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Welcome on the build DidJiX home page.


You need :

Most of the commands below requires elevated privileges. archiso, make, mercurial and syslinux can be simply installed with pacman.

Clone the DidJiX repository

  • Clone the DidJiX repository :
#~> hg clone DidJiX
#~> cd DidJiX

Choose a branch

DidJiX repository comes with two branches: a default french branch and an us branch.

  • If needed, update to branch us :
#DidJiX> hg branches
#DidJiX> hg update us
#DidJiX> hg branches

Let's go with make

A makefile script comes with Didjix. It tries to automate the previous manual way.

  • Start with make :
#DidJiX> make
  • revert the changes introduced by the installation on the monitored files :
#DidJiX> hg revert -Ca

or edit files and then commit changes (note that some pacnew files may be produced by initialisation and packages installation, compare it with followed files).

  • if needed, generate a new initramfs file :
#DidJiX> make initramfs
  • if needed, refresh squash file system file :
#DidJiX> make prepare
  • and finally, make the iso file :
#DidJiX> make iso

And now with my nice iso

  • First, test it with a virtual solution :
$DidJiX> export QEMU_AUDIO_DRV=alsa
$DidJiX> qemu -enable-kvm -m 1024 -usb -device usb-tablet -device AC97 -cdrom out/DidJiX.iso
$DidJiX> qemu -enable-kvm -m 1024 -usb -device usb-tablet -device AC97 -hda out/DidJiX.iso -snapshot
$DidJiX> qemu -enable-kvm -usb -device usb-tablet -device AC97 -cdrom out/DidJiX.iso -bios /usr/share/ovmf/ovmf_x64.bin
$DidJiX> qemu -enable-kvm -usb -device usb-tablet -device AC97 -hda out/DidJiX.iso -snapshot -bios /usr/share/ovmf/ovmf_x64.bin

qemu (, kvm ( and ovmf ( are used for this example.

  • finally, install it on target media like an hard disk, removable or not, or an usb stick :
#DidJiX> cat out/DidJiX.iso > /dev/sdx

/dev/sdx is the target media, be extremely careful because all data on it will be lost!