First of all I SWEAR I have seen a topic about this but I can’t find it.
Anyway, I have a very well functioning Arch install (I installed it mostly because realized I haven’t done a “pure” Arch Way install since 2018) set up as I want it with BTRFs snapshots and stuff.
So what I would like to do, because I am bored and annoying is to “migrate” over to Endeavour OS (aka Grub theme, lsb-release. I have already enabled the repo and installed the mirror list because well… nice tools).
Here is a quick guide on how to stay on the Arch forum:
Don’t tell them you’re using EndeavourOS.
Know your system well enough so that nobody can suspect you’re using EndeavourOS.
Technically, you’re not even lying, because after all, EndeavourOS, not counting this forum, is just a slightly pre-configured Arch with a different branding and a very small repo added for convenience. So if you know how your system is configured, it is impossible for anyone to know how you installed it.
Of course, if you don’t know your system well enough, and there are packages on it that you don’t know how they got there and for what reason, it’s best to stay out of the Arch forum, because they’ll figure it out, the moment they ask you something and you can’t answer it.
That should not be a problem. What they want you to honour is to have installed the OS the “Arch way”, as that is a prerequisite for being a member on their forum.
Most of us here have done that on more than one occasion, so we qualify. As long as you’re respectful and do not ask specifically about EndeavourOS packages, I don’t think anyone there will care to inquire about it. In short, just don’t mention EndeavourOS
If you have a problem and you waste their time and they discover that the problem is related to an EndeavourOS script or something like that, they’ll get upset with you (which is completely understandable, in my opinion).
Point I am making is that if you can manually change theme in /etc/default/grub (which is the recommended way to change Grub themes) as well as other settings (like default option, boot timer etc) then it should also keep GRUB_DISTRIBUTOR.
Sad thing. I never installed Arch the Arch way, although I’m sure I could, if I would want to. So I would not qualify. As far as I know (by reading comments about their forum) it could be some fun over there.
Never underestimate the fervour and zealotry involved with platforms and tools. It’s everywhere, albeit sometimes hidden. I’ve installed Arch from scratch a few times, it was a learning experience, but it doesn’t make me special or any better than anyone else. I just wanted to learn. Beyond that, community, support, inclusivity, growth, camaraderie, these are all the things that make us special.