How create iso from current manjaro installation

hey there i want to create an installable manjaro iso from my current installation is there any way i can do that

No - there is not - at least not directly.

It is possible to - sort of - create something resembling your current installation - but create an ISO directly from your running system is not possible.

well then how can i do that indirectly

Roughly - you use the Manjaro Tools to build an ISO - and using arguments to stop before it is actually building the ISO.

Then you copy the necessary files configurations to the skel folder of the filesystem intended for the ISO - then you resume build the ISO using argument for creating the ISO without rebuilding the filesystems.


  1. install manjaro-tools-iso
  2. Create a new iso-profile
  • put the names of all packages you want to the file Packages-Desktop
  • put all the files you have modified to desktop-overlay folder. Settings files from your $HOME folder go to desktop-overlay/etc/skel
  • remove any surplus files and personal settings you don’t want to pass to the installed system
  1. Build the iso with build-iso command
  2. Test your iso and fix any problems in the profile
  3. Profit.

There have been plans for a gui tool to automate this, but I haven’t had the time to do it.


Didn’t even know this existed, gonna save me so much time
Bless your tools :wink: