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Old 11-13-2013, 03:03 AM   #1
janve
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Slackware installation on Raspberry Pi


Hi *,

Slackware installer (SARPi/FatDog, Daves Collective) didn't work for me on the Raspberry Pi I got
from RS in October 2013. R-Pi_Troubleshooting says that
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possibly you have a Rpi from Micron. Take a good look at the processor if it says M with an orbit around it. Using the lastest software ( >= sept 2013 ) will solve your problem
As all the Slackware installers are < sept 2013, I followed the howto on docs.slackware.com:
I took a SD with the lastest Raspbian, I kept the boot partition and replaced everything but /lib/modules
and /lib/firmware on the root partition with the contents of Slackware ARM 14.1 minirootfs.
I added the "ro" to the end of /boot/cmdline.txt, commented-out s0 in /etc/inittab and edited /etc/fstab:
Code:
/dev/mmcblk0p2 / ext4 defaults 1 1
/dev/mmcblk0p1 /boot vfat fmask=177,dmask=077 1 0
proc /proc proc defaults 0 0
sysfs /sys sysfs defaults 0 0
devpts /dev/pts devpts gid=5,mode=620 0 0
tmpfs /dev/shm tmpfs defaults 0 0
Now I have a working Slackware 14.1 miniroot on Raspbian kernel. (I also added slackpkg-2.82.0-noarch-11
so that I can add further packages easily, together with gnupg-1.4.15-arm-1 and mpfr-3.1.2-arm-1 that
it requires... but that's not the point of this story).

I have not found the instructions to create Slackware installer for RPi (I did not do too much searching).
I am ready to try / test an updated version of the installer that would work on the lastest Rpis.

Credits to FatDog :-), cheers to *

janve

Last edited by janve; 11-14-2013 at 01:14 PM.
 
Old 11-13-2013, 05:03 AM   #2
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I had some problems too with Slackware 14.0 and prebuilt images. Usually updating kernel and firmware with rpi-update fixes the issue. I did a small report here: http://ngc891.blogdns.net/?p=294
 
Old 11-13-2013, 05:48 AM   #3
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this is a fork of Dave's work updated to may built on the slackwarearmv6 fork made by ahau, but can be used to do an installation of 14.1 letting it point to a 14.1 repository during install (on the network or a local disk)

http://ponce.cc/slackware/testing/raspi-extras-armv6/

http://ponce.cc/slackware/testing/ra....installer.txt

if I find some time I'll try to do a full install of slackwarearm-14.1 on the raspi and prepare native kernel packages on that platform.
 
Old 11-13-2013, 04:58 PM   #4
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I used the image from Stanley Garvey http://stanleygarvey.com/slackwarearm_rpi/download.php for SlackwareARM 14.0 with kernel version 3.10.3 and just made successfully an upgrade to 14.1 without changing the kernel. For the upgrade I followed AlienBob's wiki http://docs.slackware.com/howtos:sla...:systemupgrade, using slackpkg (without "# slackpkg install-new").

Because of a slow sd flash card it took half a day, but now it's working.
 
Old 11-30-2013, 02:03 AM   #5
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Just to close this topic (for now): FatDog has updated his installer so that it works
also with the new RPi's from Micron. See http://rpi.fatdog.eu/ for a step-by-step
installation of Slackware 14.1 on Raspberry Pi.

Thanks to all who replied, janve

Last edited by janve; 11-30-2013 at 02:04 AM.
 
Old 11-30-2013, 08:30 PM   #6
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Just to close this topic (for now): FatDog has updated his installer so that it works
also with the new RPi's from Micron. See http://rpi.fatdog.eu/ for a step-by-step
installation of Slackware 14.1 on Raspberry Pi.
IŽm hoping, as word spreads about Slackware ARM, thereŽll be more Raspberry Pi users wanting to install it, support it, and share information.

Last edited by Exaga; 11-30-2013 at 08:31 PM.
 
Old 12-09-2013, 07:07 PM   #7
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if I find some time I'll try to do a full install of slackwarearm-14.1 on the raspi and prepare native kernel packages on that platform.
http://rpi.fatdog.eu/index.php?p=downloads
 
Old 12-15-2013, 04:49 PM   #8
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SARPi/fatdog didn't work for me the first time. Reinstalled the image on the sd card and noticed when I copy and paste the commandline for xz from the website it leaves off the last 4 numbers. Added them and now I'm watching setup installing slackware packages on the pi.
 
Old 12-30-2013, 06:05 AM   #9
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if I find some time I'll try to do a full install of slackwarearm-14.1 on the raspi and prepare native kernel packages on that platform.
well, finally I found it

http://ponce.cc/slackware/slackwarea.../raspi-extras/
 
Old 12-30-2013, 06:43 AM   #10
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