Can't Boot Into Manjaro After BIOS Update (Dual booting with Windows)

So a couple months back I updated my BIOS, and my boot manager configuration was reset as well as Manjaro no longer loading when I tried to boot into it. I have ignored it thus far since I still could boot into Windows, but now I am trying to get back in with little success. I have read a few threads on similar issues, but tracking with them hasn’t helped so far, and I’m looking for some guidance.

Currently, I am booting into a live USB with manjaro to try and fix my install. Here is some info that other threads suggested posting.

Thank you for your time,

[manjaro@manjaro ~]$ inxi -Fxxxza
System:
  Kernel: 5.10.42-1-MANJARO x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 11.1.0 
  parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-x86_64 lang=en_US keytable=us tz=UTC 
  misobasedir=manjaro misolabel=MANJARO_XFCE_2107 quiet 
  systemd.show_status=1 apparmor=1 security=apparmor driver=free 
  nouveau.modeset=1 i915.modeset=1 radeon.modeset=1 
  Desktop: Xfce 4.16.0 tk: Gtk 3.24.29 info: xfce4-panel wm: xfwm4 vt: 7 
  dm: LightDM 1.30.0 Distro: Manjaro Linux base: Arch Linux 
Machine:
  Type: Desktop System: Micro-Star product: MS-7C37 v: 2.0 serial: <filter> 
  Mobo: Micro-Star model: MPG X570 GAMING PLUS (MS-7C37) v: 2.0 
  serial: <filter> BIOS: American Megatrends LLC. v: A.C0 date: 01/25/2021 
Battery:
  Device-1: hidpp_battery_0 model: Logitech Wireless Mouse MX Master 
  serial: <filter> charge: 100% (should be ignored) rechargeable: yes 
  status: Full 
CPU:
  Info: 16-Core (2-Die) model: AMD Ryzen 9 3950X bits: 64 type: MT MCP MCM 
  arch: Zen 2 family: 17 (23) model-id: 71 (113) stepping: 0 
  microcode: 8701021 cache: L2: 8 MiB 
  flags: avx avx2 lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 sse4a ssse3 svm 
  bogomips: 224085 
  Speed: 3603 MHz min/max: 2200/3500 MHz boost: enabled Core speeds (MHz): 
  1: 3603 2: 2055 3: 2197 4: 2199 5: 2209 6: 2196 7: 2196 8: 2198 9: 3597 
  10: 2054 11: 2055 12: 2056 13: 2056 14: 2200 15: 2202 16: 2193 17: 2199 
  18: 2200 19: 2199 20: 2198 21: 2197 22: 2199 23: 2200 24: 2054 25: 2199 
  26: 2200 27: 2197 28: 2200 29: 2195 30: 2197 31: 2211 32: 2202 
  Vulnerabilities: Type: itlb_multihit status: Not affected 
  Type: l1tf status: Not affected 
  Type: mds status: Not affected 
  Type: meltdown status: Not affected 
  Type: spec_store_bypass 
  mitigation: Speculative Store Bypass disabled via prctl and seccomp 
  Type: spectre_v1 
  mitigation: usercopy/swapgs barriers and __user pointer sanitization 
  Type: spectre_v2 mitigation: Full AMD retpoline, IBPB: conditional, STIBP: 
  conditional, RSB filling 
  Type: srbds status: Not affected 
  Type: tsx_async_abort status: Not affected 
Graphics:
  Device-1: NVIDIA TU102 [GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Rev. A] vendor: eVga.com. 
  driver: nouveau v: kernel bus-ID: 2d:00.0 chip-ID: 10de:1e07 
  class-ID: 0300 
  Device-2: Logitech HD Pro Webcam C920 type: USB 
  driver: snd-usb-audio,uvcvideo bus-ID: 1-6:2 chip-ID: 046d:082d 
  class-ID: 0102 serial: <filter> 
  Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.11 driver: loaded: modesetting,nouveau 
  alternate: fbdev,nv,vesa display-ID: :0.0 screens: 1 
  Screen-1: 0 s-res: 3840x1080 s-dpi: 96 s-size: 1016x285mm (40.0x11.2") 
  s-diag: 1055mm (41.5") 
  Monitor-1: DP-2 res: 1920x1080 hz: 60 dpi: 92 size: 531x298mm (20.9x11.7") 
  diag: 609mm (24") 
  Monitor-2: DP-3 res: 1920x1080 hz: 60 dpi: 102 
  size: 477x268mm (18.8x10.6") diag: 547mm (21.5") 
  OpenGL: renderer: NV162 v: 4.3 Mesa 21.1.2 direct render: Yes 
Audio:
  Device-1: NVIDIA TU102 High Definition Audio vendor: eVga.com. 
  driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus-ID: 2d:00.1 chip-ID: 10de:10f7 
  class-ID: 0403 
  Device-2: AMD Starship/Matisse HD Audio vendor: Micro-Star MSI 
  driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus-ID: 2f:00.4 chip-ID: 1022:1487 
  class-ID: 0403 
  Device-3: Logitech HD Pro Webcam C920 type: USB 
  driver: snd-usb-audio,uvcvideo bus-ID: 1-6:2 chip-ID: 046d:082d 
  class-ID: 0102 serial: <filter> 
  Device-4: Logitech Blue Microphones type: USB 
  driver: hid-generic,snd-usb-audio,usbhid bus-ID: 7-4:4 chip-ID: 046d:0ab7 
  class-ID: 0300 serial: <filter> 
  Sound Server-1: ALSA v: k5.10.42-1-MANJARO running: yes 
  Sound Server-2: JACK v: 0.125.0 running: no 
  Sound Server-3: PulseAudio v: 14.2 running: yes 
  Sound Server-4: PipeWire v: 0.3.30 running: no 
Network:
  Device-1: Broadcom vendor: ASUSTeK driver: brcmfmac v: kernel port: N/A 
