On Sat, June 28, 2014 4:28 pm, Peter Robinson wrote:
>> 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
>> 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?
> I'm not sure but I've got a feeling it might have resized the
> partition but not the filesystem. The former has to be done before
> anything is mounted where the later can be done online with resize2fs.
> What does "fdisk -l /dev/STORAGE-DEV report? If it's a using all the
> disk you can just use resize2fs to fix the issue.
No, according to fdisk it is not using the whole disk.
If it was I know that I could just use resize2fs.
It's that the partition did not get resized.
>> 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
>> 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.
> Which kernel? I seem to remember there might have been issues with the
> kernel shipped as GA for the wandboard in some cases with network but
> TBH it was a long time ago, I would suggest possibly getting the
> latest kernel  putting it on a usb stick and updating it and see if
> that helps.
Whatever kernel was distributed with the F20 images.
Do I just need to install the new kernel and symlink the dtb? Or is there
more than just the kernel package I need to install?
If you upgrade to the latest arm-boot-config first before the kernel
you might not need to do that (I don't remember TBH) but if it's just
the NIC problems your having that should be enough to get the NIC
working. You might also want to look at rawhide nightly images as
they're pretty stable too.