Dual boot issue with "Default device missing..." Lenovo error message

About the system, briefly:

  • Lenovo G50-70
  • dual boot Windows 10 & Manjaro Linux 21.0

Description of the issue:

  • When I boot into anything else besides Windows 10 by putting it on the 1st spot in the boot order in the UEFI firmware menu, the system boots into grub as it should.
  • After a restart I get greeted with the error message Default Boot Device Missing or Boot Failed
  • “OK” gets me to an empty menu and if I restart via power button, the system boots to Windows as if there is no issue at all.
  • If the boot order is to be checked, it is automatically reset to Windows being first in the list. (BTW, if I go to the boot menu in the UEFI firmware and boot directly to an entry there, no issues booting - that’s how I am writing from Manjaro)

What I already tried:

  • I know for a fact, it is not a Manjaro issue. Have had it for a month since trying to boot Manjaro from a flash drive while running Windows in “dual” boot with Linux Mint (used it in dual boot with Win10 before switching to Manjaro). That much I have realized so far.
  • It might be that my UEFI fiormware got jinxed back then, since my USB Flash Drive didn’t have a separate EFI partition on it, and the UEFI firmware treated the Drive as the internal disk.
The output to test -d /sys/firmware/efi && echo efi || echo bios
efi
efibootmgr --verbose
Timeout: 0 seconds
BootOrder: 0000,0001,2001,2002,2003
Boot0000* Windows Boot Manager	HD(2,GPT,f6bb127c-dc18-43d9-9c7e-40d5350213af,0xe1800,0x31800)/File(\EFI\Microsoft\Boot\bootmgfw.efi)RC
Boot0001* ubuntu	HD(2,GPT,f6bb127c-dc18-43d9-9c7e-40d5350213af,0xe1800,0x31800)/File(\EFI\ubuntu\grubx64.efi)RC
Boot2001* EFI USB Device	RC
Boot2002* EFI DVD/CDROM	RC
Boot2003* EFI Network	RC
Inxi
  Kernel: 5.10.30-1-MANJARO x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 10.2.0 
  parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-5.10-x86_64 
  root=UUID=794d3601-1eb1-4a4f-bcb8-ea0b95597e01 rw quiet splash apparmor=1 
  security=apparmor udev.log_priority=3 
  Desktop: GNOME 3.38.4 tk: GTK 3.24.28 wm: gnome-shell dm: GDM 40.0 
  Distro: Manjaro Linux base: Arch Linux 
Machine:
  Type: Laptop System: LENOVO product: 20351 v: Lenovo G50-70 serial: <filter> 
  Chassis: type: 10 v: Lenovo G50-70 serial: <filter> 
  Mobo: LENOVO model: Lancer 5A2 v: 31900058STD serial: <filter> UEFI: LENOVO 
  v: 9ACN32WW date: 07/20/2015 
Battery:
  ID-1: BAT0 charge: 25.3 Wh (100.0%) condition: 25.3/31.7 Wh (79.9%) 
  volts: 15.8 min: 14.4 model: Lenovo IdeaPad type: Unknown serial: <filter> 
  status: Full 
Memory:
  RAM: total: 7.67 GiB used: 1.92 GiB (25.1%) 
  RAM Report: permissions: Unable to run dmidecode. Root privileges required. 
CPU:
  Info: Dual Core model: Intel Core i3-4010U bits: 64 type: MT MCP 
  arch: Haswell family: 6 model-id: 45 (69) stepping: 1 microcode: 26 cache: 
  L2: 3 MiB bogomips: 13568 
  Speed: 798 MHz min/max: 800/1600 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 798 2: 799 3: 798 
  4: 798 
  Flags: abm acpi aes aperfmperf apic arat arch_perfmon avx avx2 bmi1 bmi2 bts 
  clflush cmov constant_tsc cpuid cpuid_fault cx16 cx8 de ds_cpl dtes64 dtherm 
  dts epb erms est f16c flush_l1d fma fpu fsgsbase fxsr ht ibpb ibrs invpcid 
  invpcid_single lahf_lm lm mca mce md_clear mmx monitor movbe msr mtrr 
