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#1 2012-09-17 20:12:16

Registered: 2007-11-05
Posts: 13

INSTALL ARCHLINUX (new installation system by Arch Install Script)

After many failed installations, I've resolved and written a mini-guide how to do an easy installation of Arch Linux. I've added it to Manualinux on point 44b.

However, I report it below, maybe could be useful to someone:

44b)INSTALL ARCHLINUX (new installation system by Arch Install Scripts)

Choice if install ArchLinux 32 or 64 bit, following type these commands:

-loadkeys it (choice your language)

-Use cfdisk to create your partitions
cfdisk /dev/sda  o /dev/sdx

-Format Partitions Using mkfs and Create Swap
mkfs.reiserfs /dev/sda1
mkfs.ext4 /dev/sda1
mkswap /dev/sda2

-Reboot system with installation cd

-Mount Partition:
cd /
mount /dev/sda1 /mnt

-Make and mount swap partition:
swapon /dev/sda2

-Active wireless or ethernet connection
wifi-menu (choice your wireless connection, I suggest your to disable temporarely your password on router-modem)
dhcpcd (attach ethernet wire)

-Install Base System:
pacstrap /mnt base base-devel

-Install Grub2:
pacstrap /mnt grub-bios

-Install Syslinux:
pacstrap /mnt syslinux

-Generate fstab:
genfstab -p /mnt >> /mnt/etc/fstab

-Login to arch-chroot:
arch-chroot /mnt

-Install package wifi-select
ip link set wlan0 up
pacman -S wifi-select

-Configure Network:
vi /etc/rc.conf
add interface="eth0"
add interface="wlan0"

-Edit Hostname:
vi /etc/hostname
and add desired hostname

-Set Timezone:
ln -s /usr/share/zoneinfo/Europe/Rome /etc/localtime

-Generate Locale:
vi /etc/locale.gen
it_IT.UTF-8 UTF-8
it_IT ISO-8859-1
it_IT@euro ISO-8859-15

-Execute locale-gen on shell:

-Configure Kernel:
mkinitcpio -p linux

-Configure Bootloader:
grub-mkconfig -o /boot/grub/grub.cfg
grub-install --recheck /dev/sda

-Set root password:
passwd root

-Exit from arch-chroot:

-Unmount Partition:
umount /mnt

-Reboot your system

-If ethernet wire is attached:

-If you want configure wireless network:
ip link set wlan0 up
wifi-select (if you have not password on router-modem)

pacman -Syu  kde wicd wicd-gtk (insert kdm wicd in /etc/rc.conf)
reboot system and configure your router wireless/wifi connection
Reinsert wireless password on your router/modem

Last edited by Pantera (2012-09-17 20:14:31)


#2 2012-09-17 20:24:17

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Registered: 2012-01-15
Posts: 3,189

Re: INSTALL ARCHLINUX (new installation system by Arch Install Script)

You don't need to install both grub and syslinux. You configure grub in "Configure Bootloader" so this step is unnecessary:

-Install Syslinux:
pacstrap /mnt syslinux

This next step doesn't configure the kernel, it creates an initramfs (see the Beginners' Guide):

-Configure Kernel:
mkinitcpio -p linux

Last edited by 2ManyDogs (2012-09-17 20:28:58)


#3 2012-09-17 20:25:57

Registered: 2010-05-06
Posts: 5,481

Re: INSTALL ARCHLINUX (new installation system by Arch Install Script)

Using a step-by-step guide to install Arch kind of misses the point.


#4 2012-09-17 21:46:24

Registered: 2010-04-03
Posts: 3,252

Re: INSTALL ARCHLINUX (new installation system by Arch Install Script)

Whoa! At least one of your steps is a little out of order (or could possibly be).
You create your partitions and if no other partitions have been changed that the operating system has currently been using, you need to reboot *BEFORE* making your filesystems.  If it's a completely new install then you can proceed.

I may have to CONSOLE you about your usage of ridiculously easy graphical interfaces...
Look ma, no mouse.


#5 2012-09-18 02:44:53

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From: Between Thailand and Singapore
Registered: 2009-03-17
Posts: 7,246

Re: INSTALL ARCHLINUX (new installation system by Arch Install Script)

There's a wiki for a reason, use it.


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