Arch Linux Links: EN Wikipedia |
For fun, I installed Arch Linux on some spare hardware yesterday.
I found the experience interesting, almost like installing linux the first time. Some differences for an Arch install as compared to Debian or Ubuntu:
- Before you install, you set up the hard drive the way you want:
- You set up the partitions the way you want.
- You choose to setup crypto and lvm layers if you want.
- You create the logical volumes, and format the partitions.
- You can use old style MBR or GUID Partition Tables (GPT)
- You choose the desktop environment.
- I chose the following:
- As of 2013.03.24 I have installed replib, but due to dependencies on rep-gtk, I have not yet installed Sawfish.
- Arch uses systemd
- Arch is a minimal system, so the net install is very fast.
Raspberry Pi & Arch Linux
- I’ve ordered a Raspberry Pi and plan to install Arch on it
- Link: Arch Raspberry Pi Page