3 Ways To Install Arch Linux
Since Arch is a pure “rolling release” distribution, the installation images are nothing more than a copy of the repositories at any given time. The last available “ISO” is in the corresponding download page and it is, as usual, the same image for 32 and 64-bit architectures.
Arch Anywhere is not a distribution. What we will obtain once the installation completes, is a pure and hard Arch Linux. It does not add repositories other than the official or anything similar. It simply rescues the philosophy of the old AIF, adding many useful things, such as the possibility of choosing kernel (current or LTS), perform an automatic partitioning of the disk, install our preferred desktop environment and the applications that we want to include input. Fantastic. And in Spanish. When I say our environment, I mean almost all the most popular window managers and environments.
Dylan Schacht maintains the project and you can download the “ISO” and find more information on its website:
It is my preferred option. In addition to having a greater journey through the age of the project, it also brings us an “ISO” that weighs half that of the previous project and less than half that of Arch Linux. The reason is that it downloads absolutely everything from the distribution repositories. Needless to say, we will also get a pure Arch Linux as a result, without any additions.
Architect, who has now joined another project that installs Arch with Openbox, called Pacbang, not only has forums where to consult doubts but even has a community in Google Plus with almost a thousand members. I leave the corresponding links:
Project Architech & Pacbang Linux
Architect Linux G + Community
Overwhelmed by having to use “scripts” and applications in text mode? Do not fear: there are still more opportunities to install Arch Linux than those mentioned above. The distribution Antergos brings you Arch Linux with a graphic installer, being able to choose between a minimum “ISO” and another with a Gnome desktop live. In addition, during the process, we can install utilities and various programs of our choice, from LibreOffice to typographical sources, through enabling a firewall or support for printing.
Antergos, however, is not pure Arch Linux. Very nearly. It is very simple that it is because the only additive consists of a proprietary repository where packages that only give a certain aesthetic beauty to the system predominate. In fact, we can add the repository to any Arch Linux installation if we like the graphics aspect that the distribution brings.