It's possible to create a custom bootable ISO by following the procedure below.
Install the artools group (3 packages) and iso-profiles:
pacman -S artools iso-profiles
Use the following to generate
buildiso -p <profile> -qv
Currently, <profile> can be either base (default) or lxqt.
Copy the the
/usr/share/artools/iso-profiles folder to
Modify the copied folder and file to customise the ISO. Inside
lxqt there are
desktop-overlay subfolders; The contents of the former are overlaid on the live session and of the latter on the installed system. Test the output:
buildiso -p <profile> -qv:
If all goes well, create the ISO.
buildiso -p <profile>
This will create the ISO in
~/artools-workspace/iso, which you can either burn to CD/DVD using your favourite program or dd it to USB (etcher found in AUR works well for USB sticks).
To install the ISO without fetching updates during installation, set netinstall = no from the initial grub menu (this is the default from artools 0.9.5 onwards
Boot to your selected desktop and start calamares.
Signature from "Artix Buildbot <[email protected]>" is invalid You can try to either:
sudo pacman -S artix-keyring sudo pacman-key --populate artix sudo pacman-key --lsign-key 78C9C713EAD7BEC69087447332E21894258C6105
to refresh the build ISO keys.