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Minimal installation of Manjaro

For Manjaro 20.0.3

This is how to do a minimal installation of Manjaro. This a simple installation guide which uses the entire disk.

  1. Grab the Manjaro Architect ISO from https://manjaro.org/downloads/official/architect/
  2. Choose your desired layout and keyboard
  3. Boot Manjaro Architect
  4. Login as user manjaro password manjaro
  5. Run setup
  6. It now takes a while because Manjaro updates the installer program and databases
  7. Select Language
  8. Select 1 Prepare Installation
  9. Select 3 Partition Disk
  10. Choose the correct disk
  11. Select Automatic Partitioning BIOS & UEFI
  12. Select Mount Partitions
  13. Select the correct ROOT partition
  14. Select ext4 mkfs.ext4 -q
  15. Confirm the mount options
  16. Select 13 Back
  17. Select 3 Install CLI System
  18. Select Install Base Packages
  19. At Install Base dialogue choose linux-lts
  20. At Additional kernel modules dialogue choose none
  21. The installation begins now and will take a while
  22. At Install Network Drivers select 1 Auto-install free drivers
  23. Select 2 Install Bootloader
  24. Choose grub
  25. Select the correct device for Bootloader installation. Grub will now be installer
  26. Select 3 Configure Base
  27. Select 1 Generate FSTAB
  28. Select fstabgen -U -p
  29. Select 2 Set Hostname - choose a hostname
  30. Select 4 Set Timezone and Clock, select the correct time zone, then choose UTC
  31. Select 5 Set Root Password set a root password
  32. Select 6 Add new user(s)
  33. Select a name, select default shell (bash will do it), set a password
  34. Select 7 Back
  35. Select 8 Back
  36. Select 6 Done
  37. Confirm Close installer
  38. reboot

When the machine is rebooted, login as root and execute the following commands

pacman -Rsc lvm2
systemctl enable dhclient@$(grep ^en /proc/net/dev|cut -d: -f1).service

Reboot again. Congratulation, you have now the smallest Manjaro system possible.

A minimal X environment

In this example we use bspwm.

As user execute the following commands

pacman -S xorg # choose default=all
pacman -S bspwm sxhkd xorg-init xterm rofi
 
install -Dm644 /usr/share/doc/bspwm/examples/sxhkdrc ~/.config/sxhkd/sxhkdrc
install -Dm755 /usr/share/doc/bspwm/examples/bspwmrc ~/.config/bspwm/bspwmrc
 
sed -ie s/dmenu_run/'rofi -show run'/g  ~/.config/sxhkd/sxhkdrc
sed -ie s/urxvt/xterm/g  ~/.config/sxhkd/sxhkdrc
 
echo "exec bspwm" >~/.xinitrc

Then reboot, login as user and execute startx. Once X has launched press Super (or Windows key) + Return to launch xterm

minimal/manjaro.txt · Last modified: 2021/02/03 20:56 by senioradmin