[Arm-dev] best kernel for armv7hl ?
cc35359 at gmail.com
Wed May 13 16:12:01 UTC 2015
Fabian, I dont normally travel to these CentOS mailing lists, however, I wanted to mention about how I shoved Fedora Rawhide on a number of raspberry pis, because i think it would be a highly advantageous idea to push out at least a minimal image for the raspberry pi with the armv7 release for CentOS 7. If not that, at least have a clear path for those wanting it.
In my adventures with rawhide on the raspis, i've found that the best way to handle the hardware is by using the kernel actually distributed by the raspi foundation, versus compiling my own. unfortunately there are a few broadcom pieces that make it difficult.
In order to get rawhide running, it was a very simple process.
1. mount the fedora image
2. make an sd card paritioned how you want it (i dont use swap on sd card, so just 500 mb for /boot, and the rest for /.
3. rsync the data to the sd card, except the boot.
4. copy the boot directory from the raspi's git with the necessary firmware.
5. copy the kernel libraries.
6. i created a dracut initrd because i needed to have dm-crypt available because i normally encrypt the / partition myself.
7. modify fstab, boot.txt, cmdline.txt as necessary
8. boot, and its magic.
I dont mind repeating the process for a centos image if help is needed, perhaps creating a scripted method to generate the images for the future would be something to look into.
So that was a lot of rambling, but long story short, i can assist you with a raspberry pi image based on my fedora creations if we feel that centos can provide such an image. otherwise once the armv7 packages are ready, i can create documentation and a potential "offsite" image if there are legal reasons for not supplying it.
thanks for listening,
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