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?


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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