I tried installing Manjaro from a live USB. But somehow, on my MSI (i5-8500H, GTX 1050), it wouldn't create an load GRUB. The only way to boot into Manjaro was by forcing the BIOS to choose the Manjaro EFI file from the live USB. I managed to solve the issue using grub-install mentioned here, along with the additional steps for UEFI.
Additionally, there were some issues with the display drivers as well. The screen wouldn't refresh at all, unless prompted by a large movement of a window. For example, scrolling through settings, printing new line in Konsole, or even simple things such as right-clicks of the mouse couldn't be seen on the display. To overcome this, I tried changing the drivers from Bumblebee to NVIDIA only (not 390xx), followed by
sudo nvidia-xconfig. Upon restart, the display was set to a very low-resolution. This link suggested that I rename, or delete, the
/etc/X11/xorg.conffile, which I deleted.
Since then, the system gets stuck while booting. I even tried turning ACPI off in grub using
acpi=off, but nothing seems to work. These are errors that I get.
ACPI Exception:AE_NOT_FOUND, Evaluating _PRS (20170728/pci_link-176) tpm tpm0: TPM self test failed iTC0_wdt iTC0_wdt: can't request region for resource [mem 0x00c5f]
Thank you, in advance, for your time and patience.