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Old 05-05-2015, 07:35 AM   #1
marshen
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Installing Arch on new laptop with no operating system.


Hello there, I am a newbie to arch, and I know it is highly recommended not to mess around with Arch as a newbie, but I like good challenges. And I want to get really proficient with Arch so I can start tinkering with BlackArch. Two big questions!!! So I decided to use a CD to install Arch on my new laptop that I bought from think penguin with no OS. I will be using a windows laptop to burn the image on the CD. what are the steps for this? I have used Debian before but just got the installation CD from a friend, and there for have never done this myself. And number two question is, when you are partitioning your drive for the OS and files, is it OK to put the OS on the satassd 150gb, (yes I know that is more than needed) and just leaving the SSD 500gb for my files. Will I run into problems with this?
Thank you for your help!!!...
 
Old 05-05-2015, 07:49 AM   #2
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You should start here...
 
Old 05-05-2015, 07:51 AM   #3
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First of all, I highly advise against trying to use Arch for your first distro. If you don't know the terms "bootloader", "partition", "chroot", "package manager", "/dev/sda", or "fstab", then you definitely should start with a slightly easier distro, like Debian (and that's no where near a comprehensive list, but if you know those from experience then you should likely be able to get by). However, there's nothing to stop you from trying.

To burn the ISO, use a tool like ImgBurn for Windows.

Once you have the disc ready, boot it on the new laptop. Have the Arch Wiki's Beginner's Guide open on your other laptop, so you can follow it (and look up other stuff if you need to, which you probably will). DO NOT JUST TYPE THE COMMANDS DIRECTLY FROM THE BEGINNERS GUIDE. It's called a "guide" for a reason- it gives examples to show you some of the stuff that you can do.

If your laptop is a newer one, then it's likely that it has UEFI boot. If you don't know what that is, then you NEED to look it up. Otherwise you will run into major issues when you try to make it bootable.

Hope this helps!
 
Old 05-05-2015, 09:16 AM   #4
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Better go with MINT...

 
Old 05-05-2015, 11:52 AM   #5
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marshen,

You started another thread about Arch here:

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ux-4175541545/

The answers are going to be pretty much the same.

As others have pointed out, Arch is NOT a suitable distro for a Linux newcomer. I can see where you are aiming...Blackarch.

You have been given good advice by experienced LQ members. Please heed it.
 
Old 05-05-2015, 04:04 PM   #6
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Quote:
Originally Posted by marshen View Post
I will be using a windows laptop to burn the image on the CD. what are the steps for this?
1. Place CD/DVD in drive.
2. Burn the image to the disk.
3. Profit!
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-gb/w...om-an-iso-file

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Originally Posted by marshen View Post
when you are partitioning your drive for the OS and files, is it OK to put the OS on the satassd 150gb, (yes I know that is more than needed) and just leaving the SSD 500gb for my files. Will I run into problems with this?
Thank you for your help!!!...
Sounds fine to me.

Play close attention when creating your partitions & filesystems and mounting them: make sure you don't destroy your files.
 
Old 05-12-2015, 04:26 PM   #7
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please do not ask the same question in TWO different places
this post is basically a duplicate of your OTHER post on this topic
"Installing Arch Linux ?"
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ux-4175541545/

read and STUDY !!! ( as in for a college final exam ) the wiki

STUDY!!
" the arch Way"
STUDY !!
"the bigeners guide"
STUDY !!!
" The Install Guide"
 
  


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