I'm really pleased to announce that we are making Fedora RISC-V images
available. These are clean, RPM-built, bootable disk images:
The "full fat" version also contains all of the extra packages at the
time of building, so you can install them without needing a network
connection. When we have networking this image will be dropped
(because dnf will be able to pull the packages over the network from
the repo at https://fedorapeople.org/groups/risc-v/RPMS
Note there is no bootloader or kernel. You'll need to find a
compatible bbl and kernel according to your hardware. Suggestions for
how to boot can be found in the 'readme.txt' file.
<<< Also! >>> We are running an autobuilder which takes new packages
from Fedora's build system (Koji) and speculatively tries to build
them in Fedora/RISC-V (up to 16 packages in parallel). The status is
There are a few missing bits:
- We haven't yet built all the packages from the Fedora @Core group.
This remains our aim, and we should get there quickly with the help
of the autobuilder.
- In particular there is no systemd or plymouth, so at the moment
Fedora boots straight to a command line prompt. Hope to get this
fixed soon, and then the distro will look a lot more like real
Fedora when it boots.
- At the moment we are only building Fedora 25 packages, but hope to
build other Fedora releases (including Rawhide) at some point.
- Although there are no broken dependencies in the base disk image,
some of the RPMs supplied are uninstallable because they require
runtime deps which are not yet built.
Want to help with packaging?
Thanks to: David Abdurachmanov and Stefan O'Rear for their huge
efforts packaging and debugging things.
Richard Jones, Virtualization Group, Red Hat http://people.redhat.com/~rjones
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