I’ve just had a look at the previous posts about this, but can’t find anything similar to my issue.
I’ve installed Manjaro as a potential alternative to Windows, however my wife does need access to Windows. As such, I took a completely different M.2 drive to use for Manjaro, separate from my Windows installation M.2 to try and remove the error I’m now receiving (Best laid plans and all that!).
I ‘F2’ into BIOS and select the windows M.2 as primary boot drive; but I now get the “Insert a bootable drive and press any key to continue” every time.
Is there something I’m missing? Please note, I’ve not touched Linux/Terminal in over a decade; so please treat me as an idiot.
@Aceformat, I guess your Windows is installed in BIOS mode and somehow you tried to install Manjaro in UEFI mode. Could that be the case? In this situtaion just reinstall Manjaro in BIOS mode by selection the non-“UEFI” entry when booting the installation stick. Place the boot loader in the MBR and you should be fine.
Keep in mind:
BIOS + msdos parted disk (with MBR)
UEFI + gpt parted disk
In dual boot situations never mix the two cases for the OS. Otherwise you cannot use the grub boot menu to boot all your OS.
Details you find in the wiki and Manjaro tutorials.
No wonder Windows can not do it automatically, you have to use the CMD.
What is the current state? Did Grub work before?
No, I guess not, normally it should work. But most Manjaro User use UEFI without Problems. Problems occur with old legacy BIOS Setups as I see on the forum posts. I, myself, have all systems which are running Manjaro on UEFI only and disabled legacy BIOS completely.
But if Manjaro is running UEFI mode and Windows in BIOS mode, then Grub will not find Windows and add it to the menu. Just keep that in mind.