  bus-ID: 25:00.0 chip-ID: 14e4:43c3 class-ID: 0280 
  IF: wlp37s0 state: down mac: <filter> 
  Device-2: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet 
  vendor: Micro-Star MSI X570-A PRO driver: r8169 v: kernel port: d000 
  bus-ID: 27:00.0 chip-ID: 10ec:8168 class-ID: 0200 
  IF: enp39s0 state: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter> 
Drives:
  Local Storage: total: 5.49 TiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) 
  SMART Message: Unable to run smartctl. Root privileges required. 
  ID-1: /dev/nvme0n1 maj-min: 259:0 vendor: Samsung model: SSD 970 EVO 1TB 
  size: 931.51 GiB block-size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B 
  speed: 31.6 Gb/s lanes: 4 rotation: SSD serial: <filter> rev: 2B2QEXE7 
  temp: 41.9 C scheme: GPT 
  ID-2: /dev/sda maj-min: 8:0 vendor: Samsung model: SSD 860 QVO 2TB 
  size: 1.82 TiB block-size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B speed: 6.0 Gb/s 
  rotation: SSD serial: <filter> rev: 2B6Q scheme: MBR 
  ID-3: /dev/sdb maj-min: 8:16 vendor: Samsung model: SSD 860 EVO 1TB 
  size: 931.51 GiB block-size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B 
  speed: 6.0 Gb/s rotation: SSD serial: <filter> rev: 4B6Q scheme: MBR 
  ID-4: /dev/sdc maj-min: 8:32 vendor: Samsung model: SSD 870 QVO 2TB 
  size: 1.82 TiB block-size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B speed: 6.0 Gb/s 
  rotation: SSD serial: <filter> rev: 1B6Q scheme: MBR 
  ID-5: /dev/sdd maj-min: 8:48 type: USB vendor: Generic model: Flash Disk 
  size: 29.3 GiB block-size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B rotation: SSD 
  serial: <filter> rev: 8.07 scheme: MBR 
  SMART Message: Unknown USB bridge. Flash drive/Unsupported enclosure? 
Partition:
  Message: No partition data found. 
Swap:
  Alert: No swap data was found. 
Sensors:
  System Temperatures: cpu: 46.8 C mobo: 0 C gpu: nouveau temp: 42.0 C 
  Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A gpu: nouveau fan: 928 
Info:
  Processes: 508 Uptime: N/A wakeups: 3 Memory: 62.79 GiB 
  used: 1.81 GiB (2.9%) Init: systemd v: 248 tool: systemctl Compilers: 
  gcc: N/A Packages: pacman: 1133 lib: 300 flatpak: 0 Shell: Bash v: 5.1.8 
  running-in: xfce4-terminal inxi: 3.3.04 
[manjaro@manjaro ~]$ lsblk -f
NAME        FSTYPE   FSVER            LABEL             UUID                                 FSAVAIL FSUSE% MOUNTPOINTS
loop0       squashfs 4.0                                                                           0   100% /run/miso/sfs/livefs
loop1       squashfs 4.0                                                                           0   100% /run/miso/sfs/mhwdfs
loop2       squashfs 4.0                                                                           0   100% /run/miso/sfs/desktopfs
loop3       squashfs 4.0                                                                           0   100% /run/miso/sfs/rootfs
sda                                                                                                         
└─sda1      ext4     1.0                                c33c7a46-7fcc-4fb0-9150-2fa57e33a3a7                
sdb                                                                                                         
└─sdb1      ext4     1.0                                9c3022b5-1a39-4dca-a646-1367a56402ca                
sdc                                                                                                         
├─sdc1      ntfs                      System Reserved   01D7129A62B67FF0                                    
├─sdc2      ntfs                                        01D712A10E379FC0                                    
└─sdc3      ntfs                                        01D712A110EF45B0                                    
sdd         iso9660  Joliet Extension MANJARO_XFCE_2107 2021-06-14-15-23-05-00                     0   100% /run/miso/bootmnt
├─sdd1      iso9660  Joliet Extension MANJARO_XFCE_2107 2021-06-14-15-23-05-00                              
└─sdd2      vfat     FAT12            MISO_EFI          0545-B0D1                                           
nvme0n1                                                                                                     
├─nvme0n1p1 vfat     FAT32                              BECC-F7D2                                           
└─nvme0n1p2 ext4     1.0                                c498f436-4541-459a-9459-e05237254839                
[manjaro@manjaro ~]$ sudo parted -l
Model: ATA Samsung SSD 860 (scsi)
Disk /dev/sda: 2000GB
Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/512B
Partition Table: msdos
Disk Flags: 

