Arch Linux install to BIOS boot system

Install Arch Linux under the following conditions.


Creating and booting USB installation media

Download the ISO file ʻ` from the official Download ArchLinux page.

Write the ISO file to the USB memory using the dd command.

# dd bs=4M if=/path/to/archlinux.iso of=/dev/sdy status=progress && sync

When the USB installation media is complete, boot the live environment from the USB installation media.

Arch Linux installation

Create partition

[email protected] ~ # parted /dev/sdx
(parted)mklabel msdos
(parted)mkpart primary ext4 1MiB 100MiB //[/boot]For directories
(parted)mkpart primary ext4 100MiB 100% //[/]For directories

Initialize the created partition.

[email protected] ~ # mkfs.ext4 /dev/sdx1 
[email protected] ~ # mkfs.ext4 /dev/sdx2

Mount the created partition.

[email protected] ~ # mount /dev/sdx2 /mnt
[email protected] ~ # mkdir /mnt/boot
[email protected] ~ # mount /dev/sdx1 /mnt/boot

Time setting

[email protected] ~ # timedatectl set-ntp true
[email protected] ~ # timedatectl set-timezone Asia/Tokyo

Select a mirror list to install the ArchLinux package (select a Japanese server)

[email protected] ~ # vim /etc/pacman.d/mirrorlist
[email protected] ~ # cat /etc/pacman.d/mirrorlist
## Arch Linux repository mirrorlist
## Filtered by mirror score from mirror status page
## Generated on 20xx-xx-xx

## Japan
Server =$repo/os/$arch
## Japan
Server =$repo/os/$arch
## Japan
Server =$repo/os/$arch
## other country

Installation of base system and required packages

[email protected] ~ # pacstrap /mnt base linux vim dhcpcd

Create an fstab to determine the disk using the UUID.

[email protected] ~ # genfstab -U /mnt >> /mnt/etc/fstab
[email protected] ~ # cat /mnt/etc/fstab
# Static information about the filesystems.
# See fstab(5) for details.

# <file system> <dir> <type> <options> <dump> <pass>
# /dev/sdx2
UUID=xxxxxxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxxxxxxxxxx       /               ext4            rw,relatime     0 1

# /dev/sdx1
UUID=yyyyyyyy-yyyy-yyyy-yyyy-yyyyyyyyyyyy       /boot           ext4            rw,relatime     0 2

Chroot to the installed environment

[email protected] ~ # arch-chroot /mnt

Time zone and time settings

[[email protected] /]# ln -sf /usr/share/zoneinfo/Asia/Tokyo > /etc/localtime
[[email protected] /]# hwclock --systohc

Setting the character code to use

[[email protected] /]# vim /etc/locale.gen
[[email protected] /]# cat /etc/locale.gen
en_US.UTF-8 UTF-8
ja_JP.UTF-8 UTF-8
[[email protected] /]# locale-gen
[[email protected] /]# vim /etc/locale.conf
[[email protected] /]# cat /etc/locale.conf

Hostname settings

[[email protected] /]# vim /etc/hostname
[[email protected] /]# cat /etc/hostname

Network settings

[[email protected] /]# vim /etc/hosts
[[email protected] /]# cat /etc/hosts localhost
::1    localhost myhostname.localdomain	myhostname

root password setting

[[email protected] /]# passwd

Bootloader installation and configuration

[[email protected] /]# pacman -S grub os-prober intel-ucode
[[email protected] /]# grub-install --target=i386-pc --recheck /dev/sdx
[[email protected] /]# grub-mkconfig -o /boot/grub/grub.cfg

Set to connect to the network at boot time

[[email protected] /]# systemctl enable dhcpcd

Log out of chroot and reboot

[[email protected] /]# exit
[email protected] ~ # umount -R /mnt
[email protected] ~ # reboot

Initial settings after installing Arch Linux

Log in as root

myhostname login : root

Create a local user

[[email protected] ~]# useradd -m -G wheel -s /bin/bash myusername
[[email protected] ~]# passwd myusername

Install sudo so that users in the wheel group can use sudo.

[[email protected] ~]# pacman -S sudo
[[email protected] ~]# vim /etc/sudoers
[[email protected] ~]# cat /etc/sudoers
## User privilege specification
root ALL=(ALL) ALL

## Uncomment to allow members of group wheel to execute any command
 %wheel ALL=(ALL) ALL

Login as a local user

[[email protected] ~]# exit
myhostname login : myusername

Install and enable openssh

[[email protected] ~]# sudo pacman -S openssh
[[email protected] ~]# sudo systemctl enable sshd


I installed Arch Linux in the environment booted by BIOS boot and set it up to the point where it can be operated from the outside with ssh. Detailed explanation is [Installation Guide-ArchWiki]( See% 83% BC% E3% 83% AB% E3% 82% AC% E3% 82% A4% E3% 83% 89).

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