Manjaro-architect beta testing (Unstable)


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Manjaro-architect beta testing (Unstable)


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I hereby announce beta testing of manjaro-architect, the new (unofficial) command line installer for manjaro.

Manjaro-architect is based on the famous Architect Linux installer that has been modified to install manjaro editions instead of Arch linux. The original architect installer is also provided with the package in case you wish to install arch linux.

The installer creates the new installation by downloading up to date packages from manjaro repos. Drivers are installed with mhwd. Because of this, installer needs internet connection, but on the other hand you can install any manjaro editions with it regardless of what edition you are running. This makes it also very suitable for installing manjaro on USB drives from installed manjaro system. It should also always install the latest version of chosen edition, regardless of how old install media you run it from.

After installing minimalistic, arch like base system, you can optionally add one manjaro edition desktop, and as many vanilla desktops as you like. Some additional software is also selectable.

The installer is not as beginner friendly as the previous cli-installer, but it gives you very good idea of what gets installed to your system and what is needed for linux installation.

- translated to english, dutch, french, hungarian, italian, portugese, russian and spanish (for the most part)
- automatic and manual partitioning options (tested to work with ext4, btrfs, f2fs and nilfs2 root)
- support for lvm and luks encryption (I haven't tested these)
- choose between systemd and openrc initsystem
- if you choose to install zsh, users automatically have it as their default shell (note that only some editions come with pre-configured zsh)
- choose from selection of manjaro kernels
- automatic detection of uefi. Both uefi and legacy installation should work

Known issues:
- plymouth is not enabled automatically even if the chosen edition has it.
- VirtualBox may or may not work.
- only grub is supported of the bootloaders
- only the editions in iso-profiles repo are currently supported.
- most manjaro parts are only in english, and some parts show messages assuming you are installing arch linux

Planned features:
- installation to btrfs subvolumes
- some automation for setting up configuration for btrfs root (mkinitcpio.conf, grub configuration)
- refind as uefi boot menu

You can install this in unstable repos with

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sudo pacman -Sy manjaro-architect
To install manjaro, run

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sudo manjaro-architect
To install arch, run

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sudo aif
Bugs can be reported here or in the the

If you wish to contribute, I gladly accept pull requests. It doesn't take much to write better bash than I do. Especially appreciated is help with translations and in implementing the btrfs subvolume support.

Zuletzt geändert von Blueriver am Donnerstag 19. Januar 2017, 19:36, insgesamt 1-mal geändert.
Manjaro LXQT und XFCE Stable, Testing, Unstable
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