Centos 7
(01-22-2018, 12:41 AM)mypineme Wrote:
(07-08-2016, 05:21 PM)ebrand Wrote: Anyone interested in a Centos 7 image for pine 64. I have one based off longsleep kernel
Based off Centos aarch64 release: https://wiki.centos.org/SpecialInterestG...ch/AArch64


image login after booting: root/.centos

Also have many epel packages available in different repo. Feel free to reply with questions or additional info

Hey, do you still have that CentOS image? Link is not working and I can't find it anywhere else.
Thank you.

Another image can be found on Github as listed in the thread, but last time I tried it, it was very unstable, and ebrand seems to have gone missing also on Github. The last time I looked, he was not responding to anyone's complaints about bugs. I have gave up on CentOS 7 for the Pine64 and went with Armbian.

Here is another image I was referring to


A guide on how to install is there
Hey guys,

After using Uli's work for over a year, I recently did some work to put a recent Armbian Boot and Kernel into a CentOS distro. The Armbian guys are doing great work and now I have a CentOS distribution with a mainline 4 kernel. It addresses the issues with the monitor and so far I've found things pretty much all work. Personally I'm working on it to get good base platform to run Docker and OpenShift/Kubernetes, but the work may be of interest for other projects as well. The project can be found here:


and I have prebuild images for a base image: 


as well as an image with a Gnome Desktop: 


I'd love to get some feedback on it.



Kurt T Stam
Red Hat

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Running CentOS on the Armbian 4.19.13-sunxi64 kernel with KVM enabled via qemu-systemaarch64 .. .speeds are almost native

user@pinebook:~/KVM/CentOS$ /usr/bin/qemu-system-aarch64 --version
QEMU emulator version 3.1.0 (Debian 1:3.1+dfsg-2)
Copyright © 2003-2018 Fabrice Bellard and the QEMU Project developers

user@pinebook:~/KVM/CentOS$ uname -a
Linux pinebook 4.19.13-sunxi64 #5.70 SMP Sat Jan 12 00:10:12 CET 2019 aarch64 GNU/Linux

/usr/bin/qemu-system-aarch64 \
    -cpu host -M virt,accel=kvm -m 1024 -nographic  \
    -drive if=pflash,format=raw,file=QEMU_EFI.img \
    -drive if=pflash,file=varstore.img \
    -drive if=virtio,file=disk.img \
    -drive if=virtio,format=raw,file=centos.iso \
    -net nic -net tap

All that is really needed is to recompile the Armbiand mainline kernel to include KVM support

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