How to install Alpine Linux in Raspberry Pi?

Hello and welcome. Are you trying to install Alpine Linux on your Raspberry Pi and facing some issues with it? If yes then you are in the right place. Because in this post we are going to learn how we can install Alpine Linux on our Raspberry pi system. This post will guide you through an easy way of installing Alpine Linux on your Raspberry pi system. So let’s get started.

What is Alpine Linux?

First, we will start with what is Alpine Linux. Alpine Linux is a simple, secure, and small Linux distribution that is based on muscle lib and BusyBox. It is a security-oriented lightweight Linux distribution which means that you will get the highest security in this operating system as compared to other operating systems that can be compared to Alpine Linux. In this Linux distribution, you can do everything that you do on other Linux distributions such as hosting servers, etc.


It is recommended to use original products.

Raspberry pi1
Power adaptor1
SD Cardmin(16GB)
Optional(Rpi case)1
Windows PC1
SD card reader1

Download Alpine Linux

You have to simply go to this link and you will be provided with several download options for Alpine Linux. Many downloadable images will be shown in front of you and all those images below to several hardware components. In our case, we are using Raspberry Pi so we will download the Raspberry Pi image. Below is the image which shows a reference for the download page.

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Steps to install Alppine linux on raspberry pi

Insert your SD card in Card reader and connect the card reader to your PC.

Open Command prompt and type diskpart and hit enter.

first think to check all the available disks type list disk and hit enter. In my case disk 2 is my SD card.

type select disk 2 to selsect the disk.

Next step is to creata a partition, to do that type create partition primary and hit enter.

format SD card type format FS=FAT32 OUICK and hit enter.

Extract the alpine linux you download from the official website you may need WinRAR. Copy and paste all the files in your SD card. Now your sd card is ready to use. Remove SD card from card reader and Insert SD card in your raspberry pi, Power the raspberry pi.

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