[arch-general] A question about installing Arch

Lorenzo Bandieri lorenzo.bandieri at gmail.com
Sun Oct 16 07:37:50 EDT 2011

Hi Christian,

Accidentally, I installed Arch just the day before the new installation cd
came out, so my experience could be useful to you.

I had no problems in the installation phase, but when I rebooted my system,
I was welcomed by a broken installation: apparently, grub didn't find the

The explaination was here:
http://www.archlinux.org/news/changes-to-kernel-package-and-filenames/ GRUB
could not find the kernel because the name was changed with the 3.0 version.

So, you have to remember to change the default kernel name in your
grub.conf. I had no other problems.



2011/10/16 John K Pate <j.k.pate at sms.ed.ac.uk>

> On Sun, 2011-10-16 at 00:33 +0200, Christian wrote:
> > Hi all,
> > Thanks a lot for your replies.
> > I have the network installation CD of Arch here so then, what you are
> saying is that it should download the old packages and then I just upgrade
> the system with pacman after it has installed?
> Yes. Refer to http://www.archlinux.org/news/ and the forum if you run
> into any snags, but this should work fine.
> John
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