Introduction: How to Install Alpine Linux on Raspberry Pi
Step 1: What You’ll Need
NOTES: The Raspberry Pi 3 requires a 2.5A power supply so make sure you have one that is capable. I highly recommend Samsung Micro SD Cards due to a technology called Wear Leveling which greatly increases the life span of the memory card
Step 2: Download the Alpine Linux Image
Go to alpinelinux.org to Download the latest Alpine Linux Image available.
Click on the “Downloads” button. Scroll down until you find “Raspberry Pi” then click on the “armhf” to download the Image.
Step 3: Copying the Image
After we’ve downaloded the image, we’ll get a “.tar.gz” file, which we’ll extract using 7Zip.
Extract it agin with 7Zip and you’ll have a folder with the Image files inside.
Copy the files inside that folder and move them to your MircroSD Card.
Once that’s done you can extract the MicroSD Card form your pc and insert it into your Raspberry Pi.
Step 4: Setting Up Alpine Linux
Once you’ve booted into Alpine Linux, you’ll need to properly configure it.
Log with the user “root”. Type “setup-alpine” (Both without quotation marks).
You’ll be prompted with a series of question you’ll need to answer to properly configure Alpine, answer them using the prompts on the screen. IE: To select the US type of keyboard on “Keyboard configuration” Type “US”. Once you finish answering the questions, Alpine Linux will be fully installed and configured in your Raspberry Pi.
Our Alpine Linux installation is completed and that’s it for this tutorial. If you’ve installed Alpine Linux, have any suggestions or had problems during the installation, please leave a comment.
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