Fedora Linux Distro Available For Raspberry Pi — Here’s How To Install It

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Although still in beta stage, Fedora 25 officially supports Raspberry Pi 2 and 3.

This implies that you can run the distro with the support for different USB drives, Wi-Fi dongles, and the like. Users will get good hardware support with Raspberry Pi 2. Fedora mentioned that with a minimal installation and workstation, XFCE worked quite well on Pi 2. The testing included the regular MMC/USB/network, fully accelerated graphics with an open driver, among other hardware.

As for the Raspberry Pi 3, it works with only the standard device support as Fedora 25 Beta doesn’t support the onboard Wi-Fi/Bluetooth. The developers look forward to making the functionality available soon.

Installing Fedora on Raspberry Pi

The set-up process for Fedora 25 on Raspberry Pi is straightforward because you can easily prepare the SD card on any Linux distro, MacOS, or Windows.

Download the Fedora Workstation 25 Beta image and proceed to write the image onto a properly formatted external storage device. Remember to change the /dev/XXX to match the location of your card and match the name of the downloaded image before running the following command:

xzcat Fedora-IMAGE-NAME.raw.xz | sudo dd status=progress bs=4M of=/dev/XXX

To get more info you can read the Fedora Project’s guide on the same topic.

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