[HowTo] Convert Manjaro to EndeavourOS

The reason I also prefer rolling releases (Arch.) :+1:


When I re-install, for whatever reason, I find 2 things. One, a mature install always accumulates too much stuff, stuff that I don’t miss when I re-install. The other is that the configuration I was used to, isn’t always better than the new defaults in a fresh install. Also I sometimes discover new settings that were added since the last install but never explored. Since I use a pretty basic Cinnamon, I just need a couple hours to restore the apps I miss and to tweak a few defaults settings.

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I agree! I wouldn’t go through all this. I would just do a fresh install. If you’re leaving it anyway just close the door and say Au revoir!


Thanks for the guide!
Still trying to figure out if I want to do a clean install and configure everything (which will take a loooong time, the stuff I need for homeoffice would even take hours) or convert my installation which should be possible in less then an hour but could lead to random behaviour xD

By the way:

Manjaro now killed the native switch and their steam-native package now is only a renamed arch package. Might be that this step will soon be obsolete as they could now remove the overlay completely.



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A clean install will be… cleanest… but it turned out that my unstable install was only about ten packages away from Arch stable anyway. The weird behaviour I initially found was down to files from filesystem being removed and left unconfigured when reinstalled during the migration. Now I’m running my own personal Arch derivative (I overlay a few packages) and I think I’ve found fewer issues than with unstable over the same period (while finding/fixing a few upstream ones too).

Oh, also, if you need older LTS kernels, I run this too: Unofficial repo for older LTS kernels


Thanks, but I had some issues while following the guide (mostly Arch key issues although Arch keyring is installed and up-to-date) and I didn’t want to start debugging already at that point.
Went with a fresh installation, which went great. The thing that took me longest when setting up Manjaro back then was getting my Samsung network printer’s scanner function working, but it surprisingly worked right on the first try.

For kernels, I run AMD only hardware, so I want to stay with newest kernels anyway :wink: might just give linux-zen a try.

And surprisingly, all my essential software is already up and running again including homeoffice. Most configs were simply copy&pasteable from my backup.

For the update-process: I want to go the other way. I already think about enabling testing and staging to get the newest llvm :wink:


Works a peach. Many of us here run zen.

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you can add with AKM package
and you will have zen or LTS version added on boot

Clean install with Linux-zen is the way to go, EndeavourOS base install is vanilla and relatively bare bones, which is a great starting point to configure your OS exactly the way you wish. No debloating as a first step.

With AMD hardware it just works, although I had to add amd_iommu=off to kernel parameters as I was getting some system hangs on suspend / wake cycle.

  1. Remove Manjaro
  2. Install Endeavour OS.

That’s all. :smiley:


Well, yeah, if you want to take the easy option… :grin:


I am pretty lazy lol

you say easy option, i say yes


Ya …3 minutes. Done! :rofl:

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it is easy to convert manjaro to endeavouros
it will take 30 min done

7 mins if fresh install then!

EndeavourOS fresh install 3+ minutes for me. :wink:

the topic is Convert Manjaro to EndeavourOS

EOS fresh intall, 5 min for me. Perfectly working. BTW

OK, this discussion doesn’t really add anything to this “tutorial” thread. How long it takes to perform a fresh installation of any OS is not really relevant here. The point is that it’s possible to convert a running Manjaro installation (or Arch installation, for that matter) to EnOS. Most people would be better off installing fresh - which is covered in the OP - but for those who want to convert then it’s possible to do so.