"grub rescue" after win10 20H2 update

dear board,

after the 20H2 win10 update my manjaro bootloader only shows the “grub rescue>” terminal and says “error:unknown filesystem”.

in one single 500mb fat32 partition are three efi bootloaders for:
manjaro 21.0.5
mint 19.2
win10 20H2

luckily i can select at the “F12” bootdevice menu the mint bootloader (grub) and boot into mint.
i also tried to boot manjaro with mint’s grub but it only shows a black screen.
i updated mint grub but still the selected manjaro stays black.
i can mount manjaro in mint.
fsck does not show any errors.

test -d /sys/firmware/efi && echo efi || echo bios
inxi -Fxza ( check for UEFI only , not UEFI[legacy] or Bios )
confirm its “efi” and there is nothing with “gpt”

all three systems where running without problems an a new notebook since november.

i can see the bootloader’s in mint’s /boot/efi

they lock the same like the “/boot/efi” files in manjaro’s timeshift backups. same timestamps. they havent changed since months.

so. any idea what went wrong ? what i could try ?

thanks a lot for any advice !

Then start the USB stick or Mint.
Post blkid and fdisk -l.

Keruskerfuerst thanks for helping me:

somehow i am not able to include images !? → “Leider können Sie keine Medienelemente in einen Beitrag einbetten.”

/dev/nvme0n1p1 2048 1026047 1024000 500M EFI-System
/dev/nvme0n1p2 1026048 1058815 32768 16M Microsoft reserviert
/dev/nvme0n1p3 1058816 194862603 193803788 92,4G Microsoft Basisdaten
/dev/nvme0n1p4 194863104 196368383 1505280 735M Windows-Wiederherstellungsumgebung
/dev/nvme0n1p5 196370432 391684095 195313664 93,1G Linux-Dateisystem
/dev/nvme0n1p6 391684096 586997759 195313664 93,1G Linux-Dateisystem
/dev/nvme0n1p7 586997760 782311423 195313664 93,1G Linux-Dateisystem
/dev/nvme0n1p8 782311424 844810239 62498816 29,8G Linux Swap
/dev/nvme0n1p9 844810240 1885964287 1041154048 496,5G Linux-Dateisystem
/dev/nvme0n1p10 1885964288 3907028991 2021064704 963,7G Microsoft Basisdaten

I guess you need to reinstall Manjaro grub. Go to wiki.archlinux.org and follow chroot page instructions.

i just realized i can boot from mint’s grub into manjaro via initramfs fallback.
so is it save to reinstall grub from here or should i check other things first ?

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Chroot into Manjaro and reinstall Grub.

So you have booted into Manjaro? If so, then I guess it save to reinstall and update grub from there.

If you are able to boot in Manjaro then no need in chrooting, just do sudo grub-install --recheck

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Keruskerfuerst, megavolt, openminded thank you so much for helping me with this.

yes. i can boot manjaro but only with “manjaro fallback initramfs” not the standard selection.
so. could /should i fix this with “sudo mkinitcpio -p linux510” first before reinstalling grub ?

in “/boot/efi/” i see the manjaro, mint and win bootloaders. they look the same like in my rsync and timeshift. backups. is it actually possible to replace the files in the mounted “/boot/efi/” via “cp -a” or “rsync” with the ones in my backup’s ? or is this a really bad idea ?

sudo grub-install --recheck
is enough or better
sudo grub-install --target=x86_64-efi --efi-directory=/boot/efi --bootloader-id=manjaro --recheck
like discribed in GRUB/Restore the GRUB Bootloader - Manjaro.
but of course without the “manjaro-chroot” as i am already in the targed system.

sorry i am new to that efi stuff and try not to make it worse :wink:

and i forgot to mension i had to add
to “/etc/default/grub” few month ago to make win10 visibel after a manjaro update

That’s all you need to do.

yes. it worked.
openminded, Keruskerfuerst, megavolt thank you very much !!!

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