How to install Arch linux from media source

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    How to install ArchLinux


    ## -- is just - - together like --systohc
    # = root command

    ## = comment

    ## I isntall off Arch defaults being US keyborad and ethernet conection because I'm in US and I need to pull wireless firmware from the AUR, I'm also on west cost so time zone will me set to LA and user name is zzs.

    ##I partition drives first with gparted but u can use fdisk during install.

    Boot media

    # ping -c 5 google.com

    ##check ur internet connection fix if need use “ip link” set interface up.

    ## format your drives let say sda1 is ur main media and sda2 is your swap

    # mkfs.ext4 /dev/sda1

    # mkswap /dev/sda2 && swapon /dev/sda2

    # mount /dev/sda1 /mnt

    # nano /etc/pacman.d/mirrorlist ## # out all ur server mirrors that are not near you

    # pacstrap /mnt base

    ## Heres where the install begins

    # genfstab -U -p /mnt >> /mnt/etc/fstab

    # arch-chroot /mnt

    # nano /etc/locale.gen ## remove # en_US.UTF-8

    # locale-gen

    # nano /etc/hostname ## Enter your host name (Computer name)

    # echo LANG=en_US.UTF-8 > /etc/locale.conf

    # ln -s /usr/share/zoneinfo/America/Los_Angeles /etc/localtime

    # hwclock --systohc --utc

    # systemctl enable dhcpcd.service

    # pacman -S grub os-prober

    # grub-install --target=i386-pc --recheck /dev/sda

    # grub-mkconfig -o /boot/grub/grub.cfg

    # exit

    # umount -R /mnt

    # reboot

    # login root

    # passwd ##Set root Password

    ## create user account and directory and add to wheel group easier for networking

    # useradd -m -g users -G audio,video,scanner,log,storage,disk,sys,network,power,wheel zzs && passwd zzs

    # pacman -S base-devel ## Choose all u need sudo and build capibilities

    # nano /etc/sudoers ## unpound# wheel group set to have password

    # su zzs login asn new user or log off and back in as new user

    ## install sound framework

    $ sudo alsa-utils alsa-plugins

    $ sudo alsamixer ## set sound unmute/volume and if ati F6 choose sound card --ati is 2nd one

    $ sudo alsactl store

    ## Install X framework/video/touchpad mine is ati or intel

    $ sudo pacman -S xorg-server xorg-server-utils xorg-xinit mesa ttf-dejavu xf86-input-synaptics xf86-vidio- ati ## where ati add ur video

    $ cp /etc/skel/.xinitrc ~/.xinitrc


    ##Arch is installed with the X framework

    ## Now we need to install the DE (desktop environment) of your choice.

    ## I will add links to this page one how to load individual DE's here. I need a break from typing is all.



    ##NOTE: Remember this: Before we enable NetworkManager we must first stop and remove dhcpcd or NetworkManager wont load properly and wont work; FUBAR. To do this we #systemctl stop dhcpcd.service and or && systemctl disable dhcpcd.service but make sure all ur network driver packages are installed. Then we #systemctl enable NetworkManager && systemctl start NetworkManager.
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