Alpine Linux for Raspberry Pi won't boot on 3 B+ model
Steps to Reproduce
- Obtain a Raspberry Pi 3 B+
- Download the
aarch64image for Alpine Linux under the Raspberry Pi section
- Use the Raspberry Pi Imager tool to flash the image onto a microSD card (I'm using Windows 10)
- Attempt to boot the Raspberry Pi
Alpine Linux boots.
Nothing happens. Monitor stays off, the activity indicator LED on the Pi stays off. The power LED illuminates.
- The same physical Raspberry Pi device boots Ubuntu Linux ARM 64-bit Focal Fossa. Ruled out possibility of bad hardware.
- Tried using two different microSD cards:
- Samsung EVO Select 64GB
- SanDisk Ultra Plus 64GB
- It appears that perhaps the Raspberry Pi Imager tool is not a supported mechanism of flashing the image. Just found the Alpine documentation for Raspberry Pi. What that in mind, is there a supported way to create a bootable partition on a microSD card from Windows 10?
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