It’s kinda easy to miss that ArchLinux can be installed by a remote machine
using SSH. After booting your USB live drive you can run:
# Set up a password for root
# Uncomment or add "PermitRootLogin yes" to /etc/ssh/sshd_config
$ vim /etc/ssh/sshd_config
# Start the SSH server
$ systemctl start sshd.service
# Check your local IP
$ ip addr
Now you can access using ssh root@yourip from any other machines. Among the
advantages: copy/paste commands directly from the Installation
Everytime you update your kernel using Pacman, the older kernel’s files are
removed. This lead some stuff to stop working, e.g. VirtualBox, Docker, USB
serials, etc.. The only thing you can do is just reboot so the new version of
the kernel will be used.
I discovered a simple hook, installable from the AUR that prevents that:
$ yay -S kernel-modules-hook
it basically backups your kernel before the update, and restores it afterward.
That’s all it takes.