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==Fedora 31-==
==Fedora 31-==
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some of the older versions listed here ^ may be security risks- for archive purposes only

Fedora 31

Must fill in testing of these spins (or they will be abandoned.)

Fedora 31-



voted go oct 24 2019
feleased oct 29 2019
Respins: https://dl.fedoraproject.org/pub/alt/live-respins/

Upgrading f30 to f31


f30 Common Bugs

FEDORA User Docs



works fine in VMM
  • f1 network neighborhood with XO's when "jabber.sugarlabs.org" is added to network:
F30-network neighborhood.png
  • battery indicator in frame
Sugar battery app.jpg

Fedora MediaWriter

"What changes when Rpi 3B+;Rpi2B+; or "other is selected in version ?"

  • satellit May 19, 2019

"Nothing, really. The tentative plan was to support more ARM spins in the future but no work towards that was done yet."

  • Martin Bříza:5/20/2019



ask for help on IRC freenode #cinnamon


Install Virtual Machine Manager in gnome software or (Virtual Machine Manager) virt-manager
add: QEMU/KVM user session (Use this to install from ...iso)

Install Documents



"Fedora supports the the Raspberry Pi Model 2B and 3-series of devices including the 3B, 3B+, 3A+, 3CM and 3CM+ in Fedora 29 and later releases."

https://wiki.sugarlabs.org/go/Sugar_Creation_Kit/sck/Advanced_Topics#Raspberry_Pi_.2F_RPi (old work)
https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/QA:Testcase_Virt_ARM_on_x86 (install arm in VMM)


Sugar on other distributions

http://wiki.sugarlabs.org/go/Ubuntu_on_rpi3 (Ubuntu)
http://wiki.sugarlabs.org/go/Ubuntu_on_rpi3#Ubuntu-MATE-sugar-desktop_on_raspberry_pi2-3 (Ubuntu)
https://people.canonical.com/~ogra/snappy/raspberrypi4/core18/ (ubuntu core Rpi4)
https://people.sugarlabs.org/rishabh/ (debian)
https://en.opensuse.org/HCL:Raspberry_Pi2 (OpenSuse)
https://en.opensuse.org/Sugar https://sourceforge.net/projects/opensuse-edu/files/ (sugar)
http://mirror.centos.org/altarch/7/isos/ (centos)
https://wiki.centos.org/SpecialInterestGroup/AltArch/armhfp#head-2c416cfaecdf675f43a5be7a81ad50e81e640c93 (add epl)

Rpi3B+ vs Rpi4

important review
Note that USB3 Ports on RPi4 are Blue
Note that the Red and white enclosure of the Rpi4 allows overheating of the board; run with cover off
(lightning bolt warning in right upper corner appears when too hot)


64 bit arm (uses 3 GB of memory)

"Manjaro ARM Preview2 for Raspberry Pi 4! (Manjaro ARM Team)

The Manjaro ARM project is proud to announce the second test release for the Raspberry Pi 4! This is an indication of how far upstream (Raspberry Pi) is with 64-bit support. This is also the place where you get a preview of the upcoming XFCE edition, that will be "replacing" the LXQT images going forward. Thanks to @Darksky for making the XFCE edition a reality!"

works nicely (satellit Aug 5 2017)

Rpi-3b installer+

https://downloads.raspberrypi.org/raspbian_full_latest (2019-07-10-raspbian-buster-full.zip RpiB3+/RPi4 compatable)


Testing of f31 arm (raw) images
Installation method used for testing
  1. Download Fedora-SoaS-armhfp-Rawhide-20190619.n.0-sda.raw.xz file to /Downloads
  2. extract here to expand to Fedora-SoaS-armhfp-Rawhide-20190619.n.0-sda.raw file
  3. start Fedora Media Writer/select Fedora-SoaS-armhfp-Rawhide-20190619.n.0-sda.raw file in "Custom"
  4. insert micro SD into usb Card Reader and plug in it's USB
  5. select RPiB3+ and write Fedora-SoaS-armhfp-Rawhide-20190619.n.0-sda.raw file
  6. exit Fedora MediaWriter
  7. start gparted and expand partition 3 to full size of micro SD (Class 10 32 GB)
  8. insert mico SD in RPi3B+ slot and power up.
  9. install Nodebug kernel https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/RawhideKernelNodebug
Suggestion save command for nodebug on USB key as text file; copy paste it into terminal when running booted sd.
Working images
Branched fail GPG check (not signed)
  • There is no f31 repo because we have not yet had a fedora 31 branched

compose finish. So, mirrormanager is pointing people to rawhide. This is likely the cause of all problems related to f31.

