Akhirnya, OpenSUSE 12.2 ARM Release Candidate dirilis

Setelah memantau perkembangan desas-desus keinginan komunitas openSUSE untuk memiliki sebuah edisi khusus prosesor ARM sejak 11 bulan lalu, kini openSUSE 12.2 ARM resmi dirilis, walaupun masih dalam versi rilis candidate.

OpenSUSE 12.2 ARM ini mendukung hardware berbasis prosesor ARM-7, termasuk hardware yang mendukung OMAP3 maupun OMAP4 Systems-on-a-chip (SoC), ArmadaXP 510 milik Marvell, Freescale i.MX51 dll.

Dukungan Hardware dan Devais

Mengutip berita rilis dari opensuse.org:

This RC1 release is focused on ARMv7 which encompasses the Cortex-A processor profile from the Cambridge, UK based chip designer. Due to the current nature of the existing ARM landscape it doesn’t mean that all devices that use a v7 SoC are supported though. As such openSUSE took the engineering decision to focus on a subset of devices to minimize the time it takes to bring the distribution up on the architecture. The supported SoC vendors for this release are Texas Instruments’ OMAP3 & OMAP4, Marvell ArmadaXP 510 and Freescale I.MX51; the supported devices running with these SoCs are the Beagleboard, Beagleboard-xM, Pandaboard, Pandaboard-ES and the EfikaMX smarttop/smartbook. There is also an image for the VersatileExpress which is suitable for use in Qemu as well as a generic root file system tarball that users and developers may use to help bring up unsupported devices. The images are available from the download section, the .xz archive files contain the full image (filesystem + kernel + initrd) and the .tar.bz do NOT contain a filesystem (kernel + initrd only).

Download

Pre-built images for ARM boards are available here: http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/openSUSE:/Factory:/ARM/images/

Keterangan versi:
– beagle : for beagleboard, BeagleBoard-xM
– efika : for Efika MX
– panda : for pandaboard, pandaboard ES
– cubox : for SolidRun CuBox (work in progress)

Download file berakhiran .raw.xz untuk dicoba.

Instalasi

Untuk instalasi, silakan buka terminal dan tulis perintah:

xzcat <image>.raw.xz | dd bs=4M of=/dev/sdX; sync

jangan lupa ganti, /dev/sdX dengan nama devais anda (misal: /dev/sdb). Hati-hati!

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