Welcome to ArchBang Live a live iso.

Information here is as up to date as possible.

Please do not post issues with ArchBang on Archlinux forums, they will either be closed or deleted by forum moderators. Can offer limited support check Contacts page for details


To access installer run sudo abinstall in a terminal or use keybinding Super + i

You can create partitions from installer itself or you can use gparted. These partitions should then be mounted to /mnt

Installer Menu includes:

1) Partition Scheme # Setup target device for install and mount partitions
2) Install ArchBang # transfers iso image to target device
3) Hostname # Your given machine name default is ‘archbang’
4) Location # Region you are in (Europe/London) and Servers nearest to your country.
5) Hardware Clock # UTC or localtime (user preference can affect windows dual boot)
6) Locale # Keyboard layout/ Language (Console)
7) Desktop Keyboard Layout # Default is us [United States]
8) Bootloader # Grub2, Syslinux, Systemd-boot (UEFI)
9) Root password # Very important as iso is password free
10) Create User # Set up new user for install and password

=== Post Install ===

Autologin is disabled during install, you will end up at a log in prompt. Enter your chosen username and password to log in.


To get pacman running you will need a working network connection, either wired [connects automatically] or wireless [click icon on panel and find your named network].

Check/Setup mirrorlist you may have it already setup via installer [working network] or you can check it either in a terminal or via l3afpad. To make any changes you will need to use sudo.

Open a terminal [Super + t] then update first update pacman keys:


Then update pacman database and packages:

sudo pacman -Syyu

Then you can install a package of choice using:

sudo pacman -S


If you don’t get any sound you can right click on volume icon on panel then
‘Open Mixer’ or in a terminal run alsamixer
To unmute a channel press M to raise levels use up and down keys. To exit and
save hit Escape key

====Disable Blank Screen After 10 Minutes====

To disable blank screen after 10 minutes of inactivity, create a file in
/etc/X11/xorg.conf.d called custom.conf with this code:

Section “ServerFlags”
# disable low-level screensaver and screen DPMS poweroff
Option “BlankTime” “0”
Option “StandbyTime” “0”
Option “SuspendTime” “0”
Option “OffTime” “0”

====Have Fun!====

Everything about Arch isn’t covered in this guide so check the Arch Wiki []

====Quick Tips====

Desktop Keyboard Layout Live:

Check file ~/.config/i3/config — edit line exec $ei setxkbmap -layoyt “us” (change “us” to your keyboard layout)