How to install RaspArch on our Raspberry Pi?


I recently shared with you a method of how to install Arch Linux ARM In our small device, through this installation method we obtained the system quickly. Even if the only downside is that it needs to be polished to our liking.

For me it is perfect because I am customizing it to my needs, but for newbies or people who only bought the Raspberry Pi for being cheap and they look for some comfort, Installing such a system may result in abandonment or migration to another.

That is why this time I'm going to share with you a more polished version of Arch Linux for Raspberry Pi and already with a desktop environment and applications, ready to be used.

About RaspArch

RaspArch is a remaster of Arch Linux ARM, in which its creator Exton adds some extra plugins such as the LXDE desktop environment, PulseAudio, Firefox, Yaourt and Gimp.

It must be installed on a Raspberry Pi 3 Model B +, Raspberry Pi 3 Model B, or Raspberry Pi 2 Model B computer.

The current version of RaspArch is 180402 which would become the version of RaspArch, in this new version its creator gives the facility of being able to be installed in the SD already from Windows.

Unlike the previous versions, it was necessary to have a Linux distribution installed in order to install RaspArch on the SD.

Installing RaspArch on Raspberry Pi

Si you want to install RaspArch on your device first you must go to the following link in order to download the system image.

Done the download you can now mount the image on your SD, for this we are going to do the following.

We must insert our SD card into our computer either directly in case of having the card reader or with the help of an adapter.

Si you are doing this process from linux the first thing we have to do is format our SD card for it we are going to support ourselves with Gparted.

Only We must give it in Fat32 format and that's it. Here it is important that we see which mounting point our card has the same Gparted application tells us.

Done this now we are going to execute the following command to save the RaspArch image:

dd bs=4M if=/ruta/a/rasparch.img of=/dev/sdX conv=fsync

Where if we indicate the path where we save the RaspArch image and in of the mount point of our SD.

solo We will have to wait for the system to be recorded and once this is finished we will be able to insert the SD into our Raspberry Pi.


Now if you are doing the process from Windows, you must download Win32 Disk Imager to record the image.

To format your SD you can use SD Formatter. With the SD formatted, you must Open Win32 and indicate the path to RaspArch and the mounting of your SD and click on Write.

And voila, you can use RasArch on your Raspberry Pi.

Using RaspArch

Ya inserted the SD in your Raspberry Pi you connect it to the power and it will start to boot the systemOnce this is done, you will find yourself in the login screen, which is nothing more than an interface in terminal mode.

Here you are going to type the system credentials that are:

User: root

Password: root

And you will already be logged into the system, to start the graphical interface you must type


And the system will start. The first that you must do is update the system, you open a terminal and run:

pacman -Syu

Already updated now we are going to create a user in the system since we cannot use Yaourt as root.

For this we are going to execute this command, where you are going to replace "user" by the username that you are going to create

useradd -m -g users -G audio,lp,optical,storage,video,wheel,games,power,scanner -s /bin/bash usario

Y we assign you a password with:

passwd user

Now to use the new user in the system we are just going to type:

su user

Note: it is not recommended to start the system with the new user since they will have problems starting the graphical environment, they must do it with the root user.

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