I’m looking for an OS based on CentOS/Fedora to install on a ARMv6. Anybody know an actual system?

All systems that I found are unmaintained...

  • From the fedora architectures page: "The Raspberry Pi 2/3 is now supported in in all stable Fedora releases." fedoraproject.org/wiki/Architectures/ARM/Raspberry_Pi Commented Mar 28, 2019 at 20:01
  • Yes. Operating System. Are you sure that armv6 is supported on rpi?
    – Guif If
    Commented Mar 28, 2019 at 20:18
  • Well, armv6 is compatible with the pi. I'm not sure about the armv6 fedora image. Luckily they seem to have a pi-specific image, though (check the link in my previous comment). Commented Mar 28, 2019 at 23:47

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Fedora specifically do not wish to support ARMv6 (and by extension, the Pi Zero). See their wiki:

🔗 What about support for the Raspberry Pi Models A/A+, B/B+ (generation 1), Zero/ZeroW and Compute Module?


Fedora doesn't, and NEVER will, support ARMv6 processors. There's been a number of attempts to support these over the years. The current best effort is Pignus based on Fedora 23. More information can be found at the Pignus site. Support for the Compute Module 3 (CM3) has landed upstream in the 4.20 kernel and we will support a number of devices based on CM3 in Fedora 30.

Unfortunately Pignus appears to be dead, and their website has vanished from existence, leaving only an inactive GitHub organisation.

Unless things have changed very recently, the case is the same for CentOS, so it seems you're probably out of luck with the main Red Hat derivatives, sadly.

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