Slackware ARM on a Raspberry Pi

Running Slackware ARM setup

Type 'setup' at the command prompt.

root@slackware:~# setup

This is the main setup interface you will use to install Slackware ARM. Use the cursor keys to navigate in the menus.

If you're not using a US keyboard, and haven't yet set a keyboard map yet, you should do it now. Select KEYMAP and press the enter key. Select the keymap you wish to use and press enter. You will be given the opportunity to test out the keymap you've selected. Then enter "1" on the line on its own and press the enter key to save the keymap setting and continue.

Next you are required to setup your swap space. If you didn't need to setup a keymap then selecting 'ADDSWAP' and pressing enter is what you need to do.

The only partition which should be listed is '/dev/mmcblk0p2' and you can just press enter to accept this setting. When asked to check the swap partition for bad blocks select < No >. You will receive the following confirmation screen where you can just press the enter key to continue:

Now you need to specify which partition you want to use for your root. There should be only one partition listed - '/dev/mmcblk0p3' - so just select it by pressing the enter key.

On the next screen, select 'Quick format with no bad block checking' and press the enter key.

You want to format this partition 'ext4' so select it in the list and press the enter key.

Your partition is now being formatted.

Once formatting has completed:

Press the enter key to accept and write the new setting in your fstab.

For systems without a real time clock (RTC) you will be asked if you want to skip FSCK checks (filesystem checking) at boot time.

You should select < Yes > and hit the enter key to turn off FSCK checks.

Now you will see this next screen which tells you there are FAT or NTFS partitions found on your system.

Select < Yes > and proceed to the next screen for a list of partitions. The '/dev/sda1' partition which appears in the example screenshot below is our 16GB USB memory stick containing the Slackware ARM source. You may not see this partition, depending on how you intend to install Slackware ARM.

With '/dev/mmcblk0p1' highlighted at the top and < Select > at the bottom, press the enter key.

Select 'Root has read/write access, users have no access' and press the enter key.

The next screen asks you where the partition is to be mounted. You want it mounted as your boot partition. Type /boot in the text box and press the enter key.

Select < OK > on the next screen at continue.

When this screen refreshes, select < Continue > and do not add any more FAT or NTFS partitions. If you have your USB memory stick plugged in, this should be the only other FAT partition listed.

Now you can continue to the next section of this tutorial... Selecting Slackware ARM source media

Updated: 01 Aug 2018 23:41:37