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  • Easy or not depends vary wildly. But the usual task is

    • partition the drive
    • format the drive
    • mount the drive
    • install the base system

    That is the bare minimum, but we need to do more configuration to be able to boot. Hence the next task is configuring the following

    • fstab
    • timezone, hostname, and networking
    • boot loader (I just use the EFI directly nowadays)

    That is it. Everything else is usually work specific. Like, if you wanted arch to be a server, you usually didn’t install a GUI. For workstation and gaming, you need more steps but it will vary depending on hardware. The archwiki covers a good deal of hardware from laptop to desktop and their quirks.