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#1 2016-06-18 12:29:02

deadhead
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Registered: 2016-06-18
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Installer suggestions / enhancements

This is a place to post suggestions for the Arch Anywhere installer. Is there something you would like to see added or improved on the next release, this is where to discuss it.

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#2 2016-06-18 15:58:33

Christdevide7
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From: Philadelphia, US
Registered: 2016-06-18
Posts: 6

Re: Installer suggestions / enhancements

I wanted arch anywhere logo wallpapers already on the system, after i installed.
I had to search or transfer them, maybe you can add some arch anywhere
wallpapers that will be ready when destop is installed.

And i would be glad to help create custom arch anywhere
Logos, designs and wallpapers to help contribute to the
arch anywhere community.


"It always brings me joy to cause a little Mayhem"

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#3 2016-06-18 16:06:36

Christdevide7
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From: Philadelphia, US
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Posts: 6

Re: Installer suggestions / enhancements

I want java to be added to the repo, for
ease of convenience. Thats my main
programming language and when its not
in the repos, i feel like i have to track it down.


"It always brings me joy to cause a little Mayhem"

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#4 2016-06-18 19:23:32

Christdevide7
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Re: Installer suggestions / enhancements

there should be alot of firmare, so new users, new to linux don't have to install drivers.
for example i have install wifi divers,


"It always brings me joy to cause a little Mayhem"

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#5 2016-06-18 21:57:01

dazzy
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Registered: 2016-06-18
Posts: 2

Re: Installer suggestions / enhancements

Was looking for a Slack App for arch and found ScudCloud. Works perfect and easily installed with yaourt. If you are expanding software choices in the next release might be something to consider adding as Slack is growing quite quickly with users.

https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/scudcloud/

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#6 2016-06-23 14:43:48

sinayion
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Registered: 2016-06-23
Posts: 1

Re: Installer suggestions / enhancements

Right now, I cannot see how to install to LVM, if I choose the Manual method. If possible, we should be allowed to mount logical volumes for installation.

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#7 2016-09-06 12:19:00

remus
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Registered: 2016-09-06
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Re: Installer suggestions / enhancements

I would like support for f2fs. I use this for USB stick.

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#8 2016-09-13 12:01:21

shin
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Registered: 2016-09-13
Posts: 1

Re: Installer suggestions / enhancements

Hello,

thanks for all your work. I installed Arch by hand in the past, which is fine but your software still safes time and helps to not miss an important step.

Maybe you could consider adding some more alternatives for the displaymanager like GDM or Slim for less experienced users. Also some more options for filesystem encryption like Truecrypt/Veracrypt would be really cool.

Anyway, thanks for your work. I like it alot.

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#9 2016-09-23 08:06:32

Ogis1975
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From: Lithuania, Vilnius
Registered: 2016-09-23
Posts: 1

Re: Installer suggestions / enhancements

Hello. Thanks for your work. Maybe your could consider add to  automated install script gvfs? It is  recommended for trash support, mounting with udisks and remote filesystems.

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#10 2016-09-25 21:49:23

toothandnail
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Registered: 2016-09-23
Posts: 1

Re: Installer suggestions / enhancements

Looks good. I've installed in a vm, but would need xfs support to use the installer on bare metal. Any chance of adding support for xfs?

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#11 2016-09-26 06:21:18

mrgreen
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Registered: 2016-09-26
Posts: 2

Re: Installer suggestions / enhancements

Wondered if installer self updated? This would reduce need to rebuild iso on everything minor change to installer. Certainly a lot of work has gone into Arch-Anywhere....


ArchBang Iso Developer

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#12 2016-10-06 16:10:42

brfrodo
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Registered: 2016-10-06
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Re: Installer suggestions / enhancements

I would really like to have an option to use systemd as the bootloader!

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#13 2016-10-11 13:20:14

scjet
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Registered: 2016-09-29
Posts: 5

Re: Installer suggestions / enhancements

brfrodo wrote:

I would really like to have an option to use systemd as the bootloader!

