Arch Linux

Some notes on install. Needs to be cleaned up


USB Burning

I use MacOS so first need to find my flash drive

diskutil list
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Okay great, our flash drive happens to be /dev/disk2

Well dd works great so we will use that and /dev/wdisk2 worked super fast for me.

dd bs=4M if=path/to/archlinux.iso of=/dev/wdisk2
# bs = batch size
# if = input file
# of = output file (/dev/disk is a file)

First Boot

Wireless Setup

I’ve only got 1 WiFi card, so let's scan the hardware for WiFi.

Turn the hardware on

ip link set wlan0 up
    • After install this became wlp5s0

  • Check it can scan iwlist wlan0 scan

  • Connect to my wifi wpa_supplicant -B -i wlan0 -c <(wpa_passphrase cjwifi thisismypassword)

    • basically wpa_supplicant will help connect to wifi with wpa2 passphrase which is probably most routers default. I just played around until it worked. Yay technology!

    • wpa_passphrase generates text that you are gonna shove into wpa_supplicant to connect to your wifi

  • -B - Fork into background.

  • -c filename - Path to configuration file.

  • -i interface - Interface to listen on.

  • needed to run dhcpcd wlan0 to get DHCP on the wlan interface

  • ping worked!

  • Well I need wifi at boot. Sym link ln -s /usr/share/dhcpcd/hooks/10-wpa_supplicant /usr/lib/dhcpcd/dhcpcd-hooks/

  • Create config for wpa_supplicant to read on boot wpa_passphrase cjwifi thisismypassword > /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf

  • Create partitions. The wiki is confusing but ok. Took too long Want it to look like /dev/sda1 260M EFI System (1) /dev/sda2 32G Linux filesystem (default) /dev/sda3 4G Linux swap (19) /dev/sda4 430G Linux filesystem (default) basically: fdisk g - create for gpt n - new partition - paritition 1 - default start sector +260M - 260MB in size t - change partition type 1 - EFI n +32G n +4G n t 1 1 t 3 19

    • Now format those motherfuckers! mkfs.fat -F32 /dev/sda1 mkfs.ext4 /dev/sda2 mkfs.ext4 /dev/sda4

    • Swap mkswap /dev/sda3 swapon /dev/sda3

    • Mount them respectively mount /dev/sda2 /mnt mkdir /mnt/efi

    • get off the usb bro cmon arch-chroot /mnt

    • pacstrap me bro pacstrap /mnt base linux linux-firmware vim openssh dhcpcd wpa_supplicant

    • install grub

  • hostname

  • timezone….

  • Booted: TIPS for services!:

    • enable dchp systemctl start dhcpcd

    • on boot start dchp systemctl enable dhcpcd do the same for ssh so i can stop doing everything on the terminal

    • enable dchp systemctl start sshd

    • on boot start dchp systemctl enable sshd

    • install fish shell

    • use ssh to get into my system from my laptop cat >> ~/.ssh/authorized_keys && chmod 600 ~/.ssh/authorized_keys

    • install some utils htop, tmux, wget, git, go, fzf, inetutils, grc --needed base-devel

    • install vim-plug curl -fLo ~/.vim/autoload/plug.vim --create-dirs \

    • install fisher curl --create-dirs -sLo ~/.config/fish/functions/

    • install fzf binding for fisher

    • install bass compat layer: fisher add edc/bass

    • install grc to color: fisher add oh-my-fish/plugin-grc

    • install nvm: fisher add jorgebucaran/fish-nvm

    • install upto fisher add markcial/upto

    • install z fisher add jethrokuan/z

    • start getting dotfiles in order