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Re: Manjaro 0.8.8 installation Guide for Experienced Users
« Reply #15 on: 23. November 2013, 23:43:05 »
Hello, I just read this guide but I didn't see how to install Manjaro while leaving a partition untouched.  I have a storage partition that I don't want formatted by a new installation.  The graphical installer Thus doesn't provide that option.

Obviously, I've grown used to the Ubuntu installer that does make it easy to leave a partition untouched with new installations.  Can someone tell me how to do this?  Thanks!

Does the CLI installer make it easy to do this?
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Re: Manjaro 0.8.8 installation Guide for Experienced Users
« Reply #16 on: 24. November 2013, 01:58:15 »
OK, that was easy.  :-)  It's just that I was nervous with the new (new for me) installer.  Ubuntu's installer has a "do nothing" option for manual partition management.  I guess you might call it a "comfort option".

Anyway, thanks for creating what seems to be a great distro.  I watched three reviews on YouTube and all of them said exactly what I wanted to hear.  One of the reviewers had the same criticisms of Ubuntu that I did and sold me on giving Manjaro a chance.

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Re: Manjaro 0.8.8 installation Guide for Experienced Users
« Reply #17 on: 24. November 2013, 02:03:23 »
Welcome to Manjaro lightbeam.  :)

As Manjaro develops, the installation process & the package management GUI's keep getting easier & easier. Imagine what Manjaro will be like when it gets out of beta & makes its first 1.0 release!  :D
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Re: Manjaro 0.8.8 installation Guide for Experienced Users
« Reply #18 on: 24. November 2013, 13:47:33 »
Thanks, Handy.  Glad to be on board for this exciting adventure.  Good to meet you! :-)
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Re: Manjaro 0.8.8 installation Guide for Experienced Users
« Reply #19 on: 24. November 2013, 19:04:41 »
GPT is disabled for now. I'll post a video for how to install Manjaro on a GPT with thus using gparted to get the partitioning right. More later ...

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Re: Manjaro 0.8.8 installation Guide for Experienced Users
« Reply #20 on: 29. December 2013, 16:01:43 »
Good Day Carl
This Guide is good but I need help resolving the following issue since this guide does not help me with the following problem:


I tried installing using graphical interface method but once I got to the stage where I had to select my keyboard layout the installer become unresponsive.
I tried the cli installer but I am a bit confused.
Currently I just managed to define my partitions on the external hard drive I intend doing the installation.
I intend dual booting Manjaro with Windows 7 which is installed on my laptop HD.

My external is partitioned as follows:
sdb1 - 200MB - ext2 - boot partition
sdb2 - 10GB - NTFS - Docs1 partition
sdb3 - 1TB - NTFS - multimedia1 partition
sdb5 - 4GB - swap partition
sdb6 - 30GB - ext4 - root partition for Manjaro XFCE
sdb7 - 5GB - ext4 - Docs2 partition
sdb8 - 1.4TB -ext4- multimedia2 partition
sdb9 - 5GB - ext4 - root partition for Manjaro openbox - intend installing this after the XFCE Manjaro installtion

My confusion comes in step2 of cli installer when I have to choose partitions to use?
they firstly ask for swap ; which I do-correct.
2) they ask for root; ; which I do-correct.
3) my confusion when they ask if I want to mount any other static partitions
example sdb2 or sdb3 the NTFS file system option is not available and where should I mount this partition?

Does all 'data' partitions get mounted at \ "root"?
Is it better to automount NTFS partitions after the Manjaro installation?

Another issue which you may be aware of is that in the graphical installer there is no option to skip a step if for example you have already partitioned your hard drive and just require to do the installation.

Kind Regards Mo
Thanks in Advance

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Re: Manjaro 0.8.8 installation Guide for Experienced Users
« Reply #21 on: 29. December 2013, 16:14:05 »
Hey Mo you can select your Ntfs partitions after installation also..
For example if you select Swap and root(/) partition,Manjaro would get installed in your root(/) partition, and after installation if you want that your ntfs partitions are automatically mounted you can add them to /etc/fstab

http://wiki.manjaro.org/index.php?title=Cfdisk_Basic_Partitioning_Scenarios
http://wiki.manjaro.org/index.php?title=Partitioning_Overview_and_Existing_Partition_Tables

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Re: Manjaro 0.8.8 installation Guide for Experienced Users
« Reply #22 on: 01. January 2014, 15:27:16 »
Thanks aaditya
The info was most helpful; unfortunately I still have problems installing manjaro to my external hardrive (sdb); where sda is my laptops internal windows partition.
The cli installation fails when I attempt to install GRUB.
I chose the following grub installation option which was default one offered by the installer namely:

Boot Partition: /dev/sdb1
Target Partition: (MBR): /dev/sdb

Any suggestions would be appreciated
Kind Regards Mo

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Re: Manjaro 0.8.8 installation Guide for Experienced Users
« Reply #23 on: 01. January 2014, 15:57:13 »
Mo which install media are you using? A new one was recently released http://forum.manjaro.org/index.php?topic=9575.0

With Cli installation I think you need to partition, and then create the filesystems, don't know if you've done that, so that perhaps could be the error..
Here is a link http://wiki.manjaro.org/index.php?title=Installation_Guide_for_Experienced_Users_0.8.3

Perhaps you could try the Advanced mode, ala Graphical style with the new install media linked above :)

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Re: Manjaro 0.8.8 installation Guide for Experienced Users
« Reply #24 on: 01. January 2014, 16:52:00 »
aaditya
Thanks for reply
I initially tried the 0.8.8 graphical installer (advance option) but once I got to the step after "6.3 Finalising the Process of Partitioning" found in Manjaro 0.8.8 guide (see page 21 of 58)
The step which caused mi graphical installer to fail (become unresponsive to keyboard inputs) was "select your keyboard layout" ; found in Manjaro 0.8.8 guide (see page141 of 58);
I tried the cli installer from start to finish no luck either.

I even repartitioned my external hard drive with g-parted and left 2MB space empty at start of the drive because I thought that the GRUB installation failed because Target Partition: (MBR): /dev/sdb had no empty space before the start of partition sdb1.

The cli installer just gives me the following message: "Error install GRUB2" it also gives me a reference to dev/tty8 - no idea what that means and sometimes gives references to check lsof(8) and fuser(1) -  I have no idea what these references mean?

I even tried installing GRUB using the following options
Boot Partition: /dev/sdb1
Target Partition: (MBR): /dev/sdb1

I have no idea what to do next - please advise me?
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Re: Manjaro 0.8.8 installation Guide for Experienced Users
« Reply #25 on: 01. January 2014, 17:14:45 »
There have been changes to the graphical installer (Thus), from the 0.8.8 namely-
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Changes in Thus

    code cleanup and restructure
    added home dir to automatic mode
    fixed resizing in language slide
    fixed parted issues in advanced mode
    added a logging message when an unknown exception is thrown in installation_process
    added encfs for home-dir encryption: pam_encfs is needed
    fixed GUID partition table creation in advanced
    fixed UEFI support
    luks and lvm in automatic mode is now enabled
    removed backported chroot code from live-installer (old python2 code)
    modified grub installation
    reordered slides: language > location > check > timezone > keymap > ask > (automatic, alongside, advanced) > user_info > slides
    fixed swap partition detection in advanced mode
    fixed swapoff in advanced mode

    mount source squashfs only when not already mounted
    fixed myhomepath in partition_module
    fixed verbose error messages
    use 'sudo -E' directly in thus script
    some strings got updated
    keyboard layout generator added
    code optimizations
    advanced mode should detect now all supported filesystems properly
    proper btrfs support
    updated translations

Thats why I suggested the new install media :)
btw is your drive partitioned in the GPT layout..what does
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sudo fdisk -l say..

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Re: Manjaro 0.8.8 installation Guide for Experienced Users
« Reply #26 on: 01. January 2014, 17:58:33 »
Thanks...
My external drive is partitioned using Master Boot Record (MBR) and not with GUID Partityion Table (GPT).

Do you think I should just retry the 0.8.8 graphical installer; biggest gripe I had with it was:
1) the partition manager takes extremely long to write the partitions
2) the graphical installer does not give you the option just do the installation even if you already defined your partitions with for example g-parted.

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Re: Manjaro 0.8.8 installation Guide for Experienced Users
« Reply #27 on: 01. January 2014, 18:06:34 »
Perhaps you could just update thus (graphical installer) to a newer version and retry the installation..
http://forum.manjaro.org/index.php?topic=9302.msg83113#msg83113

It doesnt give you option to mount your existing partitions and install? I think I would boot a live DVD to see if thats true..

Edit-
I tried the manual graphical install with the media I had ( 0.8.8 ), and I could install by mounting my partitions..
« Last Edit: 01. January 2014, 18:47:30 by aaditya »