I can't install Manjaro xfce due to Boost.python error in job bootloader

The title is self explanatory, I’m trying to dual-boot my pc so I can have both manjaro and win10 however this error keeps happening,(I’m a complete beginner to linux btw)

I did set a 86GB partition on my SSD for this and did set it to mount / with the flag root, and also set the other (100mb or so) partition to /boot/efi

so yeah I’m completely lost on this one

quick follow up here, when I try to use the installer again the previous “Free Space” partition is now called “Manjaro Linux (20.0.3)”, I don’t know if that’s useful or not but I’m completely ignorant so I’m posting here anyway


can you boot on USB iso manjaro
open a terminal and a browser on this topic
and returns

inxi -Fza
sudo parted -l
sudo efibootmgr -v
test -d /sys/firmware/efi && echo efi || echo bios

uh ok, what am I supposed to do after typing these commands in the terminal?

The first 3 ones return a lot of text and the last one simply returns efi

Type: Desktop Mobo: ASUSTeK model: PRIME B450M-GAMING/BR v: Rev X.0x
serial: UEFI: American Megatrends v: 1820 date: 09/12/2019

you boot in EFI

Model: ATA KINGSTON SA400S3 (scsi)
Disk /dev/sda: 480GB
Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/512B
Partition Table: msdos
Disk Flags:

Number Start End Size Type File system Flags
1 1049kB 608MB 607MB primary ntfs boot
2 608MB 388GB 387GB primary ntfs
3 388GB 480GB 92.3GB primary ext4

your disk is not GPT & there is no /boot/efi fat32 + flag boot & esp

see to convert MBR to GPT under windows
( save data if needed before )

should I convert my SSD to GPT or the live usb? (or both?)

Also should I use the ext4 format or the fat32 one? using fat32 results in another error

first search for convert your msdos en GPT under windows (MBR2GPT )
do not care about your partition ext4 you will redo install after ,
1 - convert mbr to GPT ( windows , need usb windows for repair )
2 - it will create /boot/efi ( repair entry EFI for boot windows )

then you can see after for install manjaro

A- check after boot windows in your bios
–> save a profile windows

create one profile for linux with

  • secure boot disable
  • fast boot disable
  • no legacy
  • uefi only
  • disks on AHCI ( no raid or rst )
  • maybe keep USB mass storage on

B - for install ,you can recheck with commands before
then install manjaro

ok, there is MBR2GPT.exe in my pc but it doesnt seem to do anything, should I convert MBR to GPT by using a windows reinstallation with a Live USB then?

and also, this profile thing should be created in the BIOS menu ? (in my case I use a ASUS motherboard)

see this

thanks, I already did that and solved the issue, I edited the orignal post to make that clear as well

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