We decided to install the AA (now renamed to Ariser) ISO in Vmware workstation. The script to install Vmware is on https://github.com/erikdubois/arcolinux-nemesis.

We check the settings and mount the iso.

There are settings in Vmware to set your iso to be the first one. I showed a work-around to go the the firmware of vmware and boot like that with the iso. Other videos show the possibilities Vmware gives us.

We also have a look at the log files of ALIS in /var/log/alis.

  • The ISO created on July 7th is tested in VirtualBox, VMware Workstation, and Virt Manager (QEMU), showcasing the flexibility in choosing a virtualization platform.
  • During the boot process in VirtualBox, systemd is used for booting, highlighting different booting options available including Grub, Refind, and Systemd for UEFI systems.
  • Utilizes the Arch Linux Install Medium with additional folders for customization, staying close to Arch Linux while adding personal preferences.
  • The installation process involves typing a command to set Azerty keys, choosing between Alis and Alis-dev for parameter adjustments.
  • Start.sh script triggers the update process to pull the latest GitHub code, ensuring the ISO is up-to-date with the latest changes, even if the ISO itself is older.
  • Demonstrates the use of Nanorc¬†for live environment configuration changes, such as switching to BTRFS or adding packages.
  • The installation showcases the speed and efficiency of installing a full desktop environment like Plasma in under eight minutes, with additional applications specified by the user.
  • After installation, Plasma KDE is successfully running in a VirtualBox environment with full-screen support, showing that the custom AA ISO (now referred to as Ariser ISO) functions as intended.
  • The system’s customization is further highlighted by the installation of preferred applications and the easy modification of the desktop environment.
  • Emphasizes the importance of checking configuration files for personal adjustments and the potential need for further exploration or debugging.
  • Encourages Ariser users to explore and develop their own custom ISOs based on personal preferences and requirements, leveraging the Ariser project as a versatile tool for installing Arch Linux.

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.