Installing SlackwareARM-14.1 onto a Raspberry Pi
As it happens I am interested in installing it onto a card for running 14.1 on a Raspberry Pi.
What's available in the way of preinstalled images? And how'd I go about installing it onto a card? NFS is difficult, but I've got an FTP server running on my Slackware-13.37 system.
Currently I have the one based on Debian running on a pair of 16GB cards, and something running on an 8GB card.
I have found the best way to get Slackware ARM running on a Raspberry Pi is to install it yourself. That's not to say the pre-built images aren't as good. I just feel better knowing what went into creating the system.
What's available is here: http://docs.slackware.com/howtos:har...rm:raspberrypi
You might also find other sources and resources on the Internet, but in my opinion rpi.fatdog.eu is the most educational. ;)
Usually those offering installer images have some accompanying instructions or guide. :)
I know it's solved ... but just in case someone is reading this in search of solutions or alternatoves:
I added a fail safe way of installing miniroot image on the pi to be used when the community images are failing.
just keep reading the page down below the links to the community stuff.
Once the miniroot is booting I generally get slackpkg working manually and use that to install all the rest I need. slackware
Slackpkg can install whole package series much like the installer so it's really easy to go from a miniroot to a full system.
On the whole I regard the miniroot thing a really powerful, flexible and fast install method, in fact all my slacware ARM devices are installed starting from a miniroot (thanks Stuart).
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