I have already installed Manjaro Xfce on my old Sony Vaio laptop (BIOS) and it is working very well, so pleased with the result.
I used ‘manjaro-xfce-16.10.3-stable-x86_64.iso’
I am now trying to install on my new DELL laptop (UEFI) but I am facing a problem.
laptop details are…
Processor: IntelCore i7-6500U CPU 1 Core, 2 Logical Processors
Integrated Graphics Processor: Intel HD Graphics 520
Discrete Graphics Processor: AMD Radeon R5 M335
I am still learning Linux but I have installed several Linux operating systems on this laptop (alongside Windows10) including Antergos and they are working as expected (they all boot in UEFI mode) but when I installed Manjaro, it seemed to install ok, but didn’t update the GRUB MENU at all… When I rebooted the grub menu was exactly the same as before, no sign of Manjaro in the list of operating systems.
So I would like to repeat the process and try again in case there was an unexpected glitch, and these are the steps I will follow …
Check that I am in correct UEFI mode by entering $ ls /sys/firmware and check efi is in the output.
Select Manual partitioning. (efi and swap partitions already exist and new 30GB ‘/’ partition already created for Manjaro)
Select each partition as detailed below…
Mount Partition File System Point Format? Flags /dev/sda1 fat32 /boot/efi NO boot esp (already enabled) /dev/sda9 linux-swap NO /dev/sda11 ext4 / YES
Click next and move to the manjaro installer summary screen, this is the summary that I am presented with …
Format 30724MB partition /dev/sda11 with file system ext4.
Set up fat32 partition /dev/sda1 with mount point /boot/efi.
Install Manjaro on ext4 system partition /dev/sda11.
Install boot loader on /dev/sda.
Is the last line correct? I am not an expert but I thought the last line should say “Install boot loader on /dev/sdb1” and NOT “/dev/sdb”
I’m thinking maybe this is what happened the first time and I didn’t notice it.
Does the summary look OK to proceed with fresh installation? I don’t want to continue in case it doesn’t work again. Any advice would be appreciated. As I mentioned before, I am still learning linux but can use terminal if I know the correct syntax. Thanks for any help.
EDIT: Here is output from my inxi -Fxzc0
[manjaro@manjaro ~]$ inxi -Fxzc0
System: Host: manjaro Kernel: 4.4.33-1-MANJARO x86_64 (64 bit gcc: 6.2.1)
Desktop: Xfce 4.12.3 (Gtk 2.24.31) Distro: Manjaro Linux
Machine: Device: laptop System: Dell product: Inspiron 5559
Mobo: Dell model: 0K64R6 v: A00
UEFI: Dell v: 1.2.5 date: 10/06/2016
CPU: Dual core Intel Core i7-6500U (-HT-MCP-) cache: 4096 KB
flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx) bmips: 10371
clock speeds: max: 3100 MHz 1: 782 MHz 2: 767 MHz 3: 707 MHz
4: 1215 MHz
Graphics: Card-1: Intel HD Graphics 520 bus-ID: 00:02.0
Card-2: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] Sun XT [Radeon HD 8670A/8670M/8690M / R5 M330 / M430]
Display Server: X.Org 1.18.4 driver: intel
GLX Renderer: Mesa DRI Intel HD Graphics 520 (Skylake GT2)
GLX Version: 3.0 Mesa 13.0.1 Direct Rendering: Yes
Audio: Card Intel Sunrise Point-LP HD Audio
driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:1f.3
Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.4.33-1-MANJARO
Network: Card-1: Intel Wireless 3160 driver: iwlwifi bus-ID: 02:00.0
IF: wlp2s0 state: down mac: <filter>
Card-2: Realtek RTL8101/2/6E PCI Express Fast/Gigabit Ethernet controller
driver: r8169 v: 2.3LK-NAPI port: d000 bus-ID: 03:00.0
IF: enp3s0 state: up speed: 100 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter>
Drives: HDD Total Size: 1008.0GB (0.8% used)
ID-1: USB /dev/sda model: DataTraveler_2.0 size: 7.8GB
ID-2: /dev/sdb model: TOSHIBA_MQ01ABD1 size: 1000.2GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 5.8G used: 9.4M (1%) fs: overlay dev: N/A
ID-2: swap-1 size: 8.59GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sdb9
Sensors: System Temperatures: cpu: 39.0C mobo: 25.0C gpu: N/A
Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info: Processes: 167 Uptime: 19 min Memory: 517.7/7880.7MB
Init: systemd Gcc sys: 6.2.1
Client: Shell (bash 4.4.51) inxi: 2.3.4