^Xero-Linux^

What’s This ?

This is XeroLinux - an Arch-based Distro with KDE Plasma Desktop.

XeroLinux is based on a project by my good friend Erik Dubois called ALCI or simply put Arch Linux Calamares Installer. Meaning it’s an easier way to install ArchLinux using the Calamares Installer…

~ XeroLinux New Home ~

Calamares

About

This is where I will be posting my custom Calamares Config. This can be used with various distros that use that installer, but mainly it was built with ArcoLinux in mind, specifically ArcoLinux Plasma. I do not know if it works with other D.E’s as I haven’t tested as of yet. I will soon, if you want you can test it and report back.

How-To

Ok, now for the “How-To Use” part of it all. Here I will show you how to use my own script, but if you are as much of a tinkerer as I am, I have a more in-depth tutorial on how you can build your own custom config over at ArcoLinux Forums.

Anyway, for now, here’s how to use my own Calamares Config, the way I made it. First, boot into your ISO of choice, in this case ArcoLinux B Plasma, do NOT run installer yet, as we want it to use our config, since it doesn’t have it yet, it will use default. Now head into /etc/ folder and open Terminal there. Since a calamares folder already exists there, we will first have to rename it to something else in order for us to replace it with our own. To do that run command below :

Command

sudo mv calamares calamares.old

Then, once that’s done all we have to do is get my config in by cloning my git via command below :

Command

sudo git clone https://github.com/TechXero/calamares.git 

Now, you can finally run installer, once you do, you will see my config instead of the ArcoLinux one.

Final words

I hope this proves to be helpful to you. You are free to use my config as a baseline, or, if you are building a Distro of your own, no need to ask me for permission, just use it, as long as you credit me it’s fine. THat’s the best part of Linux, FREEDOM… :D

Browse Repo Here

KVM Script

About

Kernel-Based Virtual Machine (KVM) is an open source virtualization technology built into Linux®. Specifically, KVM lets you turn Linux into a hypervisor that allows a host machine to run multiple, isolated virtual environments called guests or virtual machines (VMs). More-Info.

This is what I use for Virtualization, I find it does what I need it to, and best part is, it doesn’t break like VirtualBox does when I use a custom Kernel like I do most of the time.

Simple Automated Script

I have created an easy to run bash script that will do everything based on video by @EFLinux in one single swoop.

Click the link below, it will take you to script contents on my GitHub, copy code, create a new file wherever you want on your machine, calling it QEMU.sh paste code in, and save it. Once that’s done just give it executable permission (I hope you know how by now) run it and watch magic happen.

Give Exec Permissions

sudo chmod +x QEMU.sh

KVM Installer Script On GitHub

Final Words

If you like video above and you are as much of a Linux G33k as I am, then check out some more awesome videos by my good friend and all-time great guy Ermanno Ferrari over @EFLinux as it's best source for ArchLinux Guides and more...

Now, you can finally run Virtual Machine Manager from the Applications Menu, enjoy ;)

Samba Script

About

This is my easy-to-use Samba configurator & installer script, that I will keep up-to-date as much as I can. It was created using a combination of ArchWiki and Erik Bubois' scripts merging all into one easy script that worked for me on every Arch-based Distro I used.

How-To

This script is dedicated to new-to-Linux users, click the link below, it will take you to script contents on my GitHub, copy code, create a new file wherever you want on your machine, calling it samba.sh paste code in. Once that’s done just give it executable permission (I hope you know how by now) run it and watch magic happen.

Samba Script On GitHub

Give Exec Permissions

sudo chmod +x samba.sh