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To install Arch Linux from another distribution, a root server rescue system or a live system, follow the instructions at https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Install_from_Existing_Linux. A short version is provided below: * Make sure your system is running Linux 2.6.32 or later. * Extract this tarball. If you have enough memory, you can extract it into a tmpfs file system. In the example below, we'll assume that you extracted it in /tmp. * Enter the chroot: + If you have bash 4 or later installed, run # /tmp/root.x86_64/bin/arch-chroot /tmp/root.x86_64/ + If you don't have bash 4, run the following commands: # cp /etc/resolv.conf /tmp/root.x86_64/etc # mount --rbind /proc /tmp/root.x86_64/proc # mount --rbind /sys /tmp/root.x86_64/sys # mount --rbind /dev /tmp/root.x86_64/dev (if /run exists on your system: # mount --rbind /run /tmp/root.x86_64/run ) # chroot /tmp/root.x86_64/ * In the chroot + Initialize the pacman keyring: # pacman-key --init # pacman-key --populate archlinux + Mount the destination partition under /mnt * Follow the Arch Linux installation guide https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Installation_Guide#Install_the_base_system starting at the "Install the base system" step.