Alpine newbie install manual
All the users have different targets.. for many Linux and/or Unix-like users most common are the actual work of developing your application to respond appropriately in each environment, you may also face issues with tracking down dependencies, scaling your application, and updating individual components without affecting the entire system.
For all of this a proper setup of your system are need, but if you deploy all of that ecosystems in your own home and works.. in your only machine... you will need a proper guide to setup your main system (or maybe a parallel system?.
The following information will assist you with the installation of Alpine Linux.
in a variety of ways.. as main OS in your disk.. as alternate system, as read-only in a usbstick or maybe none of them! You will said: what? that's is possible? o hell yeah with Alpine all it's possible
Installation Quick-Start in 3 Easy Steps
Alpine can be used in any of three modes:
- diskless mode
- You'll boot from a read-only medium such as the installation CD, a USB drive, or a Compact Flash card. When you use Alpine in this mode, you need to use Alpine Local Backup (lbu) to save your modifications between reboots. That requires some writable medium, usually removable. If your boot medium is, for example, a USB drive, you can save modifications there; you don't need a separate partition or drive. See also Local APK cache.
- data mode
- As in diskless mode, your OS is run from a read-only medium. However, here a writable partition (usually on a hard disk) is used to store the data in /var. That partition is accessed directly, rather than copied into a tmpfs; so this is better-suited to uses where large amounts of data need to be preserved between reboots. This mode may be used for mailspools, database and log servers, and so on.
- sys mode
- This is a traditional hard-disk install (see link for details). Both the boot system and your modifications are written to the hard disk in a standard Linux hierarchy. This mode may be used for desktops, development boxes, and virtual servers.