Welcome to ArchBang Live a live iso [].

Information here is as up to date as possible.

Please do not post issues or problems related to ArchBang on Archlinux forums it will result in at best your thread closed or worse deleted.

====Openbox Window Manager====

Will give a brief overview of ArchBang version.

Some useful keybinds are:

Super+t terminal
Super+w Firefox browser
Super+f Thunar file manager

You will also see launchers on panel for above, as well as workspaces, networking, system tray and clock.

Also applications can be started from Rofi by using Super + r. If you want to open htop a terminal application use Shift key plus return.

Window manager controls:

Most window actions can be done with mouse.

Right Click on desktop for main menu.

Click and drag windows around desktop.

Added a small number of binds some are shown in conky on desktop.


To run installer either run sudo abinstall in a terminal or via main menu.

If you wish to set up partitions before running installer either do so manually in a terminal or use gparted.

Once complete then simply mount new partitions to /mnt.

The installer is menu driven and very easy to follow.

Another online guide


To get pacman running live you will need a working network connection, either wired [connects automatically] or wireless via network icon on panel [click on it!].

Live you do not need to do the following commands but post install you will need to set up pacman keys open a terminal and run:


This will create keys, refresh package cache and install archlinux-keyring.

Then you can search for a package of choice using:

sudo pacman -Ss

Install a pacakge using

sudo pacman -S

For more help, guides search the Arch Wiki []