I recently upgraded my old thinkpad with an SD to IDE adaptor, but after that I’ve not been able to boot manjaro on it using GRUB. I premise that being an old pc I have to use manjaro32.
The installation process works fine using the iso from OSDN, but when I reboot the machine, after the IBM boot splash screen it says “no operative system found”.
After some days of testing, I have discovered that installing arch with syslinux and debian with grub legacy works well, but GRUB won’t. Seems like GRUB overwrites the MBR partition of the SD card, making it obviously not readable during the boot.
I asked the guys from manjaro’s italian telegram group and they suggested an architect install, because of the possibility of choosing the bootloader during the installation process. Unfortunately, (I don’t know if it’s a restriction of the 32 bit version of architect) the only two choices possible are GRUB and GRUB + OS prober. I’ve tried a run with them anyways but without success.
I’ve installed manjaro32 before the adapter upgrade a few times on the mechanical drive without any issue.
I therefore have some questions:
- Have anybody already faced a similar issue?
- Is there a way to add Syslinux to the architect’s bootloader list and install it?
- What can cause this problem?
- Is there a way to just fix GRUB and make it run?
I would be very happy if there was a solution because up to now I’ve used Arch, but I really miss mom Manjaro