Hello, wonderful Manjaro community!
I have gotten myself into a pickle. At the present moment, my KDE Manjaro installation is stuck at dev/dsa2: clean, on startup.
I have scoured the web and have learned a lot (enough to get me in trouble anyway). I was hoping someone with more experience than myself could help me figure out where I went wrong and how to fix it. Here is the story:
I successfully installed windows 10 on the same SSD as Manjaro in its own partition (Yes, I installed windows after Manjaro. I know I should have done it the other way 'round, but I was happy with my Linux install and didn’t want to wipe it just to put it back on). I was able to boot both OSs but only through the BIOS. The grub bootloader that gives you the option to boot Windows or Manjaro wasn’t present.
I am using an old HP Pavillion 17 laptop and the BOIS doesn’t offer a lot of customization. After crawling the internet for solutions most of the day, update-grub, etc. I eventually narrowed it down to the EFI file. Using:
sudo efibootmgr -v
I found that the boot order in the EFI file was giving windows the first priority, so I used
sudo efibootmgr -o 0001,0002, .......
to fix it. And, it did. The grub bootloader now gives the options for both windows and manjaro, and windows now boots perfectly.
However, Manjaro now gets stuck at the dev/dsa2: clean, on startup.
The twist: in addition to changing the bootmgr, I also installed the proprietary video drivers during that last successful session of manjaro I had running. (in retrospect, it would have been far wiser to only mess with one thing at a time.)
Because the grub loader is working for both windows and manjaro, and the issue happens after manjaro starts to load, my intuition is that the drivers are the problem and not the dual boot system.
What do you all think is the issue?