In this talk I will introduce several unofficial approaches like LXC, Docker or Vagrant to get a working copy of Arch Linux, and newcomers can have a quick taste of Arch in less than 5 minutes.
Using bootable archiso is the official way to install a copy of Arch Linux. However, inherent complexity during Arch Linux installation is often a headache even for experienced Arch Linux users. Sometimes I just want to try something in a clean Arch Linux environment, and installing from scratch takes way too much time. Nowadays, virtualization techniques are quite mature, and it is easy to get a copy of pre-installed Arch Linux image in a short time. Here are some popular virtualization techniques and their suitable use cases:
- LXC: Container with functional systemd
- Docker: Container for a process
- Vagrant: Full-functional virtual machine
About Chih-Hsuan Yen
An Arch Linux Trusted User. I also volunteer in the LXQt project.