SARPi Project - Slackware ARM on a Raspberry Pi
Slackware ARM 14.2 installer image and packages
The SARPi4 installer image and packages has been created specifically for installing Slackware ARM 14.2 soft float port on the Raspberry Pi 4 and Raspberry Pi 400, and incorporates the kernel_sarpi4, kernel-modules-sarpi4, sarpi4-boot-firmware, and sarpi4-hacks-4.0 packages. The installer image and packages were built on a Raspberry Pi 4 Model B Rev 1.2 running Slackware ARM 14.2, using the official Slackware ARM 14.2 initial RAM disk and Raspberry Pi Foundation GitHub repository sources.
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 had never built, or released, software for Slackware ARM 14.2 on the Raspberry Pi 4 devices, until 13 March 2021. This SARPi batch was built to complete the list of SARPi supported Slackware ARM 14.2 installers and packages for the Raspberry Pi 4 devices. No future SARPi installers or packages for Slackware ARM 14.2 are anticipated.
This SARPi installer image was created on 2021-03-12 08:25:00 UTC and uses kernel 5.10.22.
* SARPi build timestamps are based on the UTC timezone.
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.
Linux kernel source package
This is the Linux kernel source code used to build the SARPi4 installer image and packages. Click on the package filename to download. Click on md5 for the file checksum.
|sarpi4-kernel-source-5.10.22-armv7l-2_slack14.2_12Mar21_sp1.txz||md5||SARPi4 Linux kernel 5.10.22 source code.|
SARPi build log
A build log of the SARPi4 downloads which are available on this page can be viewed here: sarpi4.BuildLog-12Mar21.txt
SARPi file descriptions
• sarpi4-installer_slack14.2 - Slackware ARM current installer disk image archive (.xz) for the Raspberry Pi 4 and Raspberry Pi 400. 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 4 and Raspberry Pi 400.
• sarpi4-installer-boot_slack14.2 - Raspberry Pi 4 and Raspberry Pi 400 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 sarpi4-installer_slack14.2 disk image (.xz) archive. The difference being that these files can be extracted and easily managed individually, without having to write the entire image to a SD card.
• kernel_sarpi4-5.10.22 - Linux kernel package for the Raspberry Pi 4 and Raspberry Pi 400. This Linux kernel has been prepared specifically for the Raspberry Pi 4 and Raspberry Pi 400 device using the official source from the Raspberry Pi GitHub repository.
• kernel-modules-sarpi4-5.10.22 - kernel modules package for the Raspberry Pi 4 and Raspberry Pi 400. 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.
• sarpi4-boot-firmware - Closed source boot-firmware blobs package for the Raspberry Pi 4 and Raspberry Pi 400. These blobs are essential for booting the Raspberry Pi device successfully. This boot-firmware was prepared specifically for the Raspberry Pi 4 and Raspberry Pi 400 device using the official source from the Raspberry Pi GitHub repository.
• sarpi4-hacks-4.0 - Fixes/modifications for Slackware ARM on a Raspberry Pi 4 and Raspberry Pi 400. See the sarpi-hacks.README for further details.
• sarpi4-kernel-source-5.10.22 - Linux kernel source used for building the kernel for the SARPi4 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.