Manjaro Architect is a great and efficient utility. The least I could do is give some feedback from my recent installation on a USB flash drive.
No serious problems (for experienced and not panicking users...) found.
Some terminology I found candidate for changing IMHO and better/proper help messages, to reflect what is expected with certain menu options.
My findings are in a short form, as noted down during the installation.
Where there are leading numbers in paragraphs, they point to Menu numbering (hopefully understood from those who know).
If my feedback proves to be helpful in some extend, my work is done!
(4) After partitioning the drive, it needs to be re-mount.
(add info message) Use system Unmount function and re-install external USB drive
(4) For a small drive (< 16GB) do not use swap partition.
(add info message) Use swap file instead.
pacman.confand saving, triggers a database sync.
Wait until exiting mirrorlist menu to trigger sync. More changes may be done.
(9) Not checked "Rank mirrors for speed".
No obvious option to select mirrors manually (country or specific
If this sequence just copies host mirrorlist, it should be explained for clarity. In fact, in my case, my system's mirrorlist was copied, together with my edited repos (nulogic), which was what I wanted, but it was not clear that this should be my option.
(12) "fsck hook" is too technical/geeky expression.
Even I could not know exactly the target (fstab or systemd?...).
(2-1) Install "Desktop" System is confusing
Install Basic System (
base) might be more appropriate.
(2-1-1) Install Manjaro Desktop, as previous confusion
Starts with kernel choices (Install base)
Install Base has only yay with base-devel
The AUR helper in choise has nothing to do with kernels.
base-develmay be on its own or added if AUR helper is chosen. AUR helper can be a separate page/list or add helpers in kernels (Install Base) page.
Desktop Environments, no Enlightenment choice.
Can Nulogic Enlightenment get included? Answer is No. I know. Can repo addition be included? (auto, or with instructions). In the far future...
Desktop Environments, after selecting one, it cannot be deselected.
Is Cancel going back or resetting selections? Maybe a No DE option could have some place here?
Additional Packages, before Display Manager and other utilities?
It should be provided just before final installation, but after Display Manager etc.
Additional Packages, no info on source repo
When packages exist twice, there is no indication of the source repo.
I suppose the repo order will be used, but a choice is not provided, for geeks/experts (too much?)
Additional Packages, after exit, the package list in nano is presented.
(add info message) You can edit directly to add/remove/disable packages.
(ISO profiles) Micro (more friendly usage) instead of Nano in Base packages (LXDE minimal)
xorg-xrandrmight be usefull
Mount points for the installer should use a unique (by default known) mount point.
/mnt/homecould be randomly used from other processes.
For preventive precautions, an internal folder should be used as a wrapper (i.e.
Running pacman-mirrors hook failed to get network
At hooks run, pacman-mirrors failed to ping (3) webpages, reporting "No network found" and creating a "random" totaly strange server list. (bug or connection configuration?). There could be a manual/editing option for mirrors, as a failsafe guard for such occasions.
Video drivers Installation failed on "All free video drivers"
failed to install "All free video drivers"
In order to not use os-prober (my plan), maybe select os-prober package and on BootLoader selection no-osprober (???) I could't figure out how to do it...
[exclude] System locale is language and the rest (OK). - (I really don't remember what I mean here...)
Keyboard Layout still no multiple layouts enabled (there's always hope!)
Keyboard Layout name is misleading/wrong
"Desktop Keyboard Layout" should be "System Keyboard Layout"
After display drivers installations failure (all free), I used "Chroot to your Installation" and installed video-linux with mhwd successfully.
exitto get out of chroot, errors and crash happened
(1/1) Arming ConditionNeedsUpdate... > Successfully installed video-linux [myhost /]# exit exit sudo: mon_handle_sigchld: waitpid: Καμιά θυγατρική διεργασία sudo: mon_handle_sigchld: waitpid: Καμιά θυγατρική διεργασία sudo: