Slackware ARM on a Raspberry Pi 2 - SARPi2
Welcome to SARPi2
This website supports Slackware ARM Linux on a Raspberry Pi 2 and is intended as a reference and guide.
It's taken for granted that those using this website are not complete novices to Linux, or the Raspberry Pi 2. Although, you may find it easy to follow even if you've not spent that much time in a Linux shell. Give Slackware ARM a try on the Raspberry Pi 2 because, compared to the original model B+, it's even more awesome!
The latest Slackware ARM installer and system packages for the Raspberry Pi 2 are available from the Downloads page. Slackware ARM hard float port and soft float port versions are supported. A step-by-step end-to-end HOW TO Install Slackware ARM on a Raspberry Pi 2 guide is available. You can also refer to the SARPi2.README included in the installer image for much less detailed instructions.
Use the menu links on the left to navigate around the website and/or any text links on the webpage(s).
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At FatDog.eu we're more than convinced that Slackware ARM Linux is still the best operating system to install on the Raspberry Pi, and it's just become more exciting with the release of the Slackware ARM hard float port (24 Aug 2016). Unfortunately, there's no support or interest from the Raspberry Pi Foundation for running Slackware on any Raspberry Pi device. Hence this website.
This website is a community effort by fatdog.eu and is not officially endorsed by Slackware Linux Inc. or the Raspberry Pi Foundation.
For those who are new to the Raspberry Pi 2
What is a Raspberry Pi?
The Raspberry Pi (short: RPi or RasPi) is an ultra-low-cost ($25-$35) credit-card sized Linux computer which was conceived with the primary goal of teaching computer programming to children. It is developed by the Raspberry Pi Foundation, who are a registered charity in the United Kingdom (UK), and was first released on 29 February 2012. Basically, the Raspberry Pi is a miniature ARM-based PC which can be used for many of the tasks that a conventional desktop PC carries out, including spreadsheets, word-processing, games, and is also more than capable of playing High-Definition video. It's a very neat little box of tricks that's just oozing with potential! It's based around mobile phone technology and Rob Bishop said about the Raspberry Pi, "In many ways this is a cellphone without the baseband, without a radio." during his Raspberry Pi Foundation - Google campus presentation on 01 October 2012. The foundation exists to promote the study of computer science and related topics, especially at school level, and to put the fun back into learning computing. The device is expected to have many other applications both in the developed and the developing world. (Read more). There's a Raspberry Pi Quick Start Guide for NOOBS, on the Raspberry Pi Foundation website.
Slackware Linux Wallpaper
Download a FREE Slackware Linux wallpaper for your desktop. It's called Slacksplash and was created using a free wallpaper, and a 3-D Slackware logo, both downloaded from Google. It's simple and effective yet quite eyecatching, and of course totally cool!