With the help from the community, especially our community members Shjim and Luis Lucas (Lxnauta), our main ARM developer Pudge was able to realise a very exciting update to our ARM install script.
It was a request that was high on the list of our ARM users and now we are proud to present our new and improved ARM installation script with the option to install more Desktop Environments, Window Managers and a 64-bit installation option for the Raspberry Pi4b.
So, now our ARM install script is really offering you the opportunity to discover full power on a small footprint.
When we first released our ARM installation script, we introduced two-step automated installation scripts. The first one installed the Arch ARM base installation with the AARCH kernel and the second step was the EndeavourOS install script with the options an x86-64 ISO provides.
In order to benefit from the full possibilities our ARM installation provides, we had to add an extra step in the new installation procedure. Don’t feel discouraged by it now, we promise you the three stages are easy to follow, no matter which Linux knowledge level you have.
The Raspberry Pi Foundation kernel
The biggest change on our Arch ARM base script is that we offer the Raspberry Pi Foundation kernels for both 32-bit and 64-bit.
The benefits of these kernels are that our ARM installations now can run on the newer 5.15 Linux kernel and it will support USB storage devices, which will enhance the overall ARM experience.
The first step will simply install the Arch Linux ARM base install, which also provides the Raspberry Pi foundation kernel for 32-bit by default, the tweak we offer is the RPI kernel for 64-bit installation for the Raspberry Pi 4b, instead of the AARCH 64-bit kernel, which doesn’t support USB storage devices.
Last but not least, LXDE and our community editions Qtile, OpenBox and Sway have also been added, so now the ARM installation is in-sync with the options we provide on our X86_64 ISO.
If you want to explore the possibilities on your ARM device, then start your ARM Endeavour over here.Connect with us: