After applying the SD Card disk formatting and ‘optimisation’ mentioned previously, I decided to attempt to bring the version of Fedora (14) up to date..
The Fedora 17 Pi ‘respin’ is due sometime in May, but I decided – based on my experiences with Fedora 17 on the Dreamplug – to try to ‘hack’ F17 from the Fedora Arm repository onto the Pi… I had to manually create the ‘new’ Fedora 17 file system layout (with /sbin and /lib and ./bin softlinked to /usr/sbin and /usr/lib and /usr/bin respectively)..
After a lot of hacking, using yum (multiple times) and having to manually download and install (rpm…nodeps…force..) several key dependent rpms, and manually uninstall several conflicting ‘pi-specific” rpms, I finally have FC17 running on the Pi..
I now have xfce4 running, and – apart from the system time being 1970 – everything seems OK! FYI…. Firefox is slow…
Fedora release 17 (Beefy Miracle) Kernel 3.1.9+ on an armv6l (tty1) rgpi login: