Hi! I’ve created a Fedora 36 eMMC image for Rockpi 4b. How do I share the image with the community? Is anyone interested?
Hi! Mega may be a good choice.
Refer to https://wiki.radxa.com/Rockpi4/dev/usb-install for instructions of installing to onboard eMMC.
Use USB Male A to Male A cable to connect Rockpi OTG port to your pc.
Press the middle button, then power on and unpress the button
Download the image with the above link
sudo dnf install -y rkdeveloptool
xz -d rockpi-4b-fedora-minimal-36-1.5-aarch64-gpt.img.xz
sudo rkdeveloptool ld #confirm the output contains “Maskrom”
sudo rkdeveloptool db rk3399_loader_v1.20.119.bin
sudo rkdeveloptool wl 0 rockpi-4b-fedora-minimal-36-1.5-aarch64-gpt.img
sudo rkdeveloptool rd
After booting, you may want to grow the root partition to the whole device with fdisk and resize2fs.
Also note it’s a minimal version of fedora. You may want to switch to the desired edition with
dnf group install "Fedora Server Edition",
dnf group install "Fedora Workstation", etc.
Tips to recreate the image (for advanced users only):
- Download the official fedora aarch64 image. It has a DOS partition table. We will use its partitions but in a GPT partition table. Will refer to the file as fedora.img
- Download an official rockpi os GPT image. Will refer to this file as
dnf install uboot-images-armv8
partx -v -a rockpi.imgto mount the last partition of
/dev/loop0p5), then copy and save all the
usr/lib/firmware/brcm/*4345*files somewhere. Then umount and run
losetup -d /dev/loop0.
fdisk fedora.imgto lookup the partitions in fedora.img.
fdisk rockpi.imgto delete all partitions except the first two. Then create new partitions with the same size (in blocks) as in
fedora.img. Add more bytes to the end of
partx -v -a rockpi.imgand
partx -v -a fedora.imgto get the loop partition devices. Copy all the
fedora.imgpartitions (starting from partition 1) to corresponding
rockpi.imgpartitions (starting from partition 3) with
- Mount the last partition on
rockpi.imgagain and restore the
usr/lib/firmware/brcm/*4345*files from step 4.
sudo dd if=/usr/share/uboot/rock-pi-4-rk3399/idbloader.img of=/dev/loop0p1 && sudo dd if=/usr/share/uboot/rock-pi-4-rk3399/u-boot.itb of=/dev/loop0p2
umount /dev/loop0* /dev/loop1*and
losetup -d /dev/loop0 /dev/loop1. You are done. The
rockpi.imgis your image. You can delete the other files now.
For troubleshooting use serial console on UART2.
Can u show us some images and give some feedback?
This is the image.
Wifi works, USB works, SATA works, kernel update works, performance is good, the rest I didn’t check. For my use case (headless backup server) it’s just perfect.
Awesome I shared it on discord
Awesome! I was trying to install it myself but I failed, now i will try Your image I have penta sata hat to i will report if it works
@Denis.Shulyaka can you please share default login password?
can you please share default login password?
There is none. There is a setup wizard on the first boot to create it.