sunmat
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Manjaro headless installation and wifi setup

Tue Sep 03, 2019 10:14 am

I'm posting this in the Arch section since there isn't a section of Manjaro, I hope it's fine.

I'm planning to install a Manjaro on my Raspberry Pi 4 (OS image here: https://manjaro.org/download/arm8-raspb ... 4-minimal/), but I don't have a screen nor a keyboard. With Raspbian I know how to enable SSH and setup my wifi information so I can then SSH into it. I couldn't find any instruction to do the same with Manjaro. Does anyone have any?

Andyroo
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Re: Manjaro headless installation and wifi setup

Tue Sep 03, 2019 10:43 am

Normally you would do something along the lines of:

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sudo pacman -S openssh
sudo systemctl enable sshd
sudo systemctl start sshd
But these will require a keyboard / monitor - maybe a family member / friend / work could loan you one for a short while to get you started?

Failing that, a TV and a cheap Amazon keyboard may do?
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geev03
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Re: Manjaro headless installation and wifi setup

Tue Sep 03, 2019 11:24 am

Manjaro 64 bit is almost as fast as Gentoo 64 bit while booting up on a Pi4B-4 :mrgreen:

ssh was enabled by default ...

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login as: geev03
geev03@192.168.1.188's password:
Welcome to Manjaro-ARM
~~Website: https://manjaro.org
~~Forum:   https://forum.manjaro.org/c/manjaro-arm
~~IRC:     #manjaro-arm on irc.freenode.net
~~Matrix:  #manjaro-arm-public:matrix.org
[geev03@pi ~]$ uname -a
Linux pi 4.19.65-1-MANJARO-ARM #1 SMP PREEMPT Tue Aug 13 14:39:03 UTC 2019 aarch64 GNU/Linux
[geev03@pi ~]$ free -h
              total        used        free      shared  buff/cache   available
Mem:          3.7Gi       538Mi       2.7Gi        35Mi       480Mi       3.1Gi
Swap:            0B          0B          0B
[geev03@pi ~]$


Andyroo
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Re: Manjaro headless installation and wifi setup

Tue Sep 03, 2019 12:04 pm

geev03 wrote:
Tue Sep 03, 2019 11:24 am
Manjaro 64 bit is almost as fast as Gentoo 64 bit while booting up on a Pi4B-4 :mrgreen:
...
Thats interesting - I've seen a few folk around here using old x86 boxes so they may well have a way to move at last :D
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sunmat
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Re: Manjaro headless installation and wifi setup

Tue Sep 03, 2019 12:09 pm

geev03 wrote:
Tue Sep 03, 2019 11:24 am
ssh was enabled by default ...
So basically I can burn the Manjaro image on the SD card and hook up the Pi to my router through Ethernet, and get the wifi configured later?
What's the default root password?

geev03
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Re: Manjaro headless installation and wifi setup

Tue Sep 03, 2019 12:32 pm

sunmat wrote:
Tue Sep 03, 2019 12:09 pm

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What's the default root password?
I used the Manjaro Pi4 xfce version. The root password setup screen will follow ( the attached screen shot) the user setup.
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sunmat
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Re: Manjaro headless installation and wifi setup

Tue Sep 03, 2019 1:08 pm

Ah so I will need a screen and a keyboard if there are installation steps to follow before being able to ssh. Thanks.

Cob
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Re: Manjaro headless installation and wifi setup

Tue Sep 03, 2019 8:53 pm

Keyboard and screen are both necessary for the initial boot of the minimal image. Ssh is enabled by default, but any attempt to log in via ssh results in a message asking you to finish the set-up procedure shown above (passwords, keyboard, time-zone etc). Once that's been completed the device will automatically reboot and can then be accessed via ssh.

senpaidev
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Re: Manjaro headless installation and wifi setup

Sun Oct 06, 2019 8:28 am

Is the current release good enough for everyday use? I wish to use this as minecraft server / pihole / bitwarden client. Last I checked this release didn't have some kernel upstream changes that enabled hardware gpu acceleration. Will that cause any issues?

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