SARPi Project - Slackware ARM on a Raspberry Pi

Slackware ARM 14.2 installer and system packages

The SARPi installer image and system packages have been created specifically for installing Slackware ARM 14.2 soft float port on the Raspberry Pi (1). The installer incorporates the kernel_rpi, kernel-modules-sarpi, sarpi-boot-firmware, and sarpi-hacks-1.0 packages. This installer image and packages were built on a Raspberry Pi Model B Plus Rev 1.2 running Slackware ARM 14.2, using the official Slackware ARM 14.2 initial RAM disk and Raspberry Pi GitHub repository source.

Additional Slackware ARM 14.2 packages

Additional Slackware ARM 14.2 packages supporting SARPi mini-projects, or any other needful purpose(s).

Important: The SARPi Project discontinued its development of Slackware ARM 14.2 related software on the Raspberry Pi (1) on 13 March 2021. No future SARPi installers or packages are anticipated for the Raspberry Pi (1).

The SARPi installer image was created on 2021-03-14 00:29:56 UTC and uses kernel 5.10.22.

This disk image is the Slackware ARM 14.2 installer for the Raspberry Pi (1).

NB: Be aware that Slackware ARM 14.2 is a soft float port, and is the only Slackware ARM version which can be installed on a Raspberry Pi (1). The application binary interface (ABI) uses different flags for hard float versions and, as such, is incompatible with ARMv6 architecture. There's a Slackware ARM - FAQ - soft float and hard float by MoZes, with additional information.

The installer is available as a disk image (.xz) archive to unpack and write to a SD card, or as a .zip archive containing all the necessary /boot files which you can manage yourself.

Click on the filename to download. Click on 'md5' for the file checksum.

Slackware ARM installer Checksum
sarpi-installer_slack14.2_13Mar21_sp1.img.xz md5 md5
System Packages
kernel_sarpi-5.10.22-arm-2_slack14.2_13Mar21_sp1.txz md5
kernel-headers-sarpi-5.10.22-arm-2_slack14.2_13Mar21_sp1.txz md5
kernel-modules-sarpi-5.10.22-arm-2_slack14.2_13Mar21_sp1.txz md5
sarpi-boot-firmware-arm-2_slack14.2_13Mar21_sp1.txz md5
sarpi-hacks-1.0-arm-2_slack14.2_13Mar21_sp1.txz md5

* SARPi build timestamps are based on the UTC timezone.

Linux kernel source package

This is the Linux kernel source code used to build the SARPi installer images and packages. Click on the package filename to download. Click on 'md5' for the file checksum. Oh yes!

Package Checksum Description
sarpi-kernel-source-5.10.22-arm-2_slack14.2_13Mar21_sp1.txz md5 SARPi Linux kernel 5.10.22 source code.

SARPi BuildLog

A build log of the SARPi downloads which are available on this page can be viewed here: sarpi.BuildLog-13Mar21.txt

SARPi file descriptions

• sarpi-installer_slack14.2 - Slackware ARM 14.2 installer disk image archive (.xz) for the Raspberry Pi (1). The installer was constructed using the official Slackware ARM 14.2 initial RAM disk and Raspberry Pi GitHub repository source. See the SARPi Slackware ARM Installation Guide [or the included README] for details on how to use this image for installing Slackware ARM 14.2 on a Raspberry Pi (1).

• sarpi-installer-boot_slack14.2 - Raspberry Pi (1) boot-firmware, Linux kernel, and initrd [initial RAM disk containing the Slackware ARM installer] compressed file (.zip) archive. They are exactly the same files as those within the sarpi-installer_slack14.2 disk image (.xz) archive. The difference being that these files can be extracted and managed individually without having to write the entire image to a SD card.

• kernel_sarpi-5.10.22 - Linux kernel package for the Raspberry Pi (1). This Linux kernel has been prepared specifically for the Raspberry Pi device using the official source from the official Raspberry Pi GitHub repository.

• kernel-headers-sarpi-5.10.22 - kernel headers package for the Raspberry Pi (1). Kernel headers are the include files from kernel_sarpi-5.10.22 which are used by userspace programs and required when compiling most system software for Linux.

• kernel-modules-sarpi-5.10.22 - kernel modules package for the Raspberry Pi (1). Kernel modules are pieces of object code that can be dynamically loaded into the Linux kernel to provide new functions. A lot of these modules provide support for devices such Wi-Fi adapters, sound devices, and other hardware. You can select which modules you want to load by editing /etc/rc.d/rc.modules.

• sarpi-boot-firmware - Closed source boot-firmware blobs package for the Raspberry Pi (1). These blobs are essential for booting the Raspbery Pi successfully. This boot-firmware was prepared specifically for the Raspberry Pi (1) using the official source from the Raspberry Pi GitHub repository.

• sarpi-hacks-1.0 - Fixes/modifications for Slackware ARM on a Raspberry Pi (1). See the sarpi-hacks.README for further details.

• sarpi-kernel-source-5.10.22 - Linux kernel source used for building the kernel for the SARPi installer and packages. This source includes the appurtenant kernel .config file used during the build process.

Support for Slackware ARM

If you're in need of help, or have something to contribute, one of the best places to get (and offer) support for Slackware ARM is on the Linux Questions Forum. Another priceless resource is the Slackware Documentation Project.

Updated: 2021-04-06 14:02:27 UTC

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