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Old 11-21-2013, 04:57 PM   #1
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Question Installing SlackwareARM-14.1 onto a Raspberry Pi


Hello!
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.
 
Old 11-21-2013, 05:57 PM   #2
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Hello!
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.
Hi doctor,

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.
 
Old 11-22-2013, 04:00 PM   #3
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What's available in the way of preinstalled images? And how'd I go about installing it onto a card?
I´ve experienced a lot of success and failure with preconfigured images. It seems to depend on the version of RPi I´m running and the image used. I agree that the D.I.Y. method always gives 100% success when installing Slackware ARM on the RPi.

Usually those offering installer images have some accompanying instructions or guide.
 
Old 12-29-2013, 02:43 AM   #4
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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.
http://docs.slackware.com/howtos:har...rm:raspberrypi
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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