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We proudly announce the release of the new Arch Linux installation images, version 2009.02. It took us quite a while, but we think the result is worth it: we added some cool new things and ironed out some long-lasting imperfections.

2009.02 comes with the following features:
- Kernel 2.6.28
- Ext4 support. Installation can be done on a ext4 root partition.
- Rescue and maintenance capabilities for Ext4 root partitions
- Fallback ISOs with the ISOLINUX bootloader, for those that have
trouble booting Grub-based images
- Several bugfixes in the installer
- Brought the included documentation up-to-date
- Inclusion of AIF (Arch Linux Installation Framework), the next
generation installer, currently under development.
source, http://www.archlinux.org/news/434/

this is my first news article, will be trying this out later
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Time to mess with Arch again.

I always manage to get it installed, but usually have some sort of problem that gives me a headache and I end up going back to Fedora.
Edited by Redmist - 2/18/09 at 5:54am
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Time to mess with Arch again.

I always manage to get it installed, but ususally have some sort of problem that gives me a headache and I end up going back to Fedora.
Same, its like its arch way, you always get some problem useually its me and xorg but last time it was gnome the installer looks interesting though
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It will be worth a look I guess. WINE gave me a whole load of problems last time I tried, and I couldn't get sound to work on UT2004 either. I will probably stick with ubuntu in the long run.
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Same, its like its arch way, you always get some problem useually its me and xorg but last time it was gnome the installer looks interesting though
I love Arch, and I love being totally in control of everything, but usually I just don't have the time to mess around to get my system working the way I want it...I also wish the installer was a bit easier, I hate the fact that if I ever need to reinstall that it's about an hour of work instead of popping a CD in and waiting.

Maybe once Chakra evolves I'll be happy.
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I love Arch, and I love being totally in control of everything, but usually I just don't have the time to mess around to get my system working the way I want it...I also wish the installer was a bit easier, I hate the fact that if I ever need to reinstall that it's about an hour of work instead of popping a CD in and waiting.

Maybe once Chakra evolves I'll be happy.
is this kinda like faunos?, thanks for bringing this to my attention, arch useually takes me a day
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it's nice but yeah, it takes too long to install and configure and is too fragile.

i'll stick with Mint...
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is this kinda like faunos?, thanks for bringing this to my attention, arch useually takes me a day
Like Faunos in the fact that it's based off Arch, yes. Though FaunOS is mainly meant to be portable, Chakra is more of a normal desktop distro.
Edited by Redmist - 2/18/09 at 7:17am
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looks interesting but nothing available have you tried it?
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looks interesting but nothing available have you tried it?
I tried the first Alpha, which I guess isn't on their site anymore, you can problably find it floating around somewhere if you want to try it, but it's still in Alpha so it isn't exactly ready for normal use as of Alpha 1.
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