Talk:Getting and installing Arch

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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! —This unsigned comment is by TomB17 (talk) 20:10, 2 September 2009‎. Please sign your posts with ~~~~!


We removed checksums with [1]; concerning the last argument, it seems you can use powershell for checksums on Windows, see 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). -- 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. — Kynikos (talk) 08:36, 16 October 2015 (UTC)
Alternatively, we could link to gpg4win and (for OSX) gpgtools -- 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? Lo1 (talk) 13:59, 2 October 2017 (UTC)lo1

What is the bootloader that you talk about? Maybe the info belongs on its page. -- Lahwaacz (talk) 14:13, 2 October 2017 (UTC)