Installing Arch on a Toshiba NB300

2015-05-01 19:58:00 +0000 - Written by Carl Burks


A few considerations:

Backed up any files you want to keep?
Power connected?
Access to Internet?

Start reading here:

https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/beginners%27_guide
https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/laptop
https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Security

Have a solid state drive? (I hope you have a really small star screw driver.)

https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Solid_State_Drives


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Find which parts you have and read up on them.

http://www.toshiba.eu/discontinued-products/toshiba-nb300-100/

I’ve found it  is helpful to create a folder with all my system information as some manufacturers remove documentation.

Your going to need some method of getting the OS on the computer.

USB/SD Drive or Optical are common options, with a Net Book unless you have an external optical drive the USB/SD Drive are probably the best options.

https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/beginners%27_guide#USB_and_optical_drives

I opted for the USB Drive option.  This destroys the contents of the drive and you might have to take some steps to start using it for regular storage again. Since I was writing the system from Windows I used the USBWriter program.

https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/USB_flash_installation_media#Using_USBwriter