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Just a heads up. The official Arch install cd is still 2010.05, but they do release newer versions pretty much weekly.

I grabbed a 2011.05 iso from http://releng.archlinux.org/isos/2011.05.08/ because I needed the ath9k_htc modules for my wireless usb and they aren't in the 2.6.33 kernel thats in 2010.05

They've made a number of subtle changes, for the better. For example, it now runs in native resolution. They've also added the option to use syslinux instead of grub for your bootloader.

When you're setting your filesystem mount points it shows the partition size next to the label, which is long overdue IMO. No more having to rollback because you forgot whether /dev/sda6 was root or /home.



I've missed a bunch of stuff, but overall its just more verbose. The general process is identical, there is just more helpful feedback.
    
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Yeah, I found that, was nice Although I couldn't get the partitioner to work properly - should have used a LiveCD + fdisk, but went with the easy option and picked auto (wish I hadn't now, I wanted a seperate ReiserFS partition for /var, never mind....)
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Well, that's cool.
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Neat! I will be doing a new arch install on an ssd in a week or so so perfect timing.
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