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the trace log here http://pastebin.com/xKj1BHqg
the trace log here http://pastebin.com/xKj1BHqg
[[User:dlin|dlin]] ([[User talk:dlin|talk]) 12:07, 12 Sep 2014
[[User:dlin|dlin]] ([[User talk:dlin|talk]) 12:07, 12 Sep 2014
== <s>How to set up chroot on an Arch Linux host</s> ==
There is a brief mention of "If the host system runs Arch Linux, installing arch-install-scripts is straightforward.", this is not further explained however.
Can I just run {{ic|arch-chroot}}, instead of following the [[Install from existing Linux#Creating the chroot]] section?
-- [[User:Lonaowna|Lonaowna]] ([[User talk:Lonaowna|talk]]) 15:39, 3 May 2015 (UTC)
:You need to run ''pacstrap'' to install the system. If the host is Arch, you can run it just after installing {{Pkg|arch-install-scripts}}. For other systems it is necessary to create the chroot environment and run ''pacstrap'' from there. -- [[User:Lahwaacz|Lahwaacz]] ([[User talk:Lahwaacz|talk]]) 15:47, 3 May 2015 (UTC)
::Thanks! I reorganized the article slightly to clarify this.[https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php?title=Install_from_existing_Linux&diff=372386&oldid=372384] Did I understand correctly? [[User:Lonaowna|Lonaowna]] ([[User talk:Lonaowna|talk]]) 17:58, 3 May 2015 (UTC)
:::Yes, that's exactly what I meant. Thanks for the update. -- [[User:Lahwaacz|Lahwaacz]] ([[User talk:Lahwaacz|talk]]) 19:17, 3 May 2015 (UTC)

Revision as of 11:20, 13 May 2015

Problems with the "Alternate, Simpler" method

Users should be aware that the script seems to require a full-blown bash shell. Neither Debian nor Ubuntu rescue environments were able to run it as they both use stripped down shells. Also, neither rescue environment has xz installed so even trying to brute force it as I did, won't work.

The last paragraph was a real killer. "You will still need to do any final configuration touches as you would in a normal Arch install" should link to something or else the section should begin with a disclaimer not to try this unless you already know how to do a "normal Arch install."

  • You tried to brute force it? ...trying to brute force xz uncompression, without having xz... does not make a lot of sense ^_^ (sudo all you want, that is not gonna make xz appear, :P) I don't think is necessary to explain that is a requirement to know how to do a normal arch install; installing from another distro is an expert installation method, one that is a bit harder to do than the vanilla, official way. Users should not be trying to do such thing if they can't even do a vanilla install. Anyway, I'm preparing a tutorial for a different way, one that is similar to the alternate way, and that can be used instead of that one (using the minimalist and simple style of the wiki)... and yeah, I'm going to mention the official install guide.

Chrisl (talk) 05:52, 6 November 2012 (UTC)

Problems with Parted Magic CDROM boot

`pacstrap /mnt base` failed
mount: mount point /mnt/dev/pts does not exist 

the trace log here http://pastebin.com/xKj1BHqg dlin ([[User talk:dlin|talk]) 12:07, 12 Sep 2014