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 sudo pacman -Syu.

ADDING YAOURT
NOT IN ARCH WIKI

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. But at some point in time we would like to install packages from the AUR. Yaourt is the first AUR helper you should install. You can get more AUR helpers later.

Edit /etc/pacman.conf and write these lines at the bottom.

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

Then we install yaourt with

After the installation of yaourt we can delete the lines again or put a hashtag in front of them.

We make sure the lines are gone again because there are more packages on that server besides Yaourt and we do not want to mix repo’s. Follow the link to check it out.

MULTILIB REPOSITORY
NOT IN ARCH WIKI

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.


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.

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.

PERSONAL ACCOUNT

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 on this page)

Then we are making a password for this account.

We need “erik” to be able to do administrative tasks or “sudo … ” tasks. We need to delete a hashtag in a specific file.
Type the following command

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

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.