I wanted to have a closer look into Arch Linux and so I downloaded the x86-64 netinstall image from http://www.archlinux.org/download/. I created a virtual machine and started by using the .iso image as boot device. The installation was pretty smoth, no surprises for a Linux user.
Excellent Beginners Guide: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Beginners%27_Guide
Update your packages
Issue a complete package mirror refresh and upgrade all packages:
pacman -Syy pacman -Syu # which is equivalent to: pacman --sync --refresh --sysupgrade
Now we will install the base Xorg packages using pacman. This is the first step in building a GUI.
pacman -S xorg-server xorg-xinit xorg-utils xorg-server-utils mesa
Install an X test environment:
pacman -S xorg-twm xorg-xclock xterm
Install dbus (you should add
DAEMONS in /etc/rc.conf):
pacman -S dbus
An alternative way:
# Install LXDE: pacman -S lxde xorg-xinit xf86-video-fbdev # Run LXDE: xinit /usr/bin/lxsession