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#1 2011-06-15 16:05:50

th3r0rn
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How can install archlinux full without network connection?

Hello,

I need install Archlinux, I usually install this OS with an ISO NetInstall Image, but in this momment I haven't a good network connection, only wireless connection but this is very slow. Exists another option for install ArchLinux full?
Any image full? if the answer it's yes please  do you give me a link? and if the installation proccess it's different please give me a tutorial.
Thanks and regards.

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#2 2011-06-15 16:07:08

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Re: How can install archlinux full without network connection?

Try the core image from the download page. It will give you all the base packages. Then you will need internet to update your machine. Process is not different.


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#3 2011-06-15 16:14:14

th3r0rn
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Re: How can install archlinux full without network connection?

Hello,
Thank you for your quick answer, another question.... This image installs a system base and a Desktop?
what desktop?
Thanks!


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#4 2011-06-15 16:16:12

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Re: How can install archlinux full without network connection?

No. it does not. No Arch installation would give you a desktop by default. It seems that you need to read more about Arch and its philosophy. You can however master your own ISO, if you are willing to go that route.

You might want to give some other distros a try. Maybe Debian or Ubuntu, or even Slackware which provides everything on a single CD or DVD.


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#5 2011-06-15 16:16:52

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Re: How can install archlinux full without network connection?

th3r0rn wrote:

Hello,
Thank you for your quick answer, another question.... This image installs a system base and a Desktop?
what desktop?
Thanks!

No, Core Image install only base of Linux system, such as bash, wireless tools etc, all other software you can install from repositories ...

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#6 2011-06-15 16:28:47

th3r0rn
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Re: How can install archlinux full without network connection?

Inxsible wrote:

No. it does not. No Arch installation would give you a desktop by default. It seems that you need to read more about Arch and its philosophy. You can however master your own ISO, if you are willing to go that route.

You might want to give some other distros a try. Maybe Debian or Ubuntu, or even Slackware which provides everything on a single CD or DVD.

I know Arch, but usually I install Arch with a NetInstall and I execute this command

 pacman -S xfwm4 xfce4-panel xfdesktop thunar xfce4-session xfce4-settings xfce4-appfinder xfce-utils xfconf

but this proccess is very slow and I thought that with core image that would be different.
Then I need a network connection....  sad

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#7 2011-06-15 17:57:59

egan
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Re: How can install archlinux full without network connection?

You can copy your package cache on your fully installed Arch computer (/var/cache/pacman/pkg) to the new install and use pacman without needing very much bandwidth. You can also install the packages with pacman -U from where ever you please but you lose automatic dependency installation.

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#8 2011-10-12 10:37:03

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Re: How can install archlinux full without network connection?

hello,

you can also install archbang which is based on openbox desktop

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#9 2011-10-12 13:09:06

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Re: How can install archlinux full without network connection?

Yes, if you have a pkg cache from a similar arch setup, copy it over after a core install and

 find /var/cache/pacman/pkg/* |xargs sudo pacman -U --noconfirm

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#10 2011-10-16 01:18:02

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Re: How can install archlinux full without network connection?

Or you can try Chakra Linux, based on Arch and using KDE 4 smile



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#11 2011-10-17 12:38:53

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Re: How can install archlinux full without network connection?

If you have the space, you could probably just do a temporary install inside a chrooted directory, and then copy everything onto a portable disk and then copy it onto your target system.
Obviously your target system would need to be booted with a rescue disk or a arch install disk, and then just create the appropriate mounts and do the rest with a chroot.

One of the few things you would need to adapt though, would be your /etc/fstab and perhaps your grub bootloader installation.

Also, once your system is installed, you might want to look into enabling delta support for pacman. So that you can save on bandwidth.
There's a howto in the wiki.

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#12 2011-10-17 13:10:38

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Re: How can install archlinux full without network connection?

Since you would have to download this magic iso anyway (over your slow connection) I don't see the difference.

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