[arch-general] my arch installation and base system configuration experience
Juan R. de Silva
juan.r.d.silva at gmail.com
Thu Jan 20 23:27:20 EST 2011
I've just completed my Arch GNOME base installation and basic
configuration and would like to share the experience, if anyone is
1. I performed base Arch install from within my host system - Ubuntu
10.04 following the Wiki instructions. I must say that was extremely
enjoyable experience. The installation process itself was real fun and
interesting, and went smoothly without any problems except 2 minor
a) The documentation said that a copy of the Beginners' Guide would be
found in /usr/share/aif/docs/official_installation_guide_en after botting
into base system, but it was not there and the directory did not exist.
This was really a minor glitch since an immediate and easy workaround was
pacman -S lynx, and I was up and running reading the doc from the web.
b) The documentation promised an option of a selective gnome and gnome-
extra group install with pacman but it was not given. Any workaround
(discussed on this group) appeared not to worthy to mess up with (I am a
lazy boy) and I ended up installing both groups in their entirety.
2. I was amazed by the wealth, quality and consistency of documentation
available to users on Arch wiki. I would say Arch is the best documented
distro I've come across so far.
Now I have plenty of time to test the system thoroughly but the beginning
is very encouraging.
My compliments to Arch team.
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