Raspberry Pi 3 + Slackware

Yesterday I realized I havent even tested the Raspberry Pi 3 that I got from China on the 29th of December, so this evening I spent setting it up.

Since I am an old slackware guy I have been looking at Slackware ARM. I grabbed my biggest MicroSD, a 64GB class 10 card I havent used for anything until now.

Setting up the card for boot was easy. Just dd the downloaded image to the card, dont need to bother about formatting or partitioning because the image contains the partition table already set up.

The installing all the packages took quite some time, but it all went smoothly. Configuring the network took several hours of trial and error though but got it working fine eventually.

In the future I want all my Raspberry/Arduino/ESP8266 devices on a local network even though I have a great ISP and probably could give all the devices a real internet address. But security-wise that wouldnt be the greatest idea ever…

But for now, I just plug in power and my little Raspberry shows up on a local IP listening intently for my ssh input.

I love Slackware. None of that sudo madness that Debian/Raspbian thinks is a security improvement…


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