[root] Mogrify Manjaro32 to Archlinux32

Inspired by curiosity and a topic on Manjaro forum I used @jonathon’s guide to create a similar guide - and revive a Manjaro32 :grin:

These are the rough notes - tested using a VirtualBox VM

Screenshot from final reboot

Mogrifying Manjaro32 18.0.4 to Archlinux32

Please note @jonathon’s comment below on using the 18.0.4 ISO from osdn.net/projects/manjaro32

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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/libcrypt.so'

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

update grub

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

Reboot your system - don’t despair if grub shows Manjaro entry - it is Arch


sudo pacman -Syu

You now have a Manjaro themed Archlinux32


I’d probably avoid the 18.0.4 installer images now unless you have a CPU which lacks SSE2 and so needs the i686 packages. For every other 32-bit CPU the pentium4 architecture is a much better option.

I wonder if I should try and spin up an EnOS32 image… :thinking:


I have no idea - I have some old hardware floating a thinkpad z61 but the monitor is very pale - but it has been installed with manjaro32 :slight_smile: