How to Install Arch Linux

Published on February 25, 2016 by

This video shown you step-by-step how to install arch linux. As we Know, Arch Linux is a simple and lightweight linux distribution targeted at competent Linux users. It uses ‘pacman’, its home-grown package manager, to provide updates to the latest software applications with full dependency tracking. Operating on a rolling release system, Arch can be installed from a CD image or via an FTP server.

The default install provides a solid base that enables users to create a custom installation. In addition, the Arch Build System (ABS) provides a way to easily build new packages, modify the configuration of stock packages, and share these packages with other users via the Arch Linux user repository.

Step by Step Installing Arch Linux

Before installing Arch Linux

Make sure your computer is connected to the internet

ping -c 3

Partitioning Disk

Partition Scheme :

  • HDD 80 GB RAM 2GB
  • sda1 : 30GB for /
  • sda2 : 4GB for swap
  • sda3 : 46 for /home
cfdisk /dev/sda
mkfs.ext4 /dev/sda1
mkswap /dev/sda2
swapon /dev/sda2
mkfs.ext4 /dev/sda3
mount /dev/sda1 /mnt
mkdir /mnt/home
mount /dev/sda3 /mnt/home

Choose Closest Mirror List

pacman -Sy
pacman -S reflector
reflector --verbose -l 5 --sort rate --save /etc/pacman.d/mirrorlist

Install Arch Linux Base Package

pacstrap -i /mnt base base-devel

Configure fstab and Chroot /mnt

genfstab -U -p /mnt >> /mnt/etc/fstab
cat /mnt/etc/fstab
arch-chroot /mnt

Configure Language and Location

nano /etc/locale.gen

Uncomment this line:

en_US.UTF-8 UTF-8
echo LANG=en_US.UTF-8 > /etc/locale.conf
export LANG=en_US.UTF-8

Set Time Zone

ls /usr/share/zoneinfo/

ln -s /usr/share/zoneinfo/America/New_York> /etc/localtime

hwclock –systohc –utc

Configure Arch Linux Repository

nano /etc/pacman.conf

Uncomment this line:

Include = /etc/pacman.d/mirrorlist
pacman -Sy

Set Hostname and Network

echo linuxscoop > /etc/hostname

systemctl enable dhcpcd@enp0s3.service

Give Root Password and Create New User

Give a root password :


Create new user and allow the users in wheel group to be able to performance administrative tasks with sudo :

pacman -S sudo bash-completion
useradd -m -g users -G wheel,storage,power -s /bin/bash lsteam
passwd lsteam
EDITOR=nano visudo

Uncomment this line:

%wheel ALL=(ALL) ALL

Install and Configure boot loader

mkinitcpio -p linux
pacman -S grub os-prober
grub-install  /dev/sda
grub-mkconfig -o /boot/grub/grub.cfg

Unmount the Partitions and Reboot

unmount -R /mnt
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