EndeavourOS Now Available On ARM Platforms Like Raspberry Pi 4

Bored of Manjaro ARM but cannot live without Arch? Here's another option!


There’s no denying the fact that 2021 was a fantastic year for all things open-source and SBCs like the Raspberry Pi. Pop!_OS, one of the best Linux distros, was made available for the Raspberry Pi and retro gaming got better thanks to Lakka 3.0. Also, researchers devised a way to detect malware using Raspberry Pi with 99.82% accuracy.

And we’re excited to report that we’ve started 2022 with a high note, thanks to EndeavourOS developers. EndeavourOS ARM is now available for Raspberry Pi 4, Odroid N2/N2+, and the Odroid XU4.

EndeavourOS On Raspberry Pi 4

EndeavourOS ARM is the second Arch-based distro to be made available for the Raspberry Pi after Manjaro ARM. If you have a Raspberry Pi, you’ll need to use the EndeavourOS ARM script in which you can also select your favorite Desktop Environment.

One other major change is in the kernel. Unlike the desktop version, EndeavourOS on ARM comes with the same kernel as the Raspberry Pi OS (both 32 and 64-bit). This is to ensure the OS runs the latest Linux Kernel 5.15 and supports USB storage devices, which is crucial to use a Raspberry Pi as a mini-computer.

In the release post, EndeavourOS founder Bryan Poerwo said, “It was a request that was high on the list of our ARM users and now we are proud to present our new and improved ARM installation script with the option to install more Desktop Environments, Window Managers and a 64-bit installation option for the Raspberry Pi 4B.”

If you want to try it out, here are all the instructions to install EndeavourOS ARM on an SD card or any storage device.

Have you tried EndeavourOS ARM yet? How has your experience been so far using the same? Let us know in the comments section below.

Abubakar Mohammed

Abubakar Mohammed

Abubakar is a Linux and Tech Writer. Hailing from a Computer Science background, the start of his love for Tech dates back to 2011, when he was gifted a Dell Inspiron 5100. When he's not covering Tech, you'll find him binge-watching anime and Tech content on YouTube or hunting heads in competitive FPS games. You can also find his work on Android Police and How-To Geek.
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