deathsonic18
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ArchLinux on Raspberry Pi 3 B

Fri Mar 31, 2017 2:14 pm

Hi everyone :)

I have downloaded the ArchLinux from :
http://os.archlinuxarm.org/os/ArchLinux ... est.tar.gz

This file only contains a .tar.gz file & within this file, there is a .tar file. This .tar file contains the os folders

How on earth do I write this .tar on an sd card ?
I have tried rufus, which does not accept a .tar , it accepts .tar.gz. However, it will not load up this image
Win32Writer only takes .img

I tried renaming the file extension of the .tar file to both .img & .iso . then write them to the sd card
no luck with that either

when i try to extract the .tar file (containing the os folders) with 7zip. it just shows a bunch of errors about how i dont have permission

extra info : https://archlinuxarm.org/platforms/armv ... berry-pi-3

i am using windows 10 btw

any response will be greatly appropriated :)

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Re: ArchLinux on Raspberry Pi 3 B

Fri Mar 31, 2017 4:58 pm

deathsonic18 wrote:How on earth do I write this .tar on an sd card ?
A tar file contains files in a directory structure like you might write them on magnetic tape. To install Arch, you need to prepare the sd card, not like John Cage prepared his pianos, rather in the manner of the instructions likely provided elsewhere on their website, e.g. for the Beagle Bone Black, https://archlinuxarm.org/platforms/armv ... bone-black . It's like the weed out classes for computer science, it's not that everyone can't pass them, it's that only those sufficiently motivated will.

Of course what's the point in making an os harder to install than it would be if you just gave people an image file? Well, people can say, "I use Arch." And others will go "Oooooh, yer cool, man." Of course they might shoot back, "Well, I use Slackware, it's just as hard to install as Arch and more of its users have a condescending attitude, so it's even better, so there." And then the Whose Distribution Is Harder To Install So It's Better wars begin.

Edit add: I forgot to actually try to help in any specific way, so I'll point out that 7zip (also written 7-zip) has a windows version that does tar files.

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Re: ArchLinux on Raspberry Pi 3 B

Sat Apr 01, 2017 12:27 am

PINN can install Arch for you and will prepare your sd card for it.
PINN - NOOBS with the extras... https://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=63&t=142574

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Re: ArchLinux on Raspberry Pi 3 B

Sat Apr 01, 2017 11:03 am

deathsonic18 wrote:Hi everyone :)

I have downloaded the ArchLinux from :
http://os.archlinuxarm.org/os/ArchLinux ... est.tar.gz

This file only contains a .tar.gz file & within this file, there is a .tar file. This .tar file contains the os folders

How on earth do I write this .tar on an sd card ?
I have tried rufus, which does not accept a .tar , it accepts .tar.gz. However, it will not load up this image
Win32Writer only takes .img

I tried renaming the file extension of the .tar file to both .img & .iso . then write them to the sd card
no luck with that either

when i try to extract the .tar file (containing the os folders) with 7zip. it just shows a bunch of errors about how i dont have permission

extra info : https://archlinuxarm.org/platforms/armv ... berry-pi-3

i am using windows 10 btw

any response will be greatly appropriated :)
It is not an .IMG if you read the installation section:

https://archlinuxarm.org/platforms/armv ... berry-pi-3

It clearly assumes you create a SD Card in a Linux System.
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Re: ArchLinux on Raspberry Pi 3 B

Sat Apr 01, 2017 11:12 am

I maintain an untouched archlinux .img here:

https://sourceforge.net/projects/archlinux-rpi2/
Android app - Raspi Card Imager - download and image SD cards - No PC required !

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Re: ArchLinux on Raspberry Pi 3 B

Tue May 16, 2017 11:59 am

mikerr wrote:I maintain an untouched archlinux .img here:

https://sourceforge.net/projects/archlinux-rpi2/
does last.img mean 1/5 1/6 ...etc?

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Re: ArchLinux on Raspberry Pi 3 B

Sat Jun 10, 2017 10:19 pm

hey, got this issue that bsdtar(raspbian) too old, any idea?
https://archlinuxarm.org/forum/viewtopi ... 7&start=10

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Re: ArchLinux on Raspberry Pi 3 B

Sat Jun 10, 2017 11:09 pm

Let me expand on procount's note about PINN:

Using PINN is the easiest/best way to install Arch. End of story.

Note that as procount is the author of PINN, modesty probably prevented him from saying this as clearly as I did.
If this post appears in the wrong forums category, my apologies.

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Re: ArchLinux on Raspberry Pi 3 B

Sun Jun 11, 2017 4:18 am

cjan wrote:hey, got this issue that bsdtar(raspbian) too old, any idea?
https://archlinuxarm.org/forum/viewtopi ... 7&start=10
ok, build bsdtar from source, solved the problem.
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Re: ArchLinux on Raspberry Pi 3 B

Sun Aug 06, 2017 12:54 am

cjan wrote:
Sat Jun 10, 2017 10:19 pm
hey, got this issue that bsdtar(raspbian) too old, any idea?
https://archlinuxarm.org/forum/viewtopi ... 7&start=10
Don't use bsdtar but use tar -xzvf ArchLinuxARM-(your_device).tar.gz : https://archlinuxarm.org/forum/viewtopi ... =53&t=7758

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