Anything networking, programming, crypto, and security related
Tweaking Anaconda To Run On ARM
So I’ve been on this mission to help out with all of the guys doing hard work to try and get ARM pushed as a primary architecture. This means spending countless hours reading a huge Python framework which contains a non-stop mix of classes, libraries and even old C code. After many hours (mainly on the weekend) I have started the process of tailoring the Fedora Anaconda installer to run a bit better on ARM. Please note that I am not releasing anything yet as the code is basically just in “see-if-it-works” mode. I still have to connect it all together behind the scenes to try and get the changes to stick. Anyway, here’s a sneak-peak preview of Anaconda (and hopefully firstboot soon/next) running on one of our ARMv5 Guru machines with F17 on it. Note that the machine’s architecture is displayed up top.
My todo’s left for Anaconda:
- Place all user configs in the right place
- Allow for package selection/installation
- Ensure firstboot works after reboot
Fedora release 17 (Beefy Miracle) Linux fedora-arm 3.0.9 #11 PREEMPT Fri Feb 3 15:22:48 EST 2012 armv5tel armv5tel armv5tel GNU/Linux anaconda-17.13-2.fc17