• Antergos on ARMv8 / aarch64


    Since Archlinux itself has mainline support for arm v7/v8 + the raspberry pi, I’ve got to wonder how difficult it would actually be to port antergos (or at least make a very similar distribution). I know for example the cnchi installer is written in python, which is cross-platform generally speaking.

    I’ve got some experience doing that kind of porting work myself and am debating taking a crack at it. Would anyone else be interested? The main purpose I have in mind would be 64-bit Antergos on the raspberry pi 3 (most distributions for the RPi3 only ship a 32-bit kernel, the only distributions with 64-bit support are openSUSE and ArchLinux, both of which are beyond most users)

    I’m currently running 64-bit Arch on my RPi3 and it runs pretty decently after some setup / tweaking, so the base project is there

  • @restl3ss4 I was thinking the same thing a few weeks back. Having an installer is a good start.

    But, getting a distro out of this is a bit hard, requires some decent man power and budget: some servers, wiki and some sort of forums. I hope devs agree to give this kind of project a starting point, place in this forum etc.

    Anyhow, I am interested in this, keep me posted about the progress.

  • This sounds very interesting! Sadly, I do not have the necessary skills required to aid you in this:disappointed:. Hopefully the @developers and @Global-Moderators will have a look at this thread soon enough though:grinning:. It would be great to expand our user base to include Raspberry Pi’s.

    In addition, since you ( @restl3ss4 ) have Arch installed on your RPi3, do you know if Antergos would run smoothly on a Chromebook also? I have a friend who has a Chromebook, but it only has 16 GB of storage on it. Would that be enough?

    Thanks!

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  • @Keegan It should in theory, as long as you stick to a lightweight desktop environment and don’t try to jump straight into something like kde. The power of said chromebook also matters quite a bit, as different models tend to deviate pretty significantly IME.

    In my experience the Pi3 on Arch runs best with LXDE, although XFCE should work pretty well too in theory (I haven’t tried it, mind)

    I’m thinking the best way to go about this may be to start with the Arch image as a base and have a cnchi-style installer (or even a modified version of cnchi itself) when creating the boot medium for the rPi, in that you would set all your options / DE etc and hit install from a different machine with the card plugged in, making the experience very similar to installing Antergos.

  • Thank you for the advice and the detailed response:grinning:. Hopefully Antergos on rPi’s become a realty soon!

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  • @Keegan No problem :)

    Would anyone with an rPi3 be interested in trying out a couple of images? I’ve been tinkering.

  • I would love to, but I don’t really have an rPi3:disappointed:. Perhaps someone else can?

    Thanks!

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  • I have a Pi2 in my boat so I wish you the best of luck!

    I make things work…
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