dualboot manjaro and 2x windows7 problems

i just did a dualboot on my MSI LEOPARD GP602QE.
this laptop of mine was running win7 since i first bought it
1st hdd: 500GB hdd is packed of my required softwares and datas.. i can't afford this system not to run when i need it. hence i didn't modify it in slightest manner.
2nd hdd : 1 TB. i restored the more "virgin version" of image of clonezilla of 1st hdd into this hdd. later i installed manjaro linux into the same hdd but different partitions.

manjaro bootup properly, however only the "more virgin version" of win7 that i just restored from clonezilla image into 2nd hdd works.
although manjaro boot menu has 3 os to choose from:

  1. manjaro, (able to boot into)
  2. win7 on sda1, (able to boot into , but with funny horizontal messy lines on the screen initially)
  3. win7 on sdb1. (this should be the original win7 hdd (500GB) that i need unharmed) (but not able to boot up. everytime choose this partition to boot into, it just booted into the above "more virgin version" of win7).
    this partition image photo was taken from win7 partition tool.
    see 2 hdd ?
    1st is 500GB (this is the one that i won't modify even a bit, because i need it to run when i work).
    2nd is 1TB hdd, that i install dualboot of "virgin clone of 1st hdd win7" and manjaro linux
    this 2 photos above are taken from gparted of manjaro of hdd sda and sdb.
    this is my manjaro boot menu, but both windows are the linked to the same "virgin version of win7 on 1TB hdd)
$ inxi -Fxxxza
  Host: manjaro Kernel: 5.4.23-1-MANJARO x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc 
  v: 9.2.1 
  parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-x86_64 lang=en_US keytable=us tz=UTC 
  driver=free nouveau.modeset=1 i915.modeset=1 radeon.modeset=1 
  misobasedir=manjaro misolabel=MANJARO_XFCE_1902 quiet 
  systemd.show_status=1 apparmor=1 security=apparmor 
  Desktop: Xfce 4.14.2 tk: Gtk 3.24.13 info: xfce4-panel wm: xfwm4 
  dm: LightDM 1.30.0 Distro: Manjaro Linux 
  Type: Desktop System: Micro-Star product: GP60 2QE v: REV:1.0 
  serial: <filter> 
  Mobo: Micro-Star model: MS-16GH v: REV:1.0 serial: <filter> 
  BIOS: American Megatrends v: E16GHIMS.10H date: 12/25/2014 
  ID-1: BAT1 charge: 23.9 Wh condition: 24.5/48.8 Wh (50%) volts: 12.5/11.1 
  model: MSI Corp. MS-16GH type: Unknown serial: N/A status: Unknown 
  Topology: Dual Core model: Intel Core i5-4210H bits: 64 type: MT MCP 
  arch: Haswell family: 6 model-id: 3C (60) stepping: 3 microcode: 27 
  L2 cache: 3072 KiB 
  flags: avx avx2 lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx 
  bogomips: 23154 
  Speed: 798 MHz min/max: 800/3500 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 798 2: 798 
  3: 798 4: 798 
