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Manjaro 18 in VMware Workstation 15 Review

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Manjaro Linux is a surprisingly older Linux distribution based on the popular distro, Arch. However recently is has shot up in popularity with more recent attention an updates according to DistroWatch.com.


In this tutorial, I will show you how to setup a virtual machine in VMware Workstation 15 and get it up and running.

For this demo, I have downloaded a copy of the GNOME 3 version, however they provide ISO version for other Desktop Environments like KDE and XFCE.

Get Manjaro Here

Creating the Virtual Machine
In VMware Workstation, start by creating a new virtual machine. Select Typical and click Next.


Select Installer Disc Image File (iso).
VMware won't be able to recognise the Linux Distro on the image and error will display. This is ok.
Click Next.


Select Linux from the Guest Operating System type.
Then from the drop down for Version, select "Other Linux 4.x or later Kernel 64-bit"
Click Next



Give the Virtual Machine a name and a location to store the virtual machine f…