TL;DR I have Manjaro xfce on a laptop and it won't let me install another OS

Hi guys, I’m trying to install another OS in my PC with a USB stick but it won’t finish to load either Ubuntu or Windows 10. I’ve configured one USB stick for each OS to try to boot them.

It at least starts to load Ubuntu after I select it in the boot screen but everything freezes and it turns off the screen after it finishes checking all the files. After I select the USB to boot Windows it won’t even start, it just restart the PC and loads Manjaro.

It had windows 10 previously installed, but it was so slow I got rid completely of it.

I’m a noob and I’m not a native speaker so please be patient with me and let me know what you guys need to help me out :wink:

can you returns
from terminal

inxi -Fza

Host: rafael-cht14b Kernel: 5 . 6 . 15-1-MANJARO x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc
v: 10 . 1 . 0
parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-5 . 6-x86_64
root=UUID=9893e255-2bca-4651-8648-30c9e0bc7c98 rw quiet apparmor=1
security=apparmor udev.log_priority=3
Desktop: Xfce 4 . 14 . 2 Distro: Manjaro Linux
Type: Laptop System: Positivo Tecnologia SA product: CHT14B v: Tablet
Mobo: Positivo Tecnologia SA model: CHT14B v: 11130984
serial: UEFI: Positivo Tecnologia SA v: 08 . 02 . X
date: 11/03/2017
ID-1: axp288_fuel_gauge charge: 53% condition: N/A model: N/A
status: Charging
Topology: Quad Core model: Intel Atom x5-Z8350 bits: 64 type: MCP
arch: Airmont family: 6 model-id: 4C (76) stepping: 4 microcode: 411
L2 cache: 1024 KiB
flags: lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx bogomips: 11524
Speed: 480 MHz min/max: 480/1920 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 615 2: 540
3: 480 4: 480
Vulnerabilities: Type: itlb_multihit status: Not affected
Type: l1tf status: Not affected
Type: mds mitigation: Clear CPU buffers; SMT disabled
Type: meltdown mitigation: PTI
Type: spec_store_bypass status: Not affected
Type: spectre_v1
mitigation: usercopy/swapgs barriers and __user pointer sanitization
Type: spectre_v2 mitigation: Full generic retpoline, IBPB: conditional,
IBRS_FW, STIBP: disabled, RSB filling
Type: tsx_async_abort status: Not affected
Device-1: Intel Atom/Celeron/Pentium Processor x5-E8000/J3xxx/N3xxx
Integrated Graphics
driver: i915 v: kernel bus ID: 00:02 . 0
Display: x11 server: X . Org 1 . 20 . 8 driver: intel unloaded: modesetting
resolution: 1366x768~60Hz
OpenGL: renderer: Mesa DRI Intel HD Graphics (CHV) v: 4 . 6 Mesa 20 . 0 . 7
direct render: Yes
Device-1: Intel Atom/Celeron/Pentium Processor x5-E8000/J3xxx/N3xxx Series
Imaging Unit
driver: intel_atomisp2_pm v: kernel bus ID: 00:03.0
Sound Server: ALSA v: k5 . 6 . 15-1-MANJARO
Message: No Device data found.
IF-ID-1: enp0s20u1 state: unknown speed: N/A duplex: N/A
mac: 06:b9:cc:b9:05:72
Local Storage: total: 29 . 12 GiB used: 7 . 91 GiB (27 . 1%)
ID-1: /dev/mmcblk0 model: HBG4e size: 29 . 12 GiB block size:
physical: 512 B logical: 512 B
ID-1: / raw size: 28 . 83 GiB size: 28 . 25 GiB (97 . 99%)
used: 7 . 91 GiB (28 . 0%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/mmcblk0p2
System Temperatures: cpu: 50 . 0 C mobo: N/A
Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A
Processes: 181 Uptime: 13m Memory: 1 . 78 GiB used: 899 . 6 MiB (49 . 3%)
Init: systemd Compilers: gcc: 10 . 1 . 0 Shell: bash v: 5 . 0 . 17 inxi: 3 . 0 . 37

@rafael1 I assume you are a portuguese/spanish speaker in this case we might be able to better help you in the specific language forums, or if you have some problem regarding the english language specially if you speak portuguese ping me so I can help you.

oh thank you, I’m brazilian (I understand english almost fine, typing is another story)

I didn’t know there was a specific forum for other languages

We do have it but I just noticed it is hidden in this new design. Here is the link: Português - Manjaro Linux Forum Also it has a very low traffic so here is much much better to get help.

Maybe he mods can take a look on that.

Best guess is that Ubuntu 20 is too big to run on this system. Googling “Ubuntu system requirements” shows a 4GB RAM requirement and this system only has 2GB. An older Ubuntu LTS version (16 or 18) should still run. The hang probably occurs when Ubuntu runs out of memory. Mint 20 should run, it does on my 2GB baytrail.

I’ve already installed and uninstalled both Ubuntu and Windows 10 in this laptop, but after I installed Manjaro I can’t do it anymore. idk why I can’t boot them but the USB stick for Manjaro works fine

Manjaro by itself shouldn’t be able to block an installation. Your manjaro kernel is rather old [EOL] so I’m guessing this system hasn’t been used in a while. I’ll also guess that windows and Ubuntu haven’t been run on this recently either.

If I understood the post, the Ubuntu liveUSB gets to the grub start menu, and then starts to boot Ubuntu and then hangs. I had a similar problem trying to boot Garuda linux on my baytrail. I managed to get to the desktop, but I had unstable operation and did not try to install. That distro needs at least 3GB memory and my baytrail doesn’t have that much. It runs great on a modern capable system. Anyway, it looks like you aren’t having the same problem I had.

Other things to consider are

  • try a different USB stick, sometimes they go bad
  • try a different USB port if available
  • use a different liveUSB programmer
  • double check the mda5, sha1 or some other checksum to validate the ISO image download
  • consider trying MX-Linux or another distro to see if that liveUSB will boot.
  • I’d still consider trying Ubuntu 16 or 18.

I found the issue and an answer, it seems that windows can break the bootloader if you install Manjaro or other Linux OS. Thanks guys for the tips :wink:

forum . manjaro . org/t/dual-booting-windows-after-manjaro/8412