Manjaro Linux is a very fast, easy-to-use, desktop oriented operating system based on Arch Linux. It is specially useful for the people who have never used Linux in their lives. It offers a very user friendly interface that is not much different from Windows or macOS. If your PC already has Windows 10 installed on it, you can install Manjaro Linux on it too.
Here is how you can install Manjaro Linux on your Windows 10 PC in the dual-boot configuration:
- Optional, but the sake of safety, the first thing you should do is make a backup of your Windows system partition using Macrium Reflect.
- Next thing you have to do is download Manjaro Linux ISO from https://manjaro.org/.
- Download Rufus from https://rufus.ie/ and use it to create a bootable USB install media for Manjaro Linux.
- Plug-in the bootable USB media to your PC, reboot it. At the next boot, press F12 to select the USB media as the boot device. You should be able to boot into Manjaro Linux live.
- When asked, choose to Launch Installer. Alternatively, you can also double-click on Install Manjaro Linux icon on the desktop.
- Choose a language for the operating system interface such as American English. Then choose region and time zone. After this, you have to pick a keyboard. Then you have to pick the partitions where you should choose Install alongside and then select an available partition. You can also choose the partition space for installing Manjaro Linux by dragging the middle line.
- In the next few steps, you have to pick a username, computer name and the login password. When it displays the summary of the installation options selected, click on the Install button to finally start the installation.
- Wait for the copying of files, installation of system, and then restart the PC. You will now be able to make a choice between Windows and Manjaro Linux.