HumBo - Requirements


What you will need...

To install and run Slackware ARM Linux on a HummingBoard you are going to need most (if not all) of the things listed below.

You should already have:
• a HummingBoard i1, i2, i2eX, or i4Pro.
• a microSD card of 8Gb capacity or more. 16Gb is recommended.
• a USB memory stick (at least 4Gb capacity) - but not essential. You can use a FTP/HTTP server as source media.
• a USB keyboard (or PS/2 keyboard with USB adapter).
• a monitor/tv/screen to display output with the relevant cable(s).
• a 5v DC @ 2Amp Micro USB type B power supply or a USB-Micro USB type B data/charger cable.

You're also going to need access to the following:
• a Linux or Windows computer with a SD/MMC/SDIO card reader to configure the microSD card.
• an Internet connection and a means of connecting via Ethernet (router, hub, switch).
• a standard straight-through Ethernet cable - the length is your prerogative!

Last, but not least:
You will need the Slackware ARM installer for the HummingBoard.
• see the Downloads page to get the XZ image or ZIP archive of the installer, and/or follow this guide.

Optional:
• a USB mouse - if you're planning on using a desktop environment it is advisable to have one.

FatDog says ... It's worth noting that not all brands of microSD cards are designed and manufactured in exactly the same way and, under certain circumstances, you may experience problems/errors with some microSD cards that you won't face with others. At FatDog.eu we have found that the Samsung EVO range of microSD cards work flawlessly with Slackware ARM on the HummingBoard and have been totally stable and 100% reliable throughout. That doesn't mean other microSD cards aren't as compatible! The best way to find out is to try it.

If you don't have a USB stick available you're still able to install Slackware ARM by configuring your network connection and specifying a FTP/HTTP server as the location of your Slackware source media. Instructions on how to do this are included later within this guide.

You will not require a keyboard or screen/display if you're logging in remotely via SSH.

If you have previous experience installing Slackware, and don't need any instruction(s), the necessary files are available on the Downloads page.

Once you have what's required for you to proceed, continue to the next section of this guide... Configure a microSD card