  nonstop_tsc nopl nx pae pat pbe pcid pclmulqdq pdcm pdpe1gb pebs pge pln pni 
  popcnt pse pse36 pti pts rdrand rdtscp rep_good sdbg sep smep ss ssbd sse 
  sse2 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 stibp syscall tm tm2 tsc tsc_adjust 
  tsc_deadline_timer vme x2apic xsave xsaveopt xtopology xtpr 
  Vulnerabilities: Type: itlb_multihit status: KVM: VMX unsupported 
  Type: l1tf mitigation: PTE Inversion 
  Type: mds mitigation: Clear CPU buffers; SMT vulnerable 
  Type: meltdown mitigation: PTI 
  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 generic retpoline, IBPB: conditional, 
  IBRS_FW, STIBP: conditional, RSB filling 
  Type: srbds mitigation: Microcode 
  Type: tsx_async_abort status: Not affected 
Graphics:
  Device-1: Intel Haswell-ULT Integrated Graphics vendor: Lenovo driver: i915 
  v: kernel bus-ID: 00:02.0 chip-ID: 8086:0a16 class-ID: 0300 
  Device-2: AMD Sun LE [Radeon HD 8550M / R5 M230] vendor: Lenovo 
  driver: radeon v: kernel alternate: amdgpu bus-ID: 03:00.0 
  chip-ID: 1002:666f class-ID: 0380 
  Device-3: Acer Lenovo EasyCamera type: USB driver: uvcvideo bus-ID: 2-6:4 
  chip-ID: 5986:0652 class-ID: 0e02 serial: <filter> 
  Display: wayland server: X.org 1.20.11 compositor: gnome-shell driver: 
  loaded: ati,intel,radeon unloaded: modesetting alternate: fbdev,vesa 
  display-ID: 0 resolution: <missing: xdpyinfo> 
  OpenGL: renderer: Mesa DRI Intel HD Graphics 4400 (HSW GT2) 
  v: 4.5 Mesa 21.0.2 compat-v: 3.0 direct render: Yes 
Audio:
  Device-1: Intel Haswell-ULT HD Audio vendor: Lenovo driver: snd_hda_intel 
  v: kernel bus-ID: 00:03.0 chip-ID: 8086:0a0c class-ID: 0403 
  Device-2: Intel 8 Series HD Audio vendor: Lenovo driver: snd_hda_intel 
  v: kernel bus-ID: 00:1b.0 chip-ID: 8086:9c20 class-ID: 0403 
  Sound Server-1: ALSA v: k5.10.30-1-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: 0.3.25 running: no 
Network:
  Device-1: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet 
  vendor: Lenovo driver: r8169 v: kernel port: 4000 bus-ID: 01:00.0 
  chip-ID: 10ec:8168 class-ID: 0200 
  IF: enp1s0 state: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter> 
  IP v4: <filter> type: dynamic noprefixroute scope: global 
  broadcast: <filter> 
  IP v6: <filter> type: noprefixroute scope: link 
  Device-2: Qualcomm Atheros QCA9565 / AR9565 Wireless Network Adapter 
  vendor: Lenovo driver: ath9k v: kernel port: 4000 bus-ID: 02:00.0 
  chip-ID: 168c:0036 class-ID: 0280 
  IF: wlp2s0 state: up mac: <filter> 
  IP v4: <filter> type: dynamic noprefixroute scope: global 
  broadcast: <filter> 
  IP v6: <filter> type: noprefixroute scope: link 
  WAN IP: <filter> 
Bluetooth:
  Device-1: Qualcomm Atheros AR3012 Bluetooth 4.0 type: USB driver: btusb 
  v: 0.8 bus-ID: 2-7:6 chip-ID: 0cf3:3004 class-ID: e001 
  Report: rfkill ID: hci0 rfk-id: 3 state: up address: see --recommends 
Logical:
  Message: No logical block device data found. 
RAID:
  Message: No RAID data found. 
Drives:
  Local Storage: total: 1.36 TiB used: 70.42 GiB (5.0%) 
  SMART Message: Required tool smartctl not installed. Check --recommends 
  ID-1: /dev/sda maj-min: 8:0 vendor: Samsung model: SSD 870 QVO 1TB 
  size: 931.51 GiB block-size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B speed: 6.0 Gb/s 
  rotation: SSD serial: <filter> rev: 1B6Q scheme: GPT 
  ID-2: /dev/sdb maj-min: 8:16 vendor: Western Digital 
  model: WDS500G1B0A-00H9H0 size: 465.76 GiB block-size: physical: 512 B 
