ArchLinux > To EndeavourOS > Port Guide (like Manjaro)

Hi All -

I used Chris Titus - ArchLinux install and want to move my working install to EndeavourOS. Is there a guide similar to Manjaro Guide? Or would I just basically do the same thing as the Manjaro guide. Sorry for the noobie question :slight_smile:

BTW - Would be cool to put this together using EndeavourOS as a Community Install in the initial setup of EndeavourOS ISO.

Chris Titus guide-

What are you expecting on getting from it?

EndeavourOS and stock Arch are pretty close, so there is not much to “port”.
You can add the EndeavourOS repo to get the help tools etc but that is pretty much it.

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Just add the endeavouros repository.

Add this to your /etc/pacman.conf:

SigLevel = PackageRequired
Include = /etc/pacman.d/endeavouros-mirrorlist

And create a new file named /etc/pacman.d/endeavouros-mirrorlist:

## Germany
Server =$repo/$arch
Server =$repo/$arch
Server =$repo/$arch

## Sweden
Server =$repo/$arch
Server =$repo/$arch

## Canada
Server =$repo/$arch

## China
Server =$repo/$arch

## Vietnam
Server =$repo/$arch

## Singapore
Server =$repo/$arch
Server =$repo/$arch

## France
Server =$repo/$arch

Import the EndeavourOS key:

sudo pacman-key --keyserver -r 003DB8B0CB23504F
sudo pacman-key --lsign 003DB8B0CB23504F

Then update your system, forcing the database update (with double ys):

sudo pacman -Syyu

And install eos-hooks package:

sudo pacman -S eos-hooks

There, now you’re using EndeavourOS.

And everything is exactly the same :rofl:

Warning: I’m writing this off the top of my head, I have not tested it, and there is a good chance I missed a step or two somewhere…


Yes - all you’re doing is adding the EnOS bits. Kresimir has covered it.

That’s not technically an Arch Linux install, it’s an Arch derivative because it includes a number of defaults and overridden files and configs. You might be better off installing EnOS to make sure the installation is done correctly.


If you want a vanilla Archlinux and need help to install it, I recommend ef linux made simple on YouTube.


the Arch wiki, . :grin:


Of course. Or use the archinstaller that comes with the ISO. In either case I can almost guarantee that a newcomer will have quite a bit of trouble. The Arch Wiki is very comprehensive but the Installation guide is not a ‘step-by-step’ guide because you have to click on links off the main page to find the information you need for some of the steps. It’s very educational, however, so why not?


You pulled this off the top of your head?!?! I seriously commend your photogenic memory on that one. Jeebus, the memory of a frog is baffling.


Yes, I remember the EndeavourOS key and mirror URLs by heart. I recite them every evening, just in case someone on the forum asks.

Or I copied them from my EndeavourOS system, and I meant I wrote the procedure steps off the top of my head. :slight_smile:


Thank you all—I was successful with using the Manjaro guide to move from Archlinux to EndeavourOS.

In case people were curious, why would I bother. A few reasons: I spent many hours, like 20+ setting everything up and theming. Additionally, I wanted to be on the Endeavour rolling release because the community ‘appears’ to me to be more helpful and active. I also just get happy-good-vibes from EndeavourOS. Lastly, I have distro hopped from PopOS to Manjaro to Endeavour to Arch and am now back to Endeavour for the foreseen future.

Thank you!!!


It was a vibe thing. I also just figured I would rather be intertwined with EndeavourOS. I even purchased a ballcap from Linux Foundation with the EndeavourOS logo. But I explained more detail in my post at the end of this thread.

Well there is no such thing as “endeavourOS rolling”. It’s Arch and rolls with the same timetable as Arch Linux does.

I guess I misunderstood. I thought Endeavour was a rolling release?
Various articles and sources on the net say “EndeavourOS follows a rolling-release model where you install once and receive updates forever, just like Arch Linux”. But if it is not a rolling release, please help me to better understand so I don’t keep putting my foot in my mouth.


What @inffy means is that EndeavourOS is basically arch with configurations and additional tools, we do not provide any core packages and instead using archlinux repositories, so we do rolling the same way as arch does.



I was writing and trying to explain it, but Joe did it much better and in shorter form :smiley:

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