Arch from existing install or VM, how easy is it?
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Tue Jan 25 13:24:08 UTC 2022
So I'm looking at the Arch wiki currently, and wondering what the
easiest way to achieve what I want is.
For context, I have a Solus install, in /dev/sda I have /dev/sdb as a
2.7T drive with nothing on it, no partitions, no file system at all
going by lsblk
I have a 16g qemu VM (thanks quickemu) that boots up fine in qemu as well.
I've read over the pages about installing, installing from an existing
Linux system, and moving a VM install out of that VM.
Which would be the safest option, bearing in mind Solus's quirks about
how it does things, to get a working, bootable Arch system?
What I'm after is putting Arch on /dev/sdb and using that 2.7T of space,
preferably without having to shut down and reboot from a USB stick. I
ruled out the replace an existing OS option in the install from an
existing Linux install, mostly since I like having my fallback option.
So is what I'm after relatively doable? I've gone over the wiki pages a
few times and am not sure which method will get me a working system that
I can boot into the easiest.
Ideally I don't want to have to shut down my computer, boot from a USB
stick and then fight with the install guide because of something I
typoed, given how typo prone I can be at times
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