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README.md

Example

Introduction

This example is a dual boot Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Extreme. Prior to installation:

  • Disable Secure-Boot and Fast startup
  • Shrink disk volume if you want to dual boot windoof

Installation

Change the keyboard layout
loadkeys de-latin1

Adjust TTY font size
cd /usr/share/kbd/consolefonts
ls | grep -P "[2-9]\d+\.ps" // Find big fonts.
setfont latarcyrheb-sun32 // Use the biggest one you can find.

Set up an internet connection
wifi-menu // I need to use wifi

Find available disks
fdisk -l

Format disk
fdisk /dev/nvme0n1

Optionally delete partitions
d, enter, select patition, repeat...

Create new partitions
n (new), p (primary) for gpt it looks different

The following partitions are required:

  1. boot: Sequence: n, p, enter, +1GiB, enter
  2. root: Sequence: n, p, enter, +100GiB, enter
  3. swap: Sequence: n, p, enter, +32GiB, enter
  4. home: Sequence: n, p, enter, enter

Format all disks
mkfs.ext4 /dev/nvme0n1p5 // In my case 1-4 is taken up by windoof
mkfs.ext4 /dev/nvme0n1p6
mkfs.ext4 /dev/nvme0n1p8

Setup swap
mkswap /dev/nvme0n1p7
swapon /dev/nvmeon1p7

Mount the file system
mount /dev/nvme0n1p6 /mnt
mkdir /mnt/boot
mkdir /mnt/home
mount /dev/nvme0n1p5 /mnt/boot
mount /dev/nvme0n1p8 /mnt/home
DUALBOOT ONLY
mkdir /mnt/boot/EFI mount /dev/nvme0n1p1 /mnt/boot/EFI

Install ArchLinux
pacstrap /mnt base linux linux-firmware
genfstab -U /mnt >> /mnt/etc/fstab

Get into your arch
arch-chroot /mnt

Install an editor
pacman -S vim

Setup the locale
vim /etc/locale.gen // Uncomment your locale
locale-gen
echo LANG=en_US.UTF-8 > /etc/locale.conf // Analogously, your language
export LANG=en_US.UTF-8
export KEYMAP=de-latin1
echo KEYMAP=de-latin1 > /etc/vconsole.conf

Setup your time zone
ln -sf /usr/share/zoneinfo/Region/City /etc/localtime // Replace Region/City with your region
hwclock --systohc

Setup your network configuration
echo robot > /etc/hostname
echo "127.0.0.1 localhost" >> /etc/hosts
echo "::1 localhost" >> /etc/hosts
echo "127.0.1.1 robot.localdomain robot" >> /etc/hosts

Install your bootloader of choice, I use grub, cause Im a scrub and dont know better
pacman -S grub efibootmgr os-prober
grub-install --target=i386-pc /dev/nvme0n5 // If you DONT use dual boot
grub-install --target=x86_64-efi --bootloader-id=GRUB --efi-directory=/boot/EFI /dev/nvme0n1p5 // If you use dual boot
grub-mkconfig -o /boot/grub/grub.cfg

Setup root password
passwd

Create sudo account
pacman -S sudo
useradd -m -g wheel shino
passwd shino
vim /etc/sudoers // Uncomment wheel group

Install system components
su shino

Fonts sudo pacman -S noto-fonts noto-fonts-cjk noto-fonts-extra noto-fonts-emoji ttf-liberation ttf-dejavu ttf-roboto ttf-inconsolata ttf-font-awesome ttf-ubuntu-font-family

Essentials
sudo pacman -S zip unzip tar unrar wget htop clang cmake git python openssh npm pacman-contrib firefox alacritty linux-headers bash-completion pkgconfig autoconf automake man p7zip bzip2 zstd xz gzip

Java
sudo pacman -S jre-openjdk jdk-openjdk
sudo archlinux-java set java-13-openjdk

Programming related
sudo pacman -S neovim rustup go docker docker-compose
sudo systemctl enable docker

Audio
sudo pacman -S alsa-utils pulseaudio pavucontrol

Network
sudo pacman -S networkmanager dhcpcd
sudo systemctl enable NetworkManager

Graphics
sudo pacman -S bumblebee mesa xf86-video-intel nvidia-dkms qt5-wayland clutter glfw-wayland glew-wayland mesa vulkan-radeon libva-mesa-driver mesa-vdpau
sudo gpasswd -a shino bumblebee // Hybrid graphics only
sudo systemctl enable bumblebeed.service

Applications
sudo pacman -S code thunar thunderbird discord signal-desktop exa intellij-idea-community-edition

Window manager
sudo pacman -S sway swayidle swaylock swaybg waybar brightnessctl

Yay
cd
git clone https://aur.archlinux.org/yay.git
cd yay
makepkg
sudo pacman -U yay-9.4.4-1-x86_64.pkg.tar.xz
cd ..
rm -rf yay

Decreasing makepkg compile time
sudo sed -i 's/#MAKEFLAGS="-j2"/MAKEFLAGS="-j12"/g' /etc/makepkg.conf

Aur packages
yay -S slack-desktop wofi ttf-d2coding ttf-muli intellij-idea-ultimate-edition firefox-beta-bin swayshot

Required for brightnessctl to work
sudo chmod u+s /usr/bin/brightnessctl

Placing dotfile
cd
mkdir .config
cd .config
mkdir sway
mkdir wofi
mkdir alacritty
mkdir waybar
git clone https://github.com/Geigerkind/archlinux-sway-setup
cd archlinux-sway-setup
ln -s ~/.config/archlinux-sway-setup/sway/config ~/.config/sway/config
ln -s ~/.config/archlinux-sway-setup/wofi/style.css ~/.config/wofi/style.css
ln -s ~/.config/archlinux-sway-setup/waybar/style.css ~/.config/waybar/style.css
ln -s ~/.config/archlinux-sway-setup/waybar/config ~/.config/waybar/config
ln -s ~/.config/archlinux-sway-setup/nvim ~/.config/nvim
ln -s ~/.config/archlinux-sway-setup/alacritty/alacritty.yml ~/.config/alacritty/alacritty.yml
ln -s ~/.config/archlinux-sway-setup/swayshot.sh ~/.config/swayshot.sh
ln -s ~/.config/archlinux-sway-setup/.bashrc ~/.bashrc
sudo cp -r getty@tty1.service.d/ /etc/systemd/system/
sudo cp -r getty@tty2.service.d/ /etc/systemd/system/
sudo cp environment /etc/environment
sud cp ~/.config/archlinux-sway-setup/backgrounds/* /usr/share/backgrounds/

Installing Neobundle
cd
curl https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Shougo/neobundle.vim/master/bin/install.sh > install.sh
bash install.sh
rm install.sh
cd ..

Creating directories in home
cd
mkdir Repos
mkdir Work
mkdir Screenshots

Disabling other users processes in top etc.
sudo -s
echo "proc /proc proc defaults,nosuid,nodev,noexec,relatime,hidepid=2 0 0" >> /etc/fstab
exit

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