  logical: 512 B speed: 6.0 Gb/s rotation: SSD serial: <filter> rev: 00WD 
  scheme: GPT 
  Message: No optical or floppy data found. 
Partition:
  ID-1: / raw-size: 125 GiB size: 122.48 GiB (97.98%) used: 41.05 GiB (33.5%) 
  fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda6 maj-min: 8:6 label: N/A 
  uuid: 794d3601-1eb1-4a4f-bcb8-ea0b95597e01 
  ID-2: /boot/efi raw-size: 99 MiB size: 95 MiB (95.96%) 
  used: 25.7 MiB (27.1%) fs: vfat dev: /dev/sda2 maj-min: 8:2 label: N/A 
  uuid: 10C2-A921 
  ID-3: /home raw-size: 340.75 GiB size: 334.34 GiB (98.12%) 
  used: 6.83 GiB (2.0%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda7 maj-min: 8:7 label: N/A 
  uuid: 9728ace2-e6fa-4e47-8172-f7ce92ccec79 
  ID-4: /run/timeshift/backup raw-size: 100.1 GiB size: 97.97 GiB (97.87%) 
  used: 22.52 GiB (23.0%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sdb1 maj-min: 8:17 
  label: Manjaro TS uuid: 0479f80e-bc9c-4d6d-85f8-39cac1857ad9 
Swap:
  Kernel: swappiness: 60 (default) cache-pressure: 100 (default) 
  ID-1: swap-1 type: file size: 16 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) priority: -2 
  file: /swapfile 
Unmounted:
  ID-1: /dev/sda1 maj-min: 8:1 size: 450 MiB fs: ntfs label: Recovery 
  uuid: 08382A8F382A7BB6 
  ID-2: /dev/sda3 maj-min: 8:3 size: 16 MiB fs: <superuser required> 
  label: N/A uuid: N/A 
  ID-3: /dev/sda4 maj-min: 8:4 size: 464.65 GiB fs: ntfs label: N/A 
  uuid: 38C6C4EFC6C4AF06 
  ID-4: /dev/sda5 maj-min: 8:5 size: 569 MiB fs: ntfs label: N/A 
  uuid: 0494DE8294DE75A0 
  ID-5: /dev/sdb2 maj-min: 8:18 size: 365.66 GiB fs: vfat label: CROSS-SHARE 
  uuid: 0998-C9EE 
USB:
  Hub-1: 1-0:1 info: Full speed (or root) Hub ports: 2 rev: 2.0 
  speed: 480 Mb/s chip-ID: 1d6b:0002 class-ID: 0900 
  Hub-2: 1-1:2 info: Intel Integrated Rate Matching Hub ports: 8 rev: 2.0 
  speed: 480 Mb/s chip-ID: 8087:8000 class-ID: 0900 
  Hub-3: 2-0:1 info: Full speed (or root) Hub ports: 9 rev: 2.0 
  speed: 480 Mb/s chip-ID: 1d6b:0002 class-ID: 0900 
  Device-1: 2-3:2 info: Logitech G102 LIGHTSYNC Gaming Mouse type: Mouse,HID 
  driver: hid-generic,usbhid interfaces: 2 rev: 2.0 speed: 12 Mb/s 
  power: 300mA chip-ID: 046d:c092 class-ID: 0300 serial: <filter> 
  Device-2: 2-4:3 info: Realtek RTS5129 Card Reader Controller 
  type: <vendor specific> driver: rtsx_usb,rtsx_usb_ms,rtsx_usb_sdmmc 
  interfaces: 1 rev: 2.0 speed: 480 Mb/s power: 500mA chip-ID: 0bda:0129 
  class-ID: ff00 serial: <filter> 
  Device-3: 2-6:4 info: Acer Lenovo EasyCamera type: Video driver: uvcvideo 
  interfaces: 2 rev: 2.0 speed: 480 Mb/s power: 500mA chip-ID: 5986:0652 
  class-ID: 0e02 serial: <filter> 
  Device-4: 2-7:6 info: Qualcomm Atheros AR3012 Bluetooth 4.0 type: Bluetooth 
  driver: btusb interfaces: 2 rev: 1.1 speed: 12 Mb/s power: 100mA 
  chip-ID: 0cf3:3004 class-ID: e001 
  Hub-4: 3-0:1 info: Full speed (or root) Hub ports: 4 rev: 3.0 speed: 5 Gb/s 
  chip-ID: 1d6b:0003 class-ID: 0900 
Sensors:
  System Temperatures: cpu: 49.0 C mobo: N/A gpu: radeon temp: 45.0 C 
  Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A 
Info:
  Processes: 219 Uptime: 16m wakeups: 1 Init: systemd v: 247 tool: systemctl 
  Compilers: gcc: 10.2.0 clang: 11.1.0 Packages: 1302 apt: 0 pacman: 1297 
  lib: 328 flatpak: 0 snap: 5 Shell: Zsh v: 5.8 running-in: tilix inxi: 3.3.04``
  • I’ve followed this post to get Manjaro to appear.

