How to install minimal Gnome DE? (How to Convert Arch Linux to EndeavourOS)

Thanks. I will just have to change the mirrors with something close to home. I mentioned the one for Calamares :man_facepalming:

Well, just get it working, then you can pacman -S endeavouros-mirrorlist and it will be managed for you automatically.

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I will, Thanks. I will update you soon. It’s dinner time so prolly gonna be about an hour or so before I could do it.

Good luck, let me know how it went.

If you have any problems, @jonathon wrote an excellent guide on how to convert Manjaro to EndeavourOS, the same procedure (even simpler) should apply to converting vanilla Arch to EndeavourOS.

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Certainly. I will have a look at that guide as well. Thanks so much for your time.

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Do I have to do this?

Also, do I leave the Arch mirrorlist file in /etc/pacman.d ? or replace it with endeavouros-mirrorlist?

Edit: I’ll answer myself yes because I endeavouros-mirrorlist is for the extra packages the rest are pulled in from arch repos

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Well it seems to work fine except when I installed eos-hooks I got the following error

sed: can’t read /etc/lsb-release: No such file or directory

All I did was add the following entry in pacman.conf

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

Then created a file named endeavouros-mirrorlist in pacman.d

Then just did a pacman -Syu

I also ran the following;

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

Then installed

Am I offficially on EndeavourOS now ? :face_with_raised_eyebrow:

Edit: Oh and I removed the manually created endeavouros-mirrolist file and replaced it with the installed one :slight_smile:

I would guess so. I have done this to a couple of Arch ‘metal’ installs, and it works well. In fact I added endeavouros repo to other Arch-based distros too - some of the tools are too good to operate without :grin:

Would be interested to hear what troubles were caused by rEFInd - as I mostly use it to avoid troubles! Also - because multi-boot…

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sudo pacman -Syyu lsb-release


I hope so :smiley: cos I’m a little OCD and a Purist (No not an Arch purist) cos I don’t like to do hacks like this usually.

I honestly can’t remember what happened it was a while ago but due to it (rEFInd) being third party update could possibly cause issues?

I only have a dual boot system with Windows and systemd-boot works fine with it.

Thanks it fixed the issue


Hey @undecided Welcome to EndeavourOS :joy: :joy: :joy:


I know it’s cringe-worthy my above response :smiley:

Just a little side note, the only DE that is themed is the offline Xfce install, all the online DE installs are untouched theme-wise.


Other packages you might be interested in to install from Endeavour repo (they came as part of the installation when I installed my system (Cinnamon DE)):

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That’s good to know @Bryanpwo. I have already installed my favourite themes materia-gtk and papirus :slight_smile:




Thanks I might install those except for reflector-simple which I already have and grub-tools because I use systemd-boot.

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