HumBo - Slackware ARM on a HummingBoard

Installer and guide

This website is designed as an end-to-end guide to install and run Slackware ARM Linux on the HummingBoard.

FatDog says ... Click the Install Slackware link on the left for the HumBo installation guide. The Slackware ARM Linux installer, and system packages, for the HummingBoard i1, i2, i2eX, i4Pro, are available from the Downloads page. You can also use the same files to install Slackware ARM on the Cubox-i.

What is a HummingBoard?

The HummingBoard is a single board microcomputer, designed and manufactured by SolidRun Ltd, the company behind the world's smallest desktop computer, CuBox-i. It's been designed with the same form-factor (and some identical features) as a Raspberry Pi model B, and uses Freescale i.MX6 ARM Cortex-A9 architecture single-core, dual-core, and quad-core, processors mounted on SolidRun's state-of-the-art Micro System on a Module (MicroSOM). This enables the HummingBoard to run many more operating systems than the Raspberry Pi is capable of, with greater speed and efficiency. It's an open hardware concept and comes with full schematics and layout, and is backed by the global digital maker community, which means you can change and modify the HummingBoard in any way you like and get full kernel upstreaming support with all the assistance you need. The future of single board microcomputers has certainly become a lot more interesting and exciting since the advent of the HummingBoard. Kudos to SolidRun who obviously have a very discerning eye on the Internet of Things (IoT).

HummingBoard i2eXHummingBoard i2eX GPIO side viewHummingBoard i2HummingBoard i2 Ethernet & USB port view

Slackware Linux Wallpaper

Download a FREE Slackware Linux theme wallpaper for your desktop. It's called Slacksplash and was created using a free wallpaper and the Slackware logo - both downloaded from Google. It's simple and effective yet quite eyecatching, and of course totally cool!


Slacksplash wallpaper is available in the following resolutions:

FatDog says ... Thanks go (mainly) to the whole of the Slackware team; especially MoZes, the wonderful community of Slackers at, and Rabeeh at Solidrun. With all your help and advice this HumBo project became possible. <3