[ARMedslack] Raspberry Pi summary of my first installation

Frank Boehm frank at thor.baldar.de
Fri Sep 21 12:28:47 UTC 2012


got my 2nd Pi from Farnell before my 1st one from RC arrived.

Tested with the official Raspibian image. Everything worked.
apt-get udpate; apt-get upgrade

Used the running Raspbian Image to create my slackware without the
slackware installer.

my summary for the raspberry
if you just have the official raspbian image and a mirror of armedslack:

Put a 16GB sdcard in a card reader and created three partitions with cfdisk:
1. 512MB fat32
2. 1GB swap
3. rest of card ext3 and not ext4!
    mke2fs -j -I128 /dev/sda3

copied the first partition /boot of the Raspian Image to the first partition
on the sd card.

mounted a mirror of armedslack with nfs from a lan server on /mnt/armedslack
and /dev/sda3 of the card reader to /mnt/root.

installed 4 packages on raspbian, 
cd /
tar xvzf /mnt/armedslack/armedslack-current/slackware/a/pkgtools-*.tgz  ; sh ./install/doinst.sh ; rm -rf ./install
tar xvzf /mnt/armedslack/armedslack-current/slackware/a/tar-*.tgz       ; sh ./install/doinst.sh ; rm -rf ./install 
tar xvzf /mnt/armedslack/armedslack-current/slackware/a/xz-*.tgz        ; sh ./install/doinst.sh ; rm -rf ./install
tar xvzf /mnt/armedslack/armedslack-current/slackware/a/findutils-*.tgz ; sh ./install/doinst.sh ; rm -rf ./install 
export ROOT=/mnt/root

changed the link in /bin for sh from dash to bash

change directory to my nfs mount of the slackware mirror
and started my installation:
installpkg */*t?z

everything was ready the next morning for breakfast, flash is cheap,
installed kde, I don't plan to use it, but I will need qt

copied /etc/fstab of the raspian Image to my slackware Installation, and
copied /lib/modules to my slackware /mnt/root/lib/modules
changed fstab and boot/cmdline.txt from the 2nd partition to my 3rd partition and added ro
changed inittab, but you don't have to for the first start
chroot to /mnt/root and called pkgtool

fired up with the slackware sd card and was happy, 
thank you for armedslack or slackwarearm

slackware-current is ok for me, but
I had one caveat, had to use udev from 13.37, 
couldn't use gpm and keyboard/mouse in X otherwise

have fun,
cu Frank

PS: I'm keeping a local mirror of slackwarearm
     rsync -Pavv --delete li-la.de::slackwarearm/armedslack-13.37 .
     rsync -Pavv --delete li-la.de::slackwarearm/slackwarearm-current .

      will look in the raspi packages and hacks
      just want to keep it basic for starters

PSSS: I'm using a hdmi2vga adapter for my old 16:10 LCD for 1680x1050

Mohandas K. Gandhi often changed his mind publicly.  An aide once asked him
how he could so freely contradict this week what he had said just last week.
The great man replied that it was because this week he knew better.

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