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 > www.archlinux.org/download/
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/grub.mo /boot/grub/locale/en.mo
# grub-mkconfig -o /boot/grub/grub.cfg
Twelfth step: Root password
Thirteenth step: Unmount the partitions and reboot
YOU'VE REACHED THE END!
# umount /mnt
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
Install ATI and Intel graphic drivers
Install touchpad drivers
Install dbus and add it in daemon
Install common applications
Install engine-themes like unico and stuff
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
I will try tint2 later for panel.
My pretty dark arch :3