Convert Manjaro32 to Archlinux32

These are the rough notes - tested using a VirtualBox VM

The notes are valid as of September 3. 2020

Mogrifying Manjaro32 18.0.4 to Archlinux32

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edit pacman.conf

  • remove manjaro-system from HoldPkg line
  • remove SyncFirst line (manjaro patch)

Follow instructions from Transition ... section at

Accept package replacement/removal when required

sudo pacman -Syy archlinux32-keyring-transition
sudo pacman -S archlinux32-keyring

Remove conflicting packages

sudo pacman -Rdd pacman-mirrors manjaro-system manjaro-release bashrc-manjaro libxxf86misc menulibre

Install Arch pacman and pacman-contrib

sudo pacman -S pacman pacman-contrib


sudo pacman -Rns manjaro-settings-manager manjaro-settings-manager-notifier

Install - fix two conflicts

sudo pacman -Syu base linux linux-headers filesystem grub sudo systemd systemd-libs systemd-sysvcompat xorg-server xorg-server-common xorg-server-xwayland --overwrite --overwrite '/usr/include/crypt.h' --overwrite '/usr/lib/'

build initramfs

sudo mkinitcpio -p linux

remove manjaro kernel (remove any dependencies - like drivers - remember to install opensource drivers if necessary)

sudo pacman -Rns linux414

edit /etc/default/grub and set GRUB_DISTRIBUTOR to Arch32 then rebuild grub configuration

sudo grub-mkconfig -o /boot/grub/grub.cfg


sudo pacman -Syu

You now have a Manjaro themed Archlinux32