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No screen when booting Fedora 28 on rpi3 for the first time

asked 2018-08-15 09:20:11 -0500

fvzwieten gravatar image

updated 2018-08-17 02:03:57 -0500

I used the latest 32 bit image for rpi3 (Fedora-Minimal-armhfp-28-1.1-sda.raw.xz). During uboot I get screen output. Then Fedora 28 starts. Screen blanks. Then the 4 tuxes show on the screen. A moment later they go from yellow to blue (nice touch ;-) ). Some time after that the screen blanks and never comes back. Using DietPI all is well, but I like Fedora. I do not use an SD card but a USB disk after I changed the RPI3 to boot from USB. I used arm-image-installer to install the image onto the disk.

Any troubleshoot pointers would be great!

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answered 2018-08-20 16:21:15 -0500

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I'm having the same issue with using an sdcard. I couldn't help but notice the image, after the xzcat method of putting it to the sdcard and mounting things, didn't have any partitions other the /boot and /boot/efi and a swap device. No root filesystem. This occurred with the arm-fedora-installer method as well. In both instances, I am using the Fedora-Server-28-1.1.aarch64.raw.xz image.

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hi,I have the same issue as the above, and the same issue to Fedora-Server-28-1.1.aarch64.raw.xz image,so I plan to get a connect via ssh.However,I do not know the password of root.Can you tell me what's the password of root at the first login.Thank you!

littlyoung gravatar imagelittlyoung ( 2018-09-29 12:14:53 -0500 )edit

On aarch64, you can try sudo su - from your account and then create a password for root with passwd

Benjo gravatar imageBenjo ( 2019-03-24 09:51:01 -0500 )edit

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