Raspberry Pi Finally Well Supported By Fedora With 25 Beta
Written by Michael Larabel in Fedora on 18 October 2016 at 03:21 PM EDT. 23 Comments
FEDORA --
While Fedora has always supported ARM/AArch64 hardware well, they've missed out on the whole Raspberry Pi craze even as the ARMv7 hardware has been shipping for a while and there are plenty of Pi-focused Linux distributions out there. With Fedora 25, there's finally going to be good support for the Raspberry Pi 2 and 3 devices.

A Fedora 25 Beta spin has been released for the Raspberry Pi with support for the 2 and 3 models. It's been a challenge supporting Fedora on these popular ARM boards due to keeping to a fully-open kernel with not pulling in any Pi binary drivers, firmware distribution issues, and it's been treated as just a pet project. But now at least it's all in place for the ARMv7 ARM boards while there are no plans to support the older ARMv6 Pi hardware.

Those interested in running Fedora 25 on a Raspberry Pi 2/3 can find all the details via today's announcement.

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