Talk:Install from existing Linux
It's unclear whether pacman-static is still available anywhere but AUR. See http://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=59152 and http://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?pid=727877 and http://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=90685 and
pacman-static (3.2.2) isn't providing the xz archive format introduced with pacman 3.3.0...
install with installer
Uhm. Afaik you can just install aif or archlinux-installer (deprecated) onto an existing arch system and just run it. Dieter_be
I had to recreate the device nodes, because they were not setup as displayed in the article. Could someone add a sentence on why those nodes might be created the wrong way? Without this explanation, this section leaves a somewhat irritating impression. Aku
/dev, uname and /sys missing at step "Install Base System"
During the "Install Base System" step, a lot of packages failed while doing "pacman -S ... base" with errors like this:
( 3/104) Aktualisiere glibc [#########################] 100% ldconfig: Can't open configuration file /etc/ld.so.conf: No such file or directory /tmp/alpm_bOqjX0/.INSTALL: line 45: init: command not found usr/sbin/locale-gen: line 16: rm: command not found Generating locales... Generation complete. /tmp/alpm_hcjko9/.INSTALL: line 7: /dev/null: No such file or directory
I then re-did that step, but this time, I bind-mounted /dev, /sys & /proc from the host to the chroot which is going to be the new arch installation (ie. /newarch). And I did NOT do "pacman -S ... pacman", but instead just installed base, as base also contains pacman. However, BEFORE doing the "mount -o bind /dev /newarch/dev", it's important to create those 3 device files in /dev!
Result → No such error messages.
--MSchmarck 08:30, 21 April 2009 (EDT)