CentOS7 Raspberry Pi 4 4GB Support

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DatZ
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CentOS7 Raspberry Pi 4 4GB Support

Post by DatZ » 2019/08/17 12:24:55

Hello all,
I just picked up a new Raspberry Pi 4 4GB model and got started tinkering with it right away. It seems like the Pi boots just fine with NOOBS (the recommended way to install Raspbian), but the Raspberry Pi CentOS 7 minimal image isn't giving me any display output. I posted on the Raspberry Pi forums but they seem to think this would be the better place to ask. Here's a link to the topic:
https://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/view ... ?p=1520502
How can I tell if someone is working on this and help out if they are?
Thanks

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Re: CentOS7 Raspberry Pi 4 4GB Support

Post by TrevorH » 2019/08/17 13:50:11

Does it boot in CLI mode? If so, try updating to the latest kernel and see if that helps (or remove the sdcard, put it in an rpi3 and yum update there first).
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Re: CentOS7 Raspberry Pi 4 4GB Support

Post by DatZ » 2019/08/17 15:57:01

The LED lights indicated that something was wrong with the boot process. Also I don't have access to an RPi 3 :P
It looks like I might just try to get Pidora on there. I just wanted CentOS for the stability.

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Re: CentOS7 Raspberry Pi 4 4GB Support

Post by toracat » 2019/08/18 00:48:25

Quoting @pgreco,
we still don't have support for rpi4, but we'll get there.
I'm sure we hear from him more details. :)
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Re: CentOS7 Raspberry Pi 4 4GB Support

Post by pgreco » 2019/08/18 11:56:24

As @toracat said, we still don't have support for it, but the work in progress is actually working :D

What we have now is a regenerated image (https://people.centos.org/pgreco/images ... sda.raw.xz) with firmware new enough to boot rpi4, but with a kernel that doesn't support it

And then a kernel https://buildlogs.centos.org/c7-exp.arm ... l7.armhfp/
If you boot an older rpi with that image, and update to the linked kernel, it should boot the rpi4
That process works, and has been tested by some (I should have my rpi4 to test in a few weeks).

With that said, today I generated a new image (https://people.centos.org/pgreco/images ... sda.raw.xz) which mixes all the bits I said before, so it should boot.

This doesn't mean that it is supported, or that it will be in the near future :mrgreen: , just sharing what we have so far.

Pablo.

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Re: CentOS7 Raspberry Pi 4 4GB Support

Post by knuckl3dragg3r » 2019/08/21 15:07:50

pgreco: Thanks for the heads up on this. I've been searching for a few days to find any information on the same topic.

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Re: CentOS7 Raspberry Pi 4 4GB Support

Post by gary@powertelecom.ca » 2019/08/23 15:17:11

pgreco: what is the root password for the image.

thanks,

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Re: CentOS7 Raspberry Pi 4 4GB Support

Post by TrevorH » 2019/08/23 19:01:04

Did you try 'centos'?
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Re: CentOS7 Raspberry Pi 4 4GB Support

Post by wangxuesong » 2019/08/26 05:47:06

pgreco wrote:
2019/08/18 11:56:24
As @toracat said, we still don't have support for it, but the work in progress is actually working :D

What we have now is a regenerated image (https://people.centos.org/pgreco/images ... sda.raw.xz) with firmware new enough to boot rpi4, but with a kernel that doesn't support it

And then a kernel https://buildlogs.centos.org/c7-exp.arm ... l7.armhfp/
If you boot an older rpi with that image, and update to the linked kernel, it should boot the rpi4
That process works, and has been tested by some (I should have my rpi4 to test in a few weeks).

Pablo.
hello @pgreco,
I boot an older rpi3 with that image, and update to the linked kernel, it can boot the rpi4 ,but system lost wlan ,I want use rpi4 wifi ,but I don't know how to drive it.
thank you .

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Re: CentOS7 Raspberry Pi 4 4GB Support

Post by Lagrik » 2019/08/27 04:58:57

Got my Raspberry Pi 4 4GB today. Installed the image pgreco provided and everything booted up fine. Everything so far working well. Thanks pgreco!

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