EndeavourOS ARM images for RPi 4b and Odroid N2 were broken. The perfect storm of situations and problems had things in disarray. With a little help and encouragement from my admin friends, the problem is almost fixed.
The good news is that new images for the ddimg files for RPi 4b and Odroid N2 have been created and need testing.
The rootfs files are still not working correctly. Hopefully that will be resolved in a few days.
To test the ddimg files, go to
and use Method 2 to download the images then burn the image to a uSD, eMMC, or USB SSD.
The Tags to look for are
ddimg-rpi-20231001 for RPi 4b
ddimg-odroid-n2-20231001 for Odroid N2 & N2+
Click on the appropriate tag then click on the ddimg file and the ddimg file sha512sum to download them.
In a terminal window, navigate to the folder containing the images and check the sha512sum
sha512sum -c enosLinuxARM-rpi-latest.img.xz.sha512sum
sha512sum -c enosLinuxARM-odroid-n2-latest.img.xz.sha512sum
Then use your favorite media burner to install the image to a target storage device.
One problem was rp-pppoe had version conflicts. This is now fixed.
Another problem was at the beginning of Calamares, the display showed
0 % initialize pacman... Copy pacman mirrorlist and keyring to target
for twenty minutes until it timed out. In my testing of the new images, this is now taking 1 to 2 minutes. So far I have not seen the twenty minute delay at all. Hopefully that is fixed.
I think this also fixes the python problem.
My testing so far is as follows:
RPi 4b - Samsung EVO 128 GB micro SD and installed Gnome. Installed OK
RPi 4b - Samsung T5 500 GB portable SSD and installed BSPWM. Installed OK
Odroid N2+ - SanDisk Ultra 16 GB micro SD and installed KDE Plasma. Installed Ok
but monitor came up with the proper resolution, but at 300 % scale. Changed to 100 % and
all was good.
Odroid N2+ - eMMC 32 GB card and installed Sway. Installed OK.
Tips if you test install.
Be sure to check the partitions on the Target storage device to make sure the partition 2 ext4 partition was resized to include the free space left during the image burn.
If you install KDE Plasma and it is a bit laggy, try disabling baloo indexing.
Firefox does not play well out of the box on ARM devices. One thing to help that is as follows
In a terminal window
$ sudo nano /etc/profile
At the end of the file, add the following lines
# Force mozilla variable for x11
# Force mozilla variable for wayland
# export MOZ_ENABLE_WAYLAND=1
The above is for x11 and Firefox. To switch to Wayland and Firefox switch the commented and uncommented export statements.
If you do an install of the above images, please report here with your results.
Thank you for your patience on this matter.