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Hey guys,

So I've decided to give Arch Linux a go. I've done plenty of reading and decided I want to take it for a drive.

I want to install side by side with my current setup.

Right now, on my main OS HDD, I have the following partitions, in this order.

1. Linux swap 1GB
2. Win 7 240GB
3. Ubuntu 240GB

It's a 500GB HDD.

If I'm going to add Arch, I'm guessing I should just shrink the Ubuntu partition a bit, and just make Arch the 4th in line? Maybe give it 20GB for now?

Will this work?

Also, I want to keep GRUB2 as my bootloader. Will I run into any problems there?

Thanks in advance.. I'm excited to see whether I can pull this off.
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I believe it should work, but I've never had any experience with Tri-booting.
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Well if tri-booting is an issue, I do have a laptop that I could guinea pig Arch on. Maybe I'll do that for now.

I do want to be able to tri/quad boot in the future though :/
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Yep you'll have no issues tribooting. When you do the Arch install just don't install a bootloader (grub legacy) and just add the Arch partition to the grub2 configuration when you're finished.
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Hey,

Question for you guru's. Looking in my etc/fstab right now..

It shows my four partitions in order correctly, but it repeats them all 3 times, so there are 12 entries.

It looks like:
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devpts /dev/pts devpts defaults 0 0
shm /dev/shm tmpfs nodev,nosuid 0 0

UUID=firstuuidhere swap swap defaults 0 0
UUID=seconduuidhere /home ext3 defaults 0 1
UUID=thirduuidhere /boot ext2 defaults 0 1
UUID=fourthuuidhere / ext3 defaults 0 1
UUID=firstuuidhere swap swap defaults 0 0
UUID=seconduuidhere /home ext3 defaults 0 1
UUID=thirduuidhere /boot ext2 defaults 0 1
UUID=fourthuuidhere / ext3 defaults 0 1
UUID=firstuuidhere swap swap defaults 0 0
UUID=seconduuidhere /home ext3 defaults 0 1
UUID=thirduuidhere /boot ext2 defaults 0 1
UUID=fourthuuidhere / ext3 defaults 0 1
Any reason why it repeats them 3 times? Can I remove the bottom 2 sets?
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Yes, you can remove the duplicates.
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post #7 of 21
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Hellllo

Posting from epiphany in Arch Linux

That was a fun project and I learned a lot.. why don't more people do this?!

Now.. to make my desktop look better. I went with GNOME since that's what I know best..
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That was quick. In my setup, I made it so that the home directory of my previous Ubuntu OS was adopted as the home directory for Arch Linux.

It looks like you are on your way to going well in Arch Linux. Some people can get really frustrated with it, but it seems you've done quite well.

If you haven't gotten yaourt yet... get it. gnome-colors, faenza, and elementary are all good icon themes that you can install from the AUR. I use the shiki theme from the AUR because it goes best with gnome-colors. However, go with what you think looks best!

Also if you like working with the terminal a lot, get programs like mutt, rtorrent, mpd (with ncmpc or mpc frontend), and irssi.
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Arch is fantastic I keep trying other distros but none have made me give up arch. Once you get used to it it just makes sense.
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