Learning phases 2, 3 and 5

Please read following essential posts
ArcoLinux Core Info
ArcoLinux Fast Track


You have downloaded the ArcoLinux, ArcoLinuxD or ArcoLinuxB iso and have installed it either on a virtual machine or on an SSD. We advise you to start in the menu “Start here” and follow the articles and videos. Then you can use the menus, categories, tags and the search to look for specific items. Or just venture your way in our distro.

You can take a look at all the articles per desktop.

On you will find also more info about Xfce, Openbox and i3. The rest of the desktops are ONLY documented here.

Any desktop articles means they apply to all the desktops.

If you want to build your own ArcoLinuxB iso, then you go to

Installing Arch Linux or Phase 5 in our learning path can be found on this website.

You can learn how to build a distro from scratch via the Carli project. will provide you with that knowledge.


5 Choose between bios or uefi

5 Choose between bios or uefi

Choose whether to follow theBIOSorUEFIinstallationBIOS is often for older computersUEFI is often on newer computersFIND MORE INFO ABOUT BIOS AND UEFI HERE  Learn how to install Arch Linux starting from the iso from and install step by step Arch...

7 The actual installation of Arch Linux Phase 3

7 The actual installation of Arch Linux Phase 3

let us get graphical All this time we have been in this terminal environment. We want to be able to install some kind of desktop environment now : xfce, openbox, i3, deepin, cinnamon,... anything... These are the steps we need to take now. install display server XORG...

6 The actual installation of Arch Linux Phase 2

6 The actual installation of Arch Linux Phase 2

Boot from your SSD, harddisk or VirtualBox Reboot and select the first line in grub to boot from. Then we need to login with root and its password. Internet is activated thanks to networkmanager. We try it out with pacman -Syu. Sudo is not required since we are still...

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