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Where can I find a good Arch Linux install guide?

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From booting the CD, to a functional graphical interface? Also, can someone tell me how much time does it take to get everything up and running? I've been using Ubuntu, but I want to try Arch. Careful though, I'm a Linux noob, I know very little of it, so I need a really good guide...
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http://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Beginners_Guide

i would run this in some kind of vmware, or virtual box, till you get your feet wet in it, it took me about a week to get everything down.

depending on yoru connection and what you want with it, it will take a few hours, but practice in a virtual setting first, so you can figure out what you did wrong if things do go wrong.

install it first, then grab a snapshot of it, so you can go back and restore if you messed something up.

if you install it directly to your machine, i would recomend having a second computer nearby to refer to this guid or print it out.
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Agreed.use sun virtual box,its a real easy virtual machine emulator and completely safe!
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I didn't have any problems on my first install and I considered myself a linux noob, just make sure you read through the guide carefully for each step. I would suggest having another computer to look at the guide, that is what I found to be the easiest.

Time for a full install, gui and everything I would say about 2 hours. The cd only takes about 30 minutes for the first time, but it does take a while to setup everything else, like gui, and other programs. Just follow the guide and everything should be fine.
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Thanks, I'll check that out
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If you're doing it on a laptop make sure you look up the laptop page (if the wiki has one) I didn't at first and it took me about 15 tries to get it working right.
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