I so wanted to be the first to post about Arch. Congrats Julien, you nailed it ! But it’s my first post in this blog, so I guess that’s something.
I’m currently writing from my fresh installation of Arch. It doesn’t even have a display manager! Yeah it’s my first time and yeah, that is quite an experience.
But I’m not just posting around about my noob feelings, I also wanted to share with my fellow classmates some tips about the install:
- There’s an install tutorial for beginners that I advice to follow (discovered it after I finished the other one);
- Don’t forget to disable secure boot;
- UEFI requires that you make a special partition (except if you already have one), otherwise you just have to start over again (believe me on that).
As Alexis told us, the whole distrib is very well documented, and the install surprisingly straight-forward.
I also learned a lot doing it. It took me around 3 hours, and it was totally worth it !
By the way, what is your favourite display manager ?