I've been playing around with this for quite a while now and am forced to admit defeat! I've searched both google and here for help and while there are 1001 potential-looking solutions all over the place, I haven't found anything that works for me yet.
I am trying to install official XFCE Manjaro 18.1.5 x64 on an HP ProBook 450 G1 laptop. I don't need to dual boot or have a fancy partition setup etc. The simpler the better to start with.
I booted with the live dvd and eventually got to the live desktop and hit 'install'. I selected 'erase everything', and the installer did its thing and all looked good until I rebooted and got:
BootDevice Not Found
Please install an operating system on your hard disk.
Hard Disk - (3F0)
F2 System Diagnostics
I googled this and sort of fixed it by booting the live dvd again and 'toggling the boot flag' using fdisk 'a' option (I think it was).
This would let boot get as far as grub, but grub would complain about unknown filesystem and dump me at a 'grub rescue' prompt. I googled that and tried a bunch of things such as 'set prefix=(hda0,msdos1)', 'insmod normal', 'normal' (or something like that) but still no joy. In grub rescue, I could 'ls' and see my single drive/partition, but I couldn't 'ls' that - I would get unknown filesystem.
I've tried another install from the live dvd, but same result. I had a good long look at the available install options there but there's not much you can change. I've tried some other things like creating a 'GPT' and creating a swap partition and main partition and installing to main but nothing's worked and I really have no idea what to do next.
Note: I am using 'Legacy' Boot Mode in BIOS. The other options available here are 'UEFI Hybrid (With CSM)' and 'UEFI Native (Without CSM)'. I'm kind of scared of messing with things here in case I ■■■■■ the laptop entirely - is this possible?
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
ps: I don't know why b r i c k is getting changed to ■■■■■, I am trying to keep it clean here honest!