learn how to make your own distro

based on Arch linux

follow changes on the Arch linux iso

only 64 bits

Start from scratch

archiso explained

document where the knowledge was found

build up like a course

build it up chronologically

explain from A till Z

back-office is explained

best practices explained

Arch Linux installers investigated

Calamares installer explained

Calamares is our default installer

Plasma is our default desktop

Choose your own desktop on your iso

Configure the desktop the way you like it

Create your own packages

sign your packages

Add your own packages from your repository

add aur packages to the iso

learn how to make your own distro

It is not the intention to do a copy/paste from the ArcoLinuxB project, which allows you to build an ArcoLinux iso already today.

It is meant as study material for current and future developers of distributions working with Arch Linux.

It is meant to be as complete as possible.

We mean to read and gather other information from the net and you give a concentrated concoction of knowledge.

The end result should be a working iso of Arch Linux at different levels of completion.

We work in phases and build an iso from the ground up.

You can get in at any phase and continue from there.

You can build an iso at any phase and go our separate ways.

Needs to be fun for us. Creative and a learning process for everyone.

We will make mistakes and that is ok. We will adapt.

We intend to create a platform for discussions for developers and future developers on the discord channel of ArcoLinux.

There are many ways to build an iso. Can we explore them all? Is there a need to? Is there a “best practice” approach?

It is meant to be a long-term project. Releasing a phase/video/article monthly.

We need to give the iso a name during our setup.

We choose the name “Carli“.

Carli stands for Customized Arch Linux Iso.

The github at https://github.com/arcolinuxiso is ready to receive any and all githubs needed for the project.

Coloring of Carli has a meaning

C = color from ArcoLinux

AR = color from Arch Linux

L = color from the feet of our little linux mascotte called Tux

I = color from an iso – silver/grey

Our creativity never ceases – we created a compact logo for Carli as well. Ideal when you boot up in grub.