Ideas so far:

  • Recently figured that flashing the UEFI firmware with a new image might solve the issue. It’s just that it is a very destructive option if it backfires, and there might be some less destructive ways to deal with it which I might not be aware of as I am very new to this topic.

Are there any ideas what I can try, so booting directly via grub can be possible again?

Really don’t want to render my only Laptop unbootable if there are better avenues to pursue than flashing the UEFI firmware.

Update: Reflashed my BIOS with more up to date version.

Results: New BIOS firmware version; other than that - none. The issue persists as it was.

Conclusions: The issue is either my new 1 TB SSD or there is something in Manjaro. The latter unlikely.

  • OK, the way you installed your system is by using the UEFI firmware, so what you’re seeing is a “feature” of said firmware.
  • As you didn’t post an inxi --admin --verbosity=7 --filter --no-host --width we’re a bit in the dark here, boot looking at the symptoms of your issue, there is no way of Manjaro / Mint / Windows changing anything as the UEFI firmware runs above the OS.
  • So if you want to change anything:
    • You have to take a different option in UEFI
    • You’re in for a complete reinstall of Manjaro…
    • You might be in for a W10 reinstall if you change that option (though that’s very unlikely)

:sob:

How do you want to proceed???

  • Live with it the way it is… :man_shrugging:
  • Change! :grin:
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Here is my inxi. A a novice, didn’t know/think about it:

