I’ve tried several times to install Manjaro Budgie from a thumb drive, but each time fails.
I have existing LVM partitions, two of which already have OSes on them. So in the install I selected the option to replace an existing partion and selected the free one. The install seems to proceed fine with no errors, then takes me to a screen just showing wallpaper. As soon as I move the mouse, it asks for a password, and it will not accept the password I provided during setup. If I select “Switch user”, it takes me to a dialog that has no option to select which user account to use. There is a button to change desktop environment, and an input field for password. That’s it. And it will not accept my password.
I tried to the install again and told it to not require password, but I get the same thing.
When I remove the thumb drive and reboot, I find myself in grub recover mode and have to recover my grub menu to be able to boot.
What’s going on?