This tutorial will help you install Alpine Linux on your Raspberry Pi.
This section will help you format and partition your SD card:
- Download Alpine for Raspberry Pi tarball which is named as
alpine-rpi-<version>-armhf.rpi.tar.gz. You will need version 3.2.0 or greater if you have a Raspberry Pi 2.
- Mount your SD card to your workstation
- Use gnome-disks or fdisk to create a FAT32 partition. If you are using fdisk, the FAT32 partition is named as W95 FAT32 (LBA) and its ID is 0xC.
- Mark the newly created partition as bootable and save
- Mount the previously created partition
- Extract the tarball contents to your FAT32 partition
- Unmount the SD Card.
- Insert the SD Card into the Raspberry Pi and turn it on
- Login into the Alpine system
- Once the installation is complete, commit the changes by typing
- Reboot to verify that the installation was indeed successful.