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Manjaro UEFI - Install Guide
« on: 25. June 2013, 23:20:47 »
[edit:] The contents of this how-to has been wikified, it can be found here:

http://wiki.manjaro.org/index.php?title=UEFI_-_Install_Guide

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Target computer:


- UEFI Enabled
- Secure boot Disabled
- GUID Partition Table (GPT) disk(s)
- Single boot (Manjaro only)

Simple steps:

1. Download your preferred Manjaro version (XFCE, Openbox, Cinnamon, KDE, ...), must be 64-bits.

2. Burn the .iso to USB or DVD. For USB media, I highly recommend you to use Rufus (http://rufus.akeo.ie/).

2.1. If using Rufus, set your settings like that:

> Click on the DVD icon and load your .iso
> Device: "choose your USB" (Attention: choose correctly, the device selected here will be formatted!!!)
> Partition scheme: GPT partition scheme for UEFI computer
> File system: FAT32
> Cluster size: "Don't modify"
> Volume label: "Don't modify"
> Click Start, and you are done (takes 2~5 min to complete).

3. Check your BIOS, UEFI must be ON and Secure boot OFF, as I said before!

4. Boot with your USB or DVD and choose in the rEFInd - Main Menu...

Boot Manjaro Linux ... (default) - If you use a "free" GPU
Boot Manjaro Linux ... (nonfree) - If you use a "nonfree" GPU, like Nvidia and ATI

5. Open terminal and do:

$ sudo setup

6. Now, we are in the CLI Installer. Choose 2. Use testing installer (EFI support).

7. Choose 1. Set date and time (no need for me to guide you here, it's a normal and easy date/time configuration)

8. Now, choose 2. Disk(s) preparation. Go to 2. Partition Hard Drives or do what is said in 8.1 to automatic partition the whole disk.

8.1 If you want to use the entire disk, and don't want to manually configure your partitions, you can choose 1. Auto-Prepare. Attention: I don't know for sure if using the Auto-Prepare option the installation will be successful as I always prefer to manually configure my partitions, but you can give it a try. Problems? Post here!

So, if you chose 8.1 (Auto-Prepare), skips the process below and go to 9...

> When you click 2. Partition Hard Drives, you get a dialog saying "Do you want to use GUID Partition Table (GPT)", choose Yes.
> Partition your disk(s) as you want (If you chose manually partition I'm counting that you know the basics, so I don't need to explain to you)
> Important Step: Create a 35~250MB EFI Partition, mine is 35MB (code: ef00)
> When you are done, go to 4. Set Filesystem Mountpoints. Same as above, I'm counting that you know the basics here.
> Important Step: Format the EFI Partition you created as VFAT and mount on /boot/efi

9. Choose 3. Install system and wait...

10. Now, go to 4. Configure System and configure it the way you like (username, password, mirrorList, system-name, ...).

11. When you are done, go to 5. Install bootloader. Choose EFI_x86_64 > GRUB (2) UEFI x86_64, or something like that, I don't remember precisely, but it's very, very intuitive, just don't select BIOS GRUB.

11.1 It will ask to format the EFI Partition you created earlier as FAT32, just mark Yes.

12. If it gives a error in the final saying "efivars kernel module was not properly loaded", don't worry, the system will work fine! * If any supporter/mod/adm explains why this occurs I'd be glad.

13. If the installer asks you about copying grub/efi files to another folder in order to maintain compatibility in some systems, choose Yes.

14. Click 6. Quit

15. Shutdown, remove the DVD or USB, and boot, your system should appear now!

DONE, SYSTEM INSTALLED!

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Development releases might need to update the installer first. You can do that with:

$ sudo update-setup

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Questions, suggestions, critics? Post!
Thanks.
« Last Edit: 15. July 2013, 20:50:32 by philm »
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Re: Manjaro UEFI - Install Guide
« Reply #1 on: 26. June 2013, 00:50:31 »
@JC: Thanks man. :)

I fixed a small typo in your above post.

I'll stick it into the wiki sometime today. A lot of people will be very grateful to you for putting that how-to together, it is great to see that big hole in our online documentation finally filled in. :D  8)
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Re: Manjaro UEFI - Install Guide
« Reply #2 on: 26. June 2013, 22:56:19 »
rufus don't work for me in manjaro, i tried through wine, but everything is empty.

