After releasing a stable version of Fedora 18 for AllWinner A10 and A13 in February, Hans de Goede, working at Red Hat and a Fedora contributor, has recently announced “Fedora 19 ARM remix for Allwinner SOCs” on linux-sunxi community mailing list. This released based on Fedora 19 for ARM together with linux-sunxi kernel and u-boot, adds support for A10s and A20 based devices, and 38 boards and devices are now supported.
To give it a try, download the 665MB image:
then write it to an SD card (8GB or greater):
xzcat Fedora-19-a10-armhfp-r1.img.xz > /dev/[device] sync
Where you have to replace [device] with your actual SD card device, e.g. sdc.Since u-boot is board/product specific, you’ll also have to update u-boot for your hardware. Remove the SD card, re-insert it, and run:<
to display a graphical menu (if dialog is installed on your Linux PC), or a list supported boards and products:
Available boards: a10_mid_1gb A10 tablet sold under various names (whitelabel) a13_mid A13 tablet sold under various names (whitelabel) a10s-olinuxino-m A10s-OLinuXino-MICRO (Olimex) a13-olinuxino A13-OLinuXino (Olimex) a13-olinuxinom A13-OLinuXino-MICRO (Olimex) a20-olinuxino_micro A20-OLinuXino-MICRO (Olimex) auxtek-t003 Auxtek T003 hdmi tv stick auxtek-t004 Auxtek T004 hdmi tv stick ba10_tv_box BA10 TV Box coby_mid7042 Coby MID7042 tablet coby_mid8042 Coby MID8042 tablet coby_mid9742 Coby MID9742 tablet cubieboard_512 Cubieboard development board 512 MB RAM cubieboard Cubieboard development board 1024 MB RAM cubieboard2 Cubieboard 2 (A20) development board dns_m82 DNS AirTab M82 tablet EOMA68-A10 EOMA68 A10 CPU card gooseberry_a721 Gooseberry development board h6 H6 netbook hackberry Hackberry development board hyundai_a7hd Hyundai a7hd tablet inet97f-ii iNet-97F Rev.2 (and clones) tablet mele_a1000 Mele a1000/a2000 512 MB RAM mele_a1000g Mele a1000g/a2000g 1024 MB RAM mele_a3700 Mele a3700 (a1000g without sata) mini-x Mini-X 512 MB RAM mini-x-1gb Mini-X 1024 MB RAM mk802 mk802 (with female mini hdmi) 512 MB RAM mk802-1gb mk802 (with female mini hdmi) 1024 MB RAM mk802_a10s mk802 with A10s (s with a circle around it on the barcode label mk802ii mk802ii (with male normal hdmi) 1024 MB RAM pcduino pcDuino development board pov_protab2_ips9 Point of View ProTab 2 IPS 9" tablet pov_protab2_ips_3g Point of View ProTab 2 IPS tablet with 3g r7-tv-dongle r7 hdmi tv stick uhost_u1a UHost U1A hdmi tv stick wobo-i5 Wobo i5 TV Box xzpad700 XZPAD700 7" tablet
Select you board in the graphical menu, or by running the command with your board, e.g.:
sudo sh <uboot-part-mount>/select-board.sh cubieboard2
Finally umount the uboot and rootfs partitions:
umount /run/media/hans/uboot umount /run/media/hans/rootfs
The SD card is now ready. Insert it in your A1X/A20 device, connect the device to an HDMI or DVI monitor, and power it up to complete the installation. It will first resize the root partition to make full use of your SD card storage space, reboot automatically, and enter the first boot setup, where you’ll be able to configure networking, the timezone, create a root password, and create a normal user, before accessing Fedora 19.
As with Fedora 18, there’s no support for 2D (G2D engine), 3D (Mali 400 GPU), nor video decoding acceleration (CedarX VPU). AllWinner A20 support as been tested with Cubieboard2 development board, and the following are known to work:
- UARTs, I2C controllers
- MMC controllers
- EHCI and OHCI USB controllers (USB controllers 1 and 2, but controller 0 is an OTG controller and is not supported yet).
- Video Output – HDMI, VGA, LCD, Composite Out
- AXP PMIC including CPU voltage scaling
- SOUND – Analog in/out, HDMI audio, S/PDIF out (SPDIF ported, but not tested)
- Ethernet controller (emac)
- SATA controller
You can also build the Fedora image yourself by using the scripts available at https://github.com/jwrdegoede/sunxi-fedora-scripts.git.