I’ve just installed Manjaro on my ASUS K550V alongside Windows 10 from Live USB. Given the amount of problems that other distros have given me on this PC I was surprised by how smooth the Live was.
However, after the installation completed and I was prompted to restart the system, even though GRUB works fine the OS just won’t start.
Selecting the Manjaro GRUB Option brings back the ASUS splashscreen and nothing else, I can’t even get a boot log to see if any errors occur. I’ve tried waiting for a long time and nothing happens.
The first thing I tried was to edit GRUB to boot Manjaro with ‘nomodeset’ because that had been an issue before but not this time.
Searching the web I found a lot of questions related to GRUB errors but as I said the GRUB works correctly in my case. I am even able to boot into Windows from GRUB and it’s all good.
I tried editing boot options from BIOS and boot straight into the OS but whatever I do it just takes me back to the GRUB and it’s all over again.
My PC is an ASUS K550V with an Intel Core i5-6300HQ and NVidia Geforce GTX 950M plus 12 GB of RAM and a 500GB HDD (which is partitioned 300 for Windows and approx 170 for Manjaro).
I did install Manjaro in UEFI mode and no errors occurred during installation.