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Manjaro ARM 22.02 has been released.

Manjaro ARM 22.02 released!

We are proud to announce the release of Manjaro ARM 22.02.

You can find all our images on !

Manjaro ARM is proud to be the default installation on the Pinebook Pro and the PinePhone from  Pine64.
We have put in a lot of work to get to this point and we are excited that we have been accepted by the creators of this laptop and phone, as a great OS option.

We are still working on getting great support for the Quartz64, but we will not make it part of these releases, until we have most of the stuff working.
But you can find our weekly images on Github for  Quartz64-BSP  and  Quartz64-A and in our Manjaro ARM Flasher.
These images are currently Dev images, based on Unstable branch.

This is also the first release, where we include a  Generic Aarch64 image. This image does not include any board firmware and as such requires the user to have the correct Board Firmware (like u-boot, petit-boot or tow-boot) on their boards SPI flash or any other storage that gets checked before the drive with the Generic image installed. It is using the extlinux bootloader schema. It does not support UEFI yet, but we are working on it. The download pages for the Generic image, will list the devices that we have tested to work with this image. Of course having a generic image won’t include device specific firmware (like wifi firmware) and tweaks, but those can be installed afterwards, if needed.

Application for flashing images

We have our own GUI app to make it easy for users to flash a Manjaro ARM image on to an SD card or eMMC card.
If you are on Manjaro ARM, simply install manjaro-arm-flasher and launch the app “Manjaro ARM Flasher” from your menu. This will download and flash the image of your choice.

You can also manually run the application (if you are not running Manjaro ARM) by downloading  this python script, make it executable with chmod +x manjaro-arm-flasher and then run it with sudo ./manjaro-arm-flasher. It requires python-blkinfo 0.1.3 to be installed, which can be installed with pip install blkinfo.

Introducing Calamares

This release uses Calamares as our new First Time Setup tool.
Calamares is a QT based graphical application for setting locale, keyboard layout, User information, timezone and so forth.
This also means, that SSH can no longer be used to setup the system on GUI editions.

First Time setup on Minimal edition

This release sports the First Time setup for all Minimal images, also via SSH. This means that at first boot, you will be asked about the following:

  • keyboard layout (except on pinebook, that is fixed to us layout)
  • username
  • additional user groups (optional)
  • full name
  • password for that username
  • password for root
  • timezone
  • locale
  • hostname

Then the setup script will set these settings and reboot to the login screen.

Manjaro ARM 22.02 released!