I’ve tried both the manjaro32 17.1.1 rc2 and the 17.1.7 rc1 xfce installers and worked past several issues however I think a newer version is needed because the entire system hangs after downloading 1gb in updates and rebooting. I’m testing in a virtualbox 32 bit vm. so the environment should be “standard”. I restored to a pre-upgrade snapshot and tried the upgrade again after deselecting the linux 414 kernel, headers etc to see if that helped. No change. Perhaps a new installer that already has all the packages would resolve the issue at least for now.
Suggestions? Otherwise, I’ll revisit when the next installer candidate comes out.