20.0.3 freezes installing bootloader

I’m installing latest version of Manjaro in an external ssd but installation freezes when achieves 92% “installing bootloader”. Never had this problem before.

The machine is a MacBook 2018. This should not be an issue, I’ve installed other distros in the past and everything works okay apart from the drivers.

Welcome to the forum, @diegoquiroz,

please provide some more details of your system by entering the following commands in a terminal window after you booted into the installer live ISO:

inxi -Fxxxza --no-host
sudo parted -l
lsblk -f
blkid
sudo efibootmgr -v

Post the output here and use </> button in the editor menu to format it nicely.

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I had the EXACT same problem installing Manjaro Plasma today. I custom installed on preset partitions because I run many OSs and actually use multiple boot partitions. That makes installing new distros always a bit interesting. Anyway, I ended up killing the installer at 92% where it hung, then manually set up boot using systemd-boot. So far everything seems to work okay.