Install Arch Linux easily and quickly with Archfi

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If you have hard work installing Arch Linux, then someone will consider streamlining the process while still maintaining the lean results promised by Arch. Archfi Author: Matt Moore Is the solution.

After booting on the official Arch Linux installation media, Archfi is just a simple bash script wizard for installing Arch Linux. Using a script written by Matmoul, you can install Arch Linux using two simple terminal commands.


Internet access for scripts
Download and create a bootable Flash or CD / DVD

Step 1: Download the Arch ISO

Use the following link to download the latest Arch Linux ISO file.

up to date Arch download link

Step 2: Create bootable installation media

After downloading the ISO, use the dd Linux command to create a bootable USB device.

sudo dd if=path-to-image.iso  of=/dev/sdX bs=4M

Replace sdX with your device name, e.g. / dev / sdb

The archfi wizard is used to install minimal packages (Base, Bootloader and optional archdi). At the end of this wizard, you can install or launch archdi (Arch Linux Desktop Installation) to install and configure desktop packages.

Step 3: Plug in the USB and start

Use a bootable device (Flash or DVD) to launch the last Arch Linux image. When you begin the installation process, you should see the following screen. select”Boot Arch Linux “ Then press enter.

Then make sure you have an internet connection on Arch iso as described in the requirements. After logging in to the terminal, you can check it by ping

Step 4: Extract the wizard files

If everything is working so far, then it’s time to get the files we are interested in. Type the following to get the installation script. Let it download and continue to the next step.


Step 5: Execute the script

After downloading the file, let’s proceed as shown below.

# sh archfi

Hit enter after that.

The command above will load the wizard, and we will continue with this wizard. Prepare and keep it as it is.

Step 6: Configure language, keyboard and disk

This step focuses on configuring the keyboard, language preferences, and preparing the disk (partitioning and formatting)

select”Language“Option and press Enter.

This will open additional configurations internally as shown below. Select your preferred language and press Enter.

Back in the main menu, highlight “Setting the keyboard layout

Within the project, set your preferred keyboard configuration and press Enter.

The settings editor is optional, you can add “vim, nano, edit or vi“And others (if you like).

Select the one you like and press Enter or “OK”

And immediately partition the disk. Highlight the option and enter.

You have four options for you to explore. I will be with “Automatic partitioning“, But you can edit it at any time if you like.

Select the device to which you want to apply the partition scheme and press Enter.

Confirm to continue

You should receive a success message similar to the one below. Press any key to return to where we left off.

Since we’re done on the next screen, just highlight “Back” to navigate to the main menu.

Step 7: Select partition and install

In this step, we will format “Boot, root and swap“And then proceed to install the Arch Linux base system with the correct file system. Highlight” Select partition and install “Menu item and press Enter.

Just follow the wizard’s instructions and press Enter on each partition to assign boot, swap and root directories.

Set up a swap partition

Setting up the root partition

Assign home directory to no partition

Confirm your selection and press Enter.

Step 8: Format the partition

After assigning partitions to directories, the next step is to create a file system on top of them. Follow the screenshots below to format them in a partition.

Click “Yes

Mount the file system on the boot device

Format the swap format as a swap file system

Mount the file system on the root device

Step 8: Mount the file system and prepare for Arch Install.

You are now ready to copy everything in the file. At this stage, all we have to do is mount the remaining partitions to the directory and prepare them to install Arch Linux.

Step 9: Install Arch Linux

The previous step led us to “Installation menu“Here you can place the Arch image near you to get the latest files for installation. The options presented are straightforward.

Add a mirror near you to speed up file downloads

When done, highlight “Install Arch Linux“And press Enter.

You can choose the kernel you want from the three lists provided.

The firmware is optional, but use caution.

Sit back, relax and wait for the files to download and install.

Wait for the installer to complete the installation of Arch Linux. Then boot to the new system to start using it.

More Arch Linux guides:

How to install Podman on Arch Linux / Manjaro

Arch Linux vs Manjaro-Why use Arch / Manjaro Linux

How to install VMware Workstation on Arch Linux / Manjaro

How to install Snap on Arch Linux / Manjaro

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