make 2 MB partition of type ef02 (BIOS boot partition)
	make other partitions

mkfs.(your fs) /your/device
mount /your/device /mnt
mount ... /mnt/var
mkdir -pv /mnt/var/lib/pacman
ntpdate time.nrc.ca
[should only be needed if your system clock was way off on boot:
	pacman-key --init
	pacman-key --populate archlinux
pacman --cachedir /mnt/var/cache/pacman/pkg -r /mnt -Sy
pacman --cachedir /mnt/var/cache/pacman/pkg -r /mnt -S filesystem
mount ... /mnt/boot (and home, etc. ...)
mount -o bind /dev /mnt/dev
mount -o bind /proc /mnt/proc
mount -o bind /sys /mnt/sys
pacman --cachedir /mnt/var/cache/pacman/pkg -r /mnt -S base net-tools openssh

	chroot /mnt
	pacman -S grub2-bios
	grub-install --directory=/usr/lib/grub/i386-pc --target=i386-pc --boot-directory=/boot --no-floppy --recheck /dev/sda
	grub-mkconfig -o /boot/grub/grub.cfg
	(or make your own grub.cfg)

then install grub:
chroot /mnt
cp /usr/lib/grub/i386-pc/* /boot/grub/ (if needed)
edit menu.lst
grub> root (hd0,?) (the boot partition)
grub> setup (hd0)

edit /mnt/etc/mkinitcpio.conf if needed (remove unused hooks or add special ones) and re-run "mkinitcpio -p linux"

edit /etc/fstab
man archlinux and edit everything needed
(also, man any config files mentioned in "man archlinux" to get their format)

leave chroot, unmount, reboot.