Linux/ArchLinux

Some useful resources for installation

Always remember to backup important data before installation.

For dual boot, creating a repair/recovery disk of the current system would be recommended.


Official guide

Short version

Long version

  • Windows 7 (MBR) & Arch dual boot: see here

Blogs

https://gist.github.com/miguelfrde/5dde43aa08b076106b9e

https://gist.github.com/alphazo/3285090

Another detailed blog in Chinese

Another blog in Chinese


Packages

https://gyp421.wordpress.com/2015/08/17/arch-packages/


Videos

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BMgGUBDxCjo


Troubleshooting

(1) Boot into Windows using a Windows recovery CD:  bootrec.exe /fixmbr

reference:

http://www.tomshardware.com/news/win7-windows-7-mbr,10036.html

https://sites.google.com/site/easylinuxtipsproject/grub

(2) Booting into Windows using ubuntu boot disk (howto) with lilo:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install lilo
sudo lilo -M /dev/sda mbr

reference:

http://askubuntu.com/questions/277718/removing-grub-and-mbr

http://thenewtech.info/2013/04/27/use-ubuntu-and-lilo-to-restore-the-windows-mbr/

(3) Reinstall grub onto MBR

reference:

Reinstall grub

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