I am a dedicated Windows user who decided to switch to Linux for safety, stability, experimentation and other Linux benefits.
I didnt completely drop usage of Windows because I need it mostly for gaming and some Adobe programs, but for everything else I will be using Manjaro, so I decided to make a dualboot.
I had some complications here and there with the installation:
I reinstalled my Windows 10 to shorten memory usage and clean my SSD (C disk,boot, 128gb). Than I made a separate RAW partition from it (40gb) for my Linux instalation. There were no problems with that in particular.
I downloaded latest Manjaro Gnome 18.0. ISO release and made a bootable USB device using Rufus software. Ive seen a lot of different settings for making a boot USB from other users, depending on the hardware, so I wasted hour or two on making and testing the right thing. My finalised USB boot was in FAT32 system as I recall, and I had to make it in a DD ISO mode, because classic ISO image mode didnt start the Manjaro boot manager on my system.
So finally I boot from USB and I could see Manjaro boot/installation manager where for the first time I simply choose my keyboard and language settings and tried an instant install, but with no success. When Linux was trying to boot there was a repeating line of code “A start job is running for LiveMedia MHWD Script” and didnt go any further.
So I did some research and realised that in boot manager I need to set drivers to “non-free” cause I use an Nvidia graphic card and in the boot console (or whatever you call it) I had to type “systemd.mask=mhwd-live.service” or instead I wont be able to isntall.
So I reboot my PC after that, tried to start the installation again and wow, it actually worked. Installation was fast and smooth, and Linux told me to reboot to finalize the instalation.
PC rebooted successfuly and opened dualboot windows manager. On the top was my Linux Manjaro, in the middle advanced Linux Manjaro boot options where I could choose my Kernel version (4.9.0.) and on the bootom was Windows 10.
This was for the installation part.
I tried Windows 10 first and it booted superbly, so I rebooted again to try Manjaro.
There was a black screen at first with no loader or whatever, and after a short period my Manjaro user login interface showed up. I was like “Yes! This is it!!”, so I typed in my user info, pressed the login button and after that my Manjaro instantly crashes/freezes with some wierd graphical glitch on the to left screen corner.
My question for you guys is what to do now to make it completely usable? Ive seen some advices for trying to type some lines like for starting my installation. But I dont know where to type them to make it work, cause I figured if I type them in my USB boot manager it wouldnt make any difference since Manjaro had already been installed. I also cannot open Terminal on my User login screen because Manjaro would freeze/crash again.
Sorry for the longpost, I figured you guys would need as much info as I can get you.