1. Base Install

  • keyboard configuration
loadkeys us
  • partitions making (It differs from persons choice)
fdisk /dev/sda
d 2 n enter +51G w
mkfs.ext4 /dev/sda1
mount /dev/sda1 /mnt
mkdir /mnt/home
mkdir /mnt/boot

{Ignore the Above method It just for me heres what i recommend for others}

creating partition table - `cfdisk /dev/sda`
├──	#create partitions according to your need
├── boot (for uefi only)	-	`/dev/sda1` [at least 350mb]
├── root			-	`/dev/sda1` [at least 50Gig]
├── swap			-	`/dev/sda2` [at least 2Gig]
└── storage	[optional]	-	`/dev/sda3` [remaining disk part usually 100Gig]

Installing filesystem on newly created partitions

    For Uefi users
          ├── mkfs.fat -F 32 /dev/sda1	<- boot [Only for uefi users]
          └── fatlabel /dev/sda1 BOOT   <- must be labeled as boot
    For BIOS users
          ├── mkfs.ext4 -L ROOT /dev/sda1        <- root
          ├── mkswap -L SWAP /dev/sda2           <- swap
          └── mkfs.ext4 -L EXTRASTORAGE /dev/sda3        <- extra for storage, optional
    Mounting partitions
          ├── swapon /dev/sda2	-> starting swap if created
          └── mount /dev/sda1 /mnt	-> mounting root
              └── mkdir /mnt/home /mnt/boot  -> creating needed folders

1. Installing base system

basestrap /mnt base base-devel runit elogind-runit linux linux-firmware vim`

Generate fstab

fstabgen /mnt
fstabgen -U /mnt >> /mnt/etc/fstab

chrooting into installed system

artools-chroot /mnt
vim /etc/pacman.d/mirrorlist

configuring timezone

ln -sf /usr/share/zoneinfo/country/city/etc/localtime
hwclock --systohc


vim /etc/locale.gen #uncomment the language you want
vim /etc/locale.conf #uncomment the one you required
# eg. LANG = en_us.UTF-8

Configure Network

pacman -S NetworkManager NetworkManger-runit
ln -S /etc/runit/sv/NetworkManager /etc/runit/runsvdir/current #before reboot
ln -S /etc/runit/sv/NetworkManager /run/runit/service ### after reboot
echo "desktop" > /etc/hostname

vim /etc/hosts	localhost
::1		localhost	desktop.localdomain desktop

Installing Grub

pacman -S grub
grub-install --target=i386-pc /dev/sda # for bios
grub-install --target=x86_64-efi --efi-directory=/boot --bootloader-id=grub # for uefi
├── grub-mkconfig -o /boot/grub/grub.cfg
	pacman -S artix-grub-theme
	vim /etc/default/grub
└── # reconfigure grub after installing grub theme

Add users

useradd -m username
passwd username
usermod -a -G video,audio,input,power,storage,optical,ip,scanner,dbus,adbusers,uucp,vboxusers username
usermod -a -G log mpd network scanner power users video storage ip optical wheel username

Installing display server

pacman -S xorg

Installing Video Drivers

pacman -S xf86-video-intel

Network Configuration


2. Post Base Install

  • Install GUI Desktop Enviroment or Window manager
    pacman -S xfce4-deskop
    pacman -S dwm