(New-er to linux) After some troubleshooting and testing with many distros, I have found something annoying and odd. Manjaro 19 (which I am running now) works. Manjaro 20 and above will not work. The issue is with the booting. This seems to be happening on many distros, both Arch and Debian based, on their “20.0.0” releases. The only distro that works on its newest launch is openSUSE.
That being said, here is the exact issue:
(Using my Macbook Pro 2015)
After booting into the GRUB installer menu, if I click “boot”, it goes to a backlit screen, as if it were about to show the boot-code, but bother happens. Even after 20+ minutes.
By adding “nomodeset” and “intel_iommu=on” will make it boot so I can install, but after it installs and reboots, it gets stuck on th backlit screen again. I assume I can fix this by changing how it boots, but I am so new that someone just telling me that, or just saying “add those codes to [insert location]” would not help me. I could use fairly exact steps, as well as where in the lines of code I need to change things if that’s what needs to happen. Please and thanks, I really want to run Manjaro’s newer versions.