Alpine newbie install manual

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Alpine is the Linux that has the most ways to install, here are listed only those most common, for more information see last section of this document.

  • Computer device like PC, laptop, or Raspberry, are forms or a name for machines that uses the software named "Operating System" like Alpine Linux, the target of a "install process" to property put the Alpine system.
  • Image file means it is a type of file that is downloaded and burned to a CD/DVD or dumped to a USB with popular programs (such as Nero, CloneCD, Brasero), although in the modern era it's not the only way (Raspberri's).
  • Boot or Booting means "Boot" (started from a media source) a disc recorded on DVD/CD or USB from the disc drive or from a USB port respectively, the computer boots this device and loads the Alpine operating system. Today that means involved with BIOS and UEFI systems.

Alpine are the main program named OS (means Operating System), that's runs on top of the machine/PC/laptop, and subsequently over this OS run the programs such like the internet web browser, and the web pages like "facebook" runs over that internet web browser.

Ways to install Alpine into machines listed by user cases

We have here many ways listed how you can put Alpine Linux in your computer device, PLEASE CHOOSE A USE CASE MOST CLOSE TO YOUR SETUP:

by booting a source downloaded file ISO on USB or CD/DVD/BR

  1. Alpine Install: from a disc to a virtualbox machine single only, install Alpine into VirtualBox virtual machine, use if you have a VirtualBox virtual machine and only wants to take a shoot into it
  2. Alpine Install: from a disc to a any computer single only boot, install Alpine into a real modern machine by burning a disc that will boot if you have a UEFI or BIOS hardware and will be only Alpine into it through CD/DVD drive.
  3. Alpine Install: from a usb to a any computer single only boot, install Alpine into real modern machine by creating a USB drive unit that will boot if you have a UEFI or BIOS hardware and will be only Alpine into it through USB drive.
  4. Alpine Install: from a usb to any computer dual boot linux Debian, install Alpine into most common machine by creating a USB drive unit that will boot if you have common hardware and want another Linux as main OS through USB boot.
  5. Alpine Install: from a usb to any computer dual boot linux Alpine, install Alpine into most common machine by creating a USB drive unit that will boot if you have common hardware and want Alpine Linux as main OS through USB boot.
  6. Alpine Install: from a disc to a old computer single only boot, especial case for very very older hardware computers PC or laptops by burning a disc that will boot if you have a BIOS only older hardware and will be only Alpine into it through CD/DVD drive.

by using from linux already started to new partition

  1. Alpine Install: from alpine mirror to a new computer by chroot, install Alpine into real modern machine directly using the Alpine mirror sources if you will use the Alpine inside other Linux instalation by chroot.
  2. Alpine Install: from alpine mirror to an external disc by chroot, install Alpine into real modern machine directly using the Alpine mirror sources if you extracted the disc and use in already booted linux to install.
  3. Alpine Install: from a iso to a virtualbox machine with external disc, install Alpine into VirtualBox external disc machine, use if you have a older computer that don't boot but extract the disc to prepare it for.

by booting through network install media

  1. Alpine Install: from a tarball to a boot device arm, install Alpine into arm based device machine, use if you have a network install device capable arm based.

  2. Alpine on ARM for thos that need to dump to ARM based hardware

Ways to install Alpine listed by architectures

x86_64 x86_32 x86

The all popular 32 bit intel (i386 pc 32bit) and x86_64 (i686 pc 64bit and amd64)compatible (both)

Booting from external devices

If the computer does not automatically boot from the desired device, one needs to bring up the boot menu selection for choosing the media to boot from. Depending on the computer the menu may be accessed by quickly (repeatedly) pressing a key when booting starts, or sometimes it is needed to press the button before starting the computer and keep holding it when it boots. Typical keys are: `F9`-`F12`, sometimes `F7` or `F8`. If these don't bring up the boot menu, it may be necessary to enter the BIOS configuration and adjust the boot settings, for which typical keys are: `Del.` `F1` `F2` `F6` or `Esc.`

ppc64le

For the PowerPC devices with pure little-endian mode, mostly for POWER8 and POWER9

armhf armv7

The ARM based hardwares, that does not have CD/DVD/BR boot support, only execution state of the ARMv7 devices machines. Including video game consoles; the newer ARM hard-float for newer, more powerful 32-bit devices alongside 64-bit.

aarch64

The 64-bit ARM only execution state of the ARMv8 device machines.

s390x

For the Super powered IBM mainframes, especially IBM Z and IBM LinuxONE servers

Ways to use Alpine Linux without install

  1. Alpine Install: from a usb disc to a machine single only, dump Alpine into usb/mmc card and later use it at your machine without modify any of your already installed files or operating system.

Documents series

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Alpine newbie Alpine Install: from a disc to a virtualbox machine single only


See Also

  1. Newbie_Alpine_Ecosystem
  2. Alpine newbie apk packages
  3. Alpine newbie desktops
  4. Alpine newbie developer
  5. Alpine newbie lammers