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Arch Linux Installation 2012.07.15 Template

Keyboard layout

# ls /usr/share/kbd/keymaps/i386/qwerty
# loadkeys uk


Internet connection

# dhcpcd
or
# dhclient eth0
or
# ip link set dev eth0 up
# ip addr add 192.168.1.2/24 dev eth0
# ip route add default via 192.168.1.1
# echo "nameserver 8.8.8.8" >> /etc/resolv.conf


Disk preparation

# fdisk /dev/sda
or
# cfdisk /dev/sda
or
# gdisk /dev/sda
or
# cgdisk /dev/sda

# mkfs.ext4 /dev/sda1
# mkswap /dev/sda4


Mount target

# mount /dev/sda1 /mnt
# mount /dev/sda2 /mnt/boot
# mount /dev/sda3 /mnt/home
# swapon /dev/sda4


Base system install

# vi /etc/pacman.d/mirrorlist
# pacstrap /mnt base base-devel


Bootloader install

# pacstrap /mnt syslinux
or
# pacstrap /mnt grub-bios
or
# pacstrap /mnt grub-efi-i386
or
# pacstrap /mnt grub-efi-x86_64


System configuration

# genfstab -p /mnt >> /mnt/etc/fstab
or
# genfstab -p -U /mnt >> /mnt/etc/fstab
or
# genfstab -p -L /mnt >> /mnt/etc/fstab

# arch-chroot /mnt
# man archlinux
# vi /etc/hostname
# vi /etc/hosts
# vi /etc/rc.conf
# vi /etc/vconsole.conf
# ln -s /usr/share/zoneinfo/Canada/Eastern /etc/localtime
# vi /etc/locale.gen
# locale-gen
# echo "LANG=en_US.UTF-8" > /etc/locale.conf
# vi /etc/mkinitcpio.conf
# mkinitcpio -p linux
# passwd


Bootloader setup

# syslinux-install_update -iam
# vi /boot/syslinux/syslinux.cfg
or
# grub-install --target=i386-pc --recheck --debug /dev/sda
# grub-mkconfig -o /boot/grub/grub.cfg
or
# mkfs.vfat -F32 /dev/sda5
# mkdir -p /boot/efi
# mount -t vfat /dev/sda5 /boot/efi
# modprobe dm-mod
# grub-install --target=x86_64-efi --efi-directory=/boot/efi --bootloader-id=arch_grub --recheck --debug
# mkdir -p /boot/grub/locale
# cp /usr/share/locale/en\@quot/LC_MESSAGES/grub.mo /boot/grub/locale/en.mo
# grub-mkconfig -o /boot/grub/grub.cfg


Finish up

# exit
# umount /mnt/{boot,home,}
# reboot