[Dev] Rework of the ARM installation guide

Andreas Grapentin andreas at grapentin.org
Tue May 1 08:55:22 GMT 2018

fwiw, using qemu-user-static it is possible to pacstrap an arm image
directly, so the general installation instructions apply

1) partition sdcard
2) pacstrap to sdcard
3) chroot and configure
4) insert and boot


On Tue, May 01, 2018 at 03:07:20AM -0400, bill-auger wrote:
> On Tue, 2018-05-01 at 00:28 +0200, Denis 'GNUtoo' Carikli wrote:
> > Why was this approach taken? Is it because there is often only one
> > storage device (a microSD) which cannot act as an installer/live
> > system and the system being installed at the same time?
> i can not say for certain but i assume that is one reason - also it is
> surely much simpler to clone the image in one command and be done with
> it - i think wase of use was the prime concern[1] - but there is
> nothing preventing one from manually partitioning and doing a chroot
> install the hard way if that is desired for more advanced users
> but still, you keep using the word "installer" - what you are
> describing is not an installer - it sounds like what you are describing
> is a bootable "live" environment - that is not the same as an installer
> - an installer is a standalone executable or set of scripts that
> install the system automatically without typing any commands manually -
> you could have such an installer with or without any live bootable
> system - the parabola ARM image does not have an installer
> [1]: https://labs.parabola.nu/issues/1627

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