I’m writing this as a set of notes for future Arch Linux installations. I decided to revisit Arch Linux after hearing that their ncurses menu-based installer was long gone and how they have started using install scripts. I came upon this while reading the systemd vs SysV initialization method debate that everyone is raging about. I haven’t installed Arch in years as my current machines still happily run on the old installs which are up to date since Arch is a rolling release distribution. I figured now would be a good time to check it out (along with a growing interest in tiling window managers such as i3 or ratpoison).
Anyhoo, I installed Arch Linux from the latest ISO using the new method along with a help of numerous Arch wikis. I mixed the install a little bit with my way of setting up Linux computers and added LVM. One thing I must say is that installing Arch Linux has become a little bit harder than previous menu-based installation. I’m not saying it’s not doable, but it’s definitely a bit more complex or at least daunting for a newbie than just following some menus. It does help to know how Linux already works but this installation method should teach you a bit if you don’t know.
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