[arch-general] How to create archlinux install CD?

pyther pyther at pyther.net
Fri Apr 4 06:46:51 EDT 2008

All the packages are compiled for the i686 arch, so you would have to

recompile every single package you would want to use. IIRC there use to be

a port out there for i586 but I have no idea if it still exists.

On Fri, 4 Apr 2008 08:39:50 +0200, Karolina Lindqvist

<karolina.lindqvist at kramnet.se> wrote:

> I have a new i586 machine and want to install archlinux i586 on it. So I

> want

> to recreate the archlinux install CD.  But how do i do it? I have


> the install ISO, and is replacing all the packages, but when it comes to

> inird.img, the instructions in the wiki do not work. I cannot mount the

> unzipped inird.img. What should I do? file say that it is a cpio archive,

> but

> how do I unpack and mount it? And then, what is lowcore.img?


> Of course I could do it by booting debian, or something, and then

> replacing it

> with archlinux, but actually having an archlinux install CD would be

> pretty

> handy for my i586 machines.

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