In this video, we take a look at how to verify that you have downloaded exactly what I uploaded using the Secure Hash Algorithm (SHA). The Secure Hash Algorithms are a family of cryptographic hash functions. A cryptographic hash is like a signature for a data set. If you would like to compare two sets of raw data (source of the file, text or similar) it is always better to hash it and compare SHA256 values. This is why I provide the SHA256 checksums in a file named sha256sum.txt. This makes it suitable for checking integrity of your download.
In this video, I will show you how to get a SHA256 checksum and compare with the strings I have provided, to ensure the legitimacy of the download. I will cover how you can do this on Windows and Linux. I have explained on Windows 11, however, the steps are applicable to Windows 10 and Windows 7. Simillarly, the steps show for Linux are done on Arch, but can be done on any Linux Distribution. You can find the checksums here as well.
In this video, we take a look at how to install Arch Linux using a GUI installer (Calamares). In this video we install Arch Linux on UEFI/GPT setup with automatic partining. ALG developers do not encourage automatic partitoning. The primary reason is the creation of the boot and home partitions, within the root parition.
In this video we use the ALG Minimal ISO. The automatic installation, can be performed with the help of all 10 ALG ISOs, for both the UEFI/GPT setup, as well as BIOS/MBR setup.
In this video, we take a look at how to install Arch Linux, with a GUI installer, on a Legacy/MBR setup. In this video, emphasis has been given on partitioning, and a whole 10 minute session is dedicated to explaining the partitioning.
In this video we use the ALG Pure ISO. The manual installation we did here, can be performed with the help of all 10 ALG editions, for the Legacy/MBR setup.
In this video, we take a look at how to use the ALG ISOs, to dual boot Arch Linux with Windows 10 on Legacy BIOS boot mode, using the MBR (Master Boot Record) partitioning scheme.
In this video, we use the Manjaro KDE edition. The steps to dual boot Arch with Windows is same as shown here. I have done this in 500GB HDD installed on a desktop.
In this video, we take a look at how to use the ALG ISOs, to dual boot Arch Linux with Windows 10 on UEFI BIOS boot mode, using the GPT paritioning scheme.
In this video, we use the ALG Flagship Edition (Plasma Themed). The steps performed in this video can be done with all 10 ALG editions.
This dual-boot have been done on an ASUS laptop, with 256GB NVMe SSD. 50 GB space was unallocated for Arch, from the existing 100GB of the D: Drive. Swap of 4GB was created to accomodate for the lesser physical memory installed on the hardware.
In this video, we take a look at how to install software from the Arch User Repository (AUR). The AUR exposes the Arch Linux user to the largest software database in the entire Linux community.
Software in the AUR is not compiled, most of the time and has to be done locally. In this video we discuss two methods:
This video is simillar to the above video. We take a look at how to install Google's Chrome Browser from AUR.
This video is simillar to the above two videos. We take a look at how to install Zoom video conferencing tool. We see two methods, one from official ZOOM download center and second from the AUR.
In this video, we take a look at how to make a bootable USB of a Linux distribution, on Windows. In this video, as an example, I will make the Arch Linux GUI Gnome Edition.
I am doing this on Windows 11, however, the steps can be performed on Windows 7, 8 or 10.
In this video, we take a look at how to make a bootable USB of a Linux distribution, on another Linux distribution. In this video, as an example, I will make the Manjaro bootable USB on Ubuntu.
The method show here can be used to make Arch Linux GUI's bootable USB from any Linux distribution.
In this video, we take a look at how to install and setup VirtualBox in Arch Linux.
Although I have done this on Vanilla Arch Linux with the stock kernel, you can do this on all Arch based distributions, with different kernels. For the stock kernel, you must select the
virtualbox-host-modules-arch and if you are using the
In this video, we take a look at how to use VirtualBox.
I will show you how to setup a template which you can use to try out all Arch Linux, and all other Arch Linux based Distributions like Manjaro, ArcoLinux, etc.
In this video, we take a look at how to use the ALG ISOs, to fix broken GRUB bootloader. This method works if you have partitioned, according to the recommended way of partitioning. Please have a look of the installation section.
In this video, we are using the ALG Pure ISO. ALG developers recommend you to use the ALG ISO you used to install Arch Linux.