For anyone interested in getting Arch Linux on their MacBook Pro, a simple Google search will come up with many guides, Q&As, blog posts, and wiki entries. My intention in writing this is not to add more noise to this cacophony of advice or to reinvent the wheel. It’s just that in the process of getting a distro of GNU/Linux up on my machine in a way that works for me, I had to deviate a bit from the other recommendations out there.