Talk:Installation guide

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Read this first before adding new suggestions

  • The point of this page is to not become another Beginners' guide. It is meant to be a concise checklist of things to be done. So, detailed installation instructions should go to Beginners' guide.
  • If there is something to discuss which should also affect the Beginners' guide, then do it on Talk:Beginners' guide. An advanced user will find this page less bloated and easier to read, so let's KISS.

name package: arch-install-scripts

Please extend "Use the pacstrap script to install the base group" by this "Use the pacstrap script (from arch-install-scripts package) to install the base group:"

It's in the wiki standard to name the package for each used program.

Thanks! —This unsigned comment is by Ua4000 (talk) 21:06, 7 March 2016. Please sign your posts with ~~~~!

I don't see what this adds to the table. 1. experienced users already know in which package it is 2. that package is pre-installed on the ISO, so Help:Style#Package_management_instructions doesn't apply 3. there's already a link to arch-install-scripts.git. Closing -- Alad (talk) 23:13, 7 March 2016 (UTC)

Let's mention filesystem tools in pacstrap step

I propose changing the sentence to Other packages or groups can be installed by appending their names to the above command (space separated), possibly including the boot loader or filesystem tools. As the purpose of the site is that it is a checklist, it should mention the most common pacstrap packages such as filesystem tools (for example btrfs-progs are needed separately).

—This unsigned comment is by Drws (talk) 18:43, 8 April 2016‎. Please sign your posts with ~~~~!

The base group already includes e2fsprogs, jfsutils, reiserfsprogs, sysfsutils and xfsprogs, but no boot loader (except systemd-boot). Adding a hint for filesystem tools is of much less value than boot loaders, because the system will boot even without the file system tools, which would otherwise have to be loaded from the file system they should make accessible. -- Lahwaacz (talk) 20:58, 8 April 2016 (UTC)

XFS with mcrc=1

Is grub2 compatible if /boot or / is xfs, created with mkfs.xfs -m crc=1 ? [1] Otila (talk) 20:00, 9 April 2016 (UTC)

No, see the warning and bug noted in XFS#Installation. --Indigo (talk) 20:22, 9 April 2016 (UTC)
Could this bug be mentioned in Installation_guide or GRUB ? Otila (talk) 20:30, 9 April 2016 (UTC)
Of course, I've added it to the GRUB article with [2]. This install guide is too general to note individual issues with related packages. Thanks for pointing it out! Closing. --Indigo (talk) 21:33, 9 April 2016 (UTC)