2017-08-12 14:42:56

Does anyone know of the /arch/setup script? It comes on arch but I don't know if it comes on talking arch. It is supposed to be a menu system.

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2017-08-12 16:55:11

It should, talking arch is just arch with speech as far as I'm aware.

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2017-08-12 20:12:00

yes but for me no menu

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2017-08-13 01:09:28

Unfortunately, /arch/setup no longer comes on Arch Linux. It hasn't since 2012 I think. It's no longer necessary, anyway -- your supposed to manually install Arch Linux to allow you the most customizability. You might also learn a few things here and there if you do. Using an installation script like /arch/setup removes the possibility of you learning anything and the possibility of full customizability. If that script was there now, it would be like locking you into a specific set of options and not allowing you to manually install it. In fact, the URL that discusses the arch installation scripts (https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php?ti … edirect=no) now redirects to the installation guide (https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Installation_guide). I would stop attempting to find it and just install it manually.

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2017-08-13 03:06:44

true i forgot about that

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2017-08-13 16:47:12

There's also this script from StormDragon, which was designed to create a VM, although I expect it could be used to install Arch on a real machine.

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2017-08-13 20:31:16

@blindncool, yes, it can, although last time I tried it it had some... issues. Perhaps it's been updated since then.

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2017-08-13 23:15:44

Hi. The /arch/setup script has been depricated for a few years now. Officially, according to the arch wiki, you have to install manually, as in partitioning the disk, optionally setting up encryption or lvm, mounting your partitions, installing whichever packages you want on your system, and performing post installation steps such as generating your fstab, setting hostname, locale and timezone, creating a user and setting passwords and so on. I didn't know about storm's script, I have to look into that, but if you just want to experiment with arch without doing all the heavy lifting manually, I have created a script that presents a menu and text based interface to install either one of several system presets such as a basic command line, gnome or mate desktops, accessible kodi media center, even android onto a physical machine or vm. This is located in a custom talkingarch iso file, whichcan be found on my web server, https://nashcentral.duckdns.org:8100
if you want to see how the script works, the resources directory, which holds the additional files, pacman configs, access stick resources, android root tarballs, and a tarball which will allow you to make your own iso and host your own autobuild server can all be found at https://nashcentral.duckdns.org:8100/autobuildres.

2017-08-14 14:06:16

Nice one Hacker.

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2017-08-15 00:01:33

Man that blows. What about Linux noobs who don't know how to do all that stuff and could possibly fuck up their system?

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2017-08-15 00:36:20

hi blindncool: interesting question. If you're new to linux and are looking for something that quote unquote just works, arch may not be the best distro to start out with. However, if you have a bit of time and don't mind potentially going on an adventure with your physical or virtual machine, I have made a text and menu driven program that will give you an accessible arch or android installation, with verry little need to tinker with the nitty gritty ins and outs of partitioning, disk encryption and whatnot. The program, called autobuild, along with my other projects, can be found on my web server. Since the installation process wipes out the selected disk, I would recommend using a hypervisor such as vmware or virtualbox to try the installation. If you need help, I can be emailed at dnl.nash[at]gxmxaxixlx.xcxoxm, removing the x's and replacing the [at] with the convensional simbol for email addresses. Also, if you have google hangouts, feel free to drop me a line if you need any assistance.