Manjaro-awesome-20.0-minimal-200428 authentication failed

hello ,
i am trying to learn how to use linux and I am trying various distros in virtual box.
I wan to stick with the manjaro-awesome-20.0-minimal because it uses less than 200MB of ram and it willl be my OS in a pc that I have in my other house that I visit every weekend ( it has 2GB of ram and windows 7 for now).

Well here in the manjaro-awesome-20.0-minimal when I try to install anything it pops authentication failed without to ask for a password. even when I am trying to go to preferences .
is there any solution so the pamac-manager start working right ?
or I have to wait until they upload an awesome -minimal version without that problem ?

I’m gonna assume that your user and the root user are rightly configured, so let’s try this. Run in a terminal sudo pacman -Syu This would upgrade your system. It should ask for your root passwd, type it and if there’s any error post it here

I entered sudo pacman -Syu it looks that upgrades everything. it did not asked for password but also seemed that finished abnormally.
right after 235/435 upgrading libdbusmenu-qt5 100%
it wrote zsh: killed sudo pacman -Syu
and prompt me for command.

I will run it again to see if it will stop at the same point

it wont let me run it again .
it says :
synchronizing package databases…
error : failed to update core (unable to lock database)
error: failed to update extra (unable to lock database)
error: failed to update community (unable to lock database)
error: failed to update multilib (unable to lock database)
error: failed to synchronize all databases

I will restart and try again

You need to delete de db file and regenerate again

sudo rm /var/lib/pacman/db.lck
sudo pacman -Syyu

the ```
sudo rm /var/lib/pacman/db.lck

return cannot remove /var/lib/pacman/db.lck
: no such file or directory .

and the  :      sudo pacman -Syyu  it goes on but on many packages  says  : Could not resolve host : 
I will wait to see

try this

sudo pacman-mirrors -f 5 && sudo pacman -Syyu

It will choose the 5 fastest mirrors and try to upgrade the system

right now it upgrades things , I will wait to finish,I reboot
and then I will run the ```
sudo pacman-mirrors -f 5 && sudo pacman -Syyu

thanks for your persistence

When the upgrade finished, you to launch pamac ( the package manager gui) and try if it work.

anyway if they dont upload a a new iso for the manjaromanjaro-awesome-20.0-minimal -20.0-minimal
none will be able to use it because no one could not install any programs.
unless they test it before uploading it in a real machine and worked .
because in a virtual box it is not working.
someone have to tell them about the problem.
also I couldn’t find a section in the forum dedicated to the awesome distro

If you think that’s a big, try to make another vm and recreate the install to check if the issue happens again.
I’m thinking it was about mirrors down or something like that, because all we did was about mirrors not users or permissions.