Setup Manjaro Windows Dualboot

"Oravle VM VirutalBox Manager" Win10 VM

And which software are you planning to run?

Actually I am a little scared to touch my partitions I am running on currently. As previously mentioned I screwed up the last time I tried resizing and I think even tho its a nice way and probably smooth I will put the data on an external drive since its the "safe" way.

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STK aka System Tool Kit from AGI

Edit1: I guess the issue isnt the VM but rather that my system doesnt have a external GPU and only the intel udh cpu graphics. The recomendation for the GPU is higher
It will not be perfect by any means, even with a seperate windows system but, my geuss is that it takes already a lot of speed away of the system by using a VM on a no GPU system ( was this a sentence?)

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Linux uses UID:GID and on Manjaro the first user is UID=1000 and GID=1000 so in most cases - as you will probably use the same username the files will have the correct ownership and permissions.

Okay that seems to be a pretty GPU intensive application, in which case a normal VM could be quite slow indeed.
However I would still give at another try - with 3D acceleration enabled and Guest Additions properly installed.

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no pain - no gain - just joking

Learning by doing is the way to remember - and I had to do it a lot of times - a lot.

We can try installing the guest additions properly, but I tried that yesterday and have given up basically. Even the "normal" windows 10 is slow without the programm running, so 3Dacceleration doenst seem to be the only issue. If you are a VM "guest additions expert" I'm willing to give it another try tho.

Normally I'd acutally agree with no pain - no gain, but its kind of a time sensitive issue aswell since I have to follow the course and already lost a 1,5 days by trying to figure out a solution.

I know - I was just joking - I did understand your situation and I admit - it is less than ideal

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WoeUSB takes forever to create the bootstick, but I guess thats normal with a 4,7gb windows 10 .iso?

That should normally not be the case.
It's certainly slower than native, but it should be very much usable for normal tasks like browsing or file management.
Not an expert, but on my Win10 VM I just install the additions normally via guest-iso and I get decent speed.
You might want to check whether it uses VBoxSVGA graphics adapter which is faster than VBoxVGA (but can introduce graphical artifacts).

But that's a bit off topic now :slight_smile:
Wish you good luck with your dual boot effort.

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Yes it is normal - it takes forever - it feels like.

WoeUSB uses same method as the manual described in the howto.

Some users states that Etcher can be used as well - but Etcher is not fit for that job.

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Would running Manjaro externally be an option? If yes then you could get an enclosure for your current internal drive and an internal ssd onto which you can Install Windows.

Its already running on VBoxSVGA, thank you anyway.

I mean I am not a fan of windows I only use it since I'm forced to use it for STK. I have not used a Windows system for private usage in like 4 years and only use Windows at work and there mainly with putty to get on a linux server :sweat_smile:

So I feel like carrying my "main" system on a external drive is a little akward, like my laptop grew an mandatory arm, that is used 99% of the time anyway.

Is there a way of restoring all of the system settings? Those are not stored in my home folder right? At least not my wifi connections for example? What about browser bookmarks?

Edit1: got the following error while copying my home folder

sudo cp -rp /home/$homefolder/ /run/media/$username/Backup2/homefolder
cp: cannot create regular file '/run/media/$username/$externaldrivename/Backup2/homefolder/.cpan/build/YAML-Tiny-1.73-0/blib/man3/YAML::Tiny.3pm': Invalid argument

I get this error like 100 times always .cpan

Of course. You're right!

If I were you, I would use another drive (SSD preferably) for Win-only and do swap drives, when your special program is needed.
It is a professional approach, for ease in mind and confident on usage.
Get familiar with the disk-swap procedure (open/close panel, remove/replace disk) and move on.

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I agree it seems to be the best option, but I am far from being experienced in this area and I need to get it up and running soon. So I could get into my car now drive to the local hardware store and grab a SSD with thunderbolt access. But how to move on from this point on is unclear to me, if there is noone who can help me with that process I will have to go for the "unnice" way of

  • installing windows over manjaro
  • installing manjaro to the space left over by windows
  • having a dual boot that I will not need a lot at all

Mounting an external ssd into a linux system is not something a lot of people seem to be doing so there is not a lot of "guides" out there to follow especially when I might run into a problem I'm basically screwed...

So if you know ... everything :wink: I'm happy to get into the car and get an external SSD and am happy to be inspired by your instructions, otherwise I will stick to the "safe" route.

PS: I'm serious no offense ment I guess you can read my post in a sarcastic manner this is not intendet.

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