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instantARCH

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

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