Create base system

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This is a quick guide to create a base system that you can unpack over an USB stick, a partition on other HD, etc. We're currently using it for the MIPS port as an installation medium.

First, create the workdir:

 # mkdir -p parabola/var/lib/pacman

Then, tell your current system pacman to install packages using the directory parabola as the new root:

 # pacman -r parabola/ --config /etc/pacman.conf --noscriptlet -Sy base parted nano zile vi openssh
Note: For a custom setup you can add whatever packages you need at this step
Note: Use pacman's --arch flag to create a base system for another architecture than current's.

(will continue...)