I wanted to burn the .img for Arch Linux ARMv6 to my Rasp Pi, but it seems that downloadable images can no longer be found. I followed instructions for sd card creation on the archlinuxARM site, as root, but wget http://archlinuxarm.org/os/ArchLinuxARM-rpi-latest.tar.gz only brought a series of "not found" messages...

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    I get a download for that link. Where are you?
    – goldilocks
    Jan 22, 2016 at 14:12
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    related: raspberrypi.stackexchange.com/questions/19/… ... Please provide more details on "series of error messages" (or have this closed as a dupe).
    – Ghanima
    Jan 22, 2016 at 14:58
  • I tried again, and this time it worked without error! Thanks for your help
    – Nick Ford
    Jan 23, 2016 at 17:37

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Arch Linux does not provide images anymore. Instead the .tar.gz will "simply" contain the full file system and has to be installed to the SD card after preparation of the partition table using fdisk and creation of the file systems mkfs. These steps are followed by copying the files from the .tar.gz to the root and boot file system.

Documentation of the full installation procedures:

  • There's .IMG files for Arch on sourceforge sourceforge.net/projects/archlinux-rpi2 Jan 18, 2020 at 10:04
  • @MikeRedrobe nice find, thanks. If you like you can post an additional answer which is preferable to a comment. Edit: Strike "nice find" and read "thanks for maintaining" instead ;-)
    – Ghanima
    Jan 18, 2020 at 12:55

Arch Linux themselves only provide a .tar.gz.

If you want an easy .IMG to burn to and SD card using Etcher or Win32diskimager, here are .IMG files on sourceforge for the various Pi models:

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