Now to the problem, I want to install Manjaro to an external hard drive. Anything bigger than 32gb. My question is how can I do that?
I can install to 32gb usb stick and run it flawlessly but when I try to install the os anything bigger than 32gb (64gb usb or 320gb external hdd) either it stuck somewhere or gives an error and cancels installation by itself.
Can we fix this? Is it possible?
@SLaItEr I assure you IT IS A PROBLEM. First encryption coudn’t get completed. When I choose not to encrypt something else happened but I ddnt look what it was… @CyberOto I really thank you for the answer. I’m going to try those instruction in a few hours but first I have something else to take care of.
I encountered two problems
There is no mtsfdata flag, am I going to write it manually?
or boot, esp not together like yours
what should I write to mount points (there is no /root part but there is /home)
Thank you @CyberOto
I did almost same things as you (my hard drive is not ssd, it is good old sata 5400rpm) and also I separate 8gb for swap
I did mount point for boot /boot, /boot/efi (wrote this manually), there was a boot legacy option
root is /
It is installing successfully now BUT not boot this time it says,
Rebout and select proper boot device
or insert boot media in selected boot device and press a key
I want to mention again. with 32gb flash drive i never get these problems
USB connected drives/devices are not created equal - depending on how the device identifies itself - the installer reacts differently. Normally it is not possible to use Calamares to install using a removable deivice - probably because the Calamares developers are aware of the implications involved with installing to removable devices.
This brings us to the core of this topic - you want to do something which is not supported - and doing what is not supportee requires extended knowledge of what needs to be taken into consideration. You will need to account for the boot loader installation which - when using GRUB requires you to specify the target - your usb device and to specifiy the --removable argument and subsequently a verification that the removable installation does not contain references to the system in use when installing to the removable device.
@linux-aarhus Thank you for your answer but it didn’t work for me or maybe I was not able do the instructions right.
You know this is what I don’t like about linux. I’m a simple maybe slightly better than a simple computer user. I don’t want to sink all those codes etc… I can’t understand why it’s not supported. How hard would it be to support it…
Whatever, whatever, whatever… (TIRED!)
Thank you and thank you all for your supports.