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Hello /g/urus

My goal for today is to install Arch Linux with Cinnamon DE on my laptop, as a dual boot configuration with Windows 8.1

Other than the arch wiki, what is the best install guide for someone that has never done so before.
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>>52233279
Please reconsider your goals.
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>>52233347
Why? I like Arch
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Arch wiki really is the best place for it.
If you need a Visual guide trough it please consider a guided install via Youtube.
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https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Beginners'_guide
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>>52233668

https://manjaro.github.io/

It's Arch with the ease of Ubuntu. It's not impossible to do Arch, just read it clearly, and take your time, but if you fail, there are options.
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>>52233668
Why does Arch appeal to you? Who got you interested in it?

You're in a public place using Arch on your laptop, and a random qt sits next to you and asks "Is that... Ubuntu?" How do you respond.
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>>52233728
Explain to her that it is like Ubuntu, but a little different.

>>52233721
I like the idea of choosing what packages to install.

>>52233699
Thoughts on this guy? His voice is kind of soothing but he goes through the install pretty quickly.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wqh9AQt3nho
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>>52233668
> why? I like arch
> haven't even installed it yet
OK kid.
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>>52233945
I should clarify. I like Arch because of how customizable it is.
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>>52233760
YouTube videos are crap and out of date. Honestly just read the wiki and mess up a few times, you will learn more that way.
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>>52233760
>I like the idea of choosing what packages to install.
You can do that with almost any distro.

>Thoughts on this guy? His voice is kind of soothing but he goes through the install pretty quickly.
If you need to watch a youtube video to install Arch you're going to have a bad time. What do you even know about linux?
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>>52233954
Every linux distribution is customisable.
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>>52233981
>You can do that with almost any distro.
I like choosing exactly what packages to install when installing the distro.
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>>52233983
>>52233945
that's some old school troll!
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>>52233983
Arch is the most customizable
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If you want to watch a YouTube video you're just going to copy the guy. If you read the wiki you will actually learn something
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>>52234061
It's not bait if it's true.
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>>52234092
What?? I'm not even baiting though. You're going to have an easier time cusotmizing Arch than you will with Ubuntu, for example.
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>>52233279
Why not install Debian? It's a great distro for beginners.
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>>52234107
No.
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Antegros https://antergos.com is a easier install, you might also look at architect linux. http://sourceforge.net/projects/architect-linux/

Both are supposed to give you a basic minimal arch. I remember when i installed arch it was hard as fuck and there is no reason that it should be hard these days... the arch wiki is shit unless you already are a expert.
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>>52234107
> this guy doesn't understand how it works
Lol.
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>>52234139
>No.
Yes, Ubuntu baby.

>>52234155
:^)
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>>52234169
Ubuntu: flash a usb, click clickity click click

Arch: flash a usb, type a series of commands to download base packages, install a DE, pray to fuck that everything works
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>>52234388
Arch works OOTB with everything that isn't 3rd world wireless cards and cutting edge hardware that isn't in the kernel.

Or AMD.
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>>52233279
The Beginner's Guide of the Arch wiki. That, and the linked pages, cover everything you'll need.
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>>52234388
that's not at all true

OP, dont let these idiots change your mind. If you're dead set on a distro, try it. If it isn't for you, worst thing that'll happen is you'll give up out of frustration. I'm sure the majority of the people bitching about arch did.
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>>52234107
Install gentoo
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>>52234686
Well I got past the hard part of partitioning everything. Since I am dual booting windows 8.1 I was very worried, nontheless I finally set up my SWAP and root partitions, so it's now smooth sailing from here.
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>>52234714
The bootloader is the only difficult thing you'll encounter. If you happen to already be on UEFI, make sure you use systemd-boot. If not, there's quite a bit of configuring with grub to be done so that dual booting works.

good luck
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>>52234686
I actually installed arch a few days ago. It's easy as shit once you know what to do, but installing Ubuntu is still incredibly easy.
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>>52234741
I am using BIOS/MBR, so I guess I'll figure that out when it comes time to install GRUB
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>>52234018
>Archfags actually believe this
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If you want to install something useless for e-cred, or to appeal to these obscure distro young sluts that apparently exist, install gentoo.

Gives you a bigger pair of /g/onads and as a bonus its also a usable distro.
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>mfw installing arch
>get to the part where you download the packages
>Laptop screen is black with white text all over screen
>1337haxor.ext4
>Mom walks in
>this should be fun
>"Hey mom look! I'm hacking into the NSA!"
>She. Freaks. Out.
>charges me and starts hitting me
>ohFuck.png
>Disables me and chokes me out
>wake up in a jail cell later on
Turns out my mom was an NSA agent.

top Kek
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Don't go for crappy easy versions. Man up.

http://www.swapnil.io/2015/12/30/arch-linux-tutorial-updated-jan-2016/
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>>52234789
Not all of us! I rarely customize anything anymore. Linux is so much better than it used to be.
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>>52234855
>NSA agent
>cannot tell the difference between hacking and installing Arch
just another day in america
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>install guide
just use architect lmao
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>>52234987
Not OP, but I've successfully installed Arch with Architect installer. My problem was - what to do after? How to configure everything? Any guides on that?
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>>52235081
Get a DE, then rice it
Check the gentoo wiki etc
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Guise what repositories should I use?

I've already enabled
mutilib
, but is there anything else I need?
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>tfw can't say just get debian stable since Murdock shit
install gentoo
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>>52235926
lol wut why can't you say that
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>>52233279
Here
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>>52235141
how the fuck are we supposed to know
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