Talk:Installation guide

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Read this first before adding new suggestions

  • The point of this page is to not become another Beginners' guide. It is meant to be a concise checklist of things to be done. So, detailed installation instructions should go to Beginners' guide.
  • If there is something to discuss which should also affect the Beginners' guide, then do it on Talk:Beginners' guide. An advanced user will find this page less bloated and easier to read, so let's KISS.

Let's mention filesystem tools in pacstrap step

I propose changing the sentence to Other packages or groups can be installed by appending their names to the above command (space separated), possibly including the boot loader or filesystem tools. As the purpose of the site is that it is a checklist, it should mention the most common pacstrap packages such as filesystem tools (for example btrfs-progs are needed separately).

—This unsigned comment is by Drws (talk) 18:43, 8 April 2016‎. Please sign your posts with ~~~~!

The base group already includes e2fsprogs, jfsutils, reiserfsprogs, sysfsutils and xfsprogs, but no boot loader (except systemd-boot). Adding a hint for filesystem tools is of much less value than boot loaders, because the system will boot even without the file system tools, which would otherwise have to be loaded from the file system they should make accessible. -- Lahwaacz (talk) 20:58, 8 April 2016 (UTC)

change configuration system from old way to new way(using systemd commands)

now, we suggested using lncommand and echocommand to configuration time zone, locale and keymaps as below:

ln -s /usr/share/zoneinfo/zone/subzone
echo 'LANG=yourlocale' > /etc/locale.conf

but ArchLinux uses systemd in default, so we should using systemd command as below, I think.

timedatectl set-timezone zone/subzone
localectl set-locale LANG='yourlocale'
localectl set-keymaps yourkeymap

—This unsigned comment is by Orumin (talk) 14 May 2016‎. Please sign your posts with ~~~~!

Has anything changed since [1] and all its trail of linked discussions? If not, maybe we should start "sticking" a Note or something about this at the top of our installation guides' talk pages. — Kynikos (talk) 03:34, 14 May 2016 (UTC)
Nope, nothing new. +1 to adding a note. -- Alad (talk) 10:48, 14 May 2016 (UTC)
sorry, I didn't see Beginners guide page. I'll withdraw this proposal -- User:orumin (talk) 14:02, 14 May 2016 (UTC)