Install custom Arch Linux system easily through Arch Anywhere
Arch Anywhere ISO contains an automated install script which will give you, GUI interface to install a fully custom Arch Linux system in minutes with punch of software’s and Desktop environment. The built-in whiptail installer allowing you to install Arch Linux with a simple menu system, It’s allowing users to choose punch of necessary software’s, language, partitioning the drive & desktop environment and other programs from the official Arch Linux Repository. Also contains a built in Arch Linux Wiki. You may search any page on the Arch Wiki from the command line by firing
arch-wiki followed by
arch-wiki beginners guide which single space.
The Arch Anywhere ISO especially designed for beginners & advanced Arch users, who want to try Arch Linux because of the simplicity & grace you can try Arch Anywhere ISO for better understanding. This will install all the packages & core packages from Arch Official repository. Arch Linux, quick, easy, and straight forward, “Keep it simple stupid” to read full future about Arch Anywhere.
1) Download Arch Anywhere ISO
Visit Arch Anywhere ISO Download page and choose your download option either torrent file or direct ISO and download it.
2) Booting Computer with Arch Anywhere installation media
After downloading the Arch Anywhere ISO image, make it as bootable media such as (Burned CD/DVD or USB) and boot up your system with installation media. You will get below screen, choose 32-bit or 64-bit installation based on your architecture then hit
You will be getting below welcome screen. To kick start installation, just type
arch-anywhere then hit
Select your language, English is default and still you have option to choose your own language, then hit
This is Arch Linux Anywhere installer welcome screen. Hit
Yes to start Arch anywhere installer.
Select your desired
locale then hit
Time Zone then hit
sub-zone then hit
keyboard then hit
Partition method then hit
Ok, by default Arch Anywhere installer support three types of partition, the details are below.
- Automatic partition
- Automatic partition with encrypted LVM
- Manual partition
This is testing purpose, so I’m going ahead and choose
Automatic partition which is suitable for beginners.
Select a drive to install Arch Linux on it then hit
Ok. Make a note selected drive will be formatted.
Select your desired file system type then hit
Ok. By default most of the Linux distribution is preferring
ext4 which was using widely, so i’m also going with
ext4 file system.
swap partition on Linux system is mandatory one which will help us to keep the system live when we are facing lack of memory on it. Hit
Yes to create
swap partition size should be double size of
RAM. For example, if you have
1GB of RAM, then your swap should be
2GB. Enter your
swap partition size then hit
GUID Partition table is not mandatory, so choose
No to move forward.
Verify the Partition details which are selected by us in previous steps. If so hit
Write-Changes button to write the partition info on selected drive. Make a note selected drive will be formatted so take a backup of your drive in case if you have any data.
For better download speed & bandwidth saving we need to update the nearest
mirror so hit
Check the list whether your
country is available, if so choose the same otherwise choose nearest
Country mirror then hit
Choose the system types, are you going to install, for desktop choose
Arch-Linux-Base then hit
Yes to install
GRUB boot loader which will help to boot system.
If you have wireless network card then install wireless tools otherwise choose
If you have plan to install more then one OS then choose
os-prober yes, otherwise choose
Install button to run the Arch Linux installation and site back because it will take a while to complete based on your Internet connection.
We are performing
64-bit OS installation, if you want to allow
32-bit architecture, you need to add
Yes to enable DHCP which will assign IP address automatically.
Host Name then hit
root password by entering twice to confirm.
User Account and set
password by entering twice to confirm.
sudo privilege to the new user to perform administrator task when its required.
Yes to choose Desktop Environment.
Select your desired Desktop Environment then hit
Ok to install it.
For Laptop user’s choose
Yes to install Synaptic touchpad.
Yes to install graphical login manager
Install button to install Desktop Environment. Will take a while to complete based on your Internet connection.
Yes to install bunch of necessary software’s.
Go to each
menu and select desired software’s using
space bar then hit
If you done your selection then choose
Done and hit
Install button to install selected software’s.
We have successfully installed Arch Linux with help of Arch-Anywhere. Remove your installation media then hit
Grub boot loader screen shot.
Login screen, Enter your User Name and password then hit Enter.
Home screen shot.