Available Cinnarch 20120723

On July 7, 2012, the launch of Cinnarch, a distro Linux KISS out of the box which is 100% based on Arch Linux but that also has a desk Cinnamon default (hence the name e Cinnarch).

Cinnarch is distributed so LiveCD + NetInst that is, first try it and if you like it you can install it from the network thanks to a modified version of ALF with the advantage that at the end of the installation the system is ready to use, without any extra configuration (except maybe the Inittab)




Cinnarch has by default a number of APPS installed default pod like:

  • Xnoise media player
  • Totem
  • Chromium
  • An excellent package manager (can't remember its name XD)
  • LibreOffice Installer (LibreOffice does not come by default but it is easy to get)
  • Hotot
  • Pidgin
  • Shotwell
  • among others

We must take into account that it is still in alpha version so discretion is recommended when installing it also in case X fails or something it is recommended to have the installation CD of your favorite distro at hand so that they do not run out of OS. 😀

You can get Cinnarch 20120723 from its official page

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  1.   Makubex Uchiha (azavenom) said

    That distro looks interesting, I saw the videos on your website and it seems like it's a good project.

  2.   Gregorio Espadas said

    I did not know this new distro! We will have to try it 🙂

    1.    Bruno said

      Two powers. I have experience in Archlinux and the truth is a luxury that not everyone is given the opportunity for a learning curve issue. And today with a LinuxMint 13, Cinnamon has become indispensable for me to program against the changes that the gnome environment underwent in most of the distros.


  3.   auroszx said

    Wow, this is new oo I'll look at it on the page ...

  4.   elip89 said

    Excellent a way to test Cinnamon with my favorite Arch Linux distro 😀


  5.   Manuel de la Fuente said

    Wonderful. I use Arch Linux + Cinnamon and I can say that it is a great pair. Maybe I download this distro to take some customizations.

  6.   Acute Versionitis said

    Pardon the ignorance, but will it be more for "inexperienced like me"?
    so I encourage myself to take the big step to Arch ..
    for example, as Chakra, as they say, it would be more suitable for me, I come from Ubuntu; Fedora; Linux Mint; OpenSUSE and SolusOS ..
    The same goes for SolusOS, which is my introduction to Debian.
    since I would like to try Debian and Arch, but I don't feel like it yet .. hehe ..

    1.    Manuel de la Fuente said

      You should have cheered up 3 distros ago, you're more than ready.

    2.    pardygm said

      I didn't even use ubuntu, it was elive and from there I went to arch and I won't quit, read the wiki installation guide and you can go from Windo $ e

  7.   Josh said

    Thanks for the info. I'm going to try it.

  8.   fernandoagonzalez said

    Please, they are only visual modifications .. each distro that appears lately.

    1.    KZKG ^ Gaara said

      I see it as a valid option for those who want to try Cinnamon and like Arch 😉

      1.    Phytoschido said

        Agree. I think this is perfect to satisfy my curiosity. I'll try it for a few days to see how it goes.

        By the way, how interesting that it uses LightDM + Unity Greeter instead of GDM. It's not bad, it just makes me curious.

  9.   Algabe said

    I prefer Archlinux + XFCE 🙂

  10.   Alf said

    I'm testing it in virtualbox, I assigned 1.6 gb of ramm to it, read it haaaaastaaa laaa deeeseeeeeeaaaaciiiòòònnnnnn.

    Debian with KDE and the same assigned ramm is faster in virtualbox.


  11.   seadx6 said

    haha thanks for your opinion; It is an article that I took out in an hour XD Cinnarch makes me think that it will be my next distro to try installed in HD, the problem is that when I installed it I got the INIT message: id 'x' respawning so fast unabled for 5 minutes like this I am now in Chakra but the live works like a charm and honestly I would like to know how to solve the problem and return to Cinnarch that if I can make it run well and without any problem maybe it will become my distro par excellence and I will not get out of it 🙂

    1.    Oscar said

      One question, can you put it in Spanish? If possible I download it to test it.

      1.    seadx6 said

        Yes. Yes you can

  12.   Alf said

    I'll tell you what my hardware is, I don't know what else it might be, to be able to install debian is a battle, archlinux finishes the installation process without any error message, including the KDE environment without any error message, but it doesn't start, it must be my machine.

    HP paviliom g4-1174la notebook pc
    AMD Dual CoremA4 processor
    ATI Chart

    In this notebook the free drivers do not work, what's more, windows 7 worked very badly, nor did the webcam work from the factory.

  13.   aldobelus said

    Now Cinnarch is in a new version, very nice. But I have already installed it three times. I think it deserves a chance because it is a good idea for computers like the one I use to install it: with few resources and for a person who does not have much of a computing idea (to call it that).
    The bad thing is that I have three installations. One because they don't give much information to start with. Network setup is easy but I don't think they emphasize it enough. Before entering to install a terminal appears where you have to type "cinnarch" (this is not said anywhere) as a user and then the password (this if): "live". Then you become "root" and put something that they say but that is easily passed to configure the network: "dhcpcd". Then "cinnarch-setup" (they say so). And starts. From here it is documented. I'm talking about the minimum installation (200-odd megabytes). If you install from the "big" system it is easier but not suitable for "few resources".
    Then it has given me two errors that I do not understand and I am on the fourth installation (I said three? No). If there were more people and with more knowledge than me, things would improve, among other things because there is not much information. At least it's struggling for me, but the time I was working with her well was wonderful.
    I think I'm going to be responsible and put all this on your wiki. Cheers