Dev stands for Development.

We will show you how easy it is to build an iso.

We are using the archiso package and all the Arch Linux packages.

We show you the content of the build folder – it will contain /etc/dev-rel and our nanorc.

  • The tutorial progresses to the building stage, where all previously discussed parameters and configurations are incorporated into the ISO.
  • Two versions are maintained on the ISO for flexibility: one for testing various settings and another that’s pre-configured to user preferences.
  • The build script is designed to fetch the latest code and incorporate it into the ISO, highlighting the importance of keeping track of changes to Arch ISO versions.
  • The process involves deleting old build folders, copying necessary files, and cloning Alis and Alis-dev repositories, ensuring the latest configurations are included.
  • The Nanorc¬†file is added to improve usability in the live environment by highlighting active code with colors, making it easier to navigate and edit configurations.
  • The build results in an ISO of approximately 900MB, containing all necessary packages and configurations for a pure Arch installation.
  • The building process is detailed, showing packages being downloaded, installed, and compressed into the AA Build folder, which represents the future system.
  • The AA Out folder contains the final ISO, resulting from several days of testing various combinations of Alis, showcasing the vast possibilities for customization.
  • The tutorial aims to convey the simplicity and power of creating a customized Arch Linux installation with Alis, emphasizing the speed and efficiency of the installation process.
  • A new ISO is successfully built, and the tutorial hints at future content exploring the contents and functionalities of this newly created ISO.

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.