have an (except for libvirt-daemon) up-to-date F28 on my
> Raspberry Pi 3B+.
> No graphical login and no wired Ethernet are problems to be solved, but
> at least there is a path to get a current F28 environment on the 3B+ for
> those who want to work on this machine.
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