  Kernel: 5.10.30-1-MANJARO x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 10.2.0 
  parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-5.10-x86_64 
  root=UUID=794d3601-1eb1-4a4f-bcb8-ea0b95597e01 rw quiet splash apparmor=1 
  security=apparmor udev.log_priority=3 
  Desktop: GNOME 3.38.4 tk: GTK 3.24.28 wm: gnome-shell dm: GDM 40.0 
  Distro: Manjaro Linux base: Arch Linux 
Machine:
  Type: Laptop System: LENOVO product: 20351 v: Lenovo G50-70 serial: <filter> 
  Chassis: type: 10 v: Lenovo G50-70 serial: <filter> 
  Mobo: LENOVO model: Lancer 5A2 v: 31900058STD serial: <filter> UEFI: LENOVO 
  v: 9ACN32WW date: 07/20/2015 
Battery:
  ID-1: BAT0 charge: 25.3 Wh (100.0%) condition: 25.3/31.7 Wh (79.9%) 
  volts: 15.8 min: 14.4 model: Lenovo IdeaPad type: Unknown serial: <filter> 
  status: Full 
Memory:
  RAM: total: 7.67 GiB used: 1.92 GiB (25.1%) 
  RAM Report: permissions: Unable to run dmidecode. Root privileges required. 
CPU:
  Info: Dual Core model: Intel Core i3-4010U bits: 64 type: MT MCP 
  arch: Haswell family: 6 model-id: 45 (69) stepping: 1 microcode: 26 cache: 
  L2: 3 MiB bogomips: 13568 
  Speed: 798 MHz min/max: 800/1600 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 798 2: 799 3: 798 
  4: 798 
  Flags: abm acpi aes aperfmperf apic arat arch_perfmon avx avx2 bmi1 bmi2 bts 
  clflush cmov constant_tsc cpuid cpuid_fault cx16 cx8 de ds_cpl dtes64 dtherm 
  dts epb erms est f16c flush_l1d fma fpu fsgsbase fxsr ht ibpb ibrs invpcid 
  invpcid_single lahf_lm lm mca mce md_clear mmx monitor movbe msr mtrr 
  nonstop_tsc nopl nx pae pat pbe pcid pclmulqdq pdcm pdpe1gb pebs pge pln pni 
  popcnt pse pse36 pti pts rdrand rdtscp rep_good sdbg sep smep ss ssbd sse 
  sse2 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 stibp syscall tm tm2 tsc tsc_adjust 
  tsc_deadline_timer vme x2apic xsave xsaveopt xtopology xtpr 
  Vulnerabilities: Type: itlb_multihit status: KVM: VMX unsupported 
  Type: l1tf mitigation: PTE Inversion 
  Type: mds mitigation: Clear CPU buffers; SMT vulnerable 
  Type: meltdown mitigation: PTI 
  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 generic retpoline, IBPB: conditional, 
  IBRS_FW, STIBP: conditional, RSB filling 
  Type: srbds mitigation: Microcode 
  Type: tsx_async_abort status: Not affected 
Graphics:
  Device-1: Intel Haswell-ULT Integrated Graphics vendor: Lenovo driver: i915 
  v: kernel bus-ID: 00:02.0 chip-ID: 8086:0a16 class-ID: 0300 
  Device-2: AMD Sun LE [Radeon HD 8550M / R5 M230] vendor: Lenovo 
  driver: radeon v: kernel alternate: amdgpu bus-ID: 03:00.0 
  chip-ID: 1002:666f class-ID: 0380 
  Device-3: Acer Lenovo EasyCamera type: USB driver: uvcvideo bus-ID: 2-6:4 
  chip-ID: 5986:0652 class-ID: 0e02 serial: <filter> 
  Display: wayland server: X.org 1.20.11 compositor: gnome-shell driver: 
  loaded: ati,intel,radeon unloaded: modesetting alternate: fbdev,vesa 
  display-ID: 0 resolution: <missing: xdpyinfo> 
  OpenGL: renderer: Mesa DRI Intel HD Graphics 4400 (HSW GT2) 
  v: 4.5 Mesa 21.0.2 compat-v: 3.0 direct render: Yes 
Audio:
  Device-1: Intel Haswell-ULT HD Audio vendor: Lenovo driver: snd_hda_intel 
  v: kernel bus-ID: 00:03.0 chip-ID: 8086:0a0c class-ID: 0403 
  Device-2: Intel 8 Series HD Audio vendor: Lenovo driver: snd_hda_intel 
  v: kernel bus-ID: 00:1b.0 chip-ID: 8086:9c20 class-ID: 0403 
  Sound Server-1: ALSA v: k5.10.30-1-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: 0.3.25 running: no 
Network:
  Device-1: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet 
  vendor: Lenovo driver: r8169 v: kernel port: 4000 bus-ID: 01:00.0 
  chip-ID: 10ec:8168 class-ID: 0200 
  IF: enp1s0 state: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter> 
  IP v4: <filter> type: dynamic noprefixroute scope: global 
  broadcast: <filter> 
  IP v6: <filter> type: noprefixroute scope: link 
  Device-2: Qualcomm Atheros QCA9565 / AR9565 Wireless Network Adapter 
  vendor: Lenovo driver: ath9k v: kernel port: 4000 bus-ID: 02:00.0 
  chip-ID: 168c:0036 class-ID: 0280 
  IF: wlp2s0 state: up mac: <filter> 
  IP v4: <filter> type: dynamic noprefixroute scope: global 
  broadcast: <filter> 
