CentOS 7 1804 Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+

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CentOS 7 1804 Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+

Post by Tiberius-Maximus » 2018/07/02 21:36:36

Hi Guys and Girls

I have a brand new Raspberry pi Model B+ and i am trying to install CentOS-Userland-7-armv7hl-RaspberryPI-Minimal-1804-sda.raw.xz and i need a little help.

In the wiki https://wiki.centos.org/SpecialInterest ... rch/armhfp under 'How to unpack the image for your board' I just can not get this to work. I know I am doing something wrong just not sure what.

I have centos running on a virtual box.
I download the CentOS-Userland-7-armv7hl-RaspberryPI-Minimal-1804-sda.raw.xz, insert the SD card and mount it.
I then copy the file to SD card.
Then run command:
xzcat CentOS-Userland-7-armv7hl-$MODEL-$VARIANT-$RELEASE-sda.raw.xz | sudo dd of=$/path/to/sd/card status=progress bs=4M
sudo sync

I check the card and i can see files on there, thought when i try to boot up the pi using the SD card i get nothing.

And because there is no .iso i just can't simply write the .ios using win32 disk imager.

Total Noob here, could someone please point me in the right direction as i am all turned around here.

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Re: CentOS 7 1804 Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+

Post by TrevorH » 2018/07/02 21:49:10

xzcat CentOS-Userland-7-armv7hl-$MODEL-$VARIANT-$RELEASE-sda.raw.xz | sudo dd of=$/path/to/sd/card status=progress bs=4M
You did change "$/path/to/sd/card" to point to the place your sd card is mounted?
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Re: CentOS 7 1804 Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+

Post by Tiberius-Maximus » 2018/07/02 22:05:55

I did.

The sd card which was /dev/mmcblk0 and made a directory /tmp/mnt_sd and mounted

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Re: CentOS 7 1804 Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+

Post by TrevorH » 2018/07/02 22:16:34

I don't run CentOS on an rpi but I checked my libreelec box and it has an sd card that is partitioned and /dev/mmcblk0p1 is marked as active. I do not know if the media needs to be partitioned for CentOS use too but I suspect it might.
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Re: CentOS 7 1804 Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+

Post by Tiberius-Maximus » 2018/07/02 22:20:05

I do remember seeing /dev/mmcblk0p1

I take it there is no 1804 iso image?

Has the CentOS team changed it as there use to be .iso for the earlier centos builds for the pi

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Re: CentOS 7 1804 Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+

Post by Tiberius-Maximus » 2018/07/02 22:23:18

I have even had raspbain installed and booting of the USB key.

Adding the SD card and following the instructions in the wiki but still no luck

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Re: CentOS 7 1804 Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+

Post by TrevorH » 2018/07/03 00:15:11

I checked and the image already contains partitions so it is designed to be dd'ed to the entire device and will create its own partitions.
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Re: CentOS 7 1804 Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+

Post by TrevorH » 2018/07/03 00:26:44

I just read your post again. You have to have the sd card UNmounted and the dd goes to the path of the raw device.
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Re: CentOS 7 1804 Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+

Post by Tiberius-Maximus » 2018/07/05 07:18:07

Ahh OK Cool I will give this a try and see how i go

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Re: CentOS 7 1804 Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+

Post by Tiberius-Maximus » 2018/07/05 07:59:07

looks like that did the trick it now boots up.

Though it looks like it waiting for eth0 link to become ready,

Edit - just need to yum install NetworkManager-tui

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