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Arch on Single Board Computer?

Postby Angela2801 » Mon Feb 11, 2019 8:44 am

I have seen a few posts suggesting but am unsure on this. Does anyone know if there is a cheap single board computer you can install Arch on?

I know there is Arch Linux ARM but this is not supported by the Arch community. I am essentially wanting something like a Pi to learn Arch with on actual hardware opposed to in a virtual environment but have no old hardware I can use.
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Re: Arch on Single Board Computer?

Postby TheSaint » Tue Feb 12, 2019 12:49 pm

This might give an interest.
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Re: Arch on Single Board Computer?

Postby summers » Wed Feb 13, 2019 11:30 am

As the other thread says, yes there are cheap boards starting at about $5. But the question you have to ask is what do you want on the SBC?

Do you want to attach a keyboard and display?

Do you want a huge control over input and output interfaces?

Do you want to use it as a NAS?

Do you want it to be a router?

Each of these questions push you in a different direction, and different hardware solution. But all are possible. So you need to think a bit first and explain your needs ...
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Re: Arch on Single Board Computer?

Postby moonman » Thu Feb 21, 2019 5:33 pm

Is OP looking for something like this
Essentialy SBC with x86(-64) cpu. There are tons of them, and I am pretty sure ArchLinux will run on all of them.

However, I don't see how you can't lean Arch on an ARM board running an ArchLinuxArm. The biggest differences will be a different bootloader, possibly a non mainline kernel (depends on the board, some will run mainline just fine, some will have limitations) and specific proprietary drivers.
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