Here is a list of all the thing you should read while installing Arch Linux if you ran into troubles. This post will be updated as often as possible. If you find something inaccurate, feel free to contact me!
As Arch Linux moved to
net-install images only which are now realeased periodically, you don’t need to apply updates & fixes as it used to be necessary with former
core images. However, you need an internet connection for the installation process. If you want to do an offline installation, you should download the required packages beforehand and place them in your pacman cache dir in the install location (usually
If you’ve got an ARM device, check the Arch Linux ARM project.
Arch Wiki links
Arch Linux news
Always check the latest news: http://www.archlinux.org/news/
About pacman, signed packages and master keys
If you’re having troubles getting enough entropy to generate the local pacman keychain master key, you can use the
rngd daemon from the
rng-tools package to gather some more quickly.
Before asking any question, you should follow this guide: