I installed Manjaro but I can't get to it

Hello guys, I’m happy to be here for the first time.

Before explaining my problem let me say that I’m not a native english speaker so I’ll try to be clear, sorry if something is not well written.

I’m trying to dualboot Manjaro with Windows in my laptop (I need Windows for college :expressionless:), I did that before a couple of years ago with Ubuntu and everything worked fine. But then I erased it and keep only the windows partition. Since I’ve been using Manjaro in my other computer and I’m very happy with it I wanted to install it in my laptop too. So I did a clean install of Windows, created some unused free space in my disk and installed Manjaro there, everything seemed fine but when I start my computer the Grub menu does not appear.

I’ve tried to access Manjaro through the bootable USB with the option “Detect EFI bootloaders” and Manjaro it’s in there:

But when I select the Manjaro option I get an error:

If it helps my laptop is a lenovo thinkpad E560, works in UEFI mode and the version of Windows is Windows 10 and the Manjaro version is Manjaro i3.

I hope is enough with this information for you guys to help me. Thanks in advance :blush:.

Try this.

ps: Your English is excellent but I’m non-native English speaker as well.
So coming from me… may not be too much of a compliment. :rofl:

Welcome to Manjaro. No idea where you come from but your English is perfect. Some native English speaking persons here can learn from you. (Yes, you know who I mean)
Your problem: You use EFI of course because of Windows. How about Secure boot?
I’m not sure but it can be that Ubuntu can run with Secure boot enabled, Manjaro can not.
Please reboot, enter the BIOS and see if you can find an option called Secure Boot. Switch it off when it is enabled. Then boot again. Hope it works.

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You have been using two esp partitions and the boot entries are messed out.
It would be better to have only one, for clarity, or save yourself of this kind of errors.
Boot to the Manjaro USB installer and copy the contents of partition 5 (2nd esp with only Manjaro folder (EFI/manjaro) to patition 2.
Check your partition #2 UUID

blkid | grep fat

and make sure it is the same as in your installation’s /etc/fstab /boot/efi

cd /mnt  # or what mount point is Manjaro root partition
cat etc/fstab | grep efi

If it is different, edit fstab and replace UUID with the correct one (from partition 2).
It might be enough, so you can just save and reboot to check.
If you still cannot boot to Manjaro installation normally, boot to your Manjaro installer USB again and follow the Tutorial @gohlip posted to get into Manjaro installation and repair the boot loaders.

I have secure boot disabled, so that can’t be, but thanks anyways :blush:.

Thanks for your answer, but there is something I don’t know how to do. The thing is that when I get into the Manjaro USB installer it detects the Windows installation in only 1 partition if I get to it through the pcmanfm, so I wouldn’t know where I’m copying it.
I assume there’s a way to do it in the terminal but I don’t really know how to do it. I’ll wait for your answer, thanks again :smile:.

It 's the opposite, I am waiting for the outputs I requested from previous post :grin:

Oh :sweat_smile: sorry then, I misunderstood your answer then. This is what I get:

[manjaro@manjaro-i3 ~]$ sudo blkid
/dev/loop0: TYPE="squashfs"
/dev/loop1: TYPE="squashfs"
/dev/loop2: TYPE="squashfs"
/dev/loop3: TYPE="squashfs"
/dev/sda1: LABEL="RecuperaciM-CM-3n" UUID="3E90582C9057E8C3" TYPE="ntfs" PARTLABEL="Basic data partitio
/dev/sda2: UUID="2E5B-2AF5" TYPE="vfat" PARTLABEL="EFI system partition" PARTUUID="ab636e80-7866-4661-8
/dev/sda3: PARTLABEL="Microsoft reserved partition" PARTUUID="0021d65d-0177-4b79-b9de-621b8d002cef"
/dev/sda4: UUID="949A67659A67433A" TYPE="ntfs" PARTLABEL="Basic data partition" PARTUUID="ed39306d-7d46
/dev/sda5: UUID="D36C-BB30" TYPE="vfat" PARTUUID="82a234b5-e17a-4b7e-8da5-fe3d0a87a180"
/dev/sda6: UUID="b6773648-eee6-4150-9ba9-1c8d52874be5" TYPE="swap" PARTUUID="73280e32-6c8e-4dae-94ee-77
/dev/sda7: UUID="ff08f2cc-b76b-46ca-b881-5f97ba276c08" TYPE="ext4" PARTUUID="676254ad-7e0c-4dbd-bfa4-cf
/dev/sdb1: UUID="2018-07-02-18-41-19-00" LABEL="MJRO1711" TYPE="iso9660" PARTUUID="c338d5ec-01"
/dev/sdb2: SEC_TYPE="msdos" LABEL="MISO_EFI" UUID="DAA8-362B" TYPE="vfat" PARTUUID="c338d5ec-02"
[manjaro@manjaro-i3 ~]$ sudo blkid | grep fat
/dev/sda2: UUID="2E5B-2AF5" TYPE="vfat" PARTLABEL="EFI system partition" PARTUUID="ab636e80-7866-4661-8
/dev/sda5: UUID="D36C-BB30" TYPE="vfat" PARTUUID="82a234b5-e17a-4b7e-8da5-fe3d0a87a180"
/dev/sdb2: SEC_TYPE="msdos" LABEL="MISO_EFI" UUID="DAA8-362B" TYPE="vfat" PARTUUID="c338d5ec-02"

Hope that is what you were expecting.

But for the other request, maybe I’m doing something wrong, because this is what I get:

[manjaro@manjaro-i3 ~]$ cd /mnt
[manjaro@manjaro-i3 mnt]$ cat etc/fstab | grep efi
cat: etc/fstab: No such file or directory

If you are booting on your USB installer, you have to mount the esp partition first, but instead/before that, try to boot to the other 2 options (2nd and 3rd in the list). Maybe one of them will get you in the Manjaro installation, so you can work it out better.

Whatever you get, we need the contents of the esp/(/boot/efi) partitions, which are these:

/dev/sda2: UUID="2E5B-2AF5" TYPE="vfat" PARTLABEL="EFI system partition" PARTUUID="ab636e80-7866-4661-8
/dev/sda5: UUID="D36C-BB30" TYPE="vfat" PARTUUID="82a234b5-e17a-4b7e-8da5-fe3d0a87a180"

I got into my Manjaro installation following the @gohlip tutorial, so with that done, what’s the next step I need to follow? Or how exactly can I show you the contents you need from the sda2 and sda5 partitions?

Did you try the other options in “Find UEFI installations” I asked you to?
No-one successful?

Start a terminal and run:

sudo mkdir -p /mnt/boot/efi
sudo mkdir -p /mnt/sda5/boot/efi
sudo mount /dev/sda7 /mnt
sudo mount /dev/sda2 /mnt/boot/efi
sudo mount /dev/sda5 /mnt/sda5/boot/efi

Then post the output of these

ls -R /mnt/boot/efi
ls -R /mnt/sda5/boot/efi
efibootmgr -v
cat /mnt/etc/fstab
parted -l

output of ls -R /mnt/boot/efi

/mnt/boot/efi:
 EFI  '$RECYCLE.BIN'  'System Volume Information'

