I have just finished installation of arch on my laptop. Wired ethernet connection was not possible here but I managed to complete the installation process using WiFi and wifi-menu command. On launching the OS, I noticed wifi-menu doesn't work anymore and installing it from Pacman would require an internet connection. So, can I use the live USB stick or some command to install a desktop environment on WiFi?

  • Did you try a usb tether from your phone and fix your wifi from there?
    – bu5hman
    Commented Feb 29, 2020 at 16:40
  • @bu5hman I did try following this reddit post(reddit.com/r/archlinux/comments/2v8k8o/…) but when I ran the command an error came that said dhcpcd command not found. Please help.
    – Anshul
    Commented Feb 29, 2020 at 17:06

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I tried to use my phone's connection using USB tethring but it didn't work initially because of missing dhcpcd command. So, I used a live USB to chroot into the system by $mount /dev/sdx /mnt $arch-chroot /mnt After this, I fixed the broken packages and installed dhcpcd by $pacman -Syy $pacman -S dhcpcd $exit Then after rebooting into arch and turning on my phone's USB tethring, everything worked fine. To test your connection, use $ping -c 3 google.com

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