I've downloaded archlinux-2012.12.01-dual.iso and wrote it to USB. I've booted from that USB and set up partititons using command cfdisk.
/dev/sda5 ==> /boot
/dev/sda6 ==> /
/dev/sda7 ==> swap
/dev/sda8 ==> /home
I don't remember if I've created /mnt or if it was already there. I've created two directories: /mnt/boot and /mnt/home as per instructions:
Mount the partitions
We now must mount the root partition on /mnt. You should also create directories for and mount any other partitions (/mnt/boot, /mnt/home, ...) if you want them to be detected by genfstab."
I've mounted /dev/sda6 on /mnt
and now there are no /mnt/boot and /mnt/home under the /mnt
I don't understand what to do now because instructions state that I should create directories /mnt/boot and /mnt/home and mount them but now that I've mounted / on /mnt the /mnt/boot and /mnt/home are not available to mount partitions /dev/sda6 and /dev/sda8
You've got things out of order. You mount the root partition first, then make the directories and mount the rest.
Might I suggest using the Beginners Guide instead of the Installation Guide?
Last edited by Scimmia (2012-12-18 12:01:01)
mount /dev/sda6 /mnt mkdir /mnt/boot mount /dev/sda5 /mnt/boot
Then do pacstrap etc. Add /home to fstab before you reboot.
Alternatively you can mkdir /mnt/home and mount /sda8 there too, then genfstab will add the entry in fstab for it for you.
Last edited by Mr.Elendig (2012-12-18 14:27:48)