/mnt/boot/efi/EFI:
boot  Manjaro

/mnt/boot/efi/EFI/boot:
bootx64.efi

/mnt/boot/efi/EFI/Manjaro:
grubx64.efi

'/mnt/boot/efi/$RECYCLE.BIN':
desktop.ini

'/mnt/boot/efi/System Volume Information':
IndexerVolumeGuid  WPSettings.dat

output of ls -R /mnt/sda5/boot/efi

ls: cannot access '/mnt/sda5/boot/efi': No such file or directory

output of efibootmgr -v

BootCurrent: 001B
Timeout: 2 seconds
BootOrder: 0017,001B,0018,0000,0019,001A,001C,0021
Boot0000* Windows Boot Manager	HD(1,GPT,9c910101-e80b-48dc-89f7-49cff21a25af,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.4.7.9.5.}....................
Boot0001* ubuntu	HD(1,GPT,9c910101-e80b-48dc-89f7-49cff21a25af,0x800,0x82000)/File(\EFI\ubuntu\shimx64.efi)
Boot0010  Setup	FvFile(721c8b66-426c-4e86-8e99-3457c46ab0b9)
Boot0011  Boot Menu	FvFile(126a762d-5758-4fca-8531-201a7f57f850)
Boot0012  Diagnostic Splash Screen	FvFile(a7d8d9a6-6ab0-4aeb-ad9d-163e59a7a380)
Boot0013  Lenovo Diagnostics	FvFile(3f7e615b-0d45-4f80-88dc-26b234958560)
Boot0014  Startup Interrupt Menu	FvFile(f46ee6f4-4785-43a3-923d-7f786c3c8479)
Boot0015  Rescue and Recovery	FvFile(665d3f60-ad3e-4cad-8e26-db46eee9f1b5)
Boot0016  MEBx Hot Key	FvFile(ac6fd56a-3d41-4efd-a1b9-870293811a28)
Boot0017* USB CD	VenMsg(bc7838d2-0f82-4d60-8316-c068ee79d25b,86701296aa5a7848b66cd49dd3ba6a55)
Boot0018* USB FDD	VenMsg(bc7838d2-0f82-4d60-8316-c068ee79d25b,6ff015a28830b543a8b8641009461e49)
Boot0019* ATAPI CD0	VenMsg(bc7838d2-0f82-4d60-8316-c068ee79d25b,aea2090adfde214e8b3a5e471856a35401)
Boot001A* ATA HDD0	VenMsg(bc7838d2-0f82-4d60-8316-c068ee79d25b,91af625956449f41a7b91f4f892ab0f600)
Boot001B* USB HDD	VenMsg(bc7838d2-0f82-4d60-8316-c068ee79d25b,33e821aaaf33bc4789bd419f88c50803)
Boot001C* PCI LAN	VenMsg(bc7838d2-0f82-4d60-8316-c068ee79d25b,78a84aaf2b2afc4ea79cf5cc8f3d3803)
Boot001D* IDER BOOT CDROM	PciRoot(0x0)/Pci(0x16,0x2)/Ata(0,1,0)
Boot001E* IDER BOOT Floppy	PciRoot(0x0)/Pci(0x16,0x2)/Ata(0,0,0)
Boot001F* ATA HDD	VenMsg(bc7838d2-0f82-4d60-8316-c068ee79d25b,91af625956449f41a7b91f4f892ab0f6)
Boot0020* ATAPI CD	VenMsg(bc7838d2-0f82-4d60-8316-c068ee79d25b,aea2090adfde214e8b3a5e471856a354)
Boot0021* PCI LAN	VenMsg(bc7838d2-0f82-4d60-8316-c068ee79d25b,78a84aaf2b2afc4ea79cf5cc8f3d3803)
Boot0022* ATA HDD1	VenMsg(bc7838d2-0f82-4d60-8316-c068ee79d25b,91af625956449f41a7b91f4f892ab0f601)

output of cat /mnt/etc/fstab

# /etc/fstab: static file system information.
#
# Use 'blkid' to print the universally unique identifier for a device; this may
# be used with UUID= as a more robust way to name devices that works even if
# disks are added and removed. See fstab(5).
#
# <file system>             <mount point>  <type>  <options>  <dump>  <pass>
UUID=D36C-BB30                            /boot/efi      vfat    defaults,noatime 0 2
UUID=b6773648-eee6-4150-9ba9-1c8d52874be5 swap           swap    defaults,noatime 0 2
UUID=ff08f2cc-b76b-46ca-b881-5f97ba276c08 /              ext4    defaults,noatime 0 1

parted -l doesn't give output


It would be helpful for you and relieving nerves to your pals, if you reported any errors while running one or more of the commands you have run (and assuring us you have run all the commands successfully).
We need some explanation for this

and this

Post the output of this please:

mount | grep "/dev/"

It seems that I failed somewhere, but now I get it correctly I think:

/mnt/sda5/boot/efi:
 EFI  '$RECYCLE.BIN'  'System Volume Information'

/mnt/sda5/boot/efi/EFI:
boot  Manjaro

/mnt/sda5/boot/efi/EFI/boot:
bootx64.efi

/mnt/sda5/boot/efi/EFI/Manjaro:
grubx64.efi

'/mnt/sda5/boot/efi/$RECYCLE.BIN':
desktop.ini

'/mnt/sda5/boot/efi/System Volume Information':
IndexerVolumeGuid  WPSettings.dat

mount | grep "/dev/"
/dev/sda7 on / type ext4 (rw,noatime,data=ordered)
tmpfs on /dev/shm type tmpfs (rw,nosuid,nodev)
devpts on /dev/pts type devpts (rw,nosuid,noexec,relatime,gid=5,mode=620,ptmxmode=000)
mqueue on /dev/mqueue type mqueue (rw,relatime)
hugetlbfs on /dev/hugepages type hugetlbfs (rw,relatime,pagesize=2M)
/dev/sda5 on /boot/efi type vfat (rw,noatime,fmask=0022,dmask=0022,codepage=437,iocharset=iso8859-1,shortname=mixed,utf8,errors=remount-ro)
/dev/sdb1 on /run/media/jomtnez/MJRO1711 type iso9660 (ro,nosuid,nodev,relatime,nojoliet,check=s,map=n,blocksize=2048,uid=1000,gid=1000,dmode=500,fmode=400,uhelper=udisks2)
/dev/sda4 on /run/media/jomtnez/949A67659A67433A type fuseblk (rw,nosuid,nodev,relatime,user_id=0,group_id=0,default_permissions,allow_other,blksize=4096,uhelper=udisks2)
/dev/sda7 on /mnt type ext4 (rw,relatime,data=ordered)
/dev/sda2 on /mnt/boot/efi type vfat (rw,relatime,fmask=0022,dmask=0022,codepage=437,iocharset=iso8859-1,shortname=mixed,utf8,errors=remount-ro)
/dev/sda5 on /mnt/boot/efi type vfat (rw,relatime,fmask=0022,dmask=0022,codepage=437,iocharset=iso8859-1,shortname=mixed,utf8,errors=remount-ro)
/dev/sda5 on /mnt/sda5/boot/efi type vfat (rw,relatime,fmask=0022,dmask=0022,codepage=437,iocharset=iso8859-1,shortname=mixed,utf8,errors=remount-ro)

But the parted -l still doesn’t give output :frowning:

OK, I thought you were on USB boot, sorry. Just wait a little, so I analyze :face_with_head_bandage:

In the meantime try

sudo parted -l

This is what I get from sudo parted -l:

 sudo parted -l
Model: ATA ST500LM000-SSHD- (scsi)
Disk /dev/sda: 500GB
Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/4096B
Partition Table: gpt
Disk Flags: 

Number  Start   End    Size    File system     Name                          Flags
 1      1049kB  524MB  523MB   ntfs            Basic data partition          hidden, diag
 2      524MB   629MB  105MB   fat32           EFI system partition          boot, esp
 3      629MB   646MB  16,8MB                  Microsoft reserved partition  msftres
 4      646MB   323GB  322GB   ntfs            Basic data partition          msftdata
 5      323GB   323GB  210MB   fat32                                         msftdata
 6      323GB   327GB  4295MB  linux-swap(v1)
 7      327GB   500GB  173GB   ext4


Model: Verbatim STORE N GO (scsi)
Disk /dev/sdb: 31,0GB
Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/512B
Partition Table: msdos
Disk Flags: 

Number  Start   End     Size    Type     File system  Flags
 1      32,8kB  1659MB  1659MB  primary               boot
 2      1659MB  1663MB  4194kB  primary               esp


Now run

sudo umount -A /dev/sda5
sudo mount /dev/sda5 /mnt/boot/efi
sudo mount /dev/sda2 /boot/efi

and (assuming no errors) post

ls -R /boot/efi
ls -R /mnt/boot/efi

from ls -R /boot/efi:

ls -R /boot/efi
/boot/efi:
EFI

/boot/efi/EFI:
Boot  Microsoft

/boot/efi/EFI/Boot:
bootx64.efi

/boot/efi/EFI/Microsoft:
Boot  Recovery

/boot/efi/EFI/Microsoft/Boot:
BCD           cs-CZ  fi-FI           kd_02_10ec.dll  kd_0C_8086.dll  pt-BR       sv-SE
BCD.LOG       da-DK  Fonts           kd_02_1137.dll  kdstub.dll      pt-PT       tr-TR
BCD.LOG1      de-DE  fr-CA           kd_02_14e4.dll  ko-KR           qps-ploc    uk-UA
BCD.LOG2      el-GR  fr-FR           kd_02_15b3.dll  lt-LT           Resources   winsipolicy.p7b
bg-BG         en-GB  hr-HR           kd_02_1969.dll  lv-LV           ro-RO       zh-CN
bootmgfw.efi  en-US  hu-HU           kd_02_19a2.dll  memtest.efi     ru-RU       zh-TW
bootmgr.efi   es-ES  it-IT           kd_02_1af4.dll  nb-NO           sk-SK
BOOTSTAT.DAT  es-MX  ja-JP           kd_02_8086.dll  nl-NL           sl-SI
boot.stl      et-EE  kd_02_10df.dll  kd_07_1415.dll  pl-PL           sr-Latn-RS

/boot/efi/EFI/Microsoft/Boot/bg-BG:
bootmgfw.efi.mui  bootmgr.efi.mui

/boot/efi/EFI/Microsoft/Boot/cs-CZ:
bootmgfw.efi.mui  bootmgr.efi.mui  memtest.efi.mui

/boot/efi/EFI/Microsoft/Boot/da-DK:
bootmgfw.efi.mui  bootmgr.efi.mui  memtest.efi.mui

/boot/efi/EFI/Microsoft/Boot/de-DE:
bootmgfw.efi.mui  bootmgr.efi.mui  memtest.efi.mui

/boot/efi/EFI/Microsoft/Boot/el-GR:
bootmgfw.efi.mui  bootmgr.efi.mui  memtest.efi.mui

/boot/efi/EFI/Microsoft/Boot/en-GB:
bootmgfw.efi.mui  bootmgr.efi.mui

/boot/efi/EFI/Microsoft/Boot/en-US:
bootmgfw.efi.mui  bootmgr.efi.mui  memtest.efi.mui

/boot/efi/EFI/Microsoft/Boot/es-ES:
bootmgfw.efi.mui  bootmgr.efi.mui  memtest.efi.mui

/boot/efi/EFI/Microsoft/Boot/es-MX:
bootmgfw.efi.mui  bootmgr.efi.mui

/boot/efi/EFI/Microsoft/Boot/et-EE:
bootmgfw.efi.mui  bootmgr.efi.mui

/boot/efi/EFI/Microsoft/Boot/fi-FI:
bootmgfw.efi.mui  bootmgr.efi.mui  memtest.efi.mui

/boot/efi/EFI/Microsoft/Boot/Fonts:
chs_boot.ttf  kor_boot.ttf      meiryo_boot.ttf   msjhn_boot.ttf  segmono_boot.ttf   wgl4_boot.ttf
cht_boot.ttf  malgun_boot.ttf   meiryon_boot.ttf  msyh_boot.ttf   segoen_slboot.ttf
jpn_boot.ttf  malgunn_boot.ttf  msjh_boot.ttf     msyhn_boot.ttf  segoe_slboot.ttf

/boot/efi/EFI/Microsoft/Boot/fr-CA:
bootmgfw.efi.mui  bootmgr.efi.mui

/boot/efi/EFI/Microsoft/Boot/fr-FR:
bootmgfw.efi.mui  bootmgr.efi.mui  memtest.efi.mui

/boot/efi/EFI/Microsoft/Boot/hr-HR:
bootmgfw.efi.mui  bootmgr.efi.mui

/boot/efi/EFI/Microsoft/Boot/hu-HU:
bootmgfw.efi.mui  bootmgr.efi.mui  memtest.efi.mui

/boot/efi/EFI/Microsoft/Boot/it-IT:
bootmgfw.efi.mui  bootmgr.efi.mui  memtest.efi.mui

/boot/efi/EFI/Microsoft/Boot/ja-JP:
bootmgfw.efi.mui  bootmgr.efi.mui  memtest.efi.mui

/boot/efi/EFI/Microsoft/Boot/ko-KR:
bootmgfw.efi.mui  bootmgr.efi.mui  memtest.efi.mui

/boot/efi/EFI/Microsoft/Boot/lt-LT:
bootmgfw.efi.mui  bootmgr.efi.mui

/boot/efi/EFI/Microsoft/Boot/lv-LV:
bootmgfw.efi.mui  bootmgr.efi.mui

/boot/efi/EFI/Microsoft/Boot/nb-NO:
bootmgfw.efi.mui  bootmgr.efi.mui  memtest.efi.mui

/boot/efi/EFI/Microsoft/Boot/nl-NL:
bootmgfw.efi.mui  bootmgr.efi.mui  memtest.efi.mui

/boot/efi/EFI/Microsoft/Boot/pl-PL:
bootmgfw.efi.mui  bootmgr.efi.mui  memtest.efi.mui

/boot/efi/EFI/Microsoft/Boot/pt-BR:
bootmgfw.efi.mui  bootmgr.efi.mui  memtest.efi.mui

/boot/efi/EFI/Microsoft/Boot/pt-PT:
bootmgfw.efi.mui  bootmgr.efi.mui  memtest.efi.mui

/boot/efi/EFI/Microsoft/Boot/qps-ploc:
memtest.efi.mui

/boot/efi/EFI/Microsoft/Boot/Resources:
bootres.dll  es-ES

/boot/efi/EFI/Microsoft/Boot/Resources/es-ES:
bootres.dll.mui

/boot/efi/EFI/Microsoft/Boot/ro-RO:
bootmgfw.efi.mui  bootmgr.efi.mui

/boot/efi/EFI/Microsoft/Boot/ru-RU:
bootmgfw.efi.mui  bootmgr.efi.mui  memtest.efi.mui

/boot/efi/EFI/Microsoft/Boot/sk-SK:
bootmgfw.efi.mui  bootmgr.efi.mui

/boot/efi/EFI/Microsoft/Boot/sl-SI:
bootmgfw.efi.mui  bootmgr.efi.mui

/boot/efi/EFI/Microsoft/Boot/sr-Latn-RS:
bootmgfw.efi.mui  bootmgr.efi.mui

/boot/efi/EFI/Microsoft/Boot/sv-SE:
bootmgfw.efi.mui  bootmgr.efi.mui  memtest.efi.mui

/boot/efi/EFI/Microsoft/Boot/tr-TR:
bootmgfw.efi.mui  bootmgr.efi.mui  memtest.efi.mui

/boot/efi/EFI/Microsoft/Boot/uk-UA:
bootmgfw.efi.mui  bootmgr.efi.mui

/boot/efi/EFI/Microsoft/Boot/zh-CN:
bootmgfw.efi.mui  bootmgr.efi.mui  memtest.efi.mui

/boot/efi/EFI/Microsoft/Boot/zh-TW:
bootmgfw.efi.mui  bootmgr.efi.mui  memtest.efi.mui

/boot/efi/EFI/Microsoft/Recovery:
BCD  BCD.LOG  BCD.LOG1  BCD.LOG2

from ls -R /mnt/boot/efi:

 ls -R /mnt/boot/efi
/mnt/boot/efi:
 EFI  '$RECYCLE.BIN'  'System Volume Information'

/mnt/boot/efi/EFI:
boot  Manjaro

/mnt/boot/efi/EFI/boot:
bootx64.efi

/mnt/boot/efi/EFI/Manjaro:
grubx64.efi

'/mnt/boot/efi/$RECYCLE.BIN':
desktop.ini

'/mnt/boot/efi/System Volume Information':
IndexerVolumeGuid  WPSettings.dat

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