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== <s>RAID 5</s> ==
#redirect [[Talk:Installation guide]]
I'd like to add an install guide for installation to USB key /boot and RAID5 /root.  How can I go about doing that?
I'd be happy to create a page and send the link to someone for linking into the general "How To" area.
Thanks! {{Unsigned|20:10, 2 September 2009‎|TomB17}}
== Checksums/Windows ==
We removed checksums with [https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php?title=Beginners%27_guide&diff=366400&oldid=366378]; concerning the last argument, it seems you can use ''powershell'' for checksums on Windows, see [https://docs.fedoraproject.org/en-US/Fedora/22/html/Installation_Guide/sect-verifying-images.html Fedora Installation]. A possible candidate for the See also section, then again Fedora uses a different signing mechanism (the CHECKSUM file is signed, instead of the ISO). -- [[User:Alad|Alad]] ([[User talk:Alad|talk]]) 08:31, 15 October 2015 (UTC)
:Um yeah, at Fedora they sign the checksums, so that powershell "script" isn't gonna work for us, hence linking to it from See also wouldn't be very helpful for a Windows user. The script shouldn't be hard to adapt though, it should be enough to tell to replace "$expected_checksum" with a paste of the checksum from our download page, also changing the function to either MD5 or SHA1 because we don't provide the SHA256 currently. I don't know if it's worth to expand [[:Category:Getting and installing Arch#Verify signature]] in this direction. — [[User:Kynikos|Kynikos]] ([[User talk:Kynikos|talk]]) 08:36, 16 October 2015 (UTC)
::Alternatively, we could link to [https://www.gpg4win.org/ gpg4win] and (for OSX) [https://gpgtools.org/ gpgtools] -- [[User:Alad|Alad]] ([[User talk:Alad|talk]]) 21:35, 1 August 2016 (UTC)
== MBR+EFI multi boot ==
Under the section "Installation methods", there are some useful notes intended for new arch linux users. I'd like to add :
''If you opt for a multi boot installation using MBR partition table but your PC is UEFI-enabled, remember to boot the USB live in legacy mode to prevent issues with the bootloader.''
As suggested, this note may be too specific and belongs to [[Unified_Extensible_Firmware_Interface]], still I think it's better to add it in this category anyway, since other notes concern how to boot the live usb properly and are useful for newbies (plus, that reminder would have personally saved me some hard times trying to get a bootloader properly working and [[Installation_guide]] wasn't helpful to find proper documentation).
I strongly recommend to specify it in non-specialized wiki. You got any suggestion to make this reminder more appropriate? [[User:Lo1|Lo1]] ([[User talk:Lo1|talk]]) 13:59, 2 October 2017 (UTC)lo1
:What is the bootloader that you talk about? Maybe the info belongs on its page. -- [[User:Lahwaacz|Lahwaacz]] ([[User talk:Lahwaacz|talk]]) 14:13, 2 October 2017 (UTC)
::I'm talking about [[GRUB]] which, as you can see, assumes your system is already well booted and functional for you to install a bootloader. However, I guess it's possible that this doesn't concern every grub installation, hence scarsity of documentation. [[User:Lo1|Lo1]] ([[User talk:Lo1|talk]]) 15:01, 2 October 2017 (UTC)lo1

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