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So what is this exactly?
This is Arch Linux with Puppy small efficient programs added. Designed for the legendary ARM motherboard - 'Raspberry Pi'

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

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 extract/expand
Move to the directory of the unzipped image
from a console right clicking and select new terminal type:
	# dd bs=1M if=archlinuxarm-29-04-2012.img of=/dev/sdc

The part archlinuxarm-29-04-2012.img is the 'image'. With a later image
replace with the updated .img file
Other methods using 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'
Arch is a rolling release - constantly updated .
Update command can take a while - took about 20 minutes on broadband

pacman -S pacman
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
warning The process to install xinit is awaiting documentation
xinit /usr/bin/jwm

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

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

Step 7 add better fonts
optional but recommended
open terminal
pacman -S ttf-dejavu

Step 8 run programs
Open the terminal and type
rox or geany etc

Step 9 Create an image file of my changes for other Puppi Users?
	dd if=/dev/sda of=/path/to/a/mounted/filesystem/filename.img 

Step 10 Add programs compiled for Raspberry Pi ARM v6
Step 11 Add/Create custom Bacon Programs
Bacon BASIC to C Converter programs
like so
on programs using HUG

Step 12 Add Multimedia capability
sound test
pacman -S alsa-utils alsa-oss alsa-plugins
gpasswd -a root audio
speaker-test -c 2
sudo modprobe snd_bcm2835 at prompt after login / before "startx" for sound
pacman -S deadbeef

Useful tips/commands
Where do I read more info?
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