I tried to install Arch linux with an encrypted partition following a great German guide on:
http://thomas-leister.de/arch-linux/arc … tallieren/
However, I ran into problems. My laptop has two hdds (sda and sdb) and I want the setup to be:
/boot : sdb5
/ : sdb6
Now, when I boot the current Arch live iso and look at
It shows the Arch live iso as sdb, and my second hdd as sdc. When I then install /boot on sdc5 and / on sdc6 it will run into seeking the appropriate drive after booting with grub.
My question: Is there anyway to boot the Arch iso without scrambling my hdd order?
Thanks and cheers!
Last edited by StefanW (2013-09-28 08:04:00)
The drive letters may be rearranged, use UUIDs or labels if you want order.
https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Pe … ice_naming
That seems to be one of the more complete and up-to-date guides I've seen on sites other than our wiki. But that does skip the locale.conf step; skipping that step is the source of many localization issues posted on these forums.
EDIT: I know this doesn't address the real question - but that was already correctly addressed above: use UUIDs
Last edited by Trilby (2013-09-27 15:21:18)
Thanks for the quick responses!
For future installations I will definitely look into using UUIDs - they make a lot more sense.
However, I actually solved my initial problem quick and dirty by just burning the Arch iso to a darn old-school CD (instead of using a flash drive) and everything worked well.
As for localization, I usually prefer to keep my computers in standard English and en_US.UTF-8 anyway. But you surely got a point! I liked this guide as it's not that confusing as some in the wiki tend to be (yes, I'm knew to Arch linux)
UTF-8 is not standard/default. You'll (eventually) need locale.conf to specify en_US.utf8, or some programs will not use utf8.