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  1. #1
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    Jun 2010

    Plugcomputer : DreamPlug : Fedora for ARM

    Has anyone put Fedora for ARM on there DreamPlug?
    and care to write the steps on how to get it all workings ; Network wi-fi & lan : Audio : building the image for writing to onboard flash / sd card

    Dreamplug is rather new and there's nothing much on it

    Plans to use my DreamPlug as a micro Low watt Webserver with PHP MySQL and I want to remove its current OS off it without damaging uboot

  2. #2
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    May 2010

    Re: Plugcomputer : DreamPlug : Fedora for ARM

    I have just got a DreamPlug (+ JTAG..), and am planning to do the same (and use it as a web server...).
    I have found instructions for the (older) GuruPlug, and am hoping the architecture is similar enough that these instructions will still work for the DreamPlug, and It would appear that the Marvell 'Sheeva' CPU is the same .. I have only been able to find a 'suitable' boot image for Fedora12, so far..

    ..and - of course:

    Robert Gadsdon.

  3. #3
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    May 2010

    Re: Plugcomputer : DreamPlug : Fedora for ARM


    I formatted a replacement 16GB micro-SD card as follows:

    Device      Boot   Start     End              Blocks         Id      System
    /dev/sda1         2048       411647         204800             4      FAT16 <32M
    /dev/sda2         411648     31340543       15464448          83      Linux
    - and copied the original 'Debian' uImage ( to the FAT/DOS partition, and the Fedora13 beta filesystem to the Linux/EXT3 partition (and corresponding kernel modules from the original Debian filesystem to /lib/modules) .

    I downloaded the 'latest' Fedora13 filesystem from:

    I am now running Fedora 13, and have cross-compiled kernel 2.6.39-rc7 on my x86_64 system, after
    # yum install armv5tel-redhat-linux-gnueabi-gcc uboot-tools

    $ uname -a
    Linux rgdreamplug 2.6.39-rc7 #1 PREEMPT Mon May 16 15:37:34 BST 2011 armv5tel armv5tel armv5tel GNU/Linux

    The system runs well, with none of the previous filesystem errors on the factory-installed Debian system.. I've install the LAMP bits, and Webmin, and am currently running Joomla and Wordpress on it, after changing from DHCP to a static IP address....

    Robert Gadsdon.
    Last edited by rgadsdon; 20th May 2011 at 10:14 AM.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Houston, TX

    Re: Plugcomputer : DreamPlug : Fedora for ARM

    Did you have any trouble getting the device to boot? What speed grade of SD did you use? I'm having trouble with a boot off my USB drive, and I suspect it's not quite fast enough.

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