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Old 05-07-2016, 07:50 PM   #1
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Confusion from loading Linux Arch From CD


Hi, I have tried to install linux arch onto a CD just to give it a try and I am confused.
I am loading up Linux Arch 2016.01.01 since that was the newest version that can fit on a CD and I am greeted with a root automatic login thing.
Can someone tell me how to load up the GUI if there is one?

All help is appreciated.
 
Old 05-07-2016, 09:06 PM   #2
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Have you looked at Arch installation docs?
 
Old 05-07-2016, 10:51 PM   #3
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I may have looked at somethings for arch, but I was confused.
I would like to find a way where I can just try arch but not have it be my main os.
 
Old 05-08-2016, 03:20 AM   #4
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codwwe348,

There is no GUI. It is command line all the way with Arch.

Get a flavour of what to expect from this tutorial:

http://www.linuxveda.com/2015/02/18/...ated-feb-2015/

As mentioned above, it is assumed that you have read both of these:

Beginners Guide:
https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/beginners'_guide

Arch Installation Guide:
https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/installation_guide

Alternatively you could try installing Arch using MorpheusArch which does use a GUI:

http://morpheusarch.co.uk/

Download MA:
https://sourceforge.net/projects/mor...nux/files/ISO/

I used MorpheusArch myself, but see post #9 regarding wifi:

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ux-4175577140/

After installation, you will need to refer closely to the two Arch guides.

EDIT:
Just noticed this on the MA Download page:

http://morpheusarch.co.uk/blog/index...-announcement/

I guess you will just have to install it the hard way!

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Old 05-08-2016, 05:23 AM   #5
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ps:
all arch isos should fit on a cd, according to this page: https://www.archlinux.org/download/
 
Old 07-10-2016, 09:26 AM   #6
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Yeah my arch linux distro no longer has a GUI install. However,

arch-anywhere

Does it's actually a better version of it

My Arch Linux distro now focuses on data-recovery since there didn't seem to be any other arch based distros that focused on it.
 
Old 07-10-2016, 09:54 AM   #7
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Or you could try some almost Arch distro, such as Manjaro, which has a pretty GUI and a live CD/DVD.
 
Old 01-04-2017, 03:12 PM   #8
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I might try manjaro to see if I like it.
Really sorry I never responded to this months ago, at the time I was a bit lazy when it came to actually doing stuff with linux.
 
Old 01-04-2017, 03:27 PM   #9
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I might try manjaro to see if I like it.
Really sorry I never responded to this months ago, at the time I was a bit lazy when it came to actually doing stuff with linux.
Hi codwwe348,

Thanks for providing an update. I'd recommend that if you do end up trying Manjaro that you consider adding further updates. For now, have you found where to download it? https://manjaro.org/get-manjaro/
 
Old 01-04-2017, 03:34 PM   #10
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I's suggest Antergos over Manjaro. While Manjaro is descended from Arch, Antergos is just ARch with a pretty installer and a few packages to include their decorations. The installed system is Arch, not near-Arch.
 
Old 01-06-2017, 03:12 AM   #11
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I's suggest Antergos over Manjaro. While Manjaro is descended from Arch, Antergos is just ARch with a pretty installer and a few packages to include their decorations. The installed system is Arch, not near-Arch.
i second this.
it's easy to miss the difference, but for the installed system it's much bigger than the difference between having a gui installer or not.
 
Old 01-06-2017, 10:24 AM   #12
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Even though I finally found the right distribution for me to use, I will still try different things because its nice to have a fun diversity.
 
Old 01-08-2017, 01:17 AM   #13
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codwwe348,

There is a problem with the link I posted earlier for the Arch tutorial on post #4.

This should work, starting from page 2. (Page 1 was only an intro).

http://www.bhartiya.io/always-update...2#page-content

Scroll down the page to the arrows for pages 3 to 16.

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