Missing detailed instructions
What is missing here is detailed instruction on how to use these files to create a single, physical, holdable-in-hand artifact that can actually be used to boot the system without any "coding", i.e. without the knowledge of the gory details and esotheric configuration languages used by bootloaders.
- I am assuming you are referring to USB.
- For BIOS: The easiest way to do this would be to install Syslinux onto a USB drive and create a simple Syslinux configuration that loads ipxe.lkrn.
- For EFI: Format a USB drive with FAT32 and copy ipxe.efi to /EFI/Boot/BOOTX64.EFI (this is much easier than the BIOS way).
- I am confused about the result of downloading the latest Arch Linux release, and the methods to use it. I mean, should I prepare space for an ISO image that will be downloaded? Am I expected to burn what ever was downloaded on a CD in order to continue the installation? Can I use whatever was downloaded in other ways, maybe just boot into it?
- Regid (talk) 17:19, 24 November 2018 (UTC)
- In above example you boot via your prepared USB, the netboot ipxe.lkrn/efi takes care of configuring ethernet/dhcp, downloads the most current Arch image, unpacks & boots it in RAM. This way you always have a USB which will provide the current Arch live system, but download it on-demand. Perhaps have a look at w:IPXE for the method. --Indigo (talk) 18:17, 24 November 2018 (UTC)