[arch-general] Installing without using AIF?

Tom Gundersen teg at jklm.no
Mon Jul 16 06:02:09 EDT 2012

On Jul 16, 2012 11:53 AM, "mike cloaked" <mike.cloaked at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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?

This should be a start:


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