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Boot Archcraft with GRUB

If you already have Linux installed on your system and want to try Archcraft without making a bootable USB drive, you can do so with the GRUB2 bootloader. Follow the steps below to boot Archcraft ISO with GRUB2 :

  • Open terminal and edit /etc/grub.d/40_custom with your favorite text editor.
$ sudo vim /etc/grub.d/40_custom
  • Add the following entry in the file, replace (hd0,X) with your root partition, e.g. (hd0,2) and /path/to/archcraft.iso with your Archcraft ISO path.
menuentry "Archcraft Live ISO" --class archcraft {    set root='(hd0,X)'    set isofile="/path/to/archcraft.iso"    set dri="free"    search --no-floppy -f --set=root $isofile    probe -u $root --set=abc    set pqr="/dev/disk/by-uuid/$abc"    loopback loop $isofile    linux  (loop)/arch/boot/x86_64/vmlinuz-linux img_dev=$pqr img_loop=$isofile driver=$dri quiet splash vt.global_cursor_default=0 loglevel=2 rd.systemd.show_status=false rd.udev.log-priority=3 sysrq_always_enabled=1 cow_spacesize=2G    initrd  (loop)/arch/boot/intel-ucode.img (loop)/arch/boot/amd-ucode.img (loop)/arch/boot/x86_64/initramfs-linux.img}
  • Save the file and update grub.cfg, the GRUB configuration file.
# On Arch Linux$ sudo grub-mkconfig -o /boot/grub/grub.cfg                        # On Ubuntu & its derivatives$ sudo update-grub
  • After updating the config file, Reboot the system and boot into Archcraft Live. Try it out, or maybe install it on a USB or SDcard.