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post Jan 12 2016, 01:18 AM
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ArchLinuxARM RooFS Update:

Download: alarm-zaurus-c3x00-minimal-rootfs-february2018.tar.xz (200 MB)


- Based on http://archlinuxarm.org/os/ArchLinuxARM-armv5-latest.tar.gz (7th February 2018)
- updated to Linux 4.14.18
- added pccardctl, hostap-utils, dropbear, mc, tmux, screen, rsync, hostapd, wpa_supplicant

Quick Install Guide:

- Extract as root to a SD card formatted with ext4 using your favourite Linux distribution. (Min. 4GB SD card required).

Note : the ext4 needs to be created with e2fsprogs version <=1.43.9. Any version >=1.44 does create an fs not readable by 3.10.y kexecboot.

Note : Make sure you extract the tar.xz via a desktop / laptop linux computer and not on the Zaurus.
- Install arch-kexecboot from this github. Instructions included in the arch-kexeboot tar.
- Enter rootfs SD card into Z and boot via kexecboot.
- Login to minimal alarm rootfs (user : root , password : root)
- Follow the Arch Guide and Wiki to complete your setup. https://wiki.archlinux.org
- Create a private key for Dropbear SSH client/server:
dropbearkey -t rsa -f /etc/dropbear/dropbear_rsa_host_key
- Extract the roofs to the internal CF drive and change /boot/boot.cfg and /etc/fstab to match your layout.
- Create a swap partition if needed


More detailed instructions (but a bit outdated) can be found here. (Thanks Danboid) https://github.com/greguu/ZALARM-install


This roofs may also work on your C1000/Akita. See this post for more details: C1000/Akita

This post has been edited by greguu: Apr 7 2018, 01:10 AM
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