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I'm completely new to Linux, the only reason that I'd try it out because I've seen it in a video (Arch Linux) and I liked it. So I downloaded it and loaded it up in a virtual machine (virtualbox). I found alot of tuts for installing it like entering "/arch/setup" in the console.

However, when I entered it, it said that there's no directory like that, so I decided to follow the tutorial on the official website but for me it's like chinese.

So can you link a working, but yet simpler tutorial on installing Arch Linux?

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if it's too complex for you, you should pick a beginner friendly distribution... ubuntu? – Karoly Horvath Jul 25 '12 at 20:18
nincs egy olyan ahol leírják hogy mit kell beírni? :D a telepítést nem vágom de a többi dolgot úgy kapizsgálom. – Seven of Nine Jul 25 '12 at 20:23 ? – Karoly Horvath Jul 25 '12 at 20:25
ez ugyanolyan /arch/setupos, nekem azt írja ki hogy olyan könyvtár nincs. – Seven of Nine Jul 25 '12 at 20:29
This is an international site. Please stick to English for public messages. – tripleee Jul 26 '12 at 8:47
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The answer is simple: check wiki!

And see the news:

Most notable change is that AIF (the Arch Installation Framework) is no longer included but instead some simple install scripts are provided to aid in the installation process

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I checked a vid. I've a new problem, I don't wanna make a new topic, so: it's stuck on "INIT: cannot execute "/usr/bin/xdm"" and I can't access the console >< – Seven of Nine Jul 26 '12 at 6:54
As I see the video is too old. Do you see this error message AFTER install? – uzsolt Jul 26 '12 at 6:57
well basically, I've installed X and SLiM but I couldn't login... so I modified one of the files now I get this (etc/inittab to be exact) – Seven of Nine Jul 26 '12 at 6:57
It would be preferable for you to create a new question for a new problem rather than sort it out in comments over here. – darnir Jul 26 '12 at 11:45

All the various tutorials that you are referring to are outdated. Very recently, Arch Linux removed the AIF (Arch Installation Framework) was back in those days, was called using /arch/setup. You can find more information about this from the newspost here:

As a Arch Linux user, let me advise you to read and follow only the ArchWiki for help regarding any usage on Arch Linux. You can always expect the ArchWiki to contain the most detailed and up-to-date help, explanations and guidelines, which on a rolling-release system like Arch is crucial.

Regarding your issue about installation, the new way to install Arch Linux is using the Arch Linux Install Scripts. A detailed explanation on how to install Arch Linux can be found on the Beginners Guide to Installation on the Arch Wiki.

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