[root tip] [How To] Hacking the ARM desktop installer

Difficulty: ★★☆☆☆

Source: Hacking ARM desktop installer | root.nix.dk

Working around the desktop installer image requiring peripherals to complete.

Prerequisite

The steps

  1. Insert sd-card into your RPI
  2. Power device
  3. Wait until the device settles - the green activity led becomes quiet
  4. Scan the network to locate the IP using SSH default port 22
    nmap -p 22 --open ip.x.y.0/24
    
  5. open a ssh connection to the device using oem as username and password
    ssh oem@ip.x.y.z
    
  6. remove the calamares oem installer
    sudo pacman -Rns calamares calamares-arm-oem
    
  7. sync the command line oem installer
    sudo pacman -S manjaro-arm-oem-install
    
  8. execute the oem setup script
    sudo bash /usr/share/manjaro-arm-oem-install/manjaro-arm-oem-install
    
  9. Done - the script boots the system automagically

Remote GUI

A headless system with a GUI desktop is of little value unless you can access that desktop from elsewhere.

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