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RaspArch Rpi4 Build 221127 :: Run Arch Linux on your new Raspberry Pi 4 computer :: Install it using Rufus 3.20, Win32 Disk Imager or Etcher

Posted 11-28-2022 at 07:31 AM by exton
Updated 12-02-2022 at 03:01 AM by exton (NEW release)

RaspArch Build 221127 especially for the "new" Raspberry Pi 4 released in May 2020

NEWS 221202
I have uploaded a new version of RaspArch after I've discovered a better way to configure the system. I.e. I've replaced /boot/config.txt with this file:
The new configuration makes the system automatically choose the best possible resolution for your monitor. Watch this screenshot when I'm using a 3440x1440 (Ultrawide) monitor:
NOTE: If you already have installed RaspArch Build 221127 you don't have to reinstall. Just replace /boot/config.txt with the one I've provided - see above. Then reboot. You will probably notice a big difference.

This version (221127) is especially made for the “new” Raspberry Pi 4, but it can of course also be used on a Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+, Raspberry Pi 3 Model B and Raspberry Pi 2 Model B.

RaspArch is a “remaster” of Arch Linux ARM. The original compressed system is of about 230 MB. After I have added the LXDE Desktop environment, PulseAudio, Firefox, Yay, Gimp and NetworkManager the system has increased a lot. RaspArch is a “ready-to-go” ARM system. It must be installed on a Raspberry Pi 4, Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+, Raspberry Pi 3 Model B or Raspberry Pi 2 Model B computer.

When you have installed RaspArch to your Micro SD Card you can use the system like any other Arch Linux system. I.e. install new programs etc. Arch motto is KISS (Keep It Simple Stupid). RaspArch uses kernel 5.15.79-2-rpi-ARCH and the LXDE Desktop environment.

WHO SHOULD RUN Arch Linux/RaspArch?
My answer: The system fits the “advanced” Linux user/enthusiast, who would be willing to run an occasional command from time to time.

Screenshot 1 of RaspArch’s Desktop – logged in as archpi:
Screenshot 2 of RaspArch’s Desktop – logged in as root:
Screenshot 3 – Using Yay (while installing SMPlayer):
Screenshot 4 – Samba connection to a Windows computer:
Screenshot 5 – showing that you can watch 4K videos using Firefox:

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