A Guide To ISO Building - CalinixOS


How to spin ISO of Calinix?

Ever wondered how to build the iso of Calinix? Well it's easy to do so with Calinix! The process of ISO building needs some requirements

You need atleast:
OS: Arch Linux or any Arch based distribution (except Manjaro)
Processor: Athlon Silver/Pentium or higher
Disk: HDD

OS: Arch Linux or any Arch based distribution (except Manjaro)
Processor: Quad Core processor or more
Disk: SSD
RAM: 8-16GB

We recommend you go with the Recommended requirements for faster build time. Also remember you must have atleast 5GB storage for the packages to install in your system

Step 1: Clone the CalinixOS Repository

First of all, you need to clone our iso repository.

You can check the files in repo later and can insert stuff if you wanna contribute, but for now, let's move ahead

For cloning a repository, you need git installed in your system

sudo pacman -S git

Now clone the repository with the following command:

git clone https://github.com/Calinix-Team/Calinix-Arch

After doing this, cd into the directory you have cloned (Calinix-Arch)

cd Calinix-Arch

Step 2: Import Repositories

Oh now I'm scared, what's this importing repositories thing?? I have no idea?

Well it isn't as hard as it seems, we have automated the whole process for you by making a script for doing the stuff.

Just execute the devready file

sudo bash devready.sh

This will do all of the work for you of pre building settings. This script is to be run only once in your system and not second time. 

Step 3: Start Building

We are nearly done with this, we just have to execute a script from here

Now to build the iso in the folder itself, simply execute the steps.sh file as root

sudo bash steps.sh

After the iso building process finishes, there will be folders ezreleng, work and out

out folder has the ISO

For cleaning up, remove the ezreleng and work folders. 

rm -rf ezreleng work

But to shorten this process and make the stuff cleaner, you can use the second workaround. Make a new folder called isobuild in the parent directory of Calinix-Arch folder

mkdir ../isobuild

Now simply execute start.sh  as root

sudo bash start.sh

Remember that the folder should be named isobuild only! 

The start.sh simplens up the installation process by doing the necessary building in a separate folder + cleaning that folder on every run. It includes running the build script so you dont have to run steps.sh again


It was so much simple to build a Calinix ISO. What can be easier?

Let me know in the comments about any errors you face or any thoughts you would like to share 


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