Installing Manjaro Linux

Every computer user at least once faced with the necessity of installation of the operating system. This process seems to some rather complicated and is confusing, but if you follow certain instructions, the task will not take much time and definitely will be successful. Today we would like to talk about the installation Manjaro, which is based on the Linux kernel.

Install the distribution Manjaro Linux

Today we will not touch on the advantages and disadvantages of the mentioned OS, but only the maximum will describe the procedure of its installation on your PC. Mark would really like that to develop Manjaro was taken as a basis the Arch Linux package Manager Pacman is also there. Before beginning the preparation to installation is highly recommended to ensure that your computer meets the recommended system requirements of the distribution. You can recognize them by clicking on the following link.

Read more: System requirements for Manjaro

Step 1: Download the image

Since Manjaro is distributed free of charge, no problems with the download of the distro from the official site will not occur. We strongly recommend to use this source, because the files on third-party resources are not always checked and can harm your PC.

Download the latest version of Manjaro 9 from the official site

  • Go to the home page of the official site OS and click on the “Choose Edition and Download”.
  • On the download page, the developers offer to see the possible options of using Manjaro, for example, installing on a virtual machine, booting from a flash drive or disk or installation as the main operating system.
  • Below the tab is a list of available versions. They differ in pre-installed there environment. Turn on the filtering options, if you are not sure of the graphic shell. We will focus on the most popular — KDE.
  • After selecting just press the button “Download 64 bit version”. Just note that the latest version of Manjaro is not compatible with very old 32-bit processors.
  • Wait for it to complete downloading the ISO image.
  • After a successful download the system image proceed to the next step.

    Step 2: burn the image to media

    Installing Manjaro on a PC via a bootable USB flash drive or disk with the recorded system. For this you need to use a special program that will allow you to make the correct entry. Often, novice users ask questions about the task, if you are also occur and it is recommended to use the guidance provided in our separate article on.

    Read more: burn the OS image on a flash drive

    Step 3: set BIOS to boot from USB drive

    Now in many laptops and computers missing DVD drive, so most of the users write the downloaded image to a USB stick. After you have successfully created drive the computer must be loaded with it, and for the correct implementation of this operation is initially required to configure the BIOS, putting it there priority to boot from the stick.

    Read more: set up BIOS to run from USB drive

    Step 4: Preparing to install

    After booting from the flash drive appears to the user to the welcome screen, where you can manage the GRUB bootloader exhibited advanced options and run the image with the system. Let’s examine in detail present here the items:

  • Navigate between rows with the arrow keys on the keyboard and in the menu go through pressing Enter. For example, look at the “Time Zone”.
  • Here you can select the time zone to do it in the future. First select your region.
  • Then select the city.
  • The second item is “Keytable” and is responsible for the standard keyboard layout.
  • Look in the list of your option and activate it.
  • Immediately invited to choose the primary language of the system. English is default.
  • For ease of management in the future, this parameter may be changed to a more suitable one.
  • It remains only to choose the standard graphics driver.
  • The developers offer a free version and closed. Edit this paragraph is only in the case that the graphics card was incompatible with the standard free graphics drivers.
  • Upon completion of the configuration navigate to the item “Boot” and press Enter.
  • Some time later, start the graphical environment of the system with the main components and the installation of Manjaro.

    Step 5: Install

    All prior actions were successfully completed, remain to be just a basic installation process of the operating system and you can safely go to work with her. The operation looks simple, but still requires the user to perform a specific configuration.

  • The process begins with the welcome screen where the developers have presented all the basic information about its distribution. Select language and read the documentation, if so desired. Then click on the button “Run” in section “Installation”.
  • The language selected will be what was specified during the download stage, but now available re his choice. The pop-up menu look for the appropriate option, and then click on “Next”.
  • Now States regional format. It will use the formats of numbers and dates. You should only specify the necessary option in the map to verify the correct configuration and you can safely proceed to the next step.
  • Is configured and the layout of the keyboard. The table on the left select your primary language as in the table on the right — available varieties. Please note that the top there is an item “Type keyboard”that allows you to change the model to be used if it differs from the standard QWERTY/QWERTY.
  • The main part of the pre-install is to edit the settings of the hard disk on which to store the OS. Here first select the storage device.
  • Then you can delete all partitions and information from the disk and use one partition where Manjaro is placed. In addition available enable encryption using the password.
  • If you want to use manual partitioning, this is done in a separate menu, where the first selected device, and then creates a new table by clicking on “New partition table”.
  • An additional menu with notification, which also asked to select the type of table. Detailed differences between MBR and GPT we looked in another article at the following link.
  • Now the partition table created, select it, and click “Create”.
  • This creates the new logical top, indicated by its size and file system. For storing operating system files it is recommended to leave the FS default value to”ext4″.
  • You should take the time and create a master user. The first account that is created during installation, and will have superuser access, in the future they can be added to any other user. First, specify a name, then login and host name. The last two parameters are always set Latin letters and will be used in “Terminal” to execute all sorts of commands. Further protect your account by creating and duplicating the password. You can enable automatic login and assign the same keyword for the administrator.
  • Next comes the menu “Total”. It checks all the parameters set earlier. If there is a need, go back and change the settings. Make sure the correct configuration, click on “Install”.
  • Expect you have finished installing the operating system and after restarting the computer, you can begin working with the platform.
  • Step 6: Using

    Upon completion of the installation and reboot, remove the bootable USB flash drive, it is no longer useful. Now OS contains all major components browser, text, graphic editors and additional tools. However, still missing some necessary user-specific applications. Here is all added specifically for the needs of each. Through the links below, you will find materials that may be useful to a novice user Manjaro.

    I also want to note that most all actions are performed through the management console. Even the most advanced graphical shell and file Manager can not become a replacement for “Terminal”. The basic commands and examples, see our separate articles. There are shown only those teams that are most likely to be useful to every user not only Manjaro and other distros on Linux.

    For more information on working in the platform, please consult the official documentation from the developers themselves. We hope that you have had no problems with the installation of the OS and the instructions above were helpful.

    The official documentation for Manjaro


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