Nope.
just what we need, more systemd, why not just a new redhat/systemd kernel, it's probably coming anyway, just like Linux gave up the ghost for Android, ...
A complex (non-human readable) systemd "binary" boot loader will not fix any of our present/future Linux issues, except, make them dependently worse.
But, If it's Windows registry you want, then Linux systemd it is.  wink

Last edited by scjet (2016-10-11 13:32:27)

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#14 2016-10-30 20:31:03

brfrodo
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Registered: 2016-10-06
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Re: Installer suggestions / enhancements

scjet wrote:
brfrodo wrote:

I would really like to have an option to use systemd as the bootloader!

Nope.
just what we need, more systemd, why not just a new redhat/systemd kernel, it's probably coming anyway, just like Linux gave up the ghost for Android, ...
A complex (non-human readable) systemd "binary" boot loader will not fix any of our present/future Linux issues, except, make them dependently worse.
But, If it's Windows registry you want, then Linux systemd it is.  wink

I see your point, but grub doesn't really work well with my notebook (Acer E5-571-598P).

Is there any chance that systemd will be implemented in arch anywhere?

ty!

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#15 2016-11-26 18:18:53

meekee
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Registered: 2016-11-26
Posts: 1

Re: Installer suggestions / enhancements

Thanks for all the hard work deadhead I installed arch-anywhere with no problems with budgie desktop. I would like to ask is it possible to install arch-anywhere on a NVME ssd which I have in my NUC? I have tried other installers but nothing compares to your project, the best out there!

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#16 2016-12-02 18:22:29

archer
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Registered: 2016-12-02
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Re: Installer suggestions / enhancements

Thanks so much for Arch Anywhere. I just have one suggestion. I have seen that some Arch users have managed to get Unity for Arch set up on their systems. Would it be possible to add that as choice in the Desktop Environment list?

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#17 2016-12-03 08:39:38

siyia
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Registered: 2016-12-03
Posts: 4

Re: Installer suggestions / enhancements

Can we pls have greek locale time and language support?i mean there are workarounds to set my correct time zone, but they are not perfect, they cause pamac problems, like for example it does not respect refresh time custom value in hours.

Last edited by siyia (2016-12-03 08:45:57)

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#18 2016-12-03 15:51:25

siyia
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Registered: 2016-12-03
Posts: 4

Re: Installer suggestions / enhancements

ok this is a pamac bug not a locale issue but it would still be nice to have my native locale availabe.

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#19 2016-12-10 18:09:05

Amitari
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Registered: 2016-12-10
Posts: 1

Re: Installer suggestions / enhancements

Being able to install FVWM from the installer would be nice.

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#20 2017-01-30 23:03:48

siyia
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Registered: 2016-12-03
Posts: 4

Re: Installer suggestions / enhancements

wow finally greek language officially supported much appreciated!!!Next suggestion would be to add hdd filesystems mount options choice to change from the installer before install,for example mount root or home with lzo compression for btrfs noatime relatime etc.

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#21 2017-01-30 23:06:28

siyia
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Registered: 2016-12-03
Posts: 4

Re: Installer suggestions / enhancements

also support for software raid in the installer would be sweet

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#22 2017-01-31 20:06:33

flockstivist
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Registered: 2017-01-31
Posts: 3

Re: Installer suggestions / enhancements

For people installing a graphical window manager / desktop environment, Octopi could be provided as a suggestion.

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#23 2017-02-04 03:08:51

flockstivist
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Registered: 2017-01-31
Posts: 3

Re: Installer suggestions / enhancements

More filesystem options could be added (e. g., for doing a native EFI on a mac install scenario with mactel-boot + hfsprogs + gdisk + grub-efi-amd64 as inspired by this guide).

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#24 2017-03-26 19:39:30

Jeder
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Registered: 2017-03-26
Posts: 3

Re: Installer suggestions / enhancements

Nevermind.

Last edited by Jeder (2017-03-27 08:09:17)

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#25 2017-05-31 07:24:31

rashky33
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Registered: 2017-05-31
Posts: 1

Re: Installer suggestions / enhancements

Hi I'm a fan of Arch and Arch-Anywhere makes it easy to install arch without too much typos. I would like to suggest full support  for zfs during partition process. It would be easier to install zfs with RAID configuration if it is fully supported.

Thanks,

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