On Nov 17, 2007 12:00 PM, <fedora-arm-request(a)redhat.com> wrote:
Date: Sat, 17 Nov 2007 14:02:08 +0200
From: "Rabeeh Khoury" <rabeeh(a)marvell.com>
Subject: RE: [fedora-arm] activity
To: "Peter Robinson" <pbrobinson(a)gmail.com>, "Manas
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> This is good news. I was going to ask the same question. There's a lot
> of SOHO NAS boxes coming out that run on the ARM architecture like the
> DNS-323 ( http://wiki.dns323.info/
) that have a reasonable speed
> processor, some ram/flash etc that would be a good target for a mini
> fedora distro.
The processor that drives this box is a Marvell SoC 88F5181. There are
other NAS boxes that are driven by Marvell SoC 88F5182.
Since the Linux kernel is completely GPLed, you can boot to a small
firmware like U-Boot and then boot completely off the hard drive.
Doing that you can start with small Fedora distro and then 'yum install'
FWIW I'm trying to finish up an RFS builder which will hopefully
simplify the task of creating RFSs & initrds for ARM devices. It is
inspired by the livecd work of David Zeuthen and currently uses QEMU
to do most of the work. I hope to release it here before the end of
the year. As usual the last 10% of the work is taking 90% of the