Installl and Configure Archlinux ACM@UIC Style
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Configure the .env files as needed. Configs are located in the configs/ directory.

Copy/rename secrets.env.example to secrets.env and modify as needed. Modify global.env as needed.

This script comes with a few profiles:

  • workstation
  • hypervisor
  • virtual-mahine

Boot into archiso, enable ssh server, and set the root password

systemctl start sshd
echo "root:superPASSWORRD" | chpasswd

Then run from a computer on the network.


Usage: --profile <profile> --host <ip/hostname>
      -p, --profile           specify profile file
      -h, --host              specify host
      -k, --key               ssh key file
      --help                  Displays Help Information
Example: --config config/virtual-machine.env --host

What does it do?

Here is an outline of the workings of the script

  • Inject SSH key
  • Login into remote host
  • Partition, format, and mount
  • Install archlinux
    • Inject mirrors
    • Update repository lists
    • Run pacstrap
    • Generate fstab
    • Generate and configure swapfile
  • chroot into the new archlinux intsall
    • Configure system basics
      • Timezone
      • Locale and Language
      • Hostname and hosts
      • pacman config
      • Configure ACM pacman repository
      • Configure ssh server
      • Add users, inject keys, and lock root
    • Configure network
      • Setup bonding
      • Get hostname from DHCP
    • Configure sudoers
    • Configure ACM active directory
    • Install and configure hypervisor
      • Install qemu, libvirt
      • Configure virtual network
      • Configure iptables forwarding for virtual network
      • Configure DHCP server
      • Configure UEFI for qemu
      • Install virtio drivers for Windows guests
    • Install apps
      • Install and configure aurman
      • Optimize makepkg
      • Install extra apps from config files
    • Install Bootloader
      • Set bootloader timeout to 0
      • Install and configure GRUB

archiso customizations

Using the releng profile from /usr/share/archiso/configs/releng


systemctl enable sshd
echo "root:superPASSWORD" | chpasswd


timeout 0
default archiso-x86_64