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Re: Manjaro UEFI - Install Guide
« Reply #3 on: 26. June 2013, 23:12:56 »
rufus don't work for me in manjaro, i tried through wine, but everything is empty.

You need to use Rufus in a Windows computer to create the Live USB, or you can try it via Windows Virtual Machine on Linux (VMware/VirtualBox, not Wine), but no guarantee, this software is meant to be used in Windows.

Any news, post!  ;)
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Re: Manjaro UEFI - Install Guide
« Reply #4 on: 27. June 2013, 04:29:08 »
A day later than I said I would - it is now in the wiki:

http://wiki.manjaro.org/index.php?title=UEFI_-_Install_Guide
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Re: Manjaro UEFI - Install Guide
« Reply #5 on: 27. June 2013, 07:20:56 »
Quote
You need to use Rufus in a Windows computer to create the Live USB, or you can try it via Windows Virtual Machine on Linux (VMware/VirtualBox, not Wine), but no guarantee, this software is meant to be used in Windows.

But why can't you write a tutorial how we do that without windows? 8)

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Re: Manjaro UEFI - Install Guide
« Reply #6 on: 27. June 2013, 08:58:54 »
sorry in advance for a bit off topic
I have changed  motherboard from AMD M4A88TD-V EVO/USB3 with bios to intel Z87-A with UEFI both of them are made by ASUS recently.
I didn't reinstall. I have standard installation (GUI) no EFI partition, only / and swap.
I can boot like a charm.
I have only one OS - Manjaro. Computer is DIY.
Any explanation would be appreciated.

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Re: Manjaro UEFI - Install Guide
« Reply #7 on: 27. June 2013, 09:29:03 »
But why can't you write a tutorial how we do that without windows?

You want it, you write it.

The creator of the much needed how-to wrote what he did & what he knows. If you had of read his thread on the topic he put a lot of time in getting it sorted out.

A bit of gratitude would be nice.
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Re: Manjaro UEFI - Install Guide
« Reply #8 on: 27. June 2013, 09:30:33 »
sorry in advance for a bit off topic
I have changed  motherboard from AMD M4A88TD-V EVO/USB3 with bios to intel Z87-A with UEFI both of them are made by ASUS recently.
I didn't reinstall. I have standard installation (GUI) no EFI partition, only / and swap.
I can boot like a charm.
I have only one OS - Manjaro. Computer is DIY.
Any explanation would be appreciated.

So what exactly is your question?
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Re: Manjaro UEFI - Install Guide
« Reply #9 on: 27. June 2013, 10:15:02 »
you do such a big deal with UEFI , why did it work effortless.
And if I did reinstall, would I have to do that way mentioned above or just do a
GUI installation?
I mean, I have motherboard in a factory setting. Is that guide for boards with Windows preinstalled or for every boards.

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Re: Manjaro UEFI - Install Guide
« Reply #10 on: 27. June 2013, 10:26:37 »
All hardware is not created equal. What is as easy as on one conglomeration of hardware that makes up a computer can be a total pain in the arse or even impossible on another. Many people have trouble with UEFI, which is why it is great to finally have this guide written.

I expect that the guide will grow as people come up with variations that are needed due to their particular hardware configuration.

Your system isn't using UEFI. If you have a look in your BIOS I expect that you will find that it is turned off. Otherwise you would have needed to have an EFI partition.

I run a UEFI capable machine that has it turned off in the BIOS also. It is a very much simpler & more straight forward installation without using it.
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Re: Manjaro UEFI - Install Guide
« Reply #11 on: 27. June 2013, 10:58:27 »
thank you Handy

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Re: Manjaro UEFI - Install Guide
« Reply #12 on: 27. June 2013, 21:50:58 »
handy, I can't write about something I don't understand, I'm grateful of all of you who write tutorials. For me this with UEFI is more difficult to understand than the normal BIOS installation, what I mean is that I don't understand how I should make the partitions and mount them, the rest in the installationprocess I can do and understand. 8)

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Re: Manjaro UEFI - Install Guide
« Reply #13 on: 27. June 2013, 22:48:55 »
But why can't you write a tutorial how we do that without windows? 8)

Try https://launchpad.net/usb-imagewriter.

Let us know if it worked, what I think it will, because Rufus is only a image writer like many others!  ;)
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Re: Manjaro UEFI - Install Guide
« Reply #14 on: 28. June 2013, 08:22:46 »
JCChristian thank you for the link and I will try it later today 8)