Getting enthousiastic about Manjaro a few months ago already, today I finally decided to try it out on my new laptop (Lenovo Thinkpad T480). My goal was to make a Dual boot installation (Windows 10 + Manjaro) on the 128 GB SSD disk in my laptop.
So I carefully followed all the steps in the Manjaro User Guide. (Sorry: unable to add the link, due to the limit of max. 2 links per post for new users)
- Downloading Manjaro [OK]
- Verifying the SHA-1 checksum [OK]
- Installing Manjaro on my USB 3.0 device with Rufus 2.18 [OK]
- Disabling Windows 10 Secure Boot [OK]
- Starting Manjaro on my USB 3.0 device in UEFI mode [OK]
Everything seemed to be going well up to page 50, the final step of the installation, where it says “All done”.
The manual states that Manjaro should come up on reboot after installation. Unfortunately that’s not the case. I don’t even get to choose which system I would like to use. It’s still Windows 10 that’s coming up.
I already checked No Manjaro UEFI boot entry after installation, boots directly to Windows which mentions a possible issue with the GRUB Bootloader, and forwards to https://wiki.manjaro.org/index.php/Restore_the_GRUB_Bootloader.
Then I discovered that unfortunately (I think) Manjaro is not really working properly on my USB device. The GRUB Bootloader manual tells me to open the command line, which fails. Other programs also can’t be executed. The error is always something like “the command exo-open … could not be executed”. The The Whisker menu also crashes after a little while.
So I’m a little bit stuck. What am I missing here? Help is greatly appreciated.