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post #21 of 75
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Arch rules! I felt like a KING when it finally booted to the GUI!
I tried the new way lol on a VM and was lost soooo quickly lol but i am relevantly moderate to Linux but noob to arch!
Shrak a new guide would rule!thumb.gif

New guide would be pretty much what's said in the Wiki atm, it really doesn't get much more straight forward now. tongue.gif

I've already done ~14'ish installs with the new image and it honestly is pretty straight forward.

Give me some time and I'll find a way to make things a bit more understandable and less threatening for everyone not used to it. Or I might wait till they make the full commitment to systemd instead of the half-way between systemd/initscripts that they're at now though.
post #22 of 75
i don't see this as a problem.. the people installing arch in the first place are not the ones that need the framework. it was redundant to begin with.
post #23 of 75
Actually after reading the wiki, it seems cleaner than the AIF. I wasn't a fan of how Arch ran it's installer, it wasn't very elegant to begin with. Honestly, this has easier steps than most installers I've seen. A single command installs the bare system up to date with the repos. I've found it rather nice.
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Yup. Like I said a couple posts above, it's pretty much as straight forward as it gets now.
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reinstalled arch recently, doesn't seem much has changed for me, as the AIF has always given me a headache trying to install, so i was always resorting to a "unconventional" method, of booting into a liveusb of ubuntu, installing pacman on that, preparing the harddrives, mounting them, then installing the base system using pacman, once that was done, chrooting in to finish up the process...this seems pretty much like what i've always done.

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post #26 of 75
To be honest I quite liked the old installer. It always worked well for me.

Anyhow, glad to hear the new method works better
post #27 of 75
Yeah i got stuck following the directions:
I got up to where you install the bootloader
and i installed syslinux: heard grub isnt being updated so i figured why not
then when i went to configure # /usr/sbin/syslinux-install_update -iam it gave me an error so i stopped there.

But i will give it a go again soon thumb.gif
post #28 of 75
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Yeah i got stuck following the directions:
I got up to where you install the bootloader
and i installed syslinux: heard grub isnt being updated so i figured why not
then when i went to configure # /usr/sbin/syslinux-install_update -iam it gave me an error so i stopped there.
But i will give it a go again soon thumb.gif

Just install grub2-bios and be done ( unless you booted via UEFI, then install grub2-efi. Just remember unless you booted via UEFI then it'll still be in BiOS mode ), if you already know how to use it then it'll make things that much easier.
post #29 of 75
you rule thanks!
post #30 of 75
This months install media comes with the Wiki's install guide in a text file on the disc.

http://www.archlinux.org/news/install-media-20120804-available/
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