Free your Arch GNU/Linux to Hyperbola GNU/Linux-libre
Install Hyperbola keyring and mirror list
Disable signature verification manually by modifying the line in /etc/pacman.conf:
RemoteFileSigLevel = Never
Install keyring and mirror list for free repositories in /etc/pacman.d/mirrorlist:
# pacman -U https://www.hyperbola.info/packages/core/any/hyperbola-keyring/download/
# pacman -U https://www.hyperbola.info/packages/core/any/pacman-mirrorlist/download/
Reenable signature verification in /etc/pacman.conf:
#RemoteFileSigLevel = Required
Rename mirrorlist.pacnew as mirrorlist:
# cp /etc/pacman.d/mirrorlist.pacnew /etc/pacman.d/mirrorlist
Replace Arch packages with Hyperbola ones
Clean the pacman cache:
# pacman -Scc
Force the database sync:
# pacman -Syy
Update to libre packages:
# pacman -S pacman
# pacman -Suu base
Install your-freedom to remove nonfree packages that do not have libre replacements:
# pacman -S your-freedom
Update bootloader configuration
Please update either GRUB or Syslinux,
'but not both', as it would cause a kernel panic.
For grub regenerate your grub.cfg file running:
# grub-mkconfig -o /boot/grub/grub.cfg
Manually change following lines in /boot/syslinux/syslinux.cfg to reflect change:
LABEL hyperbola MENU LABEL Hyperbola GNU/Linux-libre LINUX ../vmlinuz-linux-libre-lts ... INITRD ../initramfs-linux-libre-lts.img LABEL hyperbolafallback MENU LABEL Hyperbola GNU/Linux-libre Fallback LINUX ../vmlinuz-linux-libre-lts ... INITRD ../initramfs-linux-libre-lts-fallback.img
Alternatively you can remove the configuration file and reinstall syslinux.
Complete the migration
Restart your system - it should boot into Hyperbola.
Welcome, you are now in Hyperbola! Do you encounter some hardware not working after installing your-freedom? This most likely means that there's no free driver or firmware available for the device (check dmesg). It's common for Wi-Fi cards to require a firmware to be loaded into the card. Many cards don't work at all if the firmware is missing. The firmware is often proprietary, thus we don't distribute it. It's the case for almost any internal Wi-Fi card.
The usual fix to the problem is either to replace the card or use an external USB Wi-Fi dongle. You can buy one with Atheros chipset (eg. ath9k_htc for external USB dongle or ath9k for PCI and PCI-Express expansion slots) or RTL818x chipset (eg. rtl8187 for external USB dongle or rtl818x_pci for PCI and PCI-Express expansion slots) since there is a free firmware for these Wi-Fi adapters. You can also search the h-node database to find Wi-Fi adapters known to work well with free software or scripts/deblob-$ver to check Wi-Fi adapters included in the Linux-libre device blacklist.
If you find any trouble applying these instructions please report it on our Bug Tracker!
This wiki article is based on ParabolaWiki.