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Archlinux basic install

I am writing down the installation process I have just followed to set up an archlinux basic system. All this documentation is already wonderfully written down in archlinux wiki but I am just filtering for my particular case.

Download archlinux iso and copy it to a USB drive using the following command:

dd bs=4M if=/path/to/archlinux.iso of=/dev/sdx
Plug the USB key into the machine and boot it. In this particular case, the motherboard is an ASUS and had to press F8 in order to start from USB drive.

Ones the image is loaded, I had to set up the keyboard:

loadkeys es

Then Delete/Create partitions using fdisk and format them. In this particular case the only partiion used is sda.

mount /dev/sda1 /mntmkfs.ext4 /dev/sda1 As soon as I connected the ethernet cable I already had network connection so we are ready to install the base system:

pacstrap -i /mnt base

Then generate fstab

genfstab -U -p /mnt >> /mnt/etc/fstab

Jack into the  system (Probably an unsutable sentence but a cool one)