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Install an ArchLinux system

ArchLinux have non official support of ARM architecture. Documentation are available on

Boot with an initramfs

To proceed to the ArchLinux intall you need a shell on your NAS. One way to achieve this is to boot on an initramfs.

  • To build your own Initramfs you'll find some documentation on the dedicated page : Build An initramfs.
  • Once you succefully build your initramfs, use clunc to boot on it.

Your initramfs will need to include an fdisk tool to edit partition and an mkfs tool ( with the support of the fs of your choice ) to create filesystem.


A base system tarball can be downloaded and install :

tar xzvf ArchLinuxARM-armv5te-*.tar.gz
installarchlinux.txt · Last modified: 2012/05/07 02:16 by simon