Boot from your SSD, harddisk or VirtualBox

Reboot selecting the first line in grub.

Login as root with the password you choose.

root

Then type in your password.

 Confirm NetworkManager activated the internet with pacman -Syu. (sudo is not required since you are root)

AUR HELPERS

Because your AUR helper may change over time, check the following webpage from time to time:

https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/AUR_helpers

ArcoLinux is using Yay and Trizen as Aur helpers.

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

We suggest installing the helpers from a graphical environment.

MULTILIB REPOSITORY
NOT IN ARCH WIKI

YOU CAN DO THIS LATER

SKIP IT FOR NOW

Multilib repositories include applications such as wine and steam. You can perferm these actions later at your discretion.

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.

[multilib]
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 bash-completion. It completes commands when you press on TAB.

pacman -S bash-completion
PERSONAL ACCOUNT

Next is to create our personal account for which you chose a login name.

As ane example, I will create an account “erik” with this command (more information on this page)

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

To make the password for the account, type:

passwd erik

For user “erik” to do administrative tasks requires editing the visudo file installed by the base-devel group package.

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 logout with

exit
useradd -m -g users -G audio,video,network,wheel,storage,rfkill -s /bin/bash erik
passwd erik
EDITOR=nano visudo
%wheel ALL=(ALL) ALL
exit

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

erik

Fill in your personal password.

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

sudo pacman -Syu