Manjaro 20.1


Manjaro is a Linux Distribution that has a traditional style Desktop.

  • No GPT Support
  • No Secure Boot Support
Manjaro Lacks support for GPT and Secure Boot

It is not optimised for Touchscreen:

  • No Touchscreen Keyboard
  • No DPI Scaling Setting in Display
  • FireFox Browser has poor interface for Touch (Install Chromium)
Limited Touch Settings

Create a Bootable USB (Windows)

You will need to download the Manjaro 20.0 ISO and need to use Rufus to make the Bootable USB:

Select Rufus:

Accept the User Account Control Prompt:

Select your USB Flash Drive:

Select, select:

Select the Manjaro ISO and select Open:

Due to lack of GPT and Secure Boot Support all the options will be grayed out. Select Start:

Select OK:

When it's finished it will state Ready:

Unified Extensive Firmware Interface (UEFI) Settings

All Computers Manufactured in 2012 or later have a Unified Extensive Firmware Interface (UEFI).

Attach your Bootable USB and make sure your Dell PC is powered down. Then power it up and press [F2] to get into the UEFI setup.

Look for Advanced Boot Options and make sure Enable Legacy Option ROMs is Disabled.

Look for Secure Boot and Ensure that it is Disabled, Manjaro doesn't support Secure Boot:

Next go to Boot Sequence. It should be set to UEFI. Your Ubuntu USB (in my case the SanDisk USB) should display. If you have old versions of Linux they will also display. Uncheck your Bootable USB and highlight any old Linux installations and select Delete Boot Option.

You should now have a single entry, your Manjaro USB Flash Drive. Select Apply:

Then OK:

We can use Dell Data Wipe for a more through wipe of all internal drives than the Format within the Ubuntu install. To do this select the Maintenance Tag and then go to Data Wipe, select Wipe on Next Boot.

Note the Dell Data Wipe does not touch USB Flash Drives or USB External Drives.

Note that only models manufactured in 2016 or later have Dell Data Wipe.

Select OK:

Select No (to proceed):

Then select Exit:

Select Continue:

Select Erase:

Select OK:

Booting from Manjaro USB

Power up your Dell and press [F12]:

Select your Bootable USB under UEFI Boot:

Select Boot and press [Enter]:

You will be taken to the Live USB Desktop:

Installing Manjaro

Select Install Manjaro:

Select your language an then select Next:

Select your location on the Map and select Next. You can also optuonally change the system language and regional formats used:

Select your keyboard layout and select Next:

Select Erase Disk. You can also optionally select Encrypt System to setup encryption. Then select Next:

Input your full name and user name (all lower case letters) and computer name alongside your password. You can optionally check log in without a password and use the same password for the administrative account. When you've made your selectioon select next:

You can opt to install an office suite such as Libre Office. Select it and then select Next:

Select Install:

Select Install Now:

The installation will begin:

When done, check Restart Now and then select Done:

First Time Boot

Since Secure Boot is Disabled, Manjaro will automatically Boot.

You can close the welcome screen:

To the bottom right select the Internet Icon and then select your Wireless Network:

Input your Wireless Password:

You should now be connected:

Go to Start and then All Applications:

Select Software Update:

Then select Apply:

Input your password:

Manjaro should be up to date:

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