Fedora Now Has Bootable RISC-V Disk Images Available

Written by Michael Larabel in Fedora on 25 September 2016 at 04:09 PM EDT. 14 Comments
Fedora has been making a lot of RISC-V build/packaging progress over the past few months while this weekend the milestone was announced that they are hosting clean, RPM-built, bootable disk images for this open-source RISC-V instruction set architecture.

RISC-V is an open-source instruction set architecture that is BSD licensed and is completely free and not encumbered by any patents. LowRISC and SiFive are among the organizations working to bring RISC-V hardware to market.

There is the standard Fedora disk image for RISC-V plus a "full fat" disk image. The "full fat" image contains all extra Fedora packages, which is only being provided temporarily until the network support is figured out. Another limitation is that these RISC-V disk images do not ship with any bootloader or kernel: you'll need to find compatible components for your hardware.

The RISC-V packages currently being built are assembled against Fedora 25 while other releases are expected in the future. More information on these bootable Fedora RISC-V images can be found via this release announcement.
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