Arch Linux Install
Personal Install Guide/Notes. May be useful for you if you are experienced w/ Linux

Create a USB Boot Stick

  • Download ISO
  • Check Signature
  • gpg --verify archlinux-xxx.iso.sig archlinux-xxx.iso 
  • Write to USB stick
  • lsblk -l 
  • dd bs=4M if=archlinux.iso of=/dev/sdb && sync 
  • run as root
  • /dev/sdb should be USB drive
  • you can double check device w/ fdisk -l 


Initial Boot and Getting into New System

  • See Reference
  • High level, bare bones
  • More detailed, but lots of links
  • A complete personal guide
  • Get a network connection
  • ip link to get device
  • systemctl restart dhcpcd.service for hardline
  • wifi-menu for wifi or iwctl 
  • Make sure your clock is OK
  • timedatectl set-ntp true 
  • timedatectl status 
  • Figure out your storage devices
  • lsblk -f 
  • fdisk -l 
  • cfdisk 
  • Make File Systems and Mount
  • mkfs.ext4 /dev/sda2 
  • mkswap /dev/sda3 
  • swapon /dev/sda3 
  • mount /dev/sda2 /mnt 
  • mkdir -p /mnt/boot 
  • mkfs.fat -F32 /dev/sda1 (make sure partition type is set to EFI System in cfdisk)
  • mount /dev/sda1 /mnt/boot 
  • EFI partition
  • Make sure your arch key ring is up to date