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Aerolith's arch linux install guide

Disclaimer: This guide is not intended to be a replacement for the excellent arch wiki. You should definitely read the wiki's install guide first. This guide aims to be a streamlined set of install steps for a simple installation. Further, you should be suspicious of any guide published on the internet that isnt the official wiki as they can rapidly be outdated in a rolling release like arch. This guide was last updated 2/27/2021.

Second, install guides that have preset disks ala /dev/sdX you have to mentally subsitute the steps in all the commands always bothered me so this is my attempt to change it.

Credits to: Archwiki, Sigboe, kayu.net

Partitioning
gdisk /dev/nvme0n0
oEnter ↵ to create a new empty GUID partition table (GPT)
yEnter ↵to confirm
nEnter ↵ add a new partition
Enter ↵ to select default partition number of 1
Enter ↵ to select default start at first sector
+512MEnter ↵ make that size partition for booting
ef00Enter ↵ Partition type EFI
n Enter ↵ to add new partition
Enter ↵ to select default partition number of 2
Enter ↵ to select default start of sector
+8G Enter ↵ make that size partition for swap
8200 Enter ↵ to make partition type of swap
n Enter ↵ to add new partition
Enter ↵ to select default partition number of 3
Enter ↵ to select default start of sector
+51G Enter ↵ make that size partition for root
8300 Enter ↵ to make partition type for root
n Enter ↵ to add new partition
Enter ↵ to select default partition number of 4
Enter ↵ to select default start of sector
Enter ↵ to select default end of sector
8300Enter ↵ to make partition type for home
p Enter ↵ if you want to check the partition layout
w Enter ↵ to write changes to disk
y Enter ↵ to confirm
Formatting
The EFI partition
mkfs.fat -F32 /dev/nvme0n0p1
The swap
mkswap /dev/nvme0n0p2
The EFI partition
mkfs.fat -F32 /dev/nvme0n0p1
The swap
mkswap /dev/nvme0n0p2swapon /dev/nvme0n0p2
The root
mkfs.ext4 /dev/nvme0n0p3
The home
mkfs.ext4 /dev/nvme0n0p4swapon /dev/nvme0n0p2
The root
mkfs.ext4 /dev/nvme0n0p3
The home
mkfs.ext4 /dev/nvme0n0p4
Mounting before Install
Mount root to /mnt (this is the convention while installing)
mount /dev/nvme0n0p3 /mnt
Make a boot and a home folder (two commands in one :) )
mkdir /mnt/{home,boot}
Mount home and boot
mount /dev/nvme0n0p4 /mnt/homemount /dev/nvme0n0p1 /mnt/boot
Installing
Install Arch, some things needed for arch user repository and a text editor.
pacstrap /mnt base linux intel-ucode base-devel sudo vim zsh grml-zsh-config dialog openssl-1.0 git
Generate the fstab
genfstab -pU /mnt > /mnt/etc/fstab
Remote control your installation
arch-chroot /mnt /usr/bin/zsh
Configure Boot environment
Then make the initramfs
mkinitcpio -P
Install the bootloader
bootctl install
Edit our boot entry
/boot/loader/entries/arch.conf
Copy and paste the following config:
title Arch Linux linux /vmlinuz-linux initrd /intel-ucode.img initrd /initramfs-linux.img options root=PARTUUID= quiet rw
Move your cursor to the last = after PARTUUID then enter the following to grab the partition's ID and insert it.
:r:r !blkid -s PARTUUID -o value /dev/nvme0n0
Make this the default boot entry
vim /boot/loader/loader.conf
Have the text be
timeout 2 default arch
User/Install and system configuration
Create your user
useradd -m -g users -G wheel,storage,power,video -s /usr/bin/zsharchpasswd arch
Give this user sudo access
visudo
uncomment (delete the #) the line
%wheel ALL=(ALL) ALLCTRL+x, then y then ↵ to save and exit
set hostname
echo archlinux > /etc/hostname
set your timezone (use your own continent and city)
ln -sf /usr/share/zoneinfo/UTC /etc/localtime
Configure locale
vim /etc/locale.gen
Uncomment the lines
en_US.UTF-8 UTF-8 anden_US ISO-8859-1CTRL+x, then y then ↵ to save and exit
generate locales
locale-gen
set language
echo "LANG=en_US.UTF-8" > /etc/locale.conf
Desktop Window Manager
(optionally) Install Gnome (while still in chroot)
pacman -S gnome gnome-extra
The `gnome-extra` group is optional but does contain a sensible list of packages that complete the gnome experience. Including an archive manager, disk manager, text editor, and a set of games.
To enable GDM automatially after boot (GDM is included in the gnome group) systemctl enable gdm
(optionally) Install KDE (while still in chroot)
pacman -S plasma-meta kde-applications-meta xf86-video-intel xorg-serverTo enable SDDM automatially after boot (SDDM is included in the plasma group) systemctl enable sddm
Reboot! your system should now be available for use.
Arch User Repository
In a new terminal enter the following
git clone https://aur.archlinux.org/yay.git cd yay makepkg -si