I am a newcomer to Manjaro and am unfortunately having difficulties with my installation which I have attempted with Architect on a USB drive (choosing KDE and kernel 419). System details at the bottom - key info: AMD APU and I am trying to use Architect to partition on (an Intel) NVME drive and install Manjaro on one partition.
At first I succeeded in booting a functioning system, but I subsequently resized the Manjaro partition with this installation and this was destructive. Since then I re-partitioned entirely using the auto partitioning tool and then parted (both run from Architect setup) - partitions were reformatted and the OS re-installed. One structure I've tried is:
nvme0n1 (477G) with these partitions:
p1 fat 512M (for boot)
p2 ext4 237.9G (for Manjaro)
p3 ext4 238.5G (not mounted - for other OS)
I have also tried p1 and p2 (using all remaining space) also. Using architect, I have re-formatted every one of these partitions and re-installed the OS into p2 (a few times now alas). I've also tried grub only and grub followed by refind bootloaders. Unfortunately, in all cases my booting system is frozen at a screen like this:
/dev/nvme0n1p2: clean, 253795/15597568 files, 3267794/62368672 blocks
At first I thought the following message on exit from Architect was relevant:
Failed unmounting /run/miso/bootmnt
However replies to this post seem to suggest otherwise. Thinking that my boot loader might be an issue I tried as many of the steps indicated in this post as possible, but using the grub facility provided on Architect (pressing c before entering setup - which seems to require remounting of partitions each time).
First, manually booting using /boot/grub/grub.cfg seems to just recap the above frozen screen. Next, I tried the probe method indicated in that post (in which some abc variable is assigned) and ran with my kernels:
linux /boot/vmlinuz-x86_64 root=UUID=$abc rw initrd /boot/initramfs-x86_64.img boot
This resulted in a boot that was stuck at:
Started TLP system startup/shutdown
I also tried:
which resulted in a "no such device" error. This confuses me as this file does exist in /boot (this I think from two methods: chrooting into the installation via the menu option in Architect and by asking grub to
With refind in the loop I seemed to get boot errors that indicted "ERROR: '/dev/disk/by-label/' device did not show up after 30 second..." which pushed me to a "rootfs" prompt (not sure where I was at that point.
When I chroot'd into the installation (via Architect setup) I examined journalctl and noted the following error (in red):
AMD-Vi: Unable to write to IOMMU perf counter.
sp5100-tco: Watchdog hardware is disabled
kvm: disabled by bios
The command mhwd -li also reported:
Warning: No installed USB configs!
after which point I seem to have run into a few difficulties detecting the USB drive.
I am not quite sure how to put this system together at this point (not having been able to successfully boot it). Any advice on an approach would be gratefully received. Update: I have now wiped my install so will need to start again although not sure why my architect installs have not been successful.
My desktop system is:
Mobo: ASUSTeK, TUF Gaming X570-Plus (Wifi), UEFI: American Megatrends
CPU: AMD Ryzen 3200G with Radeon Vega Graphics (Zen+)