I had to use manjaro architect to use install manjaro with lvm. I had a couple frustrations about it and I would like to share those, if anyone interested.
I use non latin1 keyboard layout and the architect forces me login with latin1. I had to plug a keyboard close to latin1 to able to login to system. Why an installer needs a login procedure, user and password in the first place?
After login, I had difficulty of setting up keyboard locale from terminal. Language and keyboard setup options must be handled one way or another initially. it is handled in the setup program but when something goes wrong as described below, I had to type on a non familiar keyboard layout.
setup program before doing anything tries to update itself and fails because of some dependency conflicts. Why does the setup program tries to update itself in the first place? Why can’t it continue as it is? I have downloaded the latest version of architect but it tries to update itself? I had to manually correct package dependencies.
setup is very fragile. It can or can not display the devices without clear reason. By just restarting setup program it corrects itself.
I hope maintainers see these and respond them. I am an avarage linux user. I use manjaro because of ease of installation. I had to resort architect to use lvm. I hope normal lvm become part of normal desktop installer. I really do not want to use architect again.