I can't boot after installing Manjaro over mx Linux

Hi everyone.
I installed Manjaro 21.07 over mx Linux 19.4. I used the erase method, but after restarting, I got a blank screen. I couldn’t even get to the system bios. I had to use the live USB to search for EFI bootloader, which seemed to show me two loaders, one clearly being Manjaro. When I select that, I am able to start the laptop.

Typing efibootmgr gives me the following result:
BootCurrent: 0009
Timeout: 0 seconds
BootOrder: 0009,0001,0000,0003,0007,0008
Boot0000 Windows Boot Manager*
Boot0001 manjaro*
Boot0003 MX19*
Boot0007 Solid State Disk*
Boot0008 USB Drive (UEFI) - SanDisk*
Boot0009 USB Drive (UEFI) - SanDisk*

I’m a noob to linux, so please be a bit patient with dumb sounding questions.
Thanks for the help!

Try to boot into the “system BIOS” of your laptop. That should be possible at all times. Depending on the brand that may be reached with the F2 or F8 or ?? -key while booting. Look for Boot Options and there select manjaro. Then “Save and Exit” or something similar.

It doesn’t allow me to get there. All that pops up is a blank screen, unless I use the live USB

There is really a tiny time space where you can enter the UEFI… “Doesn’t allow” is not possible xD

However… you can add some extra time to the UEFI Bootloader:

sudo efibootmgr --timeout 10

Could you post the verbose output?

efibootmgr --verbose

I will try the sudo efibootmgr --timeout 10 command. Below is the verbose output.

BootCurrent: 0009 Timeout: 0 seconds BootOrder: 0009,0001,0000,0003,0007,0008 Boot0000* Windows Boot Manager HD(1,GPT,06db149c-b847-4d6a-9178-7700e3f5326b,0x800,0x82000)/File(\EFI\Microsoft\Boot\bootmgfw.efi)WINDOWS.........x...B.C.D.O.B.J.E.C.T.=.{.9.d.e.a.8.6.2.c.-.5.c.d.d.-.4.e.7.0.-.a.c.c.1.-.f.3.2.b.3.4.4.d.}...}................ Boot0001* manjaro HD(1,GPT,b1e612d6-5353-764a-bab2-162a6dd6c988,0x1000,0x96000)/File(\EFI\manjaro\grubx64.efi) Boot0003* MX19 HD(1,GPT,c00933e9-2836-422c-bd2f-8c7de5c12762,0x800,0x80000)/File(\EFI\MX19\grubx64.efi) Boot0007* Solid State Disk PciRoot(0x0)/Pci(0x1c,0x4)/Pci(0x0,0x0)/NVMe(0x1,AC-E4-2E-71-90-0B-83-17)/HD(1,GPT,b1e612d6-5353-764a-bab2-162a6dd6c988,0x1000,0x96000)..BO Boot0008* USB Drive (UEFI) - SanDisk PciRoot(0x0)/Pci(0x14,0x0)/USB(0,0)/CDROM(1,0x4d62c0,0x8000)..BO Boot0009* USB Drive (UEFI) - SanDisk PciRoot(0x0)/Pci(0x14,0x0)/USB(0,0)/HD(1,MBR,0x0,0x4d62c0,0x2000)..BO

Looks correct…

Since MX19 is not there, try to deactivate it:

sudo efibootmgr --inactive 0003

I guess it is rather a UEFI Issue than Manjaro.

After typing the

sudo efibootmgr --inactive 0003

command, it says:

You must specify a entry to activate (see the -b option

upps sorry…

sudo efibootmgr --inactive --bootnum 0003

Thanks for your help, @megavolt an @hans . I just remembered that even on mx Linux, whenever I kept my mouse connected, it would not boot. The same thing happens here on Manjaro. As soon as I unplugged my mouse, it worked. Thank you guys so much for assisting me I did manage to learn a few more things. :slightly_smiling_face:

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