When I boot my laptop, I am met with this:
“Error attempting to read or write outside of partition.
press any key to continue”
Then, pressing a key brings me to the Grub menu (which isn’t looking like the Manjaro customized one, but did at the first couple boots before this problem occurred).
Manjaro is the first boot option, Windows is the seond.
Windows boots fine, but when I select Mnj I get this screen:
/dev/sda1 is the partition that Manjaro resides on.
So I did run
fsck /dev/sda1 manually, it found a bunch of file system problems (I forget the exact text) and asked for each one whether ot not to fix. After I had confirmed to fix ~ a dozen, it offered
a for "yes to all", which I did, and it kept finding and fixing more problems. I left the machine alone for a while, an when I came back, it was doing this:
Sorry about the poor quality. The numbers are counting up, with a
( in front of each one, and it kept doing this all night long. As it still wasn’t done in the morning and didn’t react to any input, I powered it down and rebooted - same show again.
A little information on my system:
The first disk
/dev/sdb is a 250 GB SSD and has a Windows installation.
/dev/sda is a 1 TB hybrid HDD (8GB of SSD), with a 100GB partition with Manjaro on it, the rest of that disk is an NTFS partition for use with windows.
- I installed Windows on the SSD, which didn’t make any changes to the state of the HDD.
- I installed Manjaro on the 100GB ext4 partition, placing the bootloader on the SSD’s MBR.
- This laptop’s BIOS doesn’t allow for disabling Secure Boot in UEFI mode, so I’m booting in Legacy mode
- I want the bootloader to boot Windows by default, be hidden, and only show when pressing a key at the Splashscreen if you want to boot Manjaro.
- Windows is booting fine from the SSD. This problem only occurs when trying to boot Manjaro.
This is a fresh install of Manjaro, and nothing else on the NTFS partition, except for some symlinks I created in Windows to point the user folders to the second harddrive. So I’m wondering if this could be fixed just wiping the disk, by setting up a whole new partition table and installing Manjaro from scratch.
It would probably mean I’d have to redo all the symlinking from Windows, and boy does Windows punish people for not getting everything right the first time…
EDIT: redoing it, fsck only fixes one inode - then it goes on to say:
pass 5: Checking group summary information Block bitmap differences:
And then on goes the list of numbers counting up forever…