Arch Live project, by Elia Yehuda, aka z4ziggy
Download Archie 0.4.1 XFCE (md5sum: ab6babecfbfe95e724ec4ef55000e94d):
Release date : April 14th, 2005
Torrent download : here and here
ftp mirrors list : here

Package list here
changelog here

Note: Archie is still under heavy development and thus can only be considered as beta. Please submit bug reports in the forums here. Thank you.


Archie is a complete live Arch linux system (v0.7) to be run from a cd/usb, built with the KISS philosophy in mind. No packages have been stripped to provide a full Arch linux system, yet deliver fastest performance with no extensive bloating. Archie uses its own hw-detection tool (lshwd) ideally to support a wide range of hardware with low detection time. Archie also provides extended features like multi-lingual, nesting capabilities and hd-install.

Archie iso's consists of several different isos, each directed to a different task :

Archie XFCE Archie with XFCE desktop ~300mb usb/cd Ready
Archie KDE Archie with KDE desktop ~650mb cd only N/A yet
Skinny Archie XFCE Stripped down (uclibc) Archie with XFCE desktop ~100mb usb/cd N/A yet
Skinny Archie KDE Stripped down (uclibc) Archie with KDE desktop ~250mb usb/cd N/A yet

The Archie XFCE iso is currently available. Soon the Skinny Archie XFCE will be added.

The Archie project also offers the scripts (named archie-scripts) used to create the Archie iso's so other Archers may create their own Arch-based live system, very similar (in principle) to the project.

Main Features

I want more!

Do you think we left out something incredibly important?
Do you have an idea you think we should implement?

Don't be shy! post your ideas here, and help us make Archie even better :)

We are continuously seeking for more contributers on the Archie project - if you're interested in helping and assisting, please share it with us here.

Howto install

Howto create your own Live Arch iso

Download mirros


Rasat/AMLUG : Web space and support
SG-3 : Testing and docs
iphitus : Q/A, Graphics and testing
Shadowhand : Logo, Graphics and design
encelo : Graphics
kpiche : uclibc maintainer