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A boy brushed in red... Living in black and white.
As you should know, the AIR is no longer included in Arch .iso, now we must install it using some install scripts, I wanted to try it, everything was boring (I had my reasons), so I re-installed Arch Linux, check this out.

First step: Download the .iso

Now instead of six different images, arch will only provide one, the netinstall multi-arch, you can download it here >

Verify if it's correct, md5sum or something blabla you choose, burn the damn CD and boot using it u.u

Second step: Keyboard layout

This is something extremelly important if you don't use an en_US keyboard as me, so you have to load the right keymap

# cd /usr/share/keymaps/i386/qwerty && loadkeys br-abnt2

Third step: Partition disk and format

As I always have problems with cdisk, I've used my old arch partition, which were in /dev/sda6

# mkfs.ext4 /dev/sda6

Fourth step: Mount the partitions

I just use the root partition when I'm installing a new system, so I did just once.

# mount /dev/sda6 /mnt

Fifth step: Install the base system

Before doing this, give a look at /etc/pacman.d/mirrorlist, because the main server is throttled to 50 kb/s

After that, everything went fine.

# pacstrap /mnt base base-devel

Sixth step: Generate fstab

# genfstab -p /mnt >> /mnt/etc/fstab

Seventh step: Chroot into your Arch system yey

# arch-chroot /mnt

Eighth step: Configurations files

As this part is too long, I will try to resume it.

/etc/rc.conf only works now with NETWORKING and DAEMONS, yes, that's right.

HOSTNAME > /etc/hosts and /etc/hostname
I put archlinux, what about you?

CONSOLE FONT > /etc/vconsole.conf

LOCALE > /etc/locale.conf and /etc/locale.gen

TIMEZONE > /etc/timezone and /etc/localtime

HARDWARE CLOCK > /etc/adjtime

KERNEL MODULES > /etc/modules-load.d/

Nineth step: Configure the network  

As I was using wired connection, I just added network to the daemons

Tenth step: Create an initial ramdisk environment

easy easy easy

# mkinitcpio -p linux

Eleventh step: Install and configure the bootloader

I use Grub2, yes, so

# pacman -S grub-bios
# grub-install --target=i386-pc --recheck /dev/sda
# mkdir -p /boot/grub/locale
# cp /usr/share/locale/en\quot/LC_MESSAGES/ /boot/grub/locale/
# grub-mkconfig -o /boot/grub/grub.cfg

Twelfth step: Root password

# passwd

Thirteenth step:  Unmount the partitions and reboot


# exit
# umount /mnt
# reboot


Now it's the post installation, I don't want to spend a lot of time in here, so I will tell what I did

Enable the multilib repo
Choose the faster mirrors
Initialize package verification
Update the System
Adding a yourself as an User
Install and configure sudo
Configure ALSA
Install X
Install ATI and Intel graphic drivers  
Install touchpad drivers
Configure X
Install dbus and add it in daemon
Install fonts
Install xfce4
Install common applications
Install themes
Install engine-themes like unico and stuff
Install Slim
Configure inittab for Slim
Configure slim to exec startxfce4
Tweak your sistem

I must say one thing, I've tried to use awn and didn't like it, tried docky, didn't like it, I'm back to my old friend xfce4-panel, doing what I want perfectly :D

I will try tint2 later for panel.

Arch Linux
My pretty dark arch :3

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1inux Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013
thanks for the fav!
4bidden404 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013
you're welcome :)
yinyang-36 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013
ty 4 the fav!!
4bidden404 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013
you're welcome :)
EternalKernel Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013
Thanks for the fav! :)
4bidden404 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013
you're welcome :)
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4bidden404 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012
What? D:
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4bidden404 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012
hello there o/
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