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Option 1: Docker - All Linux Distros

First, you need to ensure that docker isn't using overlay or overlay2 filesystems. This can be verified by running docker info. And will be shown next to Storage Driver.

In the event that you are running overlay, Look at this docker documentation on how to switch to VFS.

Note, this doesn't work on OSX or Windows, I am working closely with the Manjaro Devs on this one.

Quick Docker Install Script - For Linux

sh -c "$(curl -fsSL "")"

Docker Command

docker run --privileged \
          -v ~/manjaro-mbp-iso:/root/out \
          -v {PATH-TO-REPO}:/root/iso-profiles\
          --env KERNEL=linux57-mbp\
          --env EDITION=gnome\

Command Breakdown

  • --privileged
    • This is required for allowing the filesystems to be created. (This is a security risk! Read for yourself the documentation on this flag)
  • -v
    • Create a folder on your host filesystem to retrieve the compiled files from the container
    • Ensure that {PATH-TO-REPO} is replaced by the absolute path to this repo's files.
  • --env
    • There are two environment variables:
      • KERNEL: This is used for defining which kernel version to use. All packages will follow the -mbp naming scheme.
      • EDITION: This is used for defining which edition of manjaro you would like to install.

Option 2: Manually on an existing Manjaro Install

First Install Manjaro Tools:

pamac install manjaro-tools-iso git

Clone the repository to your home directory

git clone ~/iso-profiles

run a command corrisponding to your preferred version of Manjaro:

buildiso -f -p {edition} -k linux57-mbp

Available Options are:

architect gnome kde nxd xfce awesome bspwm-mate cinnamon i3 lxqt openbox webdad bspwm budgie deepin lxde mate ukui

File Locations

Navigate to the directory for your iso file. If Using a official edition go to:

cd /var/cache/manjaro-tools/iso/manjaro/{NAME_OF_EDITION}/20.0.3/

If using a community edition to:

cd /var/cache/manjaro-tools/iso/community/{NAME_OF_EDITION}/20.0.3/