Quick Install Archlinux

September 7, 2015

Arch Linux installation instruction for the impatient.

Partition


fdisk /dev/d #sda all disk in my case.


#15 GB partition.

Command (m for help):    #type n and press Enter
Partition type: Select (default p): #press Enter
Partition number (1-4, default 1): #press Enter
First sector (2048-209715199, default 2048): #press Enter start in the beginning.
Last sector, +sectors or +size...():  #type +19G and press Enter.


#SWAP 1GB

Command (m for help): #type n and press Enter
Partition type: Select (default p): #press Enter
Partition number (1-4, default 2): #press Enter
First sector (): #press Enter
Last sector, +sectors or +size...():  # +1G press Enter.

#type o *to see if the changes are right.
#type w *to write the changes 

Formating and Swap.

mkfs.ext4 /dev/sda1
mkfs.ext4 /dev/sda2

mkswap /dev/sdaX —> mines is sda2 1GB
swapon /dev/sdaX —> mines is sda2 1GB

Mount and Install.

cd /mnt 
mkdir disk 
mount /dev/sda1 disk 
pacstrap disk/ base <— take a coffe

FSTAB

genfstab generates output suitable for addition to an fstab file based on the devices mounted under the mountpoint specified by the given root.

#assuming you are inside /mnt
genfstab -p disk/ > disk/etc/fstab

Quick config

#chroot
arch-chroot mnt/ #folder 


# echo computer_name > /etc/hostname

#locale configuration
locale-gen
echo LANG=your_locale > /etc/locale.conf >> example echo LANG=en_IE.ISO-8859-15@EURO > /etc/locale.conf
echo KEYMAP=es > /etc/vconsole.conf

#root password
passwd


pacman -Sy grub  <— install 
grub-install --target=i386-pc --recheck --debug /dev/sdx #sda, never sda1..x  
grub-mkconfig -o /boot/grub/grub.cfg

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