Slackware ARM on a Raspberry Pi

Welcome to SARPi

The SARPi Project promotes and supports Slackware ARM Linux on a Raspberry Pi. A step-by-step, end-to-end, 'HOW TO Install Slackware ARM on a Raspberry Pi' tutorial is available, with purpose-built Slackware ARM installer images and packages. SARPi supports Slackware ARM -current hard float port and Slackware ARM 14.2 soft float port versions. The SARPi installer image (.xz) archives, /boot partition files (.zip) archives, and boot system (.txz) packages, are available from the Downloads page. The Mini Projects page contains fun and educational things to do after the Slackware ARM OS has been installed, which includes a guide on Monitoring & Solving Thermal [Overheating] Issues on a Raspberry Pi.

To start the SARPi 'How To install Slackware ARM on a Raspberry Pi' tutorial, click [Install Slackware] on the left menu. Or, for less detailed instructions, see the SARPi.README which accompanies each installer image.

Use the menu links on the left to navigate around the website and/or any text links on the page(s).

It's taken for granted that those using this website are not complete novices to Linux, or the Raspberry Pi. Although, you may find it easy to follow even if you've not spent that much time in a Linux shell. Whether you're a beginner or an expert in Linux, or the Raspberry Pi, it's certainly worth giving Slackware ARM a try. For further information click the [About Slackware] link on the left menu.

The SARPi Project is a community effort by SARPi.FatDog.EU and is not officially endorsed by Slackware Linux Inc. or the Raspberry Pi Foundation.

Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ powered by Slackware ARM Linux

Slackware Linux Wallpaper

Download a FREE Slackware Linux wallpaper for your desktop. It's called Slacksplash and was created using a free wallpaper, and a 3-D Slackware logo, both downloaded from Google. It's simple and effective, yet quite eyecatching, and of course totally cool!

Slacksplash wallpaper is available in the following resolutions:

Acknowledgements & Thanks

SARPi.FatDog.EU would like to offer our gratitude to all those who've had input into the SARPi project. As well as all those who share their ideas, their work, and their experiences with Slackware (e.g. on SlackDocs) which continues to be an asset.

Special thanks to Patrick Volkerding and the entire Slackware Team for a truly wonderful OS; especially MoZes for his ceaseless efforts towards the Slackware ARM port. Additional thanks goes to alienBOB and Ponce (along with many others) for their SlackBuild scripts. Thanks to the online community of Slackers at for all the constructive input and feedback, and to Mr Jackson ("Get the beers in?") for all the helpful advice and testing. Much respect and kudos to Dave Spencer @ Dave's Collective whose work has profoundly inspired and motivated us over the years (particularly when the SARPi Project was in its infancy) and still does! Without you, and people like you, the entire SARPi Project would not be where it is today!


SARPi.FatDog.EU Team

Updated: 08 Jan 2020 12:56:37