Boot from your SSD, harddisk or VirtualBox
Reboot and select the first line in grub to boot from.

Then we need to login with root and its password.

Internet is activated thanks to networkmanager. We try it out with pacman -Syu. Sudo is not required since we are still root now. It is just a reflex.


Over timeĀ  you will change your AUR helper.

During this ArcoLinux project we have seen packer go.

Yaourt seems to go the same way. We will no longer install Yaourt at this stage of the installation process.

Your AUR helper will change over time. Stay tuned and check from time to time this webpage:

ArcoLinux is using Yay and Trizen as Aur helpers. (October 2018)

Two Aur helpers: if one fails, the other is there as fall-back.

We suggest you install the AUR helper once you are in a graphical environment.

Follow this tutorial when booted into your desktop of choice.

I moved this part from Phase 1 to here (Phase2).

I agree that we can do this later as well. It is just a matter of timing. Multilib repositories include applications such as wine and steam. If you do not intend to install them you can skip it.

nano /etc/pacman.conf

Edit the pacman.conf to include the multilib repositories. Just delete the hashtag in front of the two lines. We changed some of the settings on top as well. They are interesting but not essential.

include = /etc/pacman.d/mirrorlist

Check out our ArcoLinux pacman.conf if you want to have the same settings.

If you update the system after the changes, you will see an extra line for multilib.

Bash completion
For our ease and future comfort we install also bash-completion. It completes commands when you press on TAB.

pacman -S bash-completion

Then we will install our personal account. At this point you choose your personal login name.

We need to install our personal account “erik” with this command (more information onĀ this page)

useradd -m -g users -G audio,video,network,wheel,storage,rfkill -s /bin/bash erik

Then we are making a password for this account.

passwd erik

We need “erik” to be able to do administrative tasks or “sudo … ” tasks. We need to delete a hashtag in a specific file. The sudo package can be installed separately or via the base-devel group package. This will provide visudo.
Type the following command

EDITOR=nano visudo

Look for this line of code and delete the hashtag in front of it.

%wheel ALL=(ALL) ALL

Then we logout with

Log back in with your personal account.
I will login with erik and its password.

Internet is activated thanks to networkmanager. We try it out with sudo pacman -Syu.

sudo pacman -Syu