Pierre Schmitz, an Arch Linux developer, has announced the release of a new install media of Arch Linux Distribution. This CD .iso image contains the latest snapshot of the Arch Linux core repository. This install media no longer contains the AIF installer due to lack of maintainance and bug fixes. Rather some install scripts are provided which aid in installation. Beginners can learn more about the new installation mechanism from the Arch Wiki.
Some of the other notable changes include:
- Install images are now signed and must be verified before installation
- The pacman keyring is automatically initialized on bootup. Therefore signature verification is available on the live media and will work out of the box on the installed system.
- Instead of six different images we only provide a single one which can be booted into an i686 and x86_64 live system to install Arch Linux over the network. Media containing the [core] repository are no longer provided.
- Regular iso snapshots are planned on a monthly basis.
- The install media can also be booted directly via PXE. Note that its PGP signature cannot be verified this way!
- More archiso related options and new features can be found in its README file.
You can download the installation image from here.