sounds good, i will open the terminal in the live env?
do i reboot into the live env or do i set my boot options back to the way i had it when i had manjaro working normally?
grub-probe: error: cannot find a GRUB drive for /dev/sdc1. Check your device.map. grub-probe: error: cannot find a GRUB drive for /dev/sdc1. Check your device.map. ==> ERROR: No Linux partitions detected!``` `thats after `manjaro-chroot -a`
When rebooting, you have to set it so that it boots into your actual installation, not the live environment.
This makes me think Linux wasn’t really installed, or the drive that it was installed on is no longer present or can not be found.
From the live environment terminal, please provide the output of:
sudo fdisk -l
loop0 7:0 0 121.4M 1 loop /run/miso/sfs/livefs loop1 7:1 0 887.3M 1 loop /run/miso/sfs/mhwdfs loop2 7:2 0 1.5G 1 loop /run/miso/sfs/desktopfs loop3 7:3 0 775.6M 1 loop /run/miso/sfs/rootfs sda 8:0 0 931.5G 0 disk └─sda1 8:1 0 931.5G 0 part sdb 8:16 0 223.6G 0 disk ├─sdb1 8:17 0 300M 0 part └─sdb2 8:18 0 223.3G 0 part sdc 8:32 1 14.9G 0 disk /run/miso/bootmnt ├─sdc1 8:33 1 3.3G 0 part └─sdc2 8:34 1 4M 0 part
Disk /dev/sda: 931.51 GiB, 1000204886016 bytes, 1953525168 sectors Disk model: WDC WD10EZEX-00W Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 4096 bytes I/O size (minimum/optimal): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes Disklabel type: dos Disk identifier: 0x4c825303 Device Boot Start End Sectors Size Id Type /dev/sda1 2048 1953521663 1953519616 931.5G 7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT Disk /dev/sdb: 223.57 GiB, 240057409536 bytes, 468862128 sectors Disk model: KINGSTON SHSS37A Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes Disklabel type: gpt Disk identifier: 773BE881-B149-7148-9DD2-2276C1BF8F45 Device Start End Sectors Size Type /dev/sdb1 4096 618495 614400 300M EFI System /dev/sdb2 618496 468857024 468238529 223.3G Linux filesystem Disk /dev/loop0: 121.38 MiB, 127270912 bytes, 248576 sectors Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes Disk /dev/loop1: 887.34 MiB, 930439168 bytes, 1817264 sectors Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes Disk /dev/loop2: 1.49 GiB, 1601253376 bytes, 3127448 sectors Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes Disk /dev/loop3: 775.59 MiB, 813268992 bytes, 1588416 sectors Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes Disk /dev/sdc: 14.91 GiB, 16013942784 bytes, 31277232 sectors Disk model: Extreme Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes Disklabel type: dos Disk identifier: 0x00000000 Device Boot Start End Sectors Size Id Type /dev/sdc1 * 64 6938079 6938016 3.3G 0 Empty /dev/sdc2 6938080 6946271 8192 4M ef EFI (FAT-12/16/32)```
OK, my friend. I’ve got questions:
- Do you have sensitive data?
- If so, where?
- Can you still access said files?
- This seems like a 1TB drive, probably in you machine. I almost want to think it’s a laptop. And a 250GB external HDD.
If you tried installing it on the ext ertenal USB drive, then I’m afraid it seems you’re out of luck. Because the Calamares installer does not support USB installations IIRC.
I believe it can be done, but I’m not sure about it and neither do I know how if it could.
I originally had windows installed on my SSD, i went through the process of installing linux on that drive, replacing the windows installation, i went through all the steps and everything seemed fine, i was able to boot it normally until i tried the whole driver thing xD. not sure whats going on here… what do you mean by Linux wasn’t really installed? Sounds kinda scary haha
my sensitive data is all on the 1TB HDD, it is a dektop machine, and i was able to access the files when i had everything working
I mean, AFAIK Calamares don’t install on external drives, which seem to be the 250G one, so I have
0 idea how it worked, if it worked or where the data went…
It isn’t external, but I still don’t know and require reinforcements…
Maybe @bogdancovaciu can help me out here, because he has much more experience than me.
I feel kinda dumb with it being necessary to call in/await reinforcements…but I’m guessing that’s part of learning…
neither of my drives are external drives to my knowledge, but okay i appreciate your efforts anyway! hope we can get this sorted out eventually
Also i am still able to access the data in the 1tb hdd
On closer inspection it seems you are correct. My sincere apologies. It definitely looked external at first glance.
But, I’d still have to wait for reinforcements sadly, because the limit of my knowledge has well and truly been reached.
No worries at all sir! ill sit tight here and ill keep an eye of the notification bells, once again your efforts are greatly appreciated!
Here are a few things i would do:
- when unsure, i disconnect the HDDs that i do not want the installer to mix with and i keep only the SSD or HDD that i want to install on
- check the available BIOS update, and your motherbord seems to have an update MSI Global - The Leading Brand in High-end Gaming & Professional Creation
- i always boot with proprietary driver from the live media if there is an Nvidia GPU that is known to work better with them, and the GeForce GTX 1080 is one of those, then i do the install. That ensures the install of
video-nvidiathe proper way.
- in case of Gnome DE i always enable the early KMS as is not doing funky things that way
- also in case of Gnome i remove
gdm-plymouthand install normal
gdmand i remove
plymouthfrom /etc/mkinitcpio.conf HOOKS line and then i run:
sudo mkinitcpio -P
Hope this helps.
sure, ill give it a go later on, thank you! ill let you know how it goes
Your solution has seemed to have helped! Thank you very much! I can’t wait to get familiar with Linux, this is all very new to me, the most I’ve used the terminal is when I’m using nom to build my little react apps😂,
Thanks guys your help is appreciated
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