Hi all, in this video i will show how to full install Arch Linux with Kde Plasma.

  1. The boot mode will be EFI.

  2. I’m assuming you already have the usb stick with the Arch Linux ISO.

  3. My internet is wired, so if you have wireless network, please go to the website that is in the description of this video and see the link to properly configure your network.

I hope you enjoy!

1. Links

  1. Arch Linux - Connect to Internet
  2. Localization Guide

2. Set the Keyboard Layout

The default console keymap is US. Available layouts can be listed with:

$  ls /usr/share/kbd/keymaps/**/*.map.gz 
$ loadkeys yourKeyboardLayout  

3. Best Mirrors

$ reflector -c "BR" -f 12 -n 10 -l 12 \
--save /etc/pacman.d/mirrorlist --verbose

$ pacman -Syy

My country code is “BR”, so you need switch this reflector command parameter with your correct country code.

4. Partitioning the Disk

$ fdisk /dev/yourDevice  

5. Formatting

use mkfs.ext4, mkfs.fat and mkswap .

6. Mouting

Use mount and swapon.

7. Install the Base

$ pacstrap /mnt base base-devel linux \
linux-firmware vim sudo networkmanager \
efibootmgr grub mtools 

8. Generate fstab

$  genfstab -U /mnt >> /mnt/etc/fstab 

9. Enter the Install

$  arch-chroot /mnt 

#10. Timezone

$ ln -sf /usr/share/zoneinfo/Region/City /etc/localtime  
$ hwclock --systohc

11. Localization

Edit /etc/locale.gen and uncomment your locale. After, generate the locales by running:

$ locale-gen

Create the /etc/locale.conf and set the LANG variable:


Create /etc/vconsole.conf with your keyboard layout:


12. Network Config

Create /etc/hostname with the name your host:


Create /etc/hosts:   localhost
::1         localhost   nameFromYourHost.localdomain nameFromYourHost   

Enable Network Manager

$ systemctl enable NetworkManager  

13. Install the Bootloader

$ grub-install --target=x86_64-efi \
--efi-directory=/boot/efi \

$ grub-mkconfig -o \

14. Set the root Password

$ passwd  

15. Exit, Umount and Reboot

$ exit
$ umount -a
$ reboot  

16. Create a New User

$ useradd -m -G wheel yourUsername
$ passwd yourUsername  
$ export EDITOR=vim

Edit /etc/sudoers run “visudo” and uncomment the following line:

## Uncomment to allow members of group wheel to execute any command
%wheel ALL=(ALL) ALL   

17. Install xorg

$ sudo pacman -S xorg  

18. Install the Display Manager

$ sudo pacman -S sddm  
$ sudo systemctl enable sddm

Open the sddm.conf file from the terminal.

$ sudo vim /usr/lib/sddm/sddm.conf.d/default.conf  

Change the theme section as per below.

# current theme name

19. Install Kde Plasma

$ sudo pacman -S plasma kde-applications  

20. Reboot and Finish

$ reboot  

21. Finish