COSI Arch Build
The COSI Arch Build has been attempted in the past, with failures tending to cause people to resort to other operating systems.
In April 2016, a new lab image has been contemplated and we want to try and see if using Arch will solve the NFS problems.
Get the Arch Dual ISO CD and start it up.
Check that the system clock is set up right. (also check network connections)
Set HW Clock
timedatectl set-ntp true
Determine what drive you want to use.
In this case it was /dev/sda
Start up parted and begin partitioning the disks.
mklabel msdos mkpart primary ext4 1M 280G exit
Format the disks. Say yes if it complains to continue to partition.
Set up Mirrors
If you are running x86 or x64, we run Arch on mirror. Otherwise you will need to find a mirror that does your architecture.
Add this line:
Server = http://mirror.clarkson.edu/archlinux/$repo/os/$arch
Start up pacstrap and install the base system.
pacstrap base base-devel vim htop grub
Now wait as the system is installed.