I would like to prepare myself a suitable programming position.
For this fact I would like to put a manjaro system next to my windows.
A fellow programmer recommended xfce to me.
ssd - windows system
hdd drive: windows files: (D:) 318 GB, (E:) 465 GB and: 150 GB of free space for manjaro.
now let’s move on to the problem:
when I am already in Manjaro and go through the language and localization selection process, I have to choose how I want to install the system.
the tutorials say I should use the manual option, so I do.
now I have 3 seats taken out of 4 possible (300mb of something, 465gb, 318gb and 150gb of free space).
first question: Is it possible to do a manjaro using only 1 free space, or do I have to connect the E drive with the D drive to make extra space?
When I allocate a free space for manjaro and clicks next, I get the following message:
Option to use GPT on BIOS
A GPT partition table is the best option for all systems. This installer supports such a setup for BIOS systems too.
To configure a GPT partition table on BIOS, (if not done so already) go back and set the partition table to GPT, next create 8 MB unformatted partition with the bios_grub flag enabled.
An unformatted 8 MB partition is necessary to start Manjaro on a BIOS system with GPT.
And when I click OK and try to enter my name, my installation window crashes.
First to clarify what you have, please boot a live session of Manjaro and open a terminal:
sudo parted -l
EFI or BIOS?
test -d /sys/firmware/efi && echo efi || echo bios
Please post it here as code with ~~~ at top and bottom:
Sure, Manjaro can be installed on only one partition and it is possible to reuse the efi partition of windows, but create a extra efi partition, because in the past windows likes to recreate this partition on updates and that breaks Manjaro. “connect the E drive with the D drive” or what ever you mean by this, is not necessary.
Probably you have a GPT Partition Table and use a BIOS System? See the commands above for clarification.
That’s not correct, on an msdos parted disk (with MBR) you can realize an extended partition and have many logical partitions inside, more than you will need. Manjaro can be installed on a logical partition as well. With other words it’s also an option to keep the disk in msdos mode.
Ok, you installed Manjaro on /dev/sda3 (SCSI Device A Partition 3), then normally the Installer (over)writes the MBR on /dev/sda. If this one was used to boot with windows only, it will now boot Manjaro and therefore Grub only (which can boot Windows also).
Basically yes. Done. If you followed the whole process and click on finish/proceed, then yes.