Installing Manjaro on a USB drive

Hi, folks

I’m new to Manjaro and have just begun trying it on a live USB stick whilst I get more used to it. Loading it this way is a bit tedious so I was hoping someone would talk me through installing it on a second USB as if it was a HDD - a sort of portable computer?

Hope I’m explaining myself here and if this is practical and simple as I’m no expert.


Welcome to Manjaro.


Hi, Thanks for your reply.

Unfortunately I understand almost none of it as I’m very new to this.

But thanks anyway.


I’ve marked the below answer as the solution to your question as it is by far the best answer you’ll get.

However, if you disagree with my choice, please feel free to take any other answer as the solution to your question or even remove the solution altogether: You are in control! (I just want to avoid even more subjective opinions being posted and confusing you even more)

P.S. In the future, please mark a solution like this:
so that the next person that has the exact same problem you just had will benefit from your post as well as your question will now be in the “solved” status.
P.P.S. Please continue using the USB live boot while you’re learning…

This might help:

(10 minute read)

As I said far above my level of knowledge and if that’s the easy way!! :roll_eyes:

Continue using the standard ISO until you know more…


This is probably what you’d want to use. We have an official persistent usb version.

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