DISCLAIMER: THIS IS NOT READY FOR PRODUCTION ! ONLY USE IN A TEST-ENVIRONMENT !
@Chrysostomus 's very ambitious CLI-installer project manjaro-architect is beginning to really take shape. Very recently there has been a lot of input and feedback on dedicated threads here and development has been quickly gaining momentum with a great amount of work and improvement that went into this fork of Carl Duff’s and @mandog’s Architect, originally designed to install Archlinux, of course.
Meanwhile the present version is taking more and more advantage of Manjaro’s specialities and advantages and also its own set of clever tools.
So for a first broader testing we have now managed to put together a real test-ISO for you to
#What to expect ?
Similar to the good old Manjaro netinstall ISO this (hopefully future) install medium comes without any graphical environment.
We are still looking for ways to make this as small as possible, for now it is at least under 500MB.
After you have been greeted by this tty login screen you may launch the installer with
As you can see some translations are already available, German is in preparation - more to come… your help will be more than welcome
Then you’ll be guided through the install process sometimes with quite verbose comments.
The recently improved pacman-mirrors also works really nicely in the text only environment
The installation is completely netbased - the downside is that all packages have to be downloaded, which, depending on the internet connection of course can take quite a long time.
On the other hand the packages will of course be the newest ones and you have the immediate choice of branch and kernel and the highlight is, that you will be able to choose from the different available Manjaro profile including their settings packages.
So if all goes well and in the end everything works as intended, you should end up with a Manjaro edition just like the preconfigered ones we have now on a list of different ISOs.
Of course this project still has quite a long way to go, but I am very optimistic that in the not so far future we might be able to present a very intriguing alternative install option for Manjaro edition.
Thank you to everyone involved and thank you for your testing and feedback, which will make further development even possible.