  IP v6: <filter> type: noprefixroute scope: link 
  WAN IP: <filter> 
Bluetooth:
  Device-1: Qualcomm Atheros AR3012 Bluetooth 4.0 type: USB driver: btusb 
  v: 0.8 bus-ID: 2-7:6 chip-ID: 0cf3:3004 class-ID: e001 
  Report: rfkill ID: hci0 rfk-id: 3 state: up address: see --recommends 
Logical:
  Message: No logical block device data found. 
RAID:
  Message: No RAID data found. 
Drives:
  Local Storage: total: 1.36 TiB used: 70.42 GiB (5.0%) 
  SMART Message: Required tool smartctl not installed. Check --recommends 
  ID-1: /dev/sda maj-min: 8:0 vendor: Samsung model: SSD 870 QVO 1TB 
  size: 931.51 GiB block-size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B speed: 6.0 Gb/s 
  rotation: SSD serial: <filter> rev: 1B6Q scheme: GPT 
  ID-2: /dev/sdb maj-min: 8:16 vendor: Western Digital 
  model: WDS500G1B0A-00H9H0 size: 465.76 GiB block-size: physical: 512 B 
  logical: 512 B speed: 6.0 Gb/s rotation: SSD serial: <filter> rev: 00WD 
  scheme: GPT 
  Message: No optical or floppy data found. 
Partition:
  ID-1: / raw-size: 125 GiB size: 122.48 GiB (97.98%) used: 41.05 GiB (33.5%) 
  fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda6 maj-min: 8:6 label: N/A 
  uuid: 794d3601-1eb1-4a4f-bcb8-ea0b95597e01 
  ID-2: /boot/efi raw-size: 99 MiB size: 95 MiB (95.96%) 
  used: 25.7 MiB (27.1%) fs: vfat dev: /dev/sda2 maj-min: 8:2 label: N/A 
  uuid: 10C2-A921 
  ID-3: /home raw-size: 340.75 GiB size: 334.34 GiB (98.12%) 
  used: 6.83 GiB (2.0%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda7 maj-min: 8:7 label: N/A 
  uuid: 9728ace2-e6fa-4e47-8172-f7ce92ccec79 
  ID-4: /run/timeshift/backup raw-size: 100.1 GiB size: 97.97 GiB (97.87%) 
  used: 22.52 GiB (23.0%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sdb1 maj-min: 8:17 
  label: Manjaro TS uuid: 0479f80e-bc9c-4d6d-85f8-39cac1857ad9 
Swap:
  Kernel: swappiness: 60 (default) cache-pressure: 100 (default) 
  ID-1: swap-1 type: file size: 16 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) priority: -2 
  file: /swapfile 
Unmounted:
  ID-1: /dev/sda1 maj-min: 8:1 size: 450 MiB fs: ntfs label: Recovery 
  uuid: 08382A8F382A7BB6 
  ID-2: /dev/sda3 maj-min: 8:3 size: 16 MiB fs: <superuser required> 
  label: N/A uuid: N/A 
  ID-3: /dev/sda4 maj-min: 8:4 size: 464.65 GiB fs: ntfs label: N/A 
  uuid: 38C6C4EFC6C4AF06 
  ID-4: /dev/sda5 maj-min: 8:5 size: 569 MiB fs: ntfs label: N/A 
  uuid: 0494DE8294DE75A0 
  ID-5: /dev/sdb2 maj-min: 8:18 size: 365.66 GiB fs: vfat label: CROSS-SHARE 
  uuid: 0998-C9EE 
USB:
  Hub-1: 1-0:1 info: Full speed (or root) Hub ports: 2 rev: 2.0 
  speed: 480 Mb/s chip-ID: 1d6b:0002 class-ID: 0900 
  Hub-2: 1-1:2 info: Intel Integrated Rate Matching Hub ports: 8 rev: 2.0 
  speed: 480 Mb/s chip-ID: 8087:8000 class-ID: 0900 
  Hub-3: 2-0:1 info: Full speed (or root) Hub ports: 9 rev: 2.0 
  speed: 480 Mb/s chip-ID: 1d6b:0002 class-ID: 0900 
  Device-1: 2-3:2 info: Logitech G102 LIGHTSYNC Gaming Mouse type: Mouse,HID 
  driver: hid-generic,usbhid interfaces: 2 rev: 2.0 speed: 12 Mb/s 
  power: 300mA chip-ID: 046d:c092 class-ID: 0300 serial: <filter> 
  Device-2: 2-4:3 info: Realtek RTS5129 Card Reader Controller 
  type: <vendor specific> driver: rtsx_usb,rtsx_usb_ms,rtsx_usb_sdmmc 
  interfaces: 1 rev: 2.0 speed: 480 Mb/s power: 500mA chip-ID: 0bda:0129 
  class-ID: ff00 serial: <filter> 
  Device-3: 2-6:4 info: Acer Lenovo EasyCamera type: Video driver: uvcvideo 
  interfaces: 2 rev: 2.0 speed: 480 Mb/s power: 500mA chip-ID: 5986:0652 
  class-ID: 0e02 serial: <filter> 
  Device-4: 2-7:6 info: Qualcomm Atheros AR3012 Bluetooth 4.0 type: Bluetooth 
  driver: btusb interfaces: 2 rev: 1.1 speed: 12 Mb/s power: 100mA 
  chip-ID: 0cf3:3004 class-ID: e001 
  Hub-4: 3-0:1 info: Full speed (or root) Hub ports: 4 rev: 3.0 speed: 5 Gb/s 
  chip-ID: 1d6b:0003 class-ID: 0900 
Sensors:
  System Temperatures: cpu: 49.0 C mobo: N/A gpu: radeon temp: 45.0 C 
  Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A 
Info:
  Processes: 219 Uptime: 16m wakeups: 1 Init: systemd v: 247 tool: systemctl 
  Compilers: gcc: 10.2.0 clang: 11.1.0 Packages: 1302 apt: 0 pacman: 1297 
  lib: 328 flatpak: 0 snap: 5 Shell: Zsh v: 5.8 running-in: tilix inxi: 3.3.04```

