Bootstrapping Alpine Linux

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VPS

This section is to provide a means to bootstrap Alpine Linux on any VPS.

Process

Prepare

  1. Download apk-tools-static for your architecture.
  2. wget http://dl-cdn.alpinelinux.org/alpine/v3.12/main/$(arch)/apk-tools-static-2.10.5-r1.apk
  3. Unpack .apk
  4. tar zxf apk-tools-static-*.apk

Install

sudo ./sbin/apk.static --arch $(arch) -X http://dl-cdn.alpinelinux.org/alpine/latest-stable/main/ -U --allow-untrusted --root /tmp/target --initdb add alpine-base

Bootloader

References