  • Mon, Aug 19, 2019 at 10:48 PM Kevin Fenzi

sudo rpm --import https://src.fedoraproject.org/rpms/fedora-repos/blob/master/f/RPM-GPG-KEY-fedora-32-primary

  • updates to f32
Fedora-LXDE-armhfp-31-20190816.n.0-sda.raw (Branched)
Needs to be restarted with power off to finish initial-setup and login
NOTE needs "sudo shutdown -h now" in terminal to shutdown
Fedora-KDE-armhfp-31-20190816.n.0-sda.raw (Branched)
Needs to be restarted with power off to finish initial-setup and login
NOTE needs "sudo shutdown -h now" in terminal to shutdown
Fedora-Mate-armhfp-31-20190816.n.0-sda.raw (Branched)
Needs to be restarted with power off to finish initial-setup and login
NOTE needs "sudo shutdown -h now" in terminal to shutdown Mate
links below are No longer on line
Aug 18 2019 (due to branching?)
sugar-desktop and sugar-runner installed and work
NOTE recent arm images use debug kernel and this fills up the microSD cards quickly; making them freeze up
fills up sd: bcm2835-dma (messages never stop)
Tuesday builds should use nodebug kernel
  • Use these to test in Rpi3B+
Enabling the rawhide kernel nodebug repository
$ sudo dnf config-manager --add-repo=http://dl.fedoraproject.org/pub/alt/rawhide-kernel-nodebug/fedora-rawhide-kernel-nodebug.repo
$ sudo dnf update
  • Terminal:
sudo dnf groupinstall sugar-desktop-environment
sudo dnf install sugar-runner

Mate 0704.n.1.png

seems to lock up when using wired and wireless AP
  • Inital-setup after boot (updated for f31 branched)

I-s arm.jpg

  • F1 network neighborhood with jabber.sugarlabs.org entered in networking


Sugar-desktop-environment + sugar-runner (both install)
Centos 7
Not Working
interupt waits too long before GRUB if no network cable connection
"lan78xx_eth Waiting for PHY auto negotiation to complete..."
That happens without ethernet cable plugged in. You can interrupt the waiting by CTRL+C.
a1-a2 microsd-cards: comparison

sugar desktop in 2nd DE

  • in terminal:
sudo dnf groupinstall sugar-desktop-environment
sudo dnf install sugar-runner
    • run each command separately

How to Clear ./sugar

  • When making a new VM, to clear the Sugar Journal of old entries and to avoid identity conflicts among copies of the VM, enter the command rm -rf ~/.sugar in the Terminal activity. Then shutdown the VM. This will clear all Learner information on the VM and let you start with a fresh install. Skipping this will result in collisions in the Neighborhood view of the Jabber network between separate copies of the appliance. Verify the presence of the .sugar directory by entering ls -a in Terminal.
  • When cloning a customized VM, in order to keep the Journal and installed .xo Activities, use rm -rf ~/.sugar/default/owner.key* in the Sugar Terminal, and then shutdown the VM. enter in root terminal:su (password) shutdown -h now This leaves the Journal entries and removes only the previous Learner's identity key files.
  • To clear the Sugar Journal:rm -rf ~/.sugar/default/datastore This may be needed if the Journal becomes clogged with too many entries. USE WITH CAUTION'


livedcd-tools installed in mounted soas f30 usb


"Why not just use livecd-creator? It is still maintained by the community (mainly Neal Gompa, see https://github.com/livecd-tools/livecd-tools ) and it supports this IMHO essential feature. And livecd-creator typically accepts kickstarts written for livemedia-creator with few to no changes, unlike the other way round. Kevin Kofler"


"Freely available for Windows, Mac OS X, Linux and Solaris x86 platforms under GPLv2:"

Available Groups

  • dnf grouplist -v

Available Environment Groups:

  Fedora Custom Operating System (custom-environment)
  Minimal Install (minimal-environment)
  Fedora Server Edition (server-product-environment)
  Fedora Workstation (workstation-product-environment)
  Fedora Cloud Server (cloud-server-environment)
  KDE Plasma Workspaces (kde-desktop-environment)
  Xfce Desktop (xfce-desktop-environment)
  LXDE Desktop (lxde-desktop-environment)
  LXQt Desktop (lxqt-desktop-environment)
  Cinnamon Desktop (cinnamon-desktop-environment)
  Deepin Desktop (deepin-desktop-environment)
  Development and Creative Workstation (developer-workstation-environment)
  Web Server (web-server-environment)
  Infrastructure Server (infrastructure-server-environment)
  Basic Desktop (basic-desktop-environment)

Installed Environment Groups:

