Manjaro 18, rufus

Today I've done USB bootable with Manjaro KDE 18.0 using rufus 3.3. Rufus asked me if I want to download grub 2.03.1 files, beacuse that's the version which manjaro image is using and rufus adds instalation files only for 2.02. I cklicked yes, but later when I choosed from boot menu my bootable pendrive, I saw error and grub_rescue opend. So I tried clicking "no" in rufus (when clicking "no" rufus uses 2.02 files), but still the problem remains. I opend rufus_files folder (This folder should contain these downloaded files), it had other folder in it named "grub 2.03.1" (or only 2.03.1 without grub, i don't remember), but it was empty. I tried to find grub 2.03.1 files on internet, but all I found was 2.02, like there wasn't newest version.

With Manjaro you can only use rufus in 'dd' mode

Use etcher

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What is the problem, specifically?

What issue is this solving?

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The problem is that I can't install Manjaro, beacuse it won't boot. There's an error with grub and grub_rescue shows.

I tried Etcher. After doing a bootable USB, Etcher tried to check it and found that it's something wrong with it. And what I had was two partitions on pendrive, one had about 1,5MB, the second one was corrupted and there was many GB that didn't belong to any partition.

I'll try

I used Etcher, Used Rufus with DD mode too. But found that YUMI does a good job too for my PC. It does not partition the USB.


YUMI rename the drive "MULTIBOOT" and create a folder "multiboot". The whole bootable system is there.
Also created a new folder on my USB "Personal Folder" with some files there.
LiveUSB is booting fine. i am writing from it.

You can use Rufus (on windows), it will ask you to make it bootable, just say yes.
If you want to do it within a Linux environment, get OpenSUSE writer, it works superbly.

FAT32 is the way

With Rufus, you need to select DD mode, not to partition, not to install grub:

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DD mode works, thank you all


YUMI is fine to create multi-live-ISO USBs. I have several distros on my USB to try them on. I can install non Arch-based distros with YUMI but Manjaro always fails to install. I use rufus on Windows (dd mode) for Manjaro ISOs instead. Tried Etcher before, it worked but I don't like it.

@Qbsoon After installation, you can reformat your USB with rufus to get back the GBs. Don't choose any ISOs, just format the USB. Cheers!

I formated using diskpart

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