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ok i am new to linux and out of randomness i downloaded arch linux 7.2 at first it goes great, i type in the login screen name, and the password. ...
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- 10-10-2007 #1
- Join Date
- Oct 2007
help a new guy out
i downloaded arch linux 7.2
at first it goes great, i type in the login screen name, and the password. then it gives me a ">" symbol. i assume it means i need to type in something like start but i dont know...what do i type in
- 10-10-2007 #2
- Join Date
- May 2004
- arch linux
Arch has had a major change in their package repositories recently, so you'd be better off to get started with a newer release. 2007.8-2 was released a couple of days ago and that's the one I'd recommend.
If you are a first time Arch user, it would also be wise to print out the installation guide before getting started:
- 11-14-2007 #3
I agree with Ozar, deffinitely print out the install guide before getting started, if possible print out the install wiki and noobie guide as well (you can never have too many knowledge sources!). If you have access to a large and fast laser printer, this helps ( I had them all printed off at a copy center, took like 2 minutes and cost like a buck fifty USD) that way if you run into any problems you have a computer/internet independent step by step guide.
just my 2 cents worth, cheers! and welcome to Linux