In this guide we are going through the process if installing Manjaro 21 Gnome with screenshots.
Manjaro is a popular Arch-based beginner friendly Linux distribution. It follows a rolling release update cycle. Unlike Arch Linux, almost everything is pre-configured in Manjaro. This makes it easy to install and get up and running with Manjaro. Manjaro can be suitable for both and experienced users.
Manjaro is available for download in 3 different official desktop environments (XFCE, KDE Plasma, GNOME) but other editions can be fund like the Community Editions and ARM . You can check in the downloads page here.
The installation file can be found in this page https://manjaro.org/downloads/official/gnome/. After the download is complete, create a Live USB using any utility of your choice. Popular utilities include:
- Etcher – can be used in Mac, Windows and Linux to create a bootable Live USB
- Unetbootin – can be used in Mac, Windows and Linux to create a bootable Live USB
- Rufus – another tool that can be used
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- 2GB RAM
- 20 GB of Hard disk space
- Minimum of 2 GHz processor
- Internet connection
- If you are trying the software, you need a Virtualization software, such as VirtualBox, Shells, or VMware
- A bootable USB stick of Manjaro
Plug in the USB in your system, change BIOS settings to boot from it.
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- Boot into the installation medium by tweaking the boot priority in the bios setting to start with it. Upon booting, you will get this screen asking you to boot or test the installation medium. Choose boot with open source drivers.
- Once chosen, the live CD will proceed to boot. In the next screen, Manjaro will boot to live os. A dialog box with links to documentation, support and projects will be displayed. Since we are only interested in installation, click Launch Installer to start the installer.
- In the next screen, choose your installation language. I will stick with the default selected language – American English. Click Next to proceed.
- In the next screen, you should choose your timezone location. Click next after choosing.
- In the next screen, pick your Keyboard set up then click next.
- In the next stage, choose your partition set up. Since I will be installing Manjaro in the current disk. I will choose the Erase option. I will also choose Swap (With Hibernate) from the dropdown then click Next.
Next we have to create a user. Input the info for the user to create and a strong password as shown below. I have also selected the option to use the same password for the administrator account so I can do
sudoas my user.
- In the next screen you will be given an overview of what will happen once you start the installation. If everything is Ok, click Install.
- Be patient while the installation process occurs. This will not take long.
- Once the installation is done, you will be given an option to restart now. Click it and wait for the system to restart.
- If everything is Ok, the system should restart and take you to the login screen as shown below.
We managed to install Manjaro with the above steps.