ObarunOS ARCH? Installation Pt 1 Arch Linux Without SystemD. Isn't That Special

Obarun OS is based on Arch Linux but without systemD. I’m not for or against systemD. As short circuit robot used to say “need more input”.
Truth is I just want a system that works. Apparently Arch used to be sysd free.

This is Part 1 of 2? I plan on using ObarunOS for a minute and see if it will do what I need it to do. I will share what I learn along the way. The first challenge (for me) is to make that darn volume icon to stay in the sys tray and have sliding volume control. 😀

I will be looking for a alternative to Gnome-disk. I haven’t found it yet.

The installer is a follow through installer, meaning that if you go through the steps one at a time until you complete all the fields you should have a successful installation experience.

Good luck

Your Journey should begin here:


and lead here:


And finally here:



From the project web page:
systemd is a suite of basic building blocks for a Linux system. It provides a system and service manager that runs as PID 1 and starts the rest of the system. systemd provides aggressive parallelization capabilities, uses socket and D-Bus activation for starting services, offers on-demand starting of daemons, keeps track of processes using Linux control groups, maintains mount and automount points, and implements an elaborate transactional dependency-based service control logic. systemd supports SysV and LSB init scripts and works as a replacement for sysvinit. Other parts include a logging daemon, utilities to control basic system configuration like the hostname, date, locale, maintain a list of logged-in users and running containers and virtual machines, system accounts, runtime directories and settings, and daemons to manage simple network configuration, network time synchronization, log forwarding, and name resolution.

systemd is now the default on new installations


2012-10-13 – Thomas BГ¤chler

The base group now contains the systemd-sysvcompat package. This means that all new installations will boot with systemd by default.

As some packages still lack native systemd units, users can install the initscripts package and use the DAEMONS array in /etc/rc.conf to start services using the legacy rc.d scripts.

This change does not affect existing installations. For the time being, the initscripts and sysvinit packages remain available from our repositories. However, individual packages may now start relying on the system being booted with systemd.

Please refer to the wiki for how to transition an existing installation to systemd.

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