Are you offering something with installing Manjaro in BIOS mode?

I attempted it, but I probably should not have let Calamares to carry me through BIOS mode install automatically :smiley:

I have Backup of my homefolder on cloud via Deja Dup program (or “app”, as it is hip to say nowadays) and I have timeshift on a separate internal SSD. Windows is also backed up, so I have probably nothing to loose. :smiley:

Can reinstalling windows be substituted with restoring system image?

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  1. You have an UEFI system and you probably installed in BIOS compatibility mode.
    What’s the output of:

    test -d /sys/firmware/efi && echo efi || echo bios
    

    :question:

  2. LTS kernel: Good! :+1:

  3. RAM*2 : Good!

  4. What did you do exacltly in the UEFI system before you installed Manjaro?

:thinking:

  1. It says efi. For that install I did nothing with UEFI system.

I tried once BIOS installation, but Calamares somehow filled up my 100 MB ESP so I needed to restore my system from back up to undo it. Since it was BIOS install, it shouldn’t have did anything with ESP, as far as I understand. :smiley:

Can the issue be caused by a new SSD drive? That is the main drive right now, with the ESP.

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  • So forget what I said until now ¹: You’re not running in BIOS compatibility mode!

  • What’s the output of:

    efibootmgr --verbose
    

:question:

Note 1: Well, except that you don’t have a Manjaro issue but an UEFI issue. Let me go grab the old Lenovo I’ve got lying around and check the UEFI menu…

Timeout: 0 seconds
BootOrder: 0000,0001,2001,2002,2003
Boot0000* Windows Boot Manager	HD(2,GPT,f6bb127c-dc18-43d9-9c7e-40d5350213af,0xe1800,0x31800)/File(\EFI\Microsoft\Boot\bootmgfw.efi)RC
Boot0001* ubuntu	HD(2,GPT,f6bb127c-dc18-43d9-9c7e-40d5350213af,0xe1800,0x31800)/File(\EFI\ubuntu\grubx64.efi)RC
Boot2001* EFI USB Device	RC
Boot2002* EFI DVD/CDROM	RC
Boot2003* EFI Network	RC

ubuntu is the Manjaro boot loader. That is a fix for another “feature” of UEFI firmware → UEFI: Manjaro is missing

Manjaro folder and bootloader under the name of “Manjaro” actually exists in /boot/efi/EFI, UEFI just deosn’t acknowledge it.

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Oh ooh… No wonder you’re having troubles!

Lemme boot my Lenovo (spare laptop in case my main one crashes) I’ve got lying around (It’s a single boot Manjaro only) and I’ll get back to you…

Is there something wrong with the instructions in the thread. That was the only possible way to get Manjaro into the boot menu.

My Lenovo is dead :sob:, but there should be a menu item in the UEFO settings to add additional .efi files except the one from Micro$oft. I’m going to try and call in someone who has a Lenovo from the chat channel to help you trhough the initial setup using UEFI.

The article you linked to is 3 years old and is for a Yoga, not for a G50…

:scream:

Yes I am aware. :smiley: :smiley:

There is also another thing. There are Lenovo InsydeH20 firmware laptops which have it. Mine doesn’t have a menu to add a trusted efi file. I am really limited to some other guys with Lenovo, who are able to do that.

I was partially hoping that by updating firmware I get those menues, it is not the case. My bios chip is probably very old. Last updated firmware is from the year 2015 and I didn’t have the latest version on my bios.

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@stephane I know you’re a wizard at UEFI and I’m stuck here but I’ve copied all the Root Cause Analysis into the Original Post.

Could you have a look, SVP?

