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Last pushed: 3 years ago
Short Description
runs rpi-raspbian image on x86 Linux
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Runs Raspbery Pi Raspbian in a Docker container on an x86 Linux kernel.

  • Useful for building and testing arm-based applications on x86 before deployment
  • Requires a linux kernel with binfmt_misc (but can be run through boot2docker on OSX)
  • Because of the way the filesystem works in Docker, we can't just mount qemu-arm-static as a volume – it needs to be in the container file system

  1. Make sure the kernel recognizes the arm binary by its fingerprint and runs it with qemu using binfmt_misc:
sudo echo ':arm:M::\x7fELF\x01\x01\x01\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x02\x00\x28\x00:\xff\xff\xff\xff\xff\xff\xff\x00\xff\xff\xff\xff\xff\xff\xff\xff\xfe\xff\xff\xff:/usr/bin/qemu-arm-static:' > /proc/sys/fs/binfmt_misc/register
  1. Run the Docker image:
docker run -it monsendag/rpi-raspbian-qemu /bin/bash
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