DatZ
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Raspberry Pi 4 4GB CentOS7

Fri Aug 16, 2019 7:02 pm

Hey All,
I just got my Raspberry Pi 4 4GB model last weekend and I couldn't be more excited to fiddle around with it! I am able to install Raspbian on it using the newest NOOBS, but I wanted to install CentOS7 on it. All attempts at using the minimal CentOS 7 RaspberryPi images have failed; I just get a black screen when booting. Upon reading the stickied post in this forum section, it says that newer OS's probably aren't updated for the RPi 4 yet; is there somewhere I can keep track of it and get notified when a new / compatible image is available?
Thanks.

dbedi
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Re: Raspberry Pi 4 4GB CentOS7

Fri Aug 16, 2019 8:12 pm

I would be also very interested.

Regards,
Dmitry

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Gavinmc42
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Re: Raspberry Pi 4 4GB CentOS7

Sat Aug 17, 2019 1:27 am

Try the CentOS forums?
Raspberry Pi foundation have no need of CentOS, they have Raspbian.

The "secrets" of getting other Linux distributions working on Pi4 are being solved.
Is anyone in the CentOS community working on it?
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Re: Raspberry Pi 4 4GB CentOS7

Sat Aug 17, 2019 5:40 am

DatZ wrote:
Fri Aug 16, 2019 7:02 pm
Hey All,
... is there somewhere I can keep track of it and get notified when a new / compatible image is available?
I would say the CentOS support forums would be the place.

CentOS is not developed or supported by the Raspberry Pi Foundation. I wasn't even aware that there was a Raspberry Pi compatible version of CentOS. Even on our Other OS forum there is no sub-forum for CentOS, so your best bet would be to look for support from the developers of CentOS (on their support forums).
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dbedi
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Re: Raspberry Pi 4 4GB CentOS7

Sat Aug 17, 2019 1:13 pm

Well, the business case for supporting CentOS comes from the need for Docker EE which is not supported by Debian.
https://docs.docker.com/v17.12/install/ ... ce/debian/

On the other hand CentOS is supported by Docker EE.
https://docs.docker.com/install/linux/docker-ee/centos/

(CentOS for RPi4: https://wiki.centos.org/SpecialInterest ... rch/armhfp )

For the majority of dev purposes Docker CE works fine, yes. Although I would still hesitate not having EE as an option (maybe I'm just being paranoid a little bit).

CentOS (or RHEL) are well known leaders in the enterprise servers space.... if RPi4 is to get into that market CentOS needs to be supported.
Otherwise it remains to be a toy, which is still good. Just different markets.

( I like very much the idea of having my personal Kubernetes cluster on the desk. It could be built on Debian, of course, just used to Centos)

Regards,
Dmitry

DatZ
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Re: Raspberry Pi 4 4GB CentOS7

Sat Aug 17, 2019 3:58 pm

I posted on the CentOS forums here:
https://www.centos.org/forums/viewtopic ... 29#p300229

I didn't see that Pidora was an alternate OS, I might try that out. Does anyone have experience with that distro?

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Re: Raspberry Pi 4 4GB CentOS7

Sat Aug 17, 2019 4:04 pm

dbedi wrote:
Sat Aug 17, 2019 1:13 pm
On the other hand CentOS is supported by Docker EE.
https://docs.docker.com/install/linux/docker-ee/centos/
Docker EE wants the x86_64 version of CentOS.

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Re: Raspberry Pi 4 4GB CentOS7

Thu Sep 26, 2019 2:27 pm

@DatZ,
did you find any possibility till now?

swixkot
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Re: Raspberry Pi 4 4GB CentOS7

Fri Apr 03, 2020 3:42 pm

You will find CentOS 7 (CentOS userland 7) images for the RPi4 --> http://isoredirect.centos.org/altarch/7 ... os/armhfp/

CentOS-Userland-7-armv7hl-RaspberryPI-Minimal-4-1908-sda.raw.xz works fine.

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