Install Manjaro 15.09

Install Manjaro Linux

Installing Manjaro 15.09 XFCE Edition

Manjaro 15.09 Linux is a fast, user friendly, desktop Operating System that is based on the very popular Arch Linux distribution. Manjaro uses a Rolling Release Development Model, whereby the core system is continually updated/upgraded. Manjaro is available in both 32 and 64 bit versions, Manjaro is suitable for newcomers as well as experienced Linux users. Software/Packages can be installed by either using the traditional Command line tool pacman or by using one of the GUI interfaces pamac or octopi. A wide choice of desktops are also available from download site.

As standard Manjaro Linux comes with the following software pre installed: Libre Office (Full Office suite), GIMP (Image Editing Software), VLC Media Player, Xfburn CD/DVD burning software, Guayadeque Music Player, Firefox web browser, Pidgin Messenger, Thunderbird Email Client, Steam Application for gaming plus many additional system tools and accessories.

Manjaro 15.09 can be downloaded from the following location: Download Manjaro Linux

Once you have chosen your version of Manjaro Linux (XFCE or KDE) in either a 32bit or 64bit version, you will need to download the "iso" image. Once you have downloaded your chosen "iso" image of Manjaro, 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/Laptop). As your computer system 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 your installation of Manjaro, simply select "Start Manjaro Linux" option from the screen menu.

Manjaro 15.09 Installer Menu

Manjaro Loading Screen

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

Manjaro 15.09 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 Linux before you actually commit to the installation. Once you are happy to continue with the installation, you will need to click the installation icon. The install icon is Brown and Green in colour.

Manjaro 15.09 Live Desktop

Welcome to Manjaro

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

Manjaro 15.09 Welcome Screen

Select your Location

From this screen, 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 15.09 Select Location

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) has been selected by default. To change your location, either click on the map or use the pull down menus.

Where are you Manjaro

Select Your Keyboard Layout

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

Manjaro Select Keyboard Layout

System Check

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

Manjaro System Check Screen

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 Installation Mode). You may also choose to encrypt your installation or use LVM for the management of your partitions. If you prefer, you can specify the locations and mount points of your installation by choosing the option "Choose exactly where Manjaro should be installed".

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 "Install Now"

Manjaro Warning Screen - Automatic Installation

Final Warning

To continue with the installation click "Yes"

Who are You?

From this screen you will need to create a user for your system, enter the name of the user, select a name for your computer (hostname) and provide a password. Once you have populated all areas, click "Forward" to continue. You may also specify a "root" password by selecting the option "Use a root password".

Manjaro 1509 Create new User and root Password

Installing Manjaro...

Manjaro is now being installing with your chosen options. No further actions are required. Whilst Manjaro is installing, a slide show is presented illustrating some of the new features that can be found within Manjaro Linux. Progress is indicated along the bottom.

Manjaro 15.09 Slide Show

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. Your system will now re-boot and you will be presented with a login screen similar to the one below.

Manjaro Installation Complete, Reboot now

Manjaro Login Screen

From the Manjaro Login Screen, select your user you created earlier and login with the associated password.

Manjaro Login User Screen

Manjaro Desktop and Welcome Screen

Congratulations you should now see your new XFCE desktop along with a Welcome Message. You may now start using your system.

Manjaro XFCE Desktop