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Arch Linux's Install Media Adds "Archinstall" For Quick/Easy Installations

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This month's Arch Linux install media update now provides "archinstall" as the guided installer for Arch Linux for those preferring a quick and easy route for deploying Arch Linux.

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The method is quick enough that I'll likely use archinstall for future Arch Linux benchmarks on Phoronix as it also then applies a sane set of defaults for users asking otherwise how the distribution was installed/configured, among other questions that often come up when a distribution doesn't have defaults / sensible stock values, while also being very quick to deploy.

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Arch Linux’s Installation Medium Now Provides A Guided Installer

  • Arch Linux’s Installation Medium Now Provides A Guided Installer

    Archinstall is guided/automated Arch Linux installer for those preferring a quick and easy way for deploying Arch Linux.

    If you are new to Linux or consider yourself an average computer user, getting Arch Linux would be a difficult task. It is a distro that eschews easy-do-everything-install in favor of a only-install-what-you-need streamlined installation. Until now.

    This month’s Arch Linux install media is shipping archinstall.

The Latest Arch Linux ISO Has A Fresh New Guided Installer

  • The Latest Arch Linux ISO Has A Fresh New Guided Installer

    The community distribution Arch Linux has up to now required you to manually install it by entering a whole lot of scary commands in a terminal. Arch version 2021.04.01 features a new guided installer users who want to install Arch Linux can use.. by typing python -m archinstall guided into the console you get when you boot the Arch Linux installation ISO. It is not very novice-friendly, or user-friendly, but it gets the job done and it will work fine for those with some basic GNU/Linux knowledge.

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    The "guided" installer does, of course, not start automatically. You will have to type python -m archinstall guided into the console you get when you boot the Arch Linux installation ISO if you want to use it.

Arch Linux looks to make installation nice and simple

  • Arch Linux looks to make installation nice and simple

    Arch Linux releases starting this month will include a guided installer, the company has revealed. This is a welcome change for Arch Linux that has a rather convoluted installation process, which has given rise to a stream of Arch-based distros that are easier to install.

    Named archinstall, the open source installer has been under development for some time now. Written in Python, the installer was reportedly promoted as an official installation mechanism back in January, and was actively worked upon leading to its inclusion in the installation medium.

    The new default guided installer will be of great help for users who prefer a quick and easy route for deploying Arch Linux.

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    And, while it is command-line-based and nowhere near as polished as the one on Ubuntu or Fedora, the new guided installer is still a welcome departure from the existing process.

Installing Arch Linux Is Now Easier With This Change

  • Installing Arch Linux Is Now Easier With This Change in the Newest ISO Refresh

    Arch Linux is meant for users looking for an adventure or experienced Linux users who just want to configure everything from the ground up. You get to decide what you install ensuring that there’s no bloatware for your use-case.

    However, installing Arch Linux isn’t easy. You will probably need to refer the official installation guide or our Arch installation guide to successfully install it.

    But, now, with a new ISO release, the installation medium includes a guided installer “archlinux” which makes the set-up process a breeze even for new users wanting to try Arch Linux.

Arch Linux Now Comes With Easier to Use Guided Installer

  • Arch Linux Now Comes With Easier to Use Guided Installer

    One of the main gripes against using Arch Linux over the years has been the installer. For many newcomers to Linux and even some regular users, the Arch Linux installation process is very hands-on.

    Now, that statement obviously discounts the existence of excellent Arch-based distros such as Manjaro or EndeavourOS, which make installation and setup much easier through the introduction of—you guessed it—guided installers.

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    Overall, it's a good step for Arch Linux that will help more people start using a Linux distro more traditionally associated with Linux power users. Of course, if all else fails, there are the aforementioned Arch-based distros to fall back to.

Arch Linux Adds an Easy-to-Use Guided Installer

  • Arch Linux Adds an Easy-to-Use Guided Installer

    Arch Linux has finally decided to add a comfortable-to-use guided installer and let people install the otherwise beloved distribution on their machines in a few minutes. Previously, the team behind the project has refused to offer an official installer, pointing users to third-party solutions, lengthy instructions, and not so helpful forum threads. After all, this is a distro for power users, so there’s definitely a bar keeping newcomers and noobs out.

    The new installer, using the package name ‘archinstall,’ offers a step-by-step guided installation procedure that should last for no longer than five minutes, according to Michael Larabel, who gave it a spin. Users select their desired language and the graphical user interface of choice, set a root account password, define the file-system parameters, and then let the installer do the drive partitioning with the given options. Network interface configuration, package updates, and every other basic thing are all handled by the installer.

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  • Reactions to Arch Linux's New Guided Installer

    Tech Radar writes that previously Arch Linux had "a rather convoluted installation process, which has given rise to a stream of Arch-based distros that are easier to install," adding that the new installer "was reportedly promoted as an official installation mechanism back in January, and was actively worked upon leading to its inclusion in the installation medium."

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