alis VS systemrescue-zfs

Compare alis vs systemrescue-zfs and see what are their differences.


Arch Linux Install Script (or alis, also known as the Arch Linux executable installation guide and wiki) installs an unattended, automated and customized Arch Linux system. (by picodotdev)


A fork of SystemRescue (formerly SystemRescueCd) with ZFS built-in and serial console access enabled for all boot options. Download bootable ISOs from the releases page. (by nchevsky)
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alis systemrescue-zfs
10 4
811 89
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6.5 6.5
13 days ago 3 months ago
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GNU General Public License v3.0 only GNU General Public License v3.0 only
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Posts with mentions or reviews of alis. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2023-05-16.


Posts with mentions or reviews of systemrescue-zfs. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects.
  • Can't dual boot TN-Core and TN-SCALE
    1 project | /r/truenas | 31 Mar 2021
  • annoyed desperate and need help
    1 project | /r/truenas | 10 Mar 2021
  • Can't Create Pool - Wipe gpart input/output errors
    1 project | /r/truenas | 22 Feb 2021
    There's a rescue system here with zfs support pre installed:
  • [scale] grub loading, no such device, unknown filesystem
    1 project | /r/truenas | 1 Feb 2021
    It looks like the boot-pool on the original SSDs just got flat out destroyed when installing the new copy on the usb stick. I used this recovery image from here: and booted the system with all disks installed. 'zdb -e boot-pool' spit out a load of unneeded stuff and a list of the most recent zpool commands run on the pool. What do you say, zpool destroy was the last command run on it at the time of the usb installation... One 'zpool import -Df boot-pool' later the pool was visible again. 'zpool export boot-pool' and a reboot later the system once again boots into the original install.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing alis and systemrescue-zfs you can also consider the following projects:

archfi - Arch Linux Fast Installer : tutorial installer

archuseriso - Toolkit for building bootable disk images of Arch Linux and for installing Arch Linux on USB disk or thumb drive.

easy-arch - Script for boostrapping Arch Linux with BTRFS, snapshots and LUKS encryption (UEFI only).

ISO - helloSystem Live and installation ISO

aconfmgr - A configuration manager for Arch Linux

archiso-zfs - Easily load ZFS kernel module on any Archiso.

arch-install - Personal Arch Linux installation script

termux-packages - A package build system for Termux.

LARBS - Luke's Auto-Rice Bootstrapping Scripts: Installation Scripts for My Arch Linux Meta-Distribution

TermuxArch - You can use setupTermuxArch.bash 📲 to install Arch Linux in Amazon, Android, Chromebook and Windows.

zfsbootmenu - ZFS Bootloader for root-on-ZFS systems with support for snapshots and native full disk encryption

ansible-freebsd-install-on-zfs-lite - FreeBSD. Installing a FreeBSD system on the root with ZFS from MfsBSD running in rescue mode.