  Vulnerabilities: Type: itlb_multihit status: KVM: Split huge pages 
  Type: l1tf 
  mitigation: PTE Inversion; VMX: conditional cache flushes, SMT vulnerable 
  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: tsx_async_abort status: Not affected 
  Device-1: Intel 4th Gen Core Processor Integrated Graphics 
  vendor: Micro-Star MSI driver: i915 v: kernel bus ID: 00:02.0 
  chip ID: 8086:0416 
  Device-2: NVIDIA GM108M [GeForce 940M] vendor: Micro-Star MSI 
  driver: nouveau v: kernel bus ID: 01:00.0 chip ID: 10de:1347 
  Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.7 driver: intel,nouveau 
  unloaded: modesetting alternate: fbdev,nv,vesa resolution: 1920x1080~60Hz 
  OpenGL: renderer: Mesa DRI Intel Haswell Mobile v: 4.5 Mesa 19.3.4 
  compat-v: 3.0 direct render: Yes 
  Device-1: Intel Xeon E3-1200 v3/4th Gen Core Processor HD Audio 
  vendor: Micro-Star MSI driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus ID: 00:03.0 
  chip ID: 8086:0c0c 
  Device-2: Intel 8 Series/C220 Series High Definition Audio 
  vendor: Micro-Star MSI driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus ID: 00:1b.0 
  chip ID: 8086:8c20 
  Sound Server: ALSA v: k5.4.23-1-MANJARO 
  Device-1: Qualcomm Atheros Killer E220x Gigabit Ethernet 
  vendor: Micro-Star MSI driver: alx v: kernel port: d000 bus ID: 03:00.0 
  chip ID: 1969:e091 
  IF: enp3s0 state: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter> 
  Device-2: Intel Wireless 3160 driver: iwlwifi v: kernel port: d000 
  bus ID: 05:00.0 chip ID: 8086:08b3 
  IF: wlp5s0 state: down mac: <filter> 
  Local Storage: total: 1.38 TiB used: 263.8 MiB (0.0%) 
  ID-1: /dev/sda vendor: Western Digital model: WD5000LPVX-22V0TT0 
  size: 465.76 GiB block size: physical: 4096 B logical: 512 B 
  speed: 3.0 Gb/s rotation: 5400 rpm serial: <filter> rev: 1A01 scheme: MBR 
  ID-2: /dev/sdb vendor: Toshiba model: MQ01ABD100 size: 931.51 GiB 
  block size: physical: 4096 B logical: 512 B speed: 3.0 Gb/s 
  rotation: 5400 rpm serial: <filter> rev: 1U scheme: MBR 
  ID-3: /dev/sdc type: USB vendor: SanDisk model: Cruzer Blade 
  size: 14.59 GiB block size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B 
  serial: <filter> rev: 1.00 scheme: MBR 
  ID-1: / raw size: N/A size: 11.67 GiB used: 109.6 MiB (0.9%) fs: overlay 
  source: ERR-102 
  System Temperatures: cpu: 46.0 C mobo: N/A gpu: nouveau temp: 48 C 
  Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A 
  Processes: 212 Uptime: 5m Memory: 15.56 GiB used: 1.13 GiB (7.3%) 
  Init: systemd v: 242 Compilers: gcc: 9.2.1 Shell: bash v: 5.0.16 
  running in: xfce4-terminal inxi: 3.0.37 
$ sudo parted -l
Model: ATA WDC WD5000LPVX-2 (scsi)
Disk /dev/sda: 500GB
Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/4096B
Partition Table: msdos
Disk Flags: 

