I'm gonna try to install Arch Linux, and will write about my progress here. As usually I will look into comments section from time to time.
- make a live USB stick
- Make partitions
Planned partitions: sda 2 TB GPT |---- 100M fat32 /boot As far as I understand, I should do it this way. |---- 1T lvm2 pv Main partition | |- 20G / root | |- 10G /var ?? | |- 5G /tmp ?? | |- 900G /home Home sweet home. | `- 5G swap 4G memory + 1G coz I have 2 TB HDD. `---- ~1T NTFS D:\ For windows games. sdb 1,5TB MBR |- 500G NTFS C:\ Windows `- empty For the time when I need it most. sdc 2TB MBR - 2 NTFS and 200-500G unalocated. My old drive. Mostly works as a metronome now. But my files are still there.
3) mount partitions 4) install OS 5) profit?
dd bs=4M if=archlinux-2016.08.01-dual.iso of=/dev/sdb status=progress && sync
lsblk or fdisk -l gdisk #next is from memory, so might be incorrect (gdisk) /dev/sda (gdisk) o # create new gpt label (gdisk) y # yes, do create, please. (gdisk) n # create new partition... (gdisk) 1 # ...number 1 (gdisk) +1M # that starts at 1MB (gdisk) +512M # and ends 512 MB later (gdisk) ef02 # type is BIOS boot partition (dunno if it's right) (actually, I'm not sure if this one is needed at all xD ) (gdisk) n (gdisk) 2 (gdisk) +1M (gdisk) +1T (gdisk) 8e00 # the type is Linux LVM this time
I've also checked alignment with
parted /dev/sda align-check optimal 1 and
... 2, but I'm not sure that any disk tool is aligning partitions wrong.
pvcreate /dev/sda2 vgcreate sys /dev/sda2 lvcreate -n root -L20G sys lvcreate -n usr -L10G sys lvcreate -n var -L10G sys lvcreate -n tmp -L5G sys lvcreate -n swap -L5G sys lvcreate -n home -L400G sys lvcreate -n steam -L550G sys # visualize with: pvdisplay # or pvs vgdisplay # or vgs lvdisplay # or lvs # or just lsblk
I've saw white stripes on the screen and have decided that something is wrong with the video card, but then followed those stripes out of the screen, and when they reached the keyboard, I've decided to go to bed.
Plus somehow Mozart in my player turned into music of 1090-x... Have I been setting Arch for that long? I mean... I've only started! Have I started? I haven't even mounted anything! =(