1. How do you install archiso-live?
Installer is under menu->system tools-> Install Arch Linux.
NOTE: Use gparted to setup partitions. DON’T DO IT THOUGH INSTALLER. This is because the installer can screw up using gparted though it from what some users told me. You can skip to step ‘Select Install Partitions’ after from you format your drive though gparted.
2. Why doesn’t it work in Virtualbox?
You have to use failsafe/vbox mode in order for it to work. This is because my videoconfig script ends up using vga driver instead of vesa. It looks for very other drive to use instead of vesa for some reason. I think its mostly cause Virtualbox doesn’t do well with x-sever 1.5 and up.
3. I keep getting this error message “Error opening display” message. Is this a bad thing?
No. I get it all the time and X sever still gets up. I don’t know why its doing it but i don’t think its a bug.
NOTE: If you use vmware then this error will be bad. You have to use virtualbox in failsafe mode to get X to work. Sorry.
4. How do i install it on to a USB stick?
Use unetbootin. In shell type in ‘sudo unetbootin’. You have to have the iso file in order to install it on usb stick. You also have to mount the usb stick too.
5. Why is my usb stick mounted read-only?
If your usb stick is format ext2 or ext3 or whatever linux filesystem then it will be read-only cause your a user. If its fat32 then it should be writable. If not then in shell type ‘sudo pcmanfm’ (without single quote). You should be able to write to usb stick now.