Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Notes on installing Archlinux

This blog post is a collection of notes, for installing a modern Archlinux system.


I had a minor problem with the networking. It simply required restarting the dhcpd service for the given interface:
    systemctl restart dhcpd@enp2s0.service


The system has a 250G drive(Shows as 232G), and is GPT with the following scheme:
SizeTypeMount point
200MEFI System...?
Suggestions found at: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/partitioning

Base package installation

    pacstrap -i /mnt base base-devel

Needs to remove reiserfsprogs(maybe also xfsprogs,jfsutils) after installation.
Maybe stupid question but why libldap, libsasl and openssl ? openssl is pretty basic yes, but why in the base system?

Generating /etc/fstab

Should /boot come before /var and /home or does is at all matter to spend time mounting boot when using UEFI? Of course it should be mounted when doing sysupgrades, but otherwise?

More updates to come!

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