Grab the latest rootfs for your device from http://repo.voidlinux.eu/live/current/
Make sure to check that sha256 is correct. The sha256 hash is stored in the
Preparing the SD card
The SD card must have at least 2 partitions, one as FAT (with partition type
/boot and another one as
ext4/f2fs for /; let's begin preparing the partitions and mounting them in a directory:
$ parted /dev/mmcblk0 <- change this to match your SD card # Create the FAT partition of 256MB and make it bootable (parted) mktable msdos (parted) mkpart primary fat32 2048s 256MB (parted) toggle 1 boot # Create the rootfs partition until end of device (parted) mkpart primary ext4 256MB -1 (parted) quit
Now let's create the filesystems in the SD card:
$ mkfs.vfat /dev/mmcblk0p1 <- change this to match your SD card and FAT32 partition $ mkfs.ext4 -O ^has_journal /dev/mmcblk0p2 <- change this to match your SD card and ext4 partition
-O ^has_journal option disables journaling on ext4 partition. It'll extend the life of your drive (usually Flash drives).
Preparing target rootfs directory
$ mkdir rootfs # mount /dev/mmcblk0p2 rootfs/ # mkdir rootfs/boot # mount /dev/mmcblk0p1 rootfs/boot
Unpack the rootfs into the target rootfs directory and sync to make sure files are written to storage:
# tar xvfJp void-rpi-rootfs-latest.tar.xz -C rootfs # sync
Do not forget to unpack the rootfs as root and with the
-pflag to set appropiate permissions.
/boot partition must also be added to
# echo '/dev/mmcblk0p1 /boot vfat defaults 0 0' >> rootfs/etc/fstab
Umount the SD card filesystems from target rootfs directory.
You can tweak kernel boot cmdline arguments in the
Insert the SD card and test the Raspberry PI boots correctly, the
root password is
Set the system time
Before it is possible to install or upgrade packages (ex:
xbps-install -Su), it is necessary to set the clock. The Raspberry Pi does not have a battery backed clock so you must set the time manually or you will see HTTPS certificate errors.
# date Thu Jan 1 00:00:36 GMT 1970 # date -s "Fri Jan 13 11:19:58 PST 2017"
(note that time zones are recognized)
Network Time Protocol
Now that the time is set, you can install and enable NTP.
# xbps-install ntp # sv start ntp
Note: To verify that ntp is enabled on boot, check that
At the very least this is the list of required packages:
# xbps-install -Sy xorg-minimal xf86-video-fbturbo
To install all X client applications:
# xbps-install -Sy xorg-apps
To install all X font packages:
# xbps-install -Sy xorg-fonts
As final step make sure the user running X is part of the groups audio and video.
Install the package via
# xbps-install -Sy ioquake-rpi
.pk3 data files from original quake3 game or demo:
# For the system: cp /path/quake3/*.pk3 /opt/ioquake3-rpi/baseq3/ # For just a normal user: cp /path/quake3/*.pk3 ~/.q3a/baseq3/
If you do not have X installed just run SDL with the framebuffer video driver:
$ SDL_VIDEODRIVER=fbcon SDL_NOMOUSE=1 quake3
To get the soundchip to work, add
dtparam=audio=on to /boot/config.txt
Enable serial console logins
# mkdir ~/rootfs # mount /dev/sdX2 ~/rootfs # ln -s /etc/sv/agetty-ttyAMA0 ~/rootfs/etc/runit/runsvdir/default # umount ~/rootfs
/boot/cmdline.txtfor start-up configuration of serial port (device and baud)
/etc/securettyfor interfaces that allow root login, ttyAMA0 should already be listed.