[ISO] Is archiso working?

I am trying to create an ISO using the archiso tool, but it keeps failing. I have previously done the same thing in 2018 and 2019 without problems. Is it a bug? Since I couldn’t figure out how to post on their forums despite logging in (no button :frowning:), I created a bug report at https://bugs.archlinux.org/task/66835. Just wanted to know if any of the developers of EndeavourOS is facing a similar problem while creating an ISO for release.

Thank you in advance!

Well, try creating target repository in your own space. I think it will help a lot.

Something like:

$ cp -r /usr/share/archiso/configs/releng ~/archlive                 
$ ~ cd archlive/                                                       
$ ~/archlive ls                                                        
airootfs  efiboot   mkinitcpio.conf  pacman.conf
build.sh  isolinux  packages.x86_64  syslinux
$ ~/archlive sudo ./build.sh -v

Remember that ~ is a shortcut for /home/YourUsername/

Here is a screenshot with zsh-powerlevel-10k.

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And it works:

Drive current: -outdev 'stdio:out/archlinux-2020.05.30-x86_64.iso'
Media current: stdio file, overwriteable
Media status : is blank
Media summary: 0 sessions, 0 data blocks, 0 data, 1475g free
Added to ISO image: directory '/'='/home/fred/archlive/work/iso'
xorriso : UPDATE :     108 files added in 1 seconds
xorriso : UPDATE :     108 files added in 1 seconds
xorriso : NOTE : Copying to System Area: 432 bytes from file '/home/fred/archlive/work/iso/isolinux/isohdpfx.bin'
xorriso : WARNING : Boot image load size exceeds 65535 blocks of 512 bytes. Will record 0 in El Torito to extend ESP to end-of-medium.
libisofs: NOTE : Aligned image size to cylinder size by 259 blocks
xorriso : UPDATE :  14.54% done
ISO image produced: 338944 sectors
Written to medium : 338944 sectors at LBA 0
Writing to 'stdio:out/archlinux-2020.05.30-x86_64.iso' completed successfully.

[mkarchiso] INFO: Done! | 662M out/archlinux-2020.05.30-x86_64.iso
sudo ./build.sh -v  432,01s user 32,35s system 115% cpu 6:40,60 total


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The directory names that archiso generates (through other tools like mkarchiso, pacstrap, pacman, etc.) are incompatible with NTFS. A user on reddit helped figure this out: https://www.reddit.com/r/archlinux/comments/gt9gjo/archiso_is_nonfunctional/

Why NTFS? It will never be 100% supported by linux kernel…

Well, anyway…

Have a good day :slight_smile:

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My HDD is shared with Windows. Only the OS partitions are separate.

You’ll run into troubles, sooner or later. NTFS is not meant to host linux files.

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Can somebody port this over to the WIKI?

Like a complete step by step guide?

Would highly appreciate that!