[arch-general] Question regarding the ArchLinux iso core image

Ng Oon-Ee ngoonee at gmail.com
Tue May 18 05:37:38 EDT 2010

On Tue, May 18, 2010 at 3:17 PM, Keith Hinton <keithint1234 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi.
> I've recently seen threads on this list pertaining to interesting issues with the Arch Linux core isos.
> I haven't had that problem in my primary tests of those Isos in particular.
> Is there any reason why a successful installation may occur in one environment over another? Or is this a common Linux problem.
> Thanks for answering my question.
> I hope that the rest of you folks have successful Core installations, however a net-install is the only real way to isntall Arch Linux.
> I do not see the point of the core installer media, personally. Why would one wish to use that? A snapshot will become outdated in a flash, and all of you archers know this. As soon as a newer package version is available the entire snapshot is outdated instantly. Or will be, given a few weeks/months/years/whatever.
> I therefore have always installed from what I believe to be the Arch-Way, wich is installing via the Internet alone to have an updated system.
> Does anyone agree/disagree with my idea on the proper way to install Arch? :D
> Regards, --Keith
I disagree. Some of us do not have fast/reliable internet connections,
and would rather postpone the search for reliable download speeds till
after the machine is bare-bones working (can boot, has network,
basically has all of core) instead of in between the install process.

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