If you like Arch Linux and want to use it, but don’t have time to configure everything manually, try using the Calam Arch installer. This is an excellent tool that can easily install vanilla Arch Linux, guaranteed to be faster than installing via the command line. Here’s how to use it.
Calam Arch Linux installer ISO requires at least 1 GB of space. For best results, use a USB flash disk of 1 GB or larger. Alternatively, burning an ISO file to a DVD is also possible, although DVD instructions are not covered in this guide.
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- Download Calam Arch ISO
- Creating Calam Arch USB installer
- How to Install Arch Linux with Calam Arch
Download Calam Arch ISO
The Calam Arch ISO installer is available for download on the project’s SourceForge page. To download the latest release of the ISO installer to your computer, do the following.
- First, go to the Calam Arch SourceForge page from here. Once on the page, look for the button “Download” is green. When you select this button, the Calam Arch ISO file will start downloading.
- Or, if you need an older release of the Calam Arch installer, find the tab “File“, select it. Then, click on the folder “File” to check for older installer releases.
Creating Calam Arch USB installer
The Calam Arch installer ISO file needs to be flashed to a USB flash drive. There are many ways to create a USB flash drive with an ISO file. In this guide, we will focus on the Etcher application.
Why Etcher? It is cross platform. So no matter what operating system you use to flash the Calam Arch ISO file, the instructions are the same. To get the Etcher app, visit the official website. Download Etcher and install it on your computer.
After installing the Etcher app on your computer, open it and follow the step by step instructions below to create your Calam Arch installer ISO.
Step 1: Select the “Flash from file” button with the mouse. When you click this button, a pop-up menu will appear on the screen. Then locate the Calam Arch ISO file on your computer and select it.
Step 2: Look for the “Select target” button with the mouse. Then, select the USB flash drive on which you want to install the Calam Arch ISO file.
Step 3: Click the “Flash!” to start the flashing process. This process will take a while, so be patient. When finished, close Etcher.
After closing the Etcher application, reboot the computer, then boot into the BIOS and configure it to boot from the USB flash drive.
How to Install Arch Linux with Calam Arch
How to install Arch Linux with Calam Arch is quite easy and certainly faster, first start by clicking on the black Arch Linux logo on the desktop. Then, follow the step-by-step instructions below.
Step 1: Allow Calam installer to launch on desktop. Then, on the welcome page of the installer, select the language you want. Then, click the “Next” button to move to the next page.
Step 2: After selecting your language, you have to choose your time zone. Using the map on the screen, select the time zone you want. Or, use the drop-down menu to select your time zone. Click “Next” to continue to the next page.
Step 3: You now have to choose your keyboard layout. Using the on-screen menu, find the keyboard layout you want. Or leave it as default, because Calam Arch installer will detect it automatically. Click the “Next” button to move to the next page.
Step 4: Once the keyboard is configured, it is time to choose your partition method. Select “Install alongside” if you prefer to dual-boot with Windows. Or, if you want to wipe the hard drive, select the “Erase disk” option. When finished, click the “Next” button.
Step 5: After the partition setup, you have to select the packages that you want to install with the fresh Arch Linux installation. Open the list, select your preferred desktop environment, graphics driver preferences, printer support (if required), and other things. When all packages are selected, click on the “Next” button to confirm your selection.
Step 6: After setting up the package for the Calam Arch Linux installer, you have to set up your user account. First, write your name in the “What is your name box” box. Then, configure your username, and your computer name.
After setting up your name, username, and computer name, enter your password. Be sure to enter a secure and easy-to-remember password. Click the “Next” button to move to the next step.
Step 7: After setting your username, Calam Arch installer will show you a summary of your installation. Take a look and make sure everything looks good. Once done, click on the “Install” button at the bottom of the page to install the operating system onto your computer.
When the installation is complete, unplug your USB flash drive and reboot. After rebooting, Arch Linux will be ready to use.
That’s the tutorial on how to install Arch Linux with Calam Arch. Hopefully this article is useful for those of you who need it. Thank you for visiting and don’t forget to share it with your friends too.