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OS missing from download page

Posted: Sat Mar 05, 2016 6:38 pm
by rp3
Hi, Im a first time user of raspberry pi.

Im looking to install archlinux arm on my brandnew raspberrypi3, as Im new to raspberry pi Im following the tutorials on this website but I cant seem to be able to duplicate the steps in the help videos, the archlinux doesnt seem to be listed under downloads anylonger.

Re: OS missing from download page

Posted: Sat Mar 05, 2016 11:10 pm
by ghodan
Hi. If you put the Noobs installer on your sd you will boot into a menu where you can choose a few OS.
One of them is Arch.

Warning: i dont know if its because the new pi3. But after arch install from latest version of noobs, Arch wont boot.
Tried installing it 2x.
Get a screen with pic that says hold shift for safe mode or something. Then a black screen and zero activity.

Re: OS missing from download page

Posted: Sat Mar 05, 2016 11:19 pm
by SonOfAMotherlessGoat

Re: OS missing from download page

Posted: Sat Mar 05, 2016 11:21 pm
by DirkS
ghodan wrote:Hi. If you put the Noobs installer on your sd you will boot into a menu where you can choose a few OS.
One of them is Arch.
AFAIK Arch has not been available through Noobs for the last couple of years.

Re: OS missing from download page

Posted: Sun Mar 06, 2016 12:02 pm
by rp3
I have formatted the SD with the recommended tool "SDFormatter" with the option "Format size adjustment" on.

I have downloaded and copied the all the subfiles and sub folders from the NOOBS_v1_8_0 parent folder directly to the sdcard, but the rp3 unit doesnt boot nor does it give the rainbow stillscreen.

I have formatted and coped the noob files about 18 times last night, and 1 time the led lighs turned green and it booted, but it said there was no internet connection so I didnt get any further.

Re: OS missing from download page

Posted: Sun Mar 06, 2016 12:09 pm
by rp3
I have also tried downloading the zip files 3-4 times, just incase the files were corrupt, both from the webside and from the torrent source but nothing seems to be helping.

Can any1 point out what Im doing wrong, maybe Im skipping a step?

Re: OS missing from download page

Posted: Sun Mar 06, 2016 12:29 pm
by fruitoftheloom
ArchLinuxArm requirements are that you are using a Linux System to create a bootable SD Card from the link previously posted :?

Re: OS missing from download page

Posted: Sun Mar 06, 2016 1:49 pm
by DougieLawson
rp3 wrote:Hi, Im a first time user of raspberry pi.
Why on earth are you trying to get Arch running? That's an intermediate or expert level OS. If you've run it on other machines then use one of those to write your SDCards for your RPi but beware that some ancient old hardware can't write SDHC.

Re: OS missing from download page

Posted: Sun Mar 06, 2016 4:27 pm
by rp3
The idea was to setup this rbp3 unit to function as a secure dns with dnscrypt and a tiny firewall to protect the dns server against malicious and fake traffic.
The only tutorial I have found is based on ArchLinux, see the below link.

http://networkfilter.blogspot.com/2012/ ... -your.html

Re: OS missing from download page

Posted: Sun Mar 06, 2016 4:31 pm
by rp3
Anyway, Im using win7 with pretty new hardware to copy and paste the config files from the noob directory directly to the SDdisc.......any1 have any idea why the rbp3 unit isnt booting?

The tutorial on this website says that you can just copy and paste the config files directly from a windows PC, disconnect the SDdisc and just insert it into the rbp3 unit and it should according to the tutorials boot from there.

Re: OS missing from download page

Posted: Sun Mar 06, 2016 4:40 pm
by DougieLawson
Build a NOOBS card, just to prove your RPi3 works. You should be able to do all that dnscrypt stuff on Raspbian (since the instructions are for building it from source code).