- 1 How to install and configure Mageia 8 on your Raspberry Pi board
- 2 How to install and configure Mageia 8 on your Banana Pi board
- 3 Other ARM boards
- 4 First boot
How to install and configure Mageia 8 on your Raspberry Pi board
Raspberry Pi 4 aka RPi4 board
- First you should choose your image for your Desktop Environment which you can change/install later if needed. Note that there are only 64 bit images currently available but you can build your own with our scripts.
- Then you can use IsoDumper_Writing_ISO_images_on_USB_sticks IsoDumper IsoDumper or any other tool for writing the image on your SD card. Note that you need to extract it first if your tool doesn't support compressed images.
- After successful write you just boot your RPi4 board from SD card. It's very easy if you connect the board to the monitor or TV and keyboard especially if already installed Mageia on a regular computer. Headless install is also possible but it's not covered here.
- The Mageia install should boot to the Desktop Environment of your chosen image or command line interface aka CLI if that was your choice.
- Before you install or update any packages make sure that the repositories are for Mageia 8 (note bug 28818) and those that you prefer (mandatory is core one, others are of course optional: nonfree, tainted and backports).
Please be aware that although this can work great and stable there are currently some missing functionalities like missing sound, gpio export not possible (no bug report yet as more tests are needed) and posiblly some other bugs too (like no working keyboard in some cases, initrd symlink not updated with kernel upgrade).
Raspberry Pi 3 aka RPi3 board
Raspberry Pi 400
Older Raspberry boards
Boards as Raspberry Pi Zero, and 1 are currently unsupported due to older (ARMv6) architecture. But our scripts can build image for Raspberry Pi 2 (32 bit), Raspberry Pi 3 (32 bit or 64 bit) and even Compute Module other than 1.
How to install and configure Mageia 8 on your Banana Pi board
Other ARM boards
More experienced can use our scripts to build generic aarch64 image.
Image without Desktop Environment aka command line interface
- login name for first boot is root, new password is required
- Workaround for changing the repositories in CLI (to be done before any urpmi command):
- After you have properly set desired Mageia version (8 in our case) in repositories it's time to refresh the latest packages lists, add your language, set your locale and keyboard and of course add nonroot users.
- You can install Desktop Environment (GUI aplication can come handy even in headless configuration)
Image with Desktop Environment
If you use your ARM board with monitor or TV everything should work the same as in your ordinary computer. There's also nice documentation available.