Hello everyone. I needed some advice before I go on to install Manjaro 21.0.7 (Gnome). I am currently running a dual boot (Manjaro 20 + Windows 10) on my laptop.
I followed the step-by-step guide titled “[HowTo] Dual-boot Manjaro - Windows 10 - Step by Step]” (present on Manjaro forums, unfortunately my account is too young to add links in posts) for dual booting Manjaro/Windows earlier & will do the same again. It’s just that I have always performed dual boot installations from scratch & never overwritten an existing Linux partition in a properly working dual boot setup.
A little bit about my laptop configuration & the dual boot setup:
With the above configuration, I will be following the above mentioned guide again. The core steps boil down to these:
Boot into live USB media
Launch the graphical installer
Select Manual Partitioning
Completely Erase old Manjaro Partition (/dev/nvme1n1)
Create new partitions (EFI, Swap, root, home)
Is there anything I am missing? Is there any basic mistake I am committing that might cause the dual boot to not work as expected (like losing one of the entries in grub or directly booting to Windows etc.)
No. I had set it up for some dev work while in university. But got a job in the following months & the employer decided to send over a laptop for work related activities. So this setup got a little bit ignored.
The original install was Manjaro with KDE. Now, I want to explore its Gnome variant. So rather than updating the OS & then changing the desktop environment, I thought better to go for a clean install. Will experience Manjaro Gnome from scratch.
Well, I followed the instructions to the dot. Upon reboot, the system is booting into Windows 10. There is no GRUB menu. Pressing F2 on boot (to access BIOS), leads to a black screen with a white cursor on it.
This has happened with me before. I think I overcame this by removing & reapplying the CMOS battery & then rebooting. I was able to access the BIOS then & I changed the boot order to make things work.