Let us install Cinnamon.

We change our project locally and push it to github when finished.

On the iso we get the new code in and follow the installation procedure:

1. change your keyboard if needed
2. navigate to /alis or /alis-dev
3. run ./start.sh
4. stop the script to change anything or press y to continue

  • The focus is on streamlining the ALIS setup, specifically by removing unnecessary applications like Yakuake and its dependency Gonzola.
  • Decided to install on QEMU with XFS as the file system, noting it hasn’t been captured in images alongside various desktop environments like Plasma, Mate, XFCE, and now aiming for Cinnamon with XFS.
  • Emphasized the process of making changes directly in the ALIS configuration for a Cinnamon environment with XFS and Pulse Audio, highlighting the simplicity and flexibility of choosing desktop environments.
  • Discussed the advantage of not needing to rebuild the ISO frequently, only when updates become overwhelmingly numerous, to avoid excessive downloading.
  • Demonstrated launching a pure Arch Linux ISO with ALIS modifications, showcasing the process from initiating the ALIS script to the completion of a Cinnamon desktop installation.
  • Commended Pico for the efficiency of the ALIS tool, which allows for quick installations of comprehensive desktop environments and additional software in remarkably short times.
  • Addressed the need to optimize the development environment by selecting essential applications and removing redundancies like Chromium and Code for a leaner setup.
  • Highlighted the need for a default terminal in Cinnamon, suggesting the inclusion of Gnome Terminal for better user experience and convenience.
  • Concluded with plans to update the website with new images reflecting the latest installations and a note on further enhancing the Cinnamon setup for user accessibility.

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.