Quote:Yes, I got that the 40 minutes was the install time, and I reiterate that 40 minutes really isn't all that long to install an bare-bones distro that you're unfamiliar with.
To be honest, it sounds like you're missing the point of Arch since you're after some degree of hand-holding. The point of Arch is that it does very little of that because it makes no expectations about the kind of set up it's users want. What it sounds like you want is an out-of-the-box OS but with a minimal footprint - which is what CrunchBang is and which is quite a different thing altogether from bare-bones distros like Debian minimal and Arch.
Maybe give ArchBang a try next time you want to play with Arch because that's basically CrunchBang but with an Arch base instead of Debian: http://archbang.org/
Edited by Plan9 - 9/6/13 at 3:11am