[arch-dev-public] ArchISO Testing

Simo Leone simo at archlinux.org
Thu Oct 25 14:10:16 EDT 2007

On Thu, Oct 25, 2007 at 12:20:53AM -0500, Simo Leone wrote:
> Hey everyone,
> Those of you that follow projects.archlinux.org have probably already
> noticed a little project called archiso. Dan and I have been hacking at
> them quite a bit lately, and I think it's time to share :)
> Basically it's a set of scripts that can be used to generate Arch
> liveCD's. They're very, very, (did I say very?) simple. Both by design
> and to use. They are also very powerful. Pretty much any liveCD system
> you could imagine can be molded out of them with little effort. They're
> lightweight, and they're designed to use plain old arch packages to form
> the system.
> Anyhow, we've beat the crap out of them as best we know how, and we ran
> out of ways to break them. Now we're asking you to do the same.
> If you want to give the scripts a whirl, grab them out of the git
> repo[1] and take a look. It's pretty straightforward.
> If you don't really care about the scripts, but are curious about what
> you can make with them, I've generated a few sample ISOs [2] that may
> interest you. (actually these isos may appear in a little bit, i'm still
> generating them)

Looks like I forgot to mention where you can get mkarchroot from. It's
not quite in devtools yet (as the readme would lead you to believe),
it's still in Aaron's git tree. You can grab a quick copy from


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