[arch-general] Installing without using AIF?

mike cloaked mike.cloaked at gmail.com
Mon Jul 16 05:53:04 EDT 2012

Given the significant changes to key packages in recent times as well
as the main AIF developer leaving I thought I would start looking at
how to do a clean install without reference to AIF.  There are new
isos now available which have dropped AIF in favour of the
arch-install-scripts but as yet I have not seen much documentation
with guidance on installs from scratch that would be easy to follow
without leaving out key steps.

Does anyone know of any new wiki entries or other step by step guides
available that would allow someone like me with 10 years of linux
experience, but with only experience of arch in the past year, to run
a standard arch base install for a laptop or desktop, which has BIOS
boot (no UEFI) but using grub2 (since that looks like the standard in
the future) rather than grub, with standard old style partitioning
(i.e. not GPT), and ending up with a dual boot system with its
original Windows XP bootable as well as the base arch system bootable,
and ready to then configure as a usable customised system later?


mike c

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