Installing Desktop Environment without Internet
I've been wanting to try out Arch for a while and I finally got around to installing it in a virtual machine but have run into a problem. I've been following this guide and it was helpful but installing a desktop environment per these instructions is done over the internet with pacman. My ISP, for whatever reason, forces you to log in with your account before you can use the internet if you register more than one MAC address and usually this is done when you open up a web browser and try to access the internet but obviously I can't do that without a desktop environment. So, my question is: is there a way I can install Gnome from the Installation CD? I'm not even sure if the appropriate packages are on there but I can't seem to connect to the internet from the command line. I know my connection is valid and that I just need to log in to get the service but I'm not familiar enough with text-based internet to do that. Your help is appreciated.