How do I install Arch Linux on my Raspberry Pi?
Here is quite a simple Arch Arm RPi Guide.
- Download the zip file containing the dd image from one of these resources:
- Direct Download
Extract the zip file to your hard drive, giving you the dd image archlinuxarm-29-04-2012.img
Write this image to the target SD card
Replacing sdX with the location of the SD card, run:
dd bs=1M if=/path/to/archlinuxarm-29-04-2012.img of=/dev/sdX
Download and install Win32DiskImager Select the archlinuxarm-29-04-2012.img image file, select your SD card drive letter, and click Write
- Eject the card from your computer, insert into the Raspberry Pi, and power it on.
Jivings answer holds true if you happen to have an image of Arch Linux around. As of now however such images are no longer issued by Arch Linux. Instead the full file system is provided as a .tar.gz and has to be installed to the SD card from scratch.
After preparation of the partition table using
fdisk and creation of the file systems
mkfs the root and boot file system is populated with the files from the .tar.gz archive.
You can use the Arch ARM image that you can just flash to a SD card and it needs no installing. You just plug it in.