Talk:Installation Guide

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Why would you pacstrap grub if you install grub after chrooting? --Kete (talk) 16:50, 24 December 2014 (UTC)

The first refers to the package, the second to the actual boot loader code and files. --Alfplayer (talk) 18:27, 24 December 2014 (UTC)
That's not what I'm asking. I understood that. Thanks. The Arch installation instructions don't say pacstrap grub before chrooting either. They say install bootloader after configuration. Kind regards, --Kete (talk) 18:46, 24 December 2014 (UTC)
I'm not sure this answers because the semantics here is annoying, but I'll mention that I don't see an important reason to split Grub package and boot/configuration code in two different sections like our current wikipage, which are "Install and configure a bootloader" and "Configure the system". One minor reason would be that access to internet, and therefore access to mirrors, somehow might not be available at a later stage, so "pacman -S grub" would not be possible inside the chroot. --Alfplayer (talk) 19:29, 24 December 2014 (UTC)

1 Time

After setting the time zone, I had to enable time synchronization. —Kete (talk) 13:28, 28 December 2014 (UTC)

2 fstab

After generating the fstab, I would check it to make sure it does not say /mnt/swapfile. It will have to say only /swapfile without /mnt. –Kete (talk) 15:51, 4 July 2015 (UTC)

3 pacstrap

You might want to make pacstrap let you make decisions like when pacman asks you if you want to install the (a) or (b) dependencies. You can pass -i to avoid pacstrap making these kind of decisions for you. –Kete (talk) 02:12, 5 July 2015 (UTC)

4 /etc/localtime

the instruction to add a symlink at /etc/localtime fails because /etc/localtime already exists in the chroot pointing to ../usr/share/zoneinfo/UTC - unclear if this was intended to be there and maybe this tutorial should instruct to delete it first

5 add user

this tutorial instructs to add your user to groups with `gpasswd` but no user has yet been created if following this tutorial

6 alsactl

this tutorial instructs to save the sound card state with `alsactl` but alsactl is not installed if following this tutorial

7 Packages

When suggesting packages, they should use {{Pkg|package_name}}, but not {{ic|package_name}}, the same goes for groups -- Megver83 (talk) 16:47, 13 June 2017 (UTC -4)