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T490 arch install steps
# These are the steps I take to install a fresh copy of Arch Linux on to a Lenovo Thinkpad T490
# Spec: i7; 40gb RAM;
# This will go from the very start up to having a base installation ready to add you chosen window manager or desktop environment.
# Make a bootable usb stick with the latest version of Arch Linux on.
# Plug to into computer and boot.
# Connecting to Internet (wifi)
iwctl device list
iwctl station wlan0 scan
iwctl station wlan0 get-networks
iwctl --passphrase <YOUR_PASSPHRASE> station wlan0 connect <YOUR_SSID>
loadkeys uk
# Partition the hard drive
cfdisk _/dev/disk_
# Delete all old partitions using to ui
# Create a new partition of 300M in size
# Create a new partition of 16G in size
# Create a new partition of the rest of the disk (leave the size as what it puts in for you)
# Select "write" and type yes and hit enter for each partition
# Making the filesystems in the partitions
mkfs.ext4 /dev/nvme0n1p3
mkfs.fat -F32 /dev/nvme0n1p1
mkswap /dev/nvme0n1p2
# Mount a prepare new boot directories
mount /dev/nvme0n1p3 /mnt
mkdir -p /mnt/boot/efi
mount /dev/nvme0n1p1 /mnt/boot/efi
swapon /dev/nvme0n1p2
# Initial pacman setup
pacman -Sy archlinux-keyring
pacstrap /mnt base linux-lts linux-firmware base-devel grub efibootmgr networkmanager
genfstab /mnt > /mnt/etc/fstab
arch-chroot /mnt
# Timezone configuration
ln -sf /usr/share/zoneinfo/Europe/London /etc/localtime
hwclock --systohc
pacman -S vim
vim /etc/locale.gen
# uncommet the line with `en_GB.UTF-8 UTF-8
# Save and exit
vim /etc/locale.conf
# Add "LANG=en_GB.UTF-8"
# Save and exit
vim /etc/vconsole.conf
# Save and exit
vim /etc/hostname
# Add your chosen hostname
# Save and exit
# Add and confirm root password
# Create non-root user
useradd -m -G wheel,audio,optical,storage,video <YOUR_NAME>
passwd <YOUR_NAME>
# Add and confirm your user password
# Uncomment the line with "%wheel ALL=(ALL)ALL"
# Save and exit
systemctl enable NetworkManager
grub-install /dev/sda
grub-mkconfig -o /boot/grub/grub.cfg
umount -a
# I was unable to reboot / shutdown using the `reboot` or `shutdown` commands. Something about /proc not being mounted properly.
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