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Testing dev builds

Doing it manually

Head to manjaro Releases review on Github and download your test edition, the ISO files are split in two, match files with the same name ending on ( & iso.z01)

Then on your terminal you have to join both files before unzipping.

pamac install zip

zip -FF ./ --out

unzip ./

At the end you will get a file ending in (.iso) that you can use in a virtual machine such as Vitualbox, Virt-manager or Gnome Boxes.

Using our tool

pamac install manjaro-iso-downloader

Launch the app and pick a image, you can chose between minimal or full, when its finished you can find your image under (/home/Manjaro-edition-Iso/filename.iso)


Downloading on ARM

If you are on manjaro-arm then the flasher is available to you, not available on x64.

pamac install manjaro-arm-flasher

Chose your device, edition, version and target media drive, it will download the image and flash it making it very convenient to use.

If you prefer to do it manually then head to the ARM release Github repository.



The focus should be section 1, if there is extra time do section 2 and 3.

Take notice of what test you did.


1.1 Manjaro hello button works

1.2 Desktop Calamares icon works

1.3 Encrypt the installation with lurks and ext4

1.4 Install with automatic login

1.5 install with different file systems


2.1. Make sure the desktop environment boots with no issues.

2.2 If any desktop 3rd party plugins exist in the image test those also


3.1 Pamac runs and does not crash

3.2 Move to another branch make sure pamac updates

Report your findings under the QA section.