Saturday, June 28, 2014

[fedora-arm] disk size and networking on a wandboard?


So I just started to play with Fedora on my Wandboard. I connected via
serial cable and booted it up for the first time. It booted nicely
immediately and asked me to assign timezone and root password, which I
did. I didn't create a user; I figure I can do that later. So far so good.

However, I quickly noticed two things:

1) It did not resize the root filesystem. I thought it was supposed to
do that automatically? Did something not run correctly the first
time or is this a bug in F20?

2) Networking doesn't work. I plug it into a network cable and it tries
to run DHCP but my DHCP server doesn't see any packets and the
wandboard doesn't come up. I tried to configure it manually and it
doesn't work. I've tried with multiple cables and it doesn't seem to
help. I even pulled the cable out of a working machine, plugged it
into the wandboard, and still nothing (it worked fine again when I
plugged it back into the original machine).

The wandboard seems to notice that there is link, but it cannot
properly transmit anything.

In support of #2, running tcpdump -i eth0 on the wandboard I don't see
very much (I know I have much more broadcast traffic on my network):

16:15:16.924043 IP6 localhost > ff02::2: ICMP6, router solicitation, length 8
16:15:24.092095 IP > BOOTP/DHCP, Request0
16:15:26.924618 IP6 localhost > ff02::2: ICMP6, router solicitation, length 8
16:15:36.924020 IP6 localhost > ff02::2: ICMP6, router solicitation, length 8
16:15:37.821455 IP > BOOTP/DHCP, Request0

Could I have a bad board? :( Or could this still be a software issue?


Derek Atkins, SB '93 MIT EE, SM '95 MIT Media Laboratory
Member, MIT Student Information Processing Board (SIPB)
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