Getting started with Linux Arch



Ravel12

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Haven't been brave enough to try Arch the Arch way.
Try it in a vm first. It's easier to trial and error on a vm.
Just be wary of the installation guide.
E.g. There was no mention of pacman -S dhcpcd (buried deep inside the network pages) which will cause your installation have no ip address upon bootup. Without it, you either have to go static IP or not be able to pacman -S any more packages. I do switch the using networkmanager once I am able to get an ip address.
special attention also needs to paid to grub and efibootmgr packages (if you are using uefi), which is again, 1 or 2 pages deep under bootloaders.
 
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Ravel12

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Check out Archman https://sourceforge.net/projects/archman-os/

It has a Calamares installer so you get the whole thing. I started from xfce and have been slowly removing stuff...
https://endeavouros.com/ is similar too. Was really simple to use. It's basically helps you to preselect bootloaders, network managers and give you a desktop environment that's clean.

but ... I prefer to try the arch way. The plethora of choices when installing arch is just bewildering. from bootloaders to choice of network manager and desktop environments, you can pick and choose whichever you like.
 
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Arch is really isn't that hard. I think I've done it 15 times. I always tend to forget a step which is very annoying. Yes I kinda don't take notes lol. But after a while of doing it over and over again. I just decided to get an installer such as ArchLabs. It's the closest thing to doing it the Vanilla way. However, there was problem with the latest release which I ended up doing a lot of manual stuff as well. So ehh.
 


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