As of writing this topic, I'm currently new to this forum and the OS! Yes, I did try to look this up in the forum before trying to start a new topic, and to my surprise there isn't much relevant results to this (I did see one guy from Malaysia who installed the Garuda Linux but never got back with an update.) Anyways, is there anything specific I should know about installing Garuda Linux on a laptop that could possibly end up with a few errors? (Somewhere in the internet people are reporting broken touchpad and brightness issues, though they seem to found a solution to it I think.) Thanks!
I have the same model as you, except the H.
For the trackpad, I tried Mint and Manjaro, and none of them worked. But it works on Garuda, as for the brightness, I'm still fighting with the Nvidia drivers, only an external monitor is working.
Yes, you can disable the AMD Card in the BIOS (F2), and for the 10-15 minutes boot time, you must have a crappy USB that is super slow. I installed Garuda on an external SSD, and takes less than a minute to boot (with LUKS).
I'm not too sure at this point, I might try another usb and see how that goes. The one I'm using took about 20 mins to flash with around 5 mb/s speed. I'll definitely see if I can grab another usb and if that doesn't work, guess I gotta use one of my external ssd.
So I ran into the NVIDIA problem, but the weird thing about this that I pick the "discrete graphics" option in the bios, the non-free driver will prevent the system from booting. However if I switched to "Switchable graphics", it will succeed in booting and I get to install the non-free driver through the Garuda Settings Manager, Hardware Configuration, and clicking Auto Install Proprietary Drivers. Make sure to uninstall the python-xdg or it will fail to install due to conflict. More here: