# Hardware preparation

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It is always good idea to take a look at official Arch wiki installation guide, to make sure that everything is up to date.

# Live USB

Assuming that you already have a bootable flash drive.
If not, you can make one with dd and download arch image from the official website: download Arch.

Dual Boot Warning

For those who are willing to make dual boot setup! If a single Archlinux setup is desirable, please skip this step.

The easiest way to make dual boot system (Windows/Linux) is to install Windows first. It will automatically create an EFI partition. bootmgr.efi for Windows boot inside.

To open .exe files in Linux, you may want to use wine or virtual machine.

Dual boot system is your case? Then install Windows first(don't forget to make separate disk space for linux partitions) and continue with arch installation after that.

# Load into BIOS

Load a flash drive.
Press F2 or del to open BIOS menu.
Change boot priority in BIOS if necessary.
F10 and reboot.

# Boot issues

To solve the issues with tiny fonts or fan speed, you should run the installation with the kernel option nomodeset which disables console frame buffer.

To make it happen, wait untill the selection menu appears, press E and type nomodeset at the beginning of the input line then press Enter.

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You can use rEFInd kerenel options later as a default system karnel options.