I went to https://www.archlinux.org/download/ then I clicked on a mirror site and a site popped up, but this just seems to be a filesystem. How do I download from here?


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Find some mirror geographically near to you. Let's pretend you are French, so it could be https://mirror.thekinrar.fr/archlinux/iso/2018.05.01/

You'll find remote files such as archlinux-2018.05.01-x86_64.iso

Download that ISO image with a good enough HTTP client, preferably on the command line. If you use wget, it would be

wget https://mirror.thekinrar.fr/archlinux/iso/2018.05.01/archlinux-2018.05.01-x86_64.iso

If you don't understand what I mean, read more about the HTTP protocol. You need to use some HTTP GET request. Choose the appropriate HTTP client capable of doing that correctly.

You could download the checksum files, like md5sums.txt to be able to check that your downloaded image was not corrupted during the download.

Then burn that ISO image into a CDROM or an USB key (how to do that might depend upon your current operating system, perhaps you might use Nero on Windows, which I don't know).

Read Getting and Installing Arch.

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