Across multiple attempts to install Manjaro v17.0.5 KDE edition the PC locks up. I’ve tried:
- multiple ISO downloads that all verified via SHA1
- multiple blank DVDs burned with multiple burners (different PCs used as well)
- multiple USB keys
The install environment behaves erratically during the partitioning. I have multiple drives but I’m attempting to partition and install to drive (/dev/sdd). This is a regular hard drive not a solid state drive. I already have a Manjaro v16.06 KDE install that is functional on the /dev/sdd drive but has not be updated or used since 5-13-2016. I want to wipe out the partition table on the (sdd), create different sized partitions, lay down formats, let the installer do its thing, and drop grub on drive (sdd). I have Win7 64-bit (bootable) on another drive and a few NTFS partition spreads around other drives. I should end up with clean separation between windows and Manjaro. Manjaro will be accessible via BIOS boot drive selection menu which will kick off GRUB.
The Erratic behavior:
When I get to the point where I select the /dev/sdd drive, or just after selecting the drive:
- the bottom panel flickers rapidly
- the installer window flickers rapidly
- moving the mouse causes more flickering
- a notification starts to be drawn on screen
- the PC locks up but I can still move the mouse around on the screen
- clicking on UI elements on the screen has no response
- the PC is unresponsive to keyboard input
If the PC doesn’t lock up immediate after selecting the sdd drive, clicking the “Create New Partition Table” button definitely triggers the lock up. In this case the next dialog is partially drawn just before the lock up.
It seems the install environment has some fancy desktop effects enabled as well… like fade in/out.
I’m using a core i5-4670K (not overclocked), 16GB RAM, with UEFI BIOS. The /dev/sdd drive is a WD320GB hard drive. Is there any commands I should run to gather more detailed info.?