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Building Manjaro by Spatry
In this tutorial. I’m going to show you how to create your own Manjaro Distro by using Manjaro-Tools.
Now, I know you read other Manjaro-Tools build ISO Tutorials. However, Manjaro-Tools keeps changing after new versions was released.
This version I’m going to show you was version 0.11.2-2.
First, open Terminal then enter this command to update your system.
Next, open Pamac and search for Manjaro-Tools. Then download manjaro-tools-base and manjaro-tools-iso.
You will also need to download manjaro-iso-profiles. There are three packages to choose. manjaro-iso-profiles-community, manjaro-iso-profiles-minimal, and manjaro-iso-profiles-official. For this tutorial, I’m going to download manjaro-iso-profiles-official.
While Pamac is installing all Manjaro-Tools packages that you need. If Pamac ask you which important package you want the most. We want manjaro-isolinux.
If your Manjaro Distro does not have Pamac or Octopi. Open Terminal and enter this command. Then choose the packages that you need to build.
sudo pacman -S manjaro-tools
Now, I know a lot of you download manjaro-tools-iso-profiles from GitHub website. I did tried that. But, it does not work for me. Sometimes, the build gets a error or keeps failing. It may work for you. But, if you like me and the build keeps failing. I recommend download one of these manjaro-iso-profiles from Pamac, Octopi, or Terminal Pacman.
After you got everything install that we need. Now open Thunar Root by right click your Desktop Screen and click on Thunar Root. After you open Thunar Root. Make sure you turn on Show Hidden Files by push (Ctrl + H).
Now go to this directory folder.
Next, let’s name your own Manjaro Distro. Go to isolinux, then open gfxboot.cfg and find product=Manjaro Linux then change from Manjaro Linux to whatever you want to name your own Distro.
Now, go back to manjaro-tools folder then go to iso-profiles. Then go to any Distro folder you want to build. For example, if I want to build off Official XFCE. You go to offical folder then go to xfce folder.
Next, let’s clone our Desktop Settings that we have made. Go to xfce-overlay then go to etc. Now, create skel folder. Go to skel folder you just create.
We’re going to set our Custom Wallpaper as default. Open your Home Folder. Make sure you have Show Hidden Files turn on by push (Ctrl + H).
Now go to this directory.
Open xfce4-desktop.xml then change all wallpaper locations from “/usr/share/backgrounds/xfce/manjaro.jpg” to your custom wallpaper location. Then save this file.
Now, go back to your Home folder then copy “.config” to skel folder you just created.
Next, go back to xfce-overlay and create usr/share/backgrounds. Put your Custom Wallpaper to the background folder you just created. So, Manjaro-Tools will automatically put your Custom Wallpaper to the correct directory folder.
Go back to xfce folder. Then open Packages-Xfce. This is where you can add any packages you want. Under ## Applications this is where you want to add any applications you want. After you finish adding any packages you want. Save this file.
That’s it! We’re ready to build!
Now, open Terminal and enter this command to Root Terminal.
Then enter this command to the directory folder.
If you want to build 64-Bit Version. Enter this command.
buildiso -p xfce
If you want to build 32-Bit Version. Enter this command.
buildiso -p xfce -a i686
If you get a error while building. Enter the last command you just entered before and try again.
After Manjaro-Tools finish building your ISO. Then you’re done!
Your 64-Bit ISO file was located at
Your 32-Bit ISO file was located at
I hope this tutorial helps you to build your own Manjaro Distro.