Configuring can be an endless source of fun (or frustration).

We read the alis.conf together and explain the lines.

Then we compare my code with the official code and you will see I had to edit and figure out quite a bit. So will you.

You need to fill in the parameters the way you like or need them to be.

We check what the content is of the ./

It gets the code in, makes all .sh executable and launch ./

  • Configuring Alis involves understanding and adjusting specific files, with three main variations for installation, emphasizing the need for precise file modifications.
  • Documentation and reading are crucial for effectively utilizing Alis. The tutorial stresses the importance of consulting the available online resources and the code itself to understand the functionalities and options Alis offers.
  • Key configurations involve setting keyboard layouts, partitioning devices, choosing the installation environment (e.g., desktop environments like KDE), and deciding on additional packages or system settings like swap size or filesystem types.
  • The tutorial showcases how to customize the Alis and Alis-dev configurations through examples of changing package selections, setting up user preferences, and configuring system parameters like swap size or filesystem type.
  • Building the ISO with Alis involves running a script that fetches and incorporates all modifications from GitHub, highlighting the flexibility and control users have over their installation media.
  • Execution of Alis scripts within a live environment demonstrates the process of applying user-defined configurations, including package selections and system settings, to create a personalized Arch Linux installation.
  • Documentation and customization are emphasized as key aspects of using Alis, with the tutorial guiding through various configuration files and how to adjust them according to individual preferences.
  • The process also covers troubleshooting and making adjustments on the fly within the live environment, illustrating the dynamic nature of creating a custom Arch Linux ISO.
  • Pushing changes to GitHub and ensuring that the Alis configurations are up-to-date is shown as a critical step in maintaining and applying custom settings for future installations.
  • The tutorial concludes with preparations for installing the newly configured system, showcasing the end-to-end process from configuring Alis to creating and using a custom Arch Linux ISO for installation.

Booting and virtual machines

VirtualBox and VMware designate drives as /dev/sda, while Qemu identifies them as /dev/vda.

Alternatively, opting for 'auto' allows the script to automatically select the appropriate option.

Grub is compatible with both BIOS and UEFI systems.

Refind and systemd are exclusively compatible with UEFI environments. (Configure your virtual machine to match these requirements)

We manage our githubs with two scripts. Use them as a template but change them. Download here.