Slackware ARM on a Raspberry Pi
Slackware ARM 14.2 installer and system packages
This SARPi installer has been created specifically for the Raspberry Pi 2 Model B to install Slackware ARM soft float port, and incorporates the kernel_sarpi2, kernel-modules-sarpi2, sarpi2-boot-firmware, and sarpi2-hacks-2.0 packages. This installer and system packages were built on a Raspberry Pi 2 Model B Rev 1.1 (rev: a01041) running Slackware ARM 14.2, using the official Slackware ARM mini root filesystem and Raspberry Pi Foundation GitHub repository sources.
This SARPi installer image was created on 2017-02-27 00:37:28 and uses kernel 4.9.12-armv7.
This image is the Slackware ARM 14.2 soft float port installer for the Raspberry Pi 2.
The installer is available as a disk image (.xz) archive or as a .zip archive that contains all the /boot files which you can decompress and manage yourself. Click on the filename to download. Click on md5 for the file checksum.
SARPi file descriptions
• sarpi2-installer - Slackware ARM installer disk image archive (.xz) for the Raspberry Pi 2. The installer was constructed using the official Slackware ARM mini root filesystem and Raspberry Pi Foundation GitHub repository source. See the included SARPi.README for information on how to use this image and install Slackware ARM on a Raspberry Pi 2.
• kernel_sarpi2-4.9.12 - Linux kernel package for the Raspberry Pi 2. This Linux kernel has been prepared specifically for the Raspberry Pi 2 device using the official source from the Raspberry Pi Foundation repository: https://github.com/raspberrypi/linux/
• kernel-modules-sarpi2-4.9.12 - kernel modules package for the Raspberry Pi 2. 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.
• sarpi2-boot-firmware - Closed source boot-firmware blobs package for the Raspberry Pi 2. These blobs are essential for booting the RPi2 device successfully. This boot-firmware was prepared specifically for the RPi2 device using the official source from the Raspberry Pi Foundation repository: https://github.com/raspberrypi/firmware
• sarpi2-hacks-2.0 - Fixes/modifications for Slackware ARM on a Raspberry Pi 2. See the sarpi-hacks.README for further details.
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.