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Puppification of Arch Linux for Raspberry Pi - JWM, Rox, Geany and mtpaint for Puppi using Arch binaries

How do I get Puppi Arch?
You don't. Not yet. You make it! You customise it!
Your Puppy, your choices! It is the Arch way + Puppy Power.
Later we will have a ready made real Puppi Arch

So what is this exactly?
This is Arch Linux with Puppy small efficient programs added . . .

Get me started!
OK - you got it!

Step 1 download and install the Arch image file for Raspberry Pi on a SD card
With Puppy
In Puppy Slacko and most modern Puppys click on the downloaded Arch zip
It will expand
Move to the directory where the unzipped image is, open a console by
right clicking and select new terminal. Type
	# dd bs=1M if=archlinuxarm-27-03-2012.img of=/dev/sdc

The part archlinuxarm-27-03-2012.img is the image and if you have a later image
replace with the updated image name
more info
Other methods Other distros and Windows

Step 2 run 'Arch'
boot up
login root
password root

You are now at the Arch command line

Step 3 Update 'Arch'
(optional but recommended)
Arch is a rolling release - constantly updated .
Update command can take a while - took about 40 minutes on broadband

pacman -Syu

Step 4 install JWM Window Manager
This will give you the 'Puppy standard' Joes Window Manager . . .
pacman -S xf86-video-fbdev jwm

Step 5 start JWM Window Manager
xinit /usr/bin/jwm

Step 6 add Puppy style programs
Open the terminal
pacman -S rox geany mtpaint netsurf

Step 7 run programs
Open the terminal and type
rox or geany etc

Step 8 Create an image file of my changes for other Puppi Users?
	dd if=/dev/sda of=/path/to/a/mounted/filesystem/filename.img 

Step 9 Add programs compiled for Raspberry Pi ARM v6 Step 10 Add/Create custom Bacon Programs
Bacon BASIC to C Converter programs
like so
on programs using HUG

Useful commands
tar xvzf something.tar.gz decompresses files eg. gtkdialog for ARM

Where do I read more info?
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