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I`m pretty much a newbie to linux and a complete newbie to archlinux. I started Archlinux after grub and I see a

[root@archiso ˜]#

command bash. The installation guide tells me to either type



aif -p interactive

to start the interactive installation routine with the Archlinux installation framework. However the bash console tells me "aif: command not found" (I tried if even only "aif" works). Am I at the wrong place? Thanks a lot for your time.

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What's a newbie doing with arch linux :O – nikhil Jul 27 '12 at 4:28
learning the hard way. To be honest, I`m overwhelmed by it but I have a 1000+ pages linux opus and a lot of motivation to compensate;) – dan Jul 27 '12 at 6:20
up vote 9 down vote accepted

AIF, the Arch Installer Framework, has been removed from the new ISOs. There will be a formal announcement in the next couple of days. For the moment, you can read the details on the mailing list.

You can now use the Arch Install Scripts as described on the wiki.

There is also this thread on the Arch boards which has some more detail about the reasons behind the switch.

Essentially, the developer has resigned and there is a tremendous amount of work required to get the project back up and running and none of the current developers is interested in picking it up, so they have opted for a simpler, more manageable tool.


The official announcement has been posted: http://www.archlinux.org/news/install-media-20120715-released/

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great thanks a lot! – dan Jul 22 '12 at 12:25

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