How to build ArcoLinuXL Prime on RebornOS – adding packages from Chaotic aur – building in VirtualBox

Base iso : ArcoLinuXL

ArcoLinuXL Prime is just a name we gave our unique creation – Xfce4 and Chadwm

All we need to keep safe is the packages file. Nothing else.

Why not share your packages list with someone else. Now they can build your Prime ISO and we can even build it on several Arch based systems like REBORNOS.

When there are key signing issues
just press ARROW UP and run the script again – see video

Extra Actions/Tips:


  • iso of 3.3 GB

This video explores the capability and process of building a custom ArcoLinuxB ISO, specifically focusing on the ArcoLinux XL Prime variant, which combines Xfce4 and CHADWM. The tutorial is conducted on Reborn OS, demonstrating that it’s possible to build an ArcoLinuxB ISO across various distributions, including but not limited to EndeavourOS and RebornOS.

The speaker guides through the process of preparing for the ISO build, addressing potential issues such as package availability and the importance of using packages from the official Arch or ArcoLinux repositories. This ensures that only packages that can be installed with `sudo pacman -S` are included in the ISO, as AUR packages require an AUR helper and cannot be directly included.

The tutorial highlights troubleshooting steps for common errors encountered during the build process, such as missing packages or packages that cannot be found in the repositories. The speaker suggests solutions like creating post-installation scripts for AUR packages or creating a personal repository to include these packages in the ISO build process.

Additionally, the concept of a “personal” folder is introduced, where users can add configuration files, pre-built packages, wallpapers, and other items to be included in the built ISO, offering a high degree of customization.

Throughout the video, the speaker emphasizes a step-by-step approach, showcasing commands and adjustments needed to integrate the ArcoLinux repositories into RebornOS, resolve keyring conflicts, and proceed with the ISO build. This process includes updating the system, installing necessary packages, and ultimately generating the custom ISO.

The tutorial concludes with the successful creation of an ArcoLinuXL Prime ISO on RebornOS, underscoring the flexibility and wide applicability of the ArcoLinuxB ISO building process across different Linux distributions. The speaker encourages experimentation and learning, highlighting the potential to tailor the Linux experience to personal preferences and needs through custom ISO builds.

In this video we show you one way how to get the iso out of the VirtualBox to your actual computer system or

how to move the ISO from guest to host

In this video, the creator demonstrates how to transfer a custom ArcoLinuxL ISO, previously built on Reborn OS within a virtual machine, to the host system using VirtualBox’s shared folder feature. This process is part of a series where the custom ArcoLinuxB ISOs are built on various Linux distributions, showcasing the versatility of ArcoLinux tools and repositories.

The video begins by explaining the necessity of ArcoLinux repos, keys, and mirrors for building the ISO. The speaker highlights the shared folder setup in VirtualBox settings, ensuring it’s not set to read-only to allow file transfers from the guest (RebornOS) to the host system.

Using Thunar file manager with sudo privileges, the creator accesses the shared folder within the virtual machine and moves the newly created ISO and related files to the host. This action demonstrates a practical method of extracting custom-built ISOs from virtual environments to the host system for further use or distribution.

The video concludes with the creator booting the transferred ArcoLinuxL Prime ISO on the host system through VirtualBox to verify its functionality. The successful boot confirms the ISO’s integrity and the effectiveness of the build and transfer process.

Throughout the video, the creator emphasizes the educational aspect of building custom ISOs on different Linux distributions, encouraging experimentation and learning. However, they also caution that building ISOs in a virtual machine environment may not be as efficient as on real hardware due to resource limitations, suggesting that final evaluations of distros should be conducted on actual hardware to accurately assess performance.

The video serves as a guide for those interested in customizing Linux distributions and highlights the adaptability of ArcoLinuxB’s ISO-building capabilities across different platforms.