[Arm-dev] best kernel for armv7hl ?

Fabian Arrotin arrfab at centos.org
Wed May 13 20:28:27 UTC 2015

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On 13/05/15 18:12, cc35359 gma wrote:
> 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, ­ -David­

Hi David,

Welcome to the list !
Let's see what comes out of the armv7hl builds, but I guess that you
meant Raspberry pi2 , as that one is armv7hl, while raspi1 is armv6

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