• Telorand
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    3 months ago

    If only they would make an ARM version of their atomic distros…

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        3 months ago

        The problem with Rpi is the file provided by Fedora is an ISO, and Rpi doesn’t have a way to boot from a live USB; it needs a complete tar.gz to flash onto the SD card.

        ETA: there’s actually a way to make Rpi boot from a USB drive, but that’s typically used to boot the entire system, not a temporary live USB. Maybe it would work, but I’ve never tried it.

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          It’s been a few years since my last manual install of Fedora (I’ve just been upgrading it), but I got Fedora Server to install just fine. I did it one of two ways (again, I can’t remember which): I either used the USB boot option to install to an SSD I attach via USB, or I booted the liveUSB on my laptop and installed to the USB SSD. In any case, Fedora has worked flawlessly for me for a few years on Pi now, so I would strongly recommend it.

          Just as an aside, I highly recommend against using a microSD card if you have a Pi model that can boot from USB storage. They are far less stable than an SSD, and are not designed to withstand running an operating system from. They are also dramatically slower, and much more painful to work with. Getting a cheap USB enclosure for an SSD is a far better solution, just try to pick up an SSD with a DRAM cache. It will increase throughput and increase the lifetime of the SSD, and I would not recommend running an OS from an SSD without a DRAM cache.

          EDIT: I believe this to be the easiest way to install Fedora for a Pi device. You will use a desktop/laptop Linux device, and the arm-image-installer will take an ARM ISO and install it to your storage media (SD card, microSD card, SSD, etc.). It was also the first thing I found when I looked up how to install Fedora on a Pi.