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Arch Install Desktop vs Server Differences

  In my day to day life I use 4 devices running Arch Linux .  XPS13 laptop Ryzen 7 3700X on a B550 itx system Ryzen 3 3100 on a A520 as my home server Xeon E3-1260L on a LGA 1155 running Next Cloud and a web server In this post I will outline the differences in my Arch Linux install among these devices. Before proceeding I should point out that using a rolling release on a server environment poses additional challenges that generally cannot be justified for production systems. The first step is to boot using an Arch Linux USB. Then I generally start by creating a 260MB EFI partition using fdisk. The boot partition needs to be formatted as a Fat 32 partition.  mkfs.fat -F32 /dev/sda1 The rest of the partitions are going to be on LVM . First step is to create a partition in the remainder of the disk and choose LVM as the partition type. Once done I would create the physical volume and a volume group. pvcreate /dev/sda2 vgcreate vgmain /dev/sda2 Now I would create the root partition in t