This describes my basic Arch Linux installation on my Chromebook Pixel.
Note: I'm a coward, so I installed Arch to an SD card instead of wiping out the existing SSD.
- SD card. A very minimal Arch installation with XFCE will need about 2GB, so I think 4GB is the minimum you can get by with.
- Arch installer on a USB drive. The 2013.05.01 is broken with the recent netctl change. So either get an older or newer one.
- Some Arch Linux familiarity.
- Time, patience, and good eyesight.