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Old 02-04-2006, 03:31 AM   #1
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arch iso - base or not?

i want to download arch but i dont know whats the diffrent bettwen the base and not base iso.
can u tell me?
Old 02-04-2006, 03:41 AM   #2
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Base only holds the most needed files to get the system up and running, that means Base files & kernel sets. ISO. has precompiled packages like Gnome, KDE etc.
Usually you only install the basefiles & kernel(s) using the cd. Then you do the rest of the installation online. If you don't have the bandwidth, the iso would be fine.

Good luck and have fun
Old 02-12-2006, 07:21 PM   #3
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Yes, definitely go for the base system then get the rest of what you need online. Doing it this way keeps you from installing so many out of date packages and saves time.
Old 02-22-2006, 09:21 AM   #4
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the "non-base" packages doesn't have much to choose from anyway....just go with base, and set up your network and then go from there. May be a good idea to start with 0.7.1 because you don't have to switch to initrd and you can start out with hwdetect.


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