With BYOI we give you – the ArcoLinux user – the power to change the iso any way you see fit.

This time we are going to edit the packages.both file.


We give you the power and knowledge to change the ArcoLinux iso.

We have heard the following remarks online that you can now easily solve yourself.

  • there are too much/too little browsers
  • I do not need libreoffice – I want openoffice
  • I want steam or obs-studio on the iso
  • I want more applications
  • I want less applications
  • The iso does not support xxx hardware.
  • I just want xfce or openbox or i3.
Get your arcolinux-iso from
with git clone

 BYOI procedure

  1. git clone https://github.com/arcolinux/arcolinux-iso
  2. change packages.both – we just change arbitrary some of the applications
    1. #chromium
    2. #darktable
    3. #evolution
    4. #firefox
    5. ….
    6. We add steam and steam-native-runtime
  3. run script 30
  4. Three times “y”
  5. test iso in virtualbox
  6. steam works
  7. hardcode-fixer to improve the icons
Everyone is a betatester at any point in time when you BYOI.
Help us improve the iso and give us feedback.