Install Alpine Linux on Raspberry Pi

In this article, you are going to learn how to install Alpine Linux on your Raspberry Pi.

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Let’s get started!

What You’ll Need

Download The Image

Go to alpinelinux.org to Download the latest Alpine Linux Image available.

Click on the “Downloads” button.

Scroll down until you find “Raspberry Pi” then click on the “armhf” to download the Image.

Copying The Image

After we’ve downaloded the image, we’ll get a “.tar.gz” file, which we’ll extract using 7Zip.

Extract it agin with 7Zip and you’ll have a folder with the Image files inside.

Copy the files inside that folder and move them to your MircroSD Card.

Once that’s done you can extract the MicroSD Card form your pc and insert it into your Raspberry Pi.

Setting Up Alpine Linux

Once you’ve booted into Alpine Linux, you’ll need to properly configure it.

Log with the user “root”.

Type “setup-alpine”.

You’ll be prompted with a series of question you’ll need to answer to properly configure Alpine, answer them using the prompts on the screen. IE: To select the US type of keyboard on “Keyboard configuration”, type “US”.

Once you finish answering the questions, Alpine Linux will be fully installed and configured in your Raspberry Pi.

Installation of Alpine Linux Finished

Congratulations, you’ve just installed Alpine Linux into your Raspberry Pi and that’s it for this tutorial.

Could you install it by yourself? Did you had any problems during the installation? Have any suggestion? Then leave a comment below.

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