Arch Linux: Pacman package manager

Only core.db is installed in the hard disk, extra.db and community.db have to be downloaded. To download these database, I will need to use Pacman to synchronize the database: pacman uses the mirrorlist located in /etc/pacman.d/mirrorlist file. Synchronizing repository database pacman -Sy Synchronizing and upgrade the system pacman -Syu Arch Linux advised to upgrade pacman … Continue reading Arch Linux: Pacman package manager

Arch Linux Installation (Part 4): Configuring system and GRUB

It is advisable to customize the configuration files, I would have to configure them after installation completed anyway. Let's start customizing the config files! The default hostname was mylinux I think...Anyway I changed it to cyruslab instead, I walkthrough the rest of the IP configuration all were fine because I am using dhcp. In the … Continue reading Arch Linux Installation (Part 4): Configuring system and GRUB

Arch Linux Installation (Part 3) – Package selection and installation

The next stage is selecting package I need or I think I need. Arch Linux installation gives a lot of freedom to its user, by letting user to choose and select the packages he/she thinks he/she needs, I like this empowerment and of course the pre-requisite is to know what I need or at least … Continue reading Arch Linux Installation (Part 3) – Package selection and installation

Arch Linux Installation (Part 2) – Preparing hard disk

I have decided to break this Arch Linux Installation journal into parts as it is getting longer.... I used to skip hard disk partitioning in the past, because I had no idea what to partition, I would go by using the default setting whereby everything will be mounted to '/'. As I used Linux and … Continue reading Arch Linux Installation (Part 2) – Preparing hard disk

Arch Linux Installation (Part 1) – Package source, text editor and clock.

I have heard many people saying Arch Linux is a good platform to learn many things about Linux as this distribution is highly customizable. I would like to learn more and hence started my installation. As instructed by the screen, I should run /arch/setup to start my Linux setup. To proceed press OK. Many modern … Continue reading Arch Linux Installation (Part 1) – Package source, text editor and clock.