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Still in progress. The ISO does not yet contain a complete configuration.
But the arch installation is really quick. Just without any PwOSS configuration.

Download ISO


Create your own ISO

You need a working Arch system to create the ISO.
You can use VirtualBox or download the ISO directly.



sudo pacman -S archiso


Build your ISO

git clone https://git.pwoss.org/server/iso.git
cd /path/to/repo/ISO/
mkarchiso -v .

It is recommended to perform all the following steps as the root user with the umask set to 0022. If not, it is very likely that the live environment will have wrong file permissions.

Change profiledef.sh to your needs.


General options

Check mkarchiso -h.



Necessary modifications

Boot into your Live ISO and change the script before running it!
nano pwoss-server.sh

You NEED to change:

  1. QDISKS="1" # Select the number "1" OR "2". If you have more than 2 hard drives, select 2.
  2. ENCRYPTION="YES" # Select "YES" OR "NO" whether you want encryption or not.

That's the absolute minimum you have to change. Of course you can also change the passwords etc.. But stay between the 2 lines!

############################# Change only between the 2 lines



If you are installing Arch on a HDD hard disk instead of an SSD hard disk, you must delete root_trim=yes from grub.

With Encryption:
nano etc/default/grub-luks

GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX="cryptdevice=/dev/sda2:root root=/dev/vg0/root resume=/dev/vg0/swap root_trim=yes"

Without Encryption:
nano etc/default/grub




You can easily add or delete your own packages. Do NOT delete from package base to $MICROCODE (inlcuding $MICROCODE).



pwoss <[options]> -u [<username>]
pwoss <[options]> --username=[<username>]

-h     --help              show this message
-u     --username          set username          e.g. $USERNAME
-p     --password          set user password     e.g. $PASSWORD
-r     --root-password     set root password     e.g. $PASSWORDROOT
-e     --encryption        set encryption        e.g. $ENCRYPTION
-cr    --crypt-root        set root password     e.g. $CRYPTPWDROOT
-ch    --crypt-home        set home password     e.g. $CRYPTPWDHOME
-t     --timezone          set timezine          e.g. $TIMEZONE
-q     --quantity-disks    set numbers of hd     e.g. $QDISKS
-d     --disk              set install disk      e.g. $HARDDISK
-d2    --disk2             set home disk         e.g. $HARDDISK2


Install on Arch ISO

Boot into any Arch Linux ISO and type the following:

pacman -Sy git
git clone https://git.pwoss.org/server/iso.git
cd ISO/airootfs/
sh pwoss-server.sh