:scream: :upside_down_face:

what have you done exactly on with ubuntu efi folder ?
if you have copied manjaro folder inside ubuntu folder it will not works

=> delete entre UEFI
sudo efibootmgr -b 0001 -B

==> then redo grub -install with chroot

check info in your UEFI motherboard

disable secure boot
disable fast boot
disks on AHCI
no legacy
no CSM
UEFI only or others ( not windows )

you should see
UEFI < USB vendor name > < partition 1 > → boot in EFI

open a terminal and check

inxi -Mxa ( check for UEFI only )
test -d /sys/firmware/efi && echo efi || echo bios
sudo lsbk -fs ( check uuid /boot/efi)
sudo parted -l ( check flag boot & esp on /boot/efi )

sudo manjaro chroot -a
cat /etc/fstab  ( check /boot/efi & UUID here )
exit 
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I did that.
sudo grub-install --target=x86_64-efi --efi-directory=/boot/efi --bootloader-id=ubuntu --recheck --debug
Basically what you said :smiley: From the old article above.

So just the boot entry. Does efibootmgr remove the folder form /boot/efi/EFI as well?

Do I need live USB starting from here, or I can do it from the disk? (will perform when you explain)

disable secure boot ---- check
disable fast boot  ---- check
disks on AHCI ---- check
no legacy ---- check
no CSM ---- check
UEFI only or others ( not windows ) ---- what do you mean? 
UEFI only boot ---- check

Additional info requested:

inxi -Mxa                                                        ✔ 
Machine:
  Type: Laptop System: LENOVO product: 20351 v: Lenovo G50-70 
  serial: <superuser required> Chassis: type: 10 v: Lenovo G50-70 
  serial: <superuser required> 
  Mobo: LENOVO model: Lancer 5A2 v: 31900058STD serial: <superuser required> 
  UEFI: LENOVO v: 9ACN32WW date: 07/20/2015 
sudo lsblk -fs                                               127 ✘ 
NAME FSTYPE FSVER LABEL UUID                                 FSAVAIL FSUSE% MOUNTPOINT
loop0
     squash 4.0                                                    0   100% /var/lib/s
loop1
     squash 4.0                                                    0   100% /var/lib/s
loop2
     squash 4.0                                                    0   100% /var/lib/s
loop3
     squash 4.0                                                    0   100% /var/lib/s
loop4
     squash 4.0                                                    0   100% /var/lib/s
sda1 ntfs         Recovery
│                       08382A8F382A7BB6                                    
└─sda
                                                                            
sda2 vfat   FAT32       10C2-A921                              69,3M    27% /boot/efi
└─sda
                                                                            
sda3                                                                        
└─sda
                                                                            
sda4 ntfs               38C6C4EFC6C4AF06                                    
└─sda
                                                                            
sda5 ntfs               0494DE8294DE75A0                                    
└─sda
                                                                            
sda6 ext4   1.0         794d3601-1eb1-4a4f-bcb8-ea0b95597e01   74,9G    34% /
└─sda
                                                                            
sda7 ext4   1.0         9728ace2-e6fa-4e47-8172-f7ce92ccec79  310,4G     2% /home
└─sda
                                                                            
sdb1 ext4   1.0   Manjaro TS
│                       0479f80e-bc9c-4d6d-85f8-39cac1857ad9     65G    29% /run/times
└─sdb
                                                                            
sdb2 vfat   FAT32 CROSS-SHARE
│                       0998-C9EE                                           
└─sdb
                                                                            

Can’t performed chroot as described but here is the content of fstab

# /etc/fstab: static file system information.
#
# Use 'blkid' to print the universally unique identifier for a device; this may
# be used with UUID= as a more robust way to name devices that works even if
# disks are added and removed. See fstab(5).
#
# <file system>             <mount point>  <type>  <options>  <dump>  <pass>
UUID=10C2-A921                            /boot/efi      vfat    umask=0077 0 2
UUID=794d3601-1eb1-4a4f-bcb8-ea0b95597e01 /              ext4    defaults,noatime 0 1
UUID=9728ace2-e6fa-4e47-8172-f7ce92ccec79 /home          ext4    defaults,noatime 0 2
tmpfs                                     /tmp           tmpfs   defaults,noatime,mode=1777 0 0
/swapfile none swap defaults 0 0

Did the part I understood, will check wiki or something for other things tomorrow in the day time

Thanks a lot stephane!!!

No…

:sob:

Then I read up correctly. Just rechecking with knowledgeable people.

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FYI: efibootmgr just controls the UEFI NVRAM, not the ESP

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missing this

sudo parted -l ( check flag boot & esp on /boot/efi )

so you confirm that
sda2 & sda6&sda7 is for manjaro , not other distribution ?

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