Arch Linux Installation (2020) with UEFI and KDE/GNOME in under 15 MINUTES



00:00 – Getting the Arch ISO
00:24 – Partitioning
01:25 – Install Base System
02:39 – Configure New System (arch-chroot)
04:09 – Create Regular User
04:53 – Setup Swap File
05:42 – Setup systemd-boot
08:35 – Install Plasma Desktop
10:46 – Install GNOME Desktop

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# COMMON STEPS
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# list disks
fdisk -l

# open up partition editor
gdisk /dev/vda

# format disk partitions
mkfs.vfat -F 32 /dev/vda1
mkfs.ext4 /dev/vda2

# mount root partition
mount /dev/vda2 /mnt

# create boot directory and mount it
mkdir /mnt/boot
mount /dev/vda1 /mnt/boot

# install base packages
# you can choose between linux and linux-lts, if unsure just use linux
pacstrap /mnt base linux linux-firmware

# generate…

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