The Raspberry Pi is an ARM v6 architecture mini computer that gained alot of fame when it was released in 2012.
Formating the SD Card
Start fdisk to partition the SD Card. Then type the following:
o - Delete any partitions on the SD Card. p - List all partitions, at this point there should be none left. n then p for primary, 1 for the first partition, press ENTER to accept the default first sector, then type +100M for the last sector. t, then c to set the first partition to type W95 FAT32(LBA) n, then p for primary, 2 for the second partition on the drive, and then press ENTER twice to accept the default first and last sector. w, to write to the partition table.
Mounting & Creating the File System
When you run lsblk it should print out the disk map on your pc. The memory card should be sdb1 and sdb2 for the 2 partitions.
mkfs.vfat /dev/sdb1 mkdir boot mount /dev/sdb1 boot
mkfs.ext4 /dev/sdb2 mkdir root mount /dev/sdb2 root
Downloading & Extracting The File System
Warning: This has to be done as root and not sudo. So log-off the current user and log-in as root.
Now as root, lets continue to download the packages. If you don’t have wget installed, install it first.
wget http://archlinuxarm.org/os/ArchLinuxARM-rpi-latest.tar.gz bsdtar -xpf ArchLinuxARM-rpi-latest.tar.gz -C root sync
Moving Files to boot Partition
The following bash statement will move the files, may take some few minutes.
mv root/boot/* /boot
Un-mount the 2 partitions.
umount boot root
Use terminal or SSH to login via the IP Address given by your router.
User-name is: alarm
Root account is: root