Setting up Arch Linux from scratch in 2021

Few days back my long time running system broke due to some inconsistent package and I was forced to reinstall Arch. There are many tutorials and how-to pages to do so, but I found none to be exhaustive or seemless, so I decided to write my own. Here are the steps to install Arch Linux from scratch Make a bootable drive Download Arch Linux from here If using Windows, download Rufus and create a bootable drive....

March 14, 2021 · 5 min · wilspi

Setup multi user nix for Arch Linux

On multi-user setup, from nix’s page: To allow a Nix store to be shared safely among multiple users, it is important that users are not able to run builders that modify the Nix store or database in arbitrary ways, or that interfere with builds started by other users. If they could do so, they could install a Trojan horse in some package and compromise the accounts of other users....

August 1, 2020 · 2 min · wilspi