With BYOI we give you the power
to change the iso any way you want.


We give you the power and knowledge to change the ArcoLinux iso.

We have heard the following remarks online that you can now easily solve yourself.

  • there are too much/too little browsers
  • I do not need libreoffice – I want openoffice
  • I want steam or obs-studio on the iso
  • I want more applications
  • I want less applications
  • The iso does not support xxx hardware.

Get your arcolinux-iso from
with git clone

 BYOI procedure

  1. git clone https://github.com/arcolinux/arcolinux-iso
  2. change packages.x86_64 – we just change arbitrary some of the applications
    1. #chromium
    2. #darktable
    3. #evolution
    4. #firefox
    5. ….
    6. We add steam and steam-native-runtime
  3. run script 30
  4. test iso in virtualbox
  5. steam works

Mid July 2018 packages.both was changed into packages.x86_64 since there is no more support for 32 bits.

Check out how to build
and change the ArcoLinux iso
the way
you want it
together with English Bob

Edit the packages.x86_64 file.

Adding packages you do want.


And removing packages you do not want.


Make it your own personal iso!

Extra example

In this video we show you how to install the latest ArcoLinux 6.8.6 version. The 1st of July 2018 we did not release an iso because of issues with the newer kernel and with the virtual box packages. Solution is installing the linux-lts kernel. Only if you are working on VirtualBox.

But you do not need sourceforge.

You can build our latest version of ArcoLinux ANYTIME.

Never run the building script with sudo just

Run this script always in bash (standard)

We will use Xfce as the delivery system for your desktop.
The livecd will not have your chosen desktop.
You need to install it to see it. 

If you want to autologin
change /etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf
autologin-session=your desktop

You can find the name of your desktop in
More info

You can always set your num lock key on with
"numlockx on"
in the terminal or in your .bashrc

Not ready to build an iso
but ready to download what we build
it will contain our selection
of software

Download the iso from