Getting Started RPI2/3

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You can find images to download at Manjaro-ARM site in the DOWNLOADS section.

Tip: You can also find other images clicking the the "COMMUNITY EDITIONS" in the downloads section of the site.


You should be able to extract the zip file by right clicking in the .zip file and clicking in "Extract", "Extract Here" or any variants of these using your file manager.

For windows, there are plenty of tools to help with extracting zip files if the built-in file manager does not work. 7zip is an example.

For Linux command line:

unzip Manjaro-ARM-[Edition]-[Device]-[Version].zip
Caution: [Edition] means the edition downloaded, as in "Minimal" or "Mate", etc. [Device] means the device it's downloaded for, as in "rpi2" or "oc2", etc.
Tip: Some image dumping software does not require the image to be extracted (I.E. Etcher). So this step could be skipped if using one of these tools


By design, the image is made so that installation is simple. All that is required is dumping the image to the sdcard. To do this with Linux:

sudo dd if=Manjaro-ARM-[Edition]-[Device]-[Version].img of=/dev/[device] bs=4M
Caution: If your microSD card is in a SD card reader, the [device] is probably mmcblk0, if you're reading from a USB adapter, it probably is sdX. X being a letter from 'a' to 'z'
Tip: You can check all the storage devices using this command:

There are tools and GUIs that can make this process a little easier such as Etcher and instructions for those are included with the respective software

Cleanup and First Boot

Once you have the image on the SDCard, you should be able to put the card into your RaspberryPi and plug it in. If everything worked correctly, it should boot to the Operating System. Depending on the edition you have installed, this could be a simple TTY login or a graphical desktop environment.

Resizing the partitions

Since 18.09 this is now done automatically on the first boot of the device. The device will boot, and reboot just before the login screen would appear. When it's booted to the login screen, the filesystem has been resized to fill out the remaining space on the SD card.

Once completed, the script will prompt you to reboot the device. Once the reboot has finished, you should see that the available space has been completely filled with the root '/' partition and the filesystem has been resized to match.


There are 2 users by default on the image. root and manjaro.

Passwords are as follows:

User: root. Password: root.

User: manjaro. Password: manjaro.

Cleaning up

There are no necessary post-installation steps for the raspberry pi. Creating new users and setting passwords can be done but these steps are not required.