Building an ArcoLinuxS Xanmod iso from scratch

In this video you can look over my shoulder and find out how easy it is to make a ArcoLinuxS Xanmod iso.

Xanmod is a linux kernel. More info on their website.

We have already an LTS version so we need to look for any and all instances of “lts” and change them into “xanmod”.

If you wanted, you have now the knowledge how to create an iso based on the linux-xanmod-edge or an linux-xanmod-lts. It will be a similar workflow.

More information how to build isos with linux-lts, linux-hardened or linux-zen can be found on

In this comprehensive tutorial, the speaker takes the audience through the detailed process of creating a new ArcoLinuxS Xanmod with Xfce4, focusing on the integration of the Xanmod kernel as the default. This endeavor involves cloning existing GitHub repositories for ArcoLinux and B, setting up new repositories for the custom ISO, and meticulously editing various configuration files to ensure all references are correctly pointing to the Xanmod kernel. The tutorial emphasizes the shift from standard Arch Linux kernels to a more personalized kernel setup, highlighting the flexibility within the Arch Linux ecosystem.

Throughout the video, the speaker demonstrates a thorough review and comparison of configuration files, making necessary adjustments to replace references to the Linux LTS kernel with the Xanmod kernel. This process includes modifying package lists, Calamares installer settings, and ensuring accuracy in file references and kernel names.

The speaker also touches on the significance of testing the new ISO at different stages of development. This includes verifying the behavior of the Calamares installer, ensuring the new kernel is correctly integrated, and functioning as expected. The tutorial showcases the iterative process of build, test, and adjust, aiming to finalize a stable ArcoLinuxS Xanmod ISO with Xfce4 as the default environment.

This video serves as a guide for creating a custom ArcoLinux ISO and provides insights into the customization and flexibility available within the Arch Linux ecosystem. It underscores the speaker’s dedication to sharing knowledge and enabling others to tailor their Linux experience according to their preferences.