when i choose No 2 'Select Packages' from the setup menu i try choosing 'mount the cd-rom and install from there'. But i get 'no cd drives were found'. I understand that my cd/dvd drive isn't mounted, but i can't find out how to mount it. I thought it was mounted since i managed to boot from it...
Based on this http://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?t=16494 i think i should give up...
Have you tried with one of tpowa's ISOs? See the topmost thread in this forum.
Thanks for the reply! I have downloaded his base iso, and the external dvd mounted.
So far i've installed the base packages successfully. I'll continue when i get home from work.