Install Manjaro

Install Manjaro Linux

Installing Manjaro 0.8.10 Ascella

Manjaro Linux is a fast, user friendly, desktop Operating System based on the very popular Arch Linux distribution. Manjaro uses a Rolling Release Development Model, whereby the core system is continually updated/upgraded. This means that you should never have to install a new version to get the latest software and updates. Manjaro is available in both 32 and 64 bit versions, Manjaro is suitable for newcomers as well as experienced Linux users.

As standard Manjaro comes with the following software: Libre Office 4.2 (Full Office suite), GIMP (Image Editing Software), VLC Media Player, Xfburn CD/DVD burning software, Xnoise Music Manager, Firefox web browser, Pidgin Messenger, Thunderbird Email Client and the Steam Application for gaming.

Manjaro can be downloaded from the following location: Download Manjaro Linux

You will need to choose which desktop version you require. Available desktops are: XFCE, KDE and OpenBox. Once you have downloaded your chosen "iso" image of Manjaro in either the 32bit or 64bit versions, you will need to burn this to a DVD. For software that can do this, search for "dvd iso burning software" in the search box located above. Your computer may already have CD/DVD burning software already installed such as "Brasero, K3B, Nero, CDBurnerXP or Roxio". Once you have burned your "iso" image of Manjaro to your DVD, you will need to leave the DVD in the DVD drive and reboot your system (Assuming this is the intended target PC). As your computer reboots, you will need to press the appropriate key to access your system's BIOS settings. On many computers this key will be either "F8", "F11" or "F12". Most systems will display the a message indicating which key needs to be pressed. Once you have access to your BIOS settings, you will need to modify the boot order of your system to boot from CD/DVD first. Once you have made this change, you can reboot your system and follow the settings below.

Starting Manjaro Linux

To start the installation process, simply select "Start Manjaro Linux" option from the screen menu.

Manjaro Installer Menu

Manjaro Loading Screen

An initial loading screen is displayed. No action is required here.

Manjaro Initial Loading Screen

Manjaro - Live Desktop

You should now see what is known as a "Live Desktop". Here you can take a quick look at Manjaro before you actually commit to the installation. Once you are happy to continue with the installation, you will need to click the installation icon. This is located in the lower left hand corner of the screen. (Brown and Green in colour)

Manjaro Live Desktop

Welcome to Manjaro

From this screen you will need to select the language that is to be used during the installation. In this example, I have chosen "English". Click "Forward" to continue with the installation.

Manjaro Welcome Screen

Select your Location

Select your location, this information is used for setting your locale settings. In the example "English (GB) United Kingdom" has been chosen as this is my location. Click "Forward" to continue with the installation.

Manjaro Select Location

System Check

To install Manjaro, you will need at least 6GB of available storage and an active connection to the internet.

Manjaro System Check Screen

Where are you?

Here you must select your geographic location. In the example, "Europe" and "London" has been selected. The option to synchronize the systems time with NTP (Network Time Protocol) is selected by default.

Where are you Manjaro

Select Keyboard Layout

At this screen you must choose your keyboard layout. In the example "United Kingdom" has been chosen for both. Once you have made your selection, you may test these settings in the text box provided. To continue, click "Forward".

Manjaro Select Keyboard Layout

Installation Type

From this screen you must choose your installation type. In the example I have gone for the default option of "Erase disc and Install Manjaro (automatic)". You may also choose to encrypt your installation or use LVM for the management of your partitions.

Manjaro Installation Options

Warning Screen

You should now see a screen that warns you that if you continue, everything will be overwritten on your hard drive. To continue with the installation click "Forward"

Manjaro Warning Screen

Final Warning

To continue with the installation click "Yes"

Manjaro Final Warning Screen

Who are You?

From this screen you will need to create the first user of the system, select a name for your computer (hostname) and provide a password. Once you have populated all areas, click "Forward" to continue.

Manjaro Define first user credentials

Installation Now Continues

Manjaro is now installing with your chosen options. No further actions required.

Manjaro Installation progress screen

Installation Now Complete

To use your new installation, you will need to re-boot your system. Remember to remove any installation media from your drives. Click "Yes" to re-boot.

Manjaro Installation Complete, Reboot now

Manjaro Login Screen

Select your user and login with the password you created earlier.

Manjaro Login User Screen

Manjaro Desktop and Welcome Screen

Congratulations you should now see your XFCE desktop along with a Welcome Message.

Manjaro XFCE Desktop