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I'm trying to install Arch Linux 2013.14.01 on VMWare Player, but after I select "Boot Arch Linux (i686)", it goes directly to:

archiso login: root (automatic login)

In the tutorials I've seen they go directly to the blue setup screen. Why isn't that happening for me?

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There's no more "blue screen", the original arch installation UI have been removed for a while,

Instead, use pacstrap to install to a chrooted environment, and setup grub / fstab afterwards.

See this link for detail

  • Ok, understood. So with this current setup, I still need to partition my disk, right? I've been using Ubuntu for a long time but it's my first shot at Arch Linux. Perhaps absolute beginners should visit this page also. wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Beginners'_Guide But thanks for your help. You answered my question. – d4ryl3 Apr 5 '13 at 5:56
  • @d4ryl3 yep, pacstrap ist just like debstrap, only do the package installation stuff – daisy Apr 5 '13 at 10:16

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