1. ARCHISO VERSION

We use the Archiso package from Arch Linux to build our iso. Every time that package changes we need to follow the changes.

See the version we are currently using in the archiso.md file. Read the file to know what to do if you have a different version of Archiso.

2. DECIDE WHICH VERSION TO BUILD

In the menu you can choose Github or Downloads. There you can find a summary of the three different isos.

  1. ALCI ISO
  2. ALCI ISO DEV
  3. ALCI ISO PURE

3. INSTALL KEYS AND MIRRORLISTS

You can decide to just use the Arch Linux repositories. But you can also choose to add extra repos:

  • ArcoLinux repo
  • Chaotic-Aur
  • local repo on your computer

4. CHANGE PACMAN.CONF

If you want to add extra repositories to your iso, you need to update pacman.conf.

5. CHANGE PACKAGES.X86_64

Add any of the packages you would like to add on the iso. All the sources you have defined in pacman.conf can be used.

6. BUILD THE ISO

Go to the installation-scripts folder and run either 30 or 40 script.

Use script 30 and it will clean your pacman cache and redownload every package it needs.

Use script 40 to use your current pacman cache – it will only download what is needed.

7. TEST THE ISO

It is recommended to test the iso first in a virtual machine.

If you plan on installing it later on real metal, think about adding the drivers you need for your video card.

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