instantARCH is the custom made installer being used for instantOS. It is a netinstall based around instantmenu and written in bash.
Testing the installation¶
ibuild instantarchtest [branchname]
This starts up instantarch using a branch other than master and opens up a debug menu when the installer is tarted
Debugging mode is enabled by either exporting the environment variable INSTALLDEBUG or by creating the file /tmp/installdebug. It opens a debug menu after each step and allows for pausing, cancelling or continuing the installation.
you can put an identifier in /tmp/debugname that is then put in the log file in order to be able to later recognize a testing installation