Number  Start   End     Size    Type     File system  Flags
 1      1049kB  2000GB  2000GB  primary  ext4


Model: ATA Samsung SSD 860 (scsi)
Disk /dev/sdb: 1000GB
Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/512B
Partition Table: msdos
Disk Flags: 

Number  Start   End     Size    Type     File system  Flags
 1      1049kB  1000GB  1000GB  primary  ext4


Model: ATA Samsung SSD 870 (scsi)
Disk /dev/sdc: 2000GB
Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/512B
Partition Table: msdos
Disk Flags: 

Number  Start   End     Size    Type     File system  Flags
 1      1049kB  239MB   238MB   primary  ntfs         boot
 2      239MB   1998GB  1998GB  primary  ntfs
 3      1998GB  2000GB  2063MB  primary  ntfs


Model: Generic Flash Disk (scsi)
Disk /dev/sdd: 31.5GB
Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/512B
Partition Table: msdos
Disk Flags: 

Number  Start   End     Size    Type     File system  Flags
 2      2597MB  2601MB  4194kB  primary               esp


Model: Samsung SSD 970 EVO 1TB (nvme)
Disk /dev/nvme0n1: 1000GB
Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/512B
Partition Table: gpt
Disk Flags: 

Number  Start   End     Size    File system  Name  Flags
 1      2097kB  317MB   315MB   fat32              boot, esp
 2      317MB   1000GB  1000GB  ext4

Pretty sure Samsung SSD 970 EVO 1TB (nvme0n1) was my installation disk for Manjaro, but it’s been a while, pretty sure though.

Go back into your bios & make sure that nvme0n1 (if that is where grub is installed) is first in the bootup order.
If it is & you still have issues have a look here > GRUB Disappears as soon as Boot USB is removed

Windows in BIOS mode:

Manjaro in EFI mode:

Consider to have both systems in the same mode, so that grub will find the partition of windows. After an UEFI Upgrade its Bootloader could be messed (i mean not grub), so it does not find the grub boot loader. Reinstalling grub or modifying the uefi enty with efibootmgr could solve this

I can confirm that having the nvme0n1 disk first in boot order does not work, nor does selecting it from the boot menu. I only get a black screen when trying to boot from this disk.

I have look at the thread you linked, as well as the thread that is linked within that thread. However, I have not had any success trying the commands suggested there. I may be doing it wrong as honestly I am not very familiar with the commands or what they are actually doing, but either way, no luck so far.

Megavolt:I have tried numerous reinstalls of grub, I am not familiar with efibootmgr, but I will look at this.

I was able to fix my install. Using the bootable USB stick there is an option at the bottom of the initial boot menu that says:

“Detect EFI Boot Loaders”

My Manjaro installation was recognized and then selecting it booted me into that install. Once I was in, I was able to update the system and reinstalled grub. That fixed the issue and now Manjaro shows in the BIOS boot options. Still not sure why using chroot and then trying to reinstall grub didn’t work.

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It should have if you properly chrooted your Manjaro installation, and issued the proper commands to reinstall GRUB in UEFI mode. My motherboard has the same ‘issue’ when I update the BIOS it is required to reinstall/update GRUB, and I do that from live USB following this article, basically it is a few commands from live USB:

manjaro-chroot -a

answer the prompt and select your Manjaro installation, you’re now chrooted (terminal changes color)

grub-install --target=x86_64-efi --efi-directory=/boot/efi --bootloader-id=manjaro --recheck

grub-mkconfig -o /boot/grub/grub.cfg

exit

you’re now out of chroot

reboot

enjoy

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