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About this Howto

This documentation is about using Raspberry Pi Foundation "downstream kernel" and components on a Fedora (or CentOS) userspace. As with Fedora, this process is compatible with Raspberry Pi 2 and later model (No original Raspberry Pi or Pi Zero support is planned). Unless using a Raspberry Pi 4 with 4G of RAM. It's recommended to use the 32bit version over the 64bit (especially for the Workstation flavor). For graphics usage, it's really recommended to have a Raspberry Pi 4 which default to the vc4/v3d driver.

Kickstart files

Kickstart files are located at https://pagure.io/fork/dwrobel/fedora-kickstarts repository and are based on the original Fedora 34 files with the following modifications:

The modifications in livecd-tools and pykickstart allows to generate image with selected downstream kernel (despite it has lower version) over the upstream one. On a system, all aforementioned repositories are installed with priority=50 option to instruct 'dnf' to choose packages from this repository, rather then Fedora default.

Pre-built images

The location of pre-generated images for Fedora 34 can be found below:





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Raspberry Pi specific RPM Fusion RPI Repositories on Fedora

sudo dnf config-manager --add-repo=https://mirrors.rpmfusion.org/free/fedora/rpi/rpmfusion-rpi.repo
sudo dnf install raspberrypi-vc-utils raspberrypi-vc-libs

Updating the eeprom on RPI4

git clone https://github.com/raspberrypi/rpi-eeprom.git
cd rpi-eeprom
sudo ./rpi-eeprom-update 


Booting from external USB drive

Write the image to the external drive, then mount the filesystem and change root=/dev/mmcblk0p2 to root=/dev/sda2 in the /boot/efi/cmdline.txt.

Resizing filesystem

After booting the system, please consider to resize the filesystem. The following example assumes system booted from internal SD card.

sudo growpart -u on /dev/mmcblk0 2
sudo btrfs filesystem resize max /


# set vm.min_free_kbytes for rpi
vm.min_free_kbytes = 16384

Known issues

Bug Report


Howto/RaspberryPi (last edited 2021-04-28 16:33:48 by DamianWrobel)