I am trying to start a project involving ARM and Fedora. I read the page
, and downloaded the file
which was labeled as
"Fedora 15 Alpha 1 release for
;. I am
still waiting for an ARM board, so I installed qemu-system-arm in Fedora 16 x86_64. After
, I prepared an ext3
filesystem image, unzipped the downloaded file into it, and attempted to boot with the
qemu-system-arm -m 256 -M versatilepb -kernel boot/vmlinuz-18.104.22.168-1.fc15.armv5tel
-initrd boot/initramfs-22.214.171.124-1.fc15.armv5tel.img -hda fedora-15-arm.img -net nic -net
user -append "console=ttyS0 root=LABEL=rootfs rw"
No matter how many variations of this I try, I get a black screen in the qemu video
console. On the qemu serial console, I get "Uncompressing Linux... done, booting the
kernel.", and no further output. The qemu-system-arm process gets stuck at 100% CPU.
Other options for -M either behave the same, or do not even display the
I do not get enough information to even guess whether the kernel will see the hard disk
image or not.
What is exactly what I am doing wrong? Did I download the wrong image?