  MATE Desktop (mate-desktop-environment)
  Sugar Desktop Environment (sugar-desktop-environment)

Installed Groups:

  Administration Tools (admin-tools)
  LibreOffice (libreoffice)

Available Groups:

  3D Printing (3d-printing)
  Audio Production (audio)
  Authoring and Publishing (authoring-and-publishing)
  Books and Guides (books)
  C Development Tools and Libraries (c-development)
  Cloud Infrastructure (cloud-infrastructure)
  Cloud Management Tools (cloud-management)
  Compiz (compiz)
  Container Management (container-management)
  D Development Tools and Libraries (d-development)
  Design Suite (design-suite)
  Development Tools (development-tools)
  Domain Membership (domain-client)
  Fedora Eclipse (eclipse)
  Editors (editors)
  Educational Software (education)
  Electronic Lab (electronic-lab)
  Engineering and Scientific (engineering-and-scientific)
  FreeIPA Server (freeipa-server)
  Games and Entertainment (games)
  Headless Management (headless-management)
  MATE Applications (mate-applications)
  Medical Applications (medical)
  Milkymist (milkymist)
  Network Servers (network-server)
  Office/Productivity (office)
  Python Classroom (python-classroom)
  Python Science (python-science)
  Robotics (robotics-suite)
  RPM Development Tools (rpm-development-tools)
  Security Lab (security-lab)
  Sound and Video (sound-and-video)
  System Tools (system-tools)
  Text-based Internet (text-internet)
  Window Managers (window-managers)



Install of IIAB on RPi4

"The Raspberry Pi 4 is the latest upgrade in the Raspberry Pi SBC series. : This one has a Quadcore A72 CPU, up to 4 GB of LPDDR4 RAM, 2x USB 2.0, 2x USB 3.0 ports, double micro-HDMI ports, AC Wifi, Bluetooth 5.0 and Gigabit ethernet."

  • NOTE medium and full install include sugarizer-server (default)
Aug 6 2017
  • Same install on a 32GB sd: using my Rpi3B+.
  • Only difference: used medium install and only downloaded a few items to test

Aug 2 2017
Installed "Raspbian Buster with desktop and recommended software" (1)
2019-07-10-raspbian-buster-full.img (extracted: 6.4 GB)
256 GB SanDisk Ultra micoSDXC A1 card

Install with Etcher:

In microSD reader
Insert card in RPi4 and power up:
  • RPi4 (with 4 GB Memory) booted and changed GPU memory in "Preferences / Raspberry Pi4 Configuration" to [356] from [76]
( 2019-07-10-raspbian-buster-full - allows changing the allocated amount of memory in the RPi4)
(This appears to increase performance)

GPU memory.jpg

  • in add/remove software: install firefox ESR
  • in terminal:
 curl d.iiab.io/install.txt | sudo bash
  • chose maximum iiab install size
  • used middle selection for type of install (single point)
  • Start Ansible install

Photograph terminal screen when it shows: "Internet-In-A Box (IIAB) software install is complete"


Reboot (by hitting [enter] key)
  • Change iiab-admin's password before connecting your server to the Internet.
You can do this within http://box.lan/admin -> Utilities menu — or at the command line, if you type "passwd iiab-admin". 
  • in firefox enter (in command line): with user:iiab-admin and the password you entered above ^
Starts Admin console


  • test setup ^

(1) http://wiki.laptop.org/go/IIAB/FAQ#Is_a_quick_installation_possible.3F



" Fedora is proud to have been accepted as a GSoC mentoring organization. Student applications open on March 25, 2019."

Internet of Things (iot)

https://medium.com/@suyoggunjal/windows-10-iot-core-on-raspberry-pi-3-8c9ea0861de6 (windows-10-iot-core-on-raspberry-pi-3)


still in development

"Fedora Silverblue is an immutable desktop operating system, which aims to be extremely stable and reliable. It also aims to be an excellent platform for developers and for those using container-focused workflows."




Endless OS

"Endless OS is a free, easy-to-use operating system preloaded with over 100 apps.." (32GB installer usb - uses flatpacks)
https://github.com/endlessm (github)
https://firefox-flatpak.mojefedora.cz/ (firefox flatpack that installs)
"This is an unofficial Firefox flatpak repository provided by Fedora and Red Hat maintainers and made for testing purposes. "
https://github.com/flathub/org.fedoraproject.MediaWriter/issues/5 (Fedora MediaWriter bug in flatpack)
"Endless OS is built on top of decades of efforts from the free and open-source software community, and we acknowledge a great debt to it. We contribute back to open source projects whenever we can, but not all the software shipped on our computer is open source. Please refer to https://endlessm.com/for-developers developer for more information."