I wanted to revive my old laptop (4GB of RAM, Intel Core i3 2.3GHz) from Windows 7 era.
I loaded Manjaro Stable onto USB stick, set up BIOS to boot from USB first.
All I got is “black screen of death”, with the exception of some text in the top left corner.
It goes something like this: “GRUB!”. I have no idea what is going on.
I also tried Ubuntu, MX, Mint and even Fedora and they are all fine. Manjaro on the other hand gave me this “BSOD” and I couldn’t boot it. I’ve heard hat Manjaro has the best out of the box experience and you are pretty much set up after installation (graphic drivers, codecs, Libre Office,…), but it failed to boot.
I wish I could try Manjaro. I have been told its has decent out of the box experience, but I guess I will never know.