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  • Sebastian D. Anderson

    Hi, when installing Arch I created three partitions: 10gb ext4 linux; 1gb swap; 108gb ext4 linux (I didn’t see an option for “PRIMARY” or “EXTENDED”)

    I don’t think I created a “logical” partition.

    I just used the remaining harddrive space when creating the last partition, sda3.

    Do you think this will cause problems or frustration in the future?

    Thanks for the help. (:

    • SK

      It won’t cause any problem. The “Primary” and “Extended” options will be found on the bottom.

      • Sebastian D. Anderson

        I’m using an older distro to install from (late 2016), there’s nothing at the bottom and some of the menus are different. I’ve tried using the newest arch distro but I’m having trouble even getting it to run from a usb.

        • SK

          I tried the latest ISO. I have no issues in Virtualbox at all. I am not sure about physical machine.

      • Sebastian D. Anderson

        Interesting- I tried installing with Rufus instead of Universal USB installer and all of the options are there. Thanks. 😀

  • Sebastian D. Anderson

    Thanks for the tutorial, I’m a total noob when it comes to linux but I got Arch installed and it’s working great. Super informative.

    One confusion: the part that said “edit /etc/hosts file and set the hostname as well. Be mindful that you need to set the same hostname in the both files.” I wasn’t sure what “both files” was referring to (the /etc/hostname file as well as the /etc/hosts file?). Still, fantastic tutorial.

  • OneFrame

    Nice article. I have been using Slackware and kind of just stayed away from Arch linux mostly due to the length of the instructions. I still consider myself a noob despite that but this article is so similar to slackware I think I will give it a try. I like that Arch has the rolling release which is what attracts me to it. I have tried other distros like Mint and Ubuntu but I have my suspicions about these distros, not Debian but anything Ubuntu based. This is the last windows pc in the house and once this goes, I won’t allow anymore windows pc’s in my home and I think Arch Linux may be the replacement. Cheers.

    • SK

      Glad I have helped you. Welcome to Arch Linux club. I have been using Arch Linux for the past two years as my primary desktop.

  • TheBeast88

    Doing “pacman -S grub os-prober” returns 3 warnings, that the database files for core, extra and community dont exist, and 2 errors, target not found for grub and os-prober.

    What to do?

    Edit: Yeah and what to do with the 6th step in the hosts file?

    EDIT 2: I searched a bit on Google and found “pacman -Syu –debug”. I ran it and it downloaded something and step 6 worked.