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📚 Arch Linux Installation Step-by-Step Guide

Learn how to install Arch Linux step-by-step with our comprehensive guide. Boot from USB, select Arch Linux, check internet connection, partition the disk, format partitions, mount the file system, install essential packages, configure the system, install bootloader, and reboot system.

Arch Linux Installation Step-by-Step Guide

BIOS settings screen with boot order options
Boot from USB
Restart your computer and press the appropriate key to enter the BIOS or UEFI firmware settings. Select the bootable USB as the first boot device.
Arch Linux boot menu selection
Select Arch Linux
Once your computer restarts, you'll see a menu. Select 'Boot Arch Linux (x86_64)' and press Enter.
Command line interface showing successful ping command
Check Internet Connection
Once you're in the command line interface, check your internet connection by typing 'ping -c 3'. If you see replies, your internet is working.
Command line interface showing timedatectl command
Update System Clock
Update the system clock using the command 'timedatectl set-ntp true'.
Command line interface showing disk partitioning
Partition the Disk
Use the 'fdisk' or 'parted' command to partition your disk. Create the necessary partitions for your root, home and swap.
Command line interface showing formatting partitions
Format Partitions
Format the partitions using the 'mkfs' command. For example, 'mkfs.ext4 /dev/sda1'.
Command line interface showing mounting of filesystem
Mount the File System
Mount the file system using the 'mount' command. For example, 'mount /dev/sda1 /mnt'.
Command line interface showing pacstrap command
Install Essential Packages
Use the 'pacstrap' command to install the base package, Linux kernel and firmware. For example, 'pacstrap /mnt base linux linux-firmware'.
Command line interface showing system configuration
Configure the System
Generate an fstab file using the 'genfstab' command. Then, change root into the new system and set the time zone, locale, and hostname.
Command line interface showing bootloader installation
Install Bootloader
Install a bootloader like GRUB. For example, 'pacman -S grub' and 'grub-install /dev/sda'. Finally, generate a grub configuration file.
Command line interface showing system reboot command
Reboot System
Exit the chroot environment by typing 'exit'. Unmount all partitions with 'umount -R /mnt'. Finally, reboot the system by typing 'reboot'. Remove the installation media and then login into your new Arch Linux system.

Welcome to Guide Techy's comprehensive Arch Linux installation guide. This step-by-step guide will walk you through the process of installing Arch Linux, a powerful and customizable Linux distribution renowned for its simplicity and versatility.

Before you start, ensure that your hardware is compatible with Arch Linux. Check out our article on Arch Linux System Requirements for guidance. Once you're sure your system is ready, you can proceed with the installation.

Our guide is designed to be user-friendly, even for Linux beginners. However, if you encounter any issues, don't panic. We've got you covered with our Arch Linux Troubleshooting Tips, which can help you solve common problems and improve system stability.

Once you've successfully installed Arch Linux, why not push your tech skills further? You could set up a dual boot system, customize your workspace, or even set up a secure server. For those interested in dual booting, we have a detailed guide to setting up an Arch Linux dual boot system.

For the designers and developers among you, our Arch Linux Customization guide is a must-read. It provides insights on creating the perfect workspace tailored to your needs. If you're more security-oriented, our guide to setting up a secure server with Arch Linux is a great resource.

Remember, learning is a journey, and every step you take brings you closer to becoming a tech expert. Happy installing!