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Has anybody else tried installing Arch and simply given up because you don't remember the process/can't exactly do it (don't feel bad, it took me a while too).

Well, I want to solve that (or try). I am working on an installer program for Arch, and would love to see some help!

Code: https://github.com/phyrrus9/archinstall
That sounds great, not that I'm incapable of installing ArchLinux. But I'm very lazy Smile I'll bookmark that for later.
I have never understood when people have said install Arch Linux is hard. Gentoo I understand but for the most part Arch is fairly simple.

https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Installation_guide
(06-25-2015, 11:44 PM)NO-OP Wrote: [ -> ]I have never understood when people have said install Arch Linux is hard. Gentoo I understand but for the most part Arch is fairly simple.

https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Installation_guide

It's easy if you have optimal hardware. But if you don't have BIOS on your machine (like on a Macbook, or newer Surface/HP computers) it becomes a HUGE pain in the ass.

Plus, I didn't want to bother with Gentoo because I prefer arch for its lack of overhead.
(06-25-2015, 11:46 PM)phyrrus9 Wrote: [ -> ]
(06-25-2015, 11:44 PM)NO-OP Wrote: [ -> ]I have never understood when people have said install Arch Linux is hard. Gentoo I understand but for the most part Arch is fairly simple.

https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Installation_guide

It's easy if you have optimal hardware. But if you don't have BIOS on your machine (like on a Macbook, or newer Surface/HP computers) it becomes a HUGE pain in the ass.

Plus, I didn't want to bother with Gentoo because I prefer arch for its lack of overhead.

But don't all computers technically have a BIOS.. basic input output system.. I have never used a computer without one.

And Gentoo has no overhead that's the whole idea. You select literally every package that your OS is going to be using. Arch you have create partitions, select drivers, configure software(clock, dhcp, etc), select extra packages, and you're done.
(06-26-2015, 03:03 AM)NO-OP Wrote: [ -> ]
(06-25-2015, 11:46 PM)phyrrus9 Wrote: [ -> ]
(06-25-2015, 11:44 PM)NO-OP Wrote: [ -> ]I have never understood when people have said install Arch Linux is hard. Gentoo I understand but for the most part Arch is fairly simple.

https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Installation_guide

It's easy if you have optimal hardware. But if you don't have BIOS on your machine (like on a Macbook, or newer Surface/HP computers) it becomes a HUGE pain in the ass.

Plus, I didn't want to bother with Gentoo because I prefer arch for its lack of overhead.

But don't all computers technically have a BIOS.. basic input output system.. I have never used a computer without one.

And Gentoo has no overhead that's the whole idea. You select literally every package that your OS is going to be using. Arch you have create partitions, select drivers, configure software(clock, dhcp, etc), select extra packages, and you're done.

All IBM compatible PC's do, but Apple does not use one, Microsoft Surface computers do not include them, cell phones do not have them, etc.
There was a system like this but I cant remember the name of it unfortunately. As with yours it's CLI based but had options for partitioning, installation and even installing a DE (although the options where limited meaning a lot of drivers and other things you didn't actually need) as NO-OP said it's not that difficult to install but can be time consuming so this would speed up the process quite a bit.

Also should this be in the programming section?