can't install manjaro from usb on dell inspiron laptop

Have you had a look in your BIOS/UEFI settings menu? Did you install in UEFI or Legacy mode?

Maybe the bootloader was not installed properly.
Please, answer the questions asked, if you need help. :man_shrugging:

If you installed in UEFI mode, boot to your installer USB and select "Detect EFI installations", hopefully you'll see an entry for your installed system, boot to it and re-install grub.

I am still having problems understanding this. I am new to Linux. I am booting the live version with a flash drive with LEGACY mode. After I install Manjaro from the ISO and reboot, I switch out of LEGACY mode to UEFI and there are some other settings that I am not familiar with. The only boot option is Linux Mint for some reason. Manjaro isn't present and then it boots to nowhere and says something about installing over IPV6.

But it works fine live except for freezing when too many tabs are open.

Thank you.

I am still having problems understanding this. I am new to Linux. I am booting the live version with a flash drive with LEGACY mode. After I install Manjaro from the ISO and reboot, I switch out of LEGACY mode to UEFI and there are some other settings that I am not familiar with. The only boot option is Linux Mint for some reason. Manjaro isn't present and then it boots to nowhere and says something about installing over IPV6.

But it works fine live except for freezing when too many tabs are open.

Thank you.

Booting up you Manjaro usb in Legacy mode would entail an installation in the same mode. If after the installation you change the boot mode of your machine to UEFI, that would mean you can't boot up Manjaro. Therefore, same installation mode, same boot mode.

Please post the terminal output of the following commands:
sudo parted -l
(thet is lowercase L)

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You're not just new to Linux: you're apparently also new to UEFI. :wink:

  1. Don't change to legacy mode (aka "BIOS compatibility mode")
  2. Follow @linux-aarhus 's excellent advice and go here for step-by-step instructions.
  3. As you've installed Manjaro already you'll find that the existing install you've made is there (but you cannot boot into it) just replace that one
  4. If you don't want the Linux Mint, delete that from the partitioning screen as well.
  5. If you see NTFS or FAT partitions: that's Windows and UEFI respectively: Don't delete those!

Just read up on the things you don't know yet and you'll be fine...

:innocent:

When after reading things you still don't understand, come back here and ask specific questions with exact error messages. (if any)

okay, thank you!

Model: Kingston DataTraveler 2.0 (scsi)
Disk /dev/sda: 15.6GB
Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/512B
Partition Table: msdos
Disk Flags:

Number Start End Size Type File system Flags
2 2396MB 2400MB 4194kB primary esp

Model: MMC DF4032 (sd/mmc)
Disk /dev/mmcblk0: 31.3GB
Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/512B
Partition Table: msdos
Disk Flags:

Number Start End Size Type File system Flags
1 1049kB 31.3GB 31.3GB primary ext4

Error: /dev/mmcblk0boot0: unrecognised disk label
Model: Generic SD/MMC Storage Card (sd/mmc)
Disk /dev/mmcblk0boot0: 4194kB
Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/512B
Partition Table: unknown
Disk Flags:

Error: /dev/mmcblk0boot1: unrecognised disk label
Model: Generic SD/MMC Storage Card (sd/mmc)
Disk /dev/mmcblk0boot1: 4194kB
Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/512B
Partition Table: unknown
Disk Flags:

  • Do I get this right and are you trying to install a Manjaro desktop version on a 32GB MMC with a 4MB boot partition?
  • Did you turn off Legacy like we told you already (because most BIOSes cannot boot from MMCs.)
  • Could you just tell in plain English what you're trying to accomplish here?
    E.G.: "I want a separate bootable environment that I can take with me wherever I go and use any Internet Café computer and my "computer" is just a USB stick."

@jmiller 32gb MMC HD??? Is this a Chromebook?

I'm a total novice. I've been able to wipe the WINDOWS 10 installation from my DELL INSPIRON and use MANJARO with a flash drive. I don't understand UEFI, BIOS, LEGACY.

:astonished:
:thinking:
:exploding_head:
:face_with_head_bandage:

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are you here to help? i can switch out of these things but there is more than one setting in the F12 menu.

:duck: :duck: :walking_man: :mag_right: >> UEFI VS Legacy :leftwards_arrow_with_hook:
https://duckduckgo.com/?q=UEFI+VS+Legacy&ia=web

why isn't it installing?

@jmiller
We are still waiting for some answers:

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I really don't know the exact setup I want. I tried Linux Mint and preferred Manjaro. I don't know which partition is best for me. I would be content just to run Manjaro on my computer. So, I guess I need to start again and erase what's on the computer and then install Manjaro? Thank you for your patience and help.

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I am sorry I think Manjaro is not for you. If you want to use Linux try some other distro for complete new people to PC world. Manjaro is not hardcore but needs more knowledge then click and double click. It seem you do not have any idea what HW in your pc means. It is not bad no one knows everything. It takes some time to learn these things.

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Then why did you do this?

As @Marte noted, we can't really help you until we have better answers to help. Installing Manjaro is in my opinion the exact same difficulty as installing Mint. You should install in UEFI, with Secureboot off. The manjaro wiki, google and lots of places can help you with that. You should NOT changed that after you install. I don't know where you got the idea to do that in the first place, but you did. Don't do that again.

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Okay, I will try this. Thank you.

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