Number  Start   End    Size   Type     File system  Flags
 1      1049kB  106MB  105MB  primary  ntfs         boot
 2      106MB   500GB  500GB  primary  ntfs

Model: ATA TOSHIBA MQ01ABD1 (scsi)
Disk /dev/sdb: 1000GB
Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/4096B
Partition Table: msdos
Disk Flags: 

Number  Start   End     Size    Type      File system     Flags
 1      1049kB  106MB   105MB   primary   ntfs            boot
 2      106MB   538GB   538GB   primary   ntfs
 3      538GB   538GB   524MB   primary   ext2
 4      538GB   1000GB  462GB   extended
 5      538GB   570GB   31.5GB  logical   ext4
 6      570GB   591GB   21.0GB  logical   linux-swap(v1)
 7      591GB   1000GB  409GB   logical   ext4

Model: SanDisk Cruzer Blade (scsi)
Disk /dev/sdc: 15.7GB
Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/512B
Partition Table: msdos
Disk Flags: 

Number  Start   End     Size    Type     File system  Flags
 1      1049kB  15.7GB  15.7GB  primary  fat32        boot, lba

sda1 : boot of win7
sda2: win7 (the one that i need it to runs without issue)
sdb1: boot of win7 on 1TB hdd (restored from clonezilla - virgin version of win7)
sdb2: win7 (restored from clonezilla - virgin version of win7)
sdb3: /boot partition of Manjaro linux (i partitioned it when install manjaro)
sdb5: /root partition of Manjaro linux (i partitioned it when install manjaro)
sdb6: /swap
sdb7: /home partition of Manjaro linux (i partitioned it when install manjaro)

lsblk -fs
sda1 ntfs System Reserved 7274632C7462F271
sda2 ntfs 28966C23966BF02C
sdb1 ntfs System Reserved 7274632C7462F271
sdb2 ntfs 28966C23966BF02C
sdb3 ext2 1.0 77bd5327-2398-4ea8-ba75-2374c169224f 402M 12% /boot
sdb5 ext4 1.0 e8f8487b-02a0-4f53-9362-15d164e94118 19,1G 28% /
sdb6 swap 1 b404e032-d69c-4d5f-9088-40fb38200469 [SWAP]
sdb7 ext4 1.0 0cb085fd-f077-4330-9586-83430979f307 354,9G 0% /home

Yeah, but you have no boot on it.

can you please boot on ISO USB manjaro ( live)
and launch gparted and do a screenshot or
open a terminal and browser on this topic and reports

inxi -Fxxxza
sudo parted -l

ok. wait up. doing it now.

here you go. posted on the 1st post what you wanted me to do.
while you looks into the info, pls teach me what you are looking for and things you get from the info above.
pls explain and teach, so i can grow in the knowledge of manjaro linux as well. thanks

this is a laptop

no free drivers should be used

yours disks are in MBR not GPT with EFI ( windows and also Linux )
you are using logical linux , Manjaro do not install with logical only primary
( each calamares is specific for each distribution DE )

check also UUID

sudo lsblk -fs 

as sdb is a "clone" by clonezilla ,you have done a full clone include UUID partitions , and in this case it only choose the first one , no OS cant USE SAME UUID ( windows , os x , linux , BSD ) .

if you planned to backup with clonezilla , you have to unmount or remove disks , be cause if you boot on one , you does not know where any update files systems here it goes UUID sda and sdb are Identical

yes, you are right, they both have the same UID.

i remember there is some way to randomly change the UID right ?

pls advice.. i rather all 2 hdd installed on laptop all the time. it is not practical for me to remove a hdd when i want to use this windows or that.

what do you meant by "no free driver should be used" ?

there is an nvidia drivers graphics

so the question is :
you need to have data from windows 7 ( from sda or from sdb )

  • what was the next step ?
  • what have you planned for sda ( 500Go) and sdb (1To ) ?
  • is it for end windows 7 ( keep data in this case ) ?

yes, i have nvidia graphic card and build in graphic card both.
as for nvidia graphic card driver, i will get it concerned after i solve this prob.
what did you meant by no free driver shld be used ? were u meant free driver for graphic card driver ?

i still want both hdd to be on the laptop all the time, as i need the 500GB win7 for my work, can't afford to mess with it.
and i want the 1TB windows to be working as well, so that if every works fine, i can do the proper setting on it as i used to and then slowly migrate the softwares and data on 500GB win7 to 1TB win7.


And unfortunately that's hard to fix in your case. If you change the UUID of sdb2 most likely Windows on that drive won't boot any more.

It would be better to do a fresh install of Windows on sdb. Clonezilla is nice for a backup or migration from one drive to another but you should never run the origin and a cloned system in parallel.

By the way:

This is not correct, Manjaro can be installed in a logical partition inside of an extended partition without any problem.

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so i understand that you want sda goes to sdb with 1 To ?
in this case use any tool from windows for that.


i will risk change uuid of cloned win7 located on 1tb. can't touch 500gb drive.
but i don't know if it would shows the positive result or not. because i can't current boot into cloned win7 on 1tb, just can't boot into 500GB win7

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