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Created Oct 23, 2014
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arch linux install for vmware
# make 2 partitions on the disk.
parted -s /dev/sda mktable msdos
parted -s /dev/sda mkpart primary 0% 100m
parted -s /dev/sda mkpart primary 100m 100%
# make filesystems
# /boot
mkfs.ext2 /dev/sda1
# /
mkfs.btrfs /dev/sda2
# set up /mnt
mount /dev/sda2 /mnt
mkdir /mnt/boot
mount /dev/sda1 /mnt/boot
# install base packages (take a coffee break if you have slow internet)
pacstrap /mnt base base-devel
# install syslinux
arch-chroot /mnt pacman -S syslinux
# generate fstab
genfstab -p /mnt >>/mnt/etc/fstab
# chroot
arch-chroot /mnt /bin/bash <<EOF
# set initial hostname
echo "archlinux-$(date -I)" >/etc/hostname
# set initial timezone to America/Los_Angeles
ln -s /usr/share/zoneinfo/America/New_York /etc/localtime
# set initial locale
locale >/etc/locale.conf
echo "en_US.UTF-8 UTF-8" >>/etc/locale.gen
echo "en_US ISO-8859-1" >>/etc/locale.gen
# no modifications to mkinitcpio.conf should be needed
mkinitcpio -p linux
# install syslinux bootloader
syslinux-install_update -i -a -m
# update syslinux config with correct root disk
sed 's/root=\S+/root=\/dev\/sda2/' < /boot/syslinux/syslinux.cfg > /boot/syslinux/
mv /boot/syslinux/ /boot/syslinux/syslinux.cfg
# set root password to "root"
echo root:root | chpasswd
# end section sent to chroot
cat > /mnt/etc/udev/rules.d/10-network.rules << EOF
SUBSYSTEM=="net", ACTION=="add", ATTR{address}=="aa:bb:cc:dd:ee:ff", NAME="eth0"
# unmount
umount /mnt/{boot,}
echo "Done! Unmount the CD image from the VM, then type 'reboot'."
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