Slackware ARM on a Raspberry Pi

Slackware ARM Installation Guide

Welcome to the SARPi installation tutorial. This tutorial is a comprehensive, step-by-step, end-to-end, 'How To install Slackware ARM on a Raspberry Pi 1, 2, or 3'. It takes you through configuring a SD and microSD card, downloading the Slackware ARM source media, plugging in and powering on your Raspberry Pi, setting up the NIC (network) for remote installation, setting up partitions, configuring the system for installation, running Slackware ARM setup, selecting packages to install, installing Slackware ARM, customising boot options, and updating and maintaining Slackware ARM after it's been installed.

If you have no need of this tutorial, the SARPi installer and system packages are available from the Downloads page.

Some sections of this tutorial are marked with an [option] which means you can choose to follow them, or not, depending on how you intend to carry out your Slackware ARM installation. Each section is linked to the next consecutive section at the bottom of the page for user-friendliness and continuity purposes.

If you're using this website for the first time, it's advisable to follow the links below starting from the top.


Preparation before you begin
Configure a microSD card
Download Slackware ARM source media [option]

Slackware ARM Installation

• 01. Notes for Pre-installation
• 02. Configuring the system for installation
• 03. Setting up the NIC for (remote) installation [option]
• 04. Creating partitions on available drives
• 05. Mounting a USB memory stick [option]
• 06. Running Slackware ARM setup
• 07. Selecting Slackware ARM source media
• 08. Final steps of installation
• 09. Completing the install process
• 10. Configuring the boot partition

Keeping Updated

Keeping Slackware ARM updated with slackpkg
Upgrade kernel, modules, and firmware with rpi-update
Optimise Your System Configuration [option]

What Now?

Post-installation information

Updated: 25 Sep 2016 14:22:17