Arch Linux step by step installation

Arch Linux (or Arch, pronounced /ˈɑrtʃ/ ]) is a Linux distribution intended to be lightweight and simple. The design approach of the development team focuses onArchlinuxLogo2 simplicity, elegance, code correctness and minimalism. “Simplicity”, according to Arch, is defined as “…without unnecessary additions, modifications, or complications..” and is defined from a developer standpoint, rather than a user standpoint.


Inspired by CRUX, another minimalist distribution, Judd Vinet started Arch Linux in March 2002. Vinet led the project until 1 October 2007, when he stepped down due to lack of time, transferring control of the project to Aaron Griffin.


First  Step  is to Download  the  Iso  image  from  Arch  Mirrors

Start The  Install

First boot  from   the  CD  (Local  or  via  Virtualbox/Vmware  or   else ..)

login to  the  console  with root and   start   the  install  with  :


now you  you  have to  follow  the  main menu  one by  one

Select the  source   installation  via (CDRom or  Network)

Set  the clock

Prepare the  Disks

For 1 disk of 20 GB.  make 200mb for  boot  and 2500 MB for  swap, 15GB for  root partition  /, and  the r est  for  the home , and  select the  file  System you want

Select  the  packages  you want  to install : default OK)



Select  the  Editor  you want  (nano vi joe)

Install  the  grub  on  /dev/hda  (ENTER)


Set  the  root  password  the  config  system


back   the  Main Menu   and  reboot


Login  with   the new root   password


More info can be found in Arch wiki install guide 

Attention: you  have  no X manager  installed  and  you  have  to add  it    manually . In the  next article, will show you how  to install    Gnome and  Kde in your  Arch Linux