I was hoping to install Arch linux via NOOBS because I've read that Arch linux probably has best real-time GPIO handling for a non-RTOS (due to minimal OS processes etc) out of the box, and via NOOBS because it would be the most straight forward way of installing it. But NOOBS does not give me the option for Arch Linux. My other half said she saw something on Facebook saying that it's no longer supported for RPi or something, but I can't find any such information online.
It's for the original Raspberry Pi B model.
- Where has the NOOBS option for Arch Linux gone?
- What would a good alternative from the NOOBS list be? (No GUI). The list includes RISC OS which the description says is the most light weight and fastest, so I would choose, except this link says it's a full desktop system which I neither need nor want.
- If I can find an image for Arch linux for the RPi, what problems might I encounter if I try putting it on the SD card via Windows? (Assuming it was taken off NOOBS' options for a reason)
My current thoughts are that I need to first install some other OS on a separate card, boot the RPi on that, and using a USB-SD card reader follow this link on setting up Arch linux on that.