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Make a server at home on a Beaglebone Black and Fedora


The Beaglebone Black is a small, low cost, ARMv7 machine that is capable of running Fedora proper. It is a open-source hardware single-board computer similar in concept to the popular Raspberry PI, but has a faster processor, all for around $45.

In a recent blog post, Nikos Roussos walks you through how to get the ARM version of Fedora up and running on a Beaglebone Black.


About Ryan Lerch

Ryan (website | twitter) is an designer that works on stuff for Fedora. He uses Fedora Workstation as his primary desktop, along with the best tools from the Libre Graphics world, notably, the vector graphics editor, Inkscape.


  1. Cory Hilliard

    Thanks for posting this.

  2. Santos

    Hi, nice article.

    In your home server which setup you use for periodic backups?

    I use two USB HDDs connected to a switchable hub. To one of the HDDs I rsync my home PC’s every night. The other HDD is used to backup the first disk, which is performed ever two days.

    I used the switchable hub ( https://www.yepkit.com/products/ykush ) because the HDDs are only used when the backups are occurring and I wanted them to be “really” Off when they are not being used. I feel uncomfortable in having those mechanical HDDs powered and spinning for most of the day in spite of not being used…

    Do you use a similar solution?