As I am very satisfied of its look and feel on my desktop, I am trying to install Manjaro 21.2.4 on a tablet. It is an Acer One 10 also called switch, with a tablet ‘attached’ to a removable keyboard.
Boot fails from the usb stick, the same that I used for installing Manjaro with a dual boot on my desktop. It just opens a grub shell and I am stuck with it.
Maybe the usb stick has kept a record of the dual boot on my other machine? No, when I use this stick again on my desktop, it starts a live session and no option to Windows.
The only thing that I had to modify on the usb stick is an efi file in /boot/efi. This is a trick that helps in the case of a 64 bit processor but a 32 bit uefi, as explained here: https://gist.github.com/franga2000/2154d09f864894b8fe84
But this should not interfere with grub and no selection of the OS to start with.
The ‘system’ finds nothing there. As I said, I have access only to /efi and /System Volume Information. And I am afraid I can’t run java or anything else, except grub.
I think I will stop searching. The problem comes from efi files that do not match 1/ 64 bit instead of 32 bit for my very special UEFI or 2/ Manjaro which has special requirements compared to other linux. Too complicated for me.
EDIT: Just to say, it must be an Arch linux thing. Because I’ve just tried with Garuda linux which is also based on Arch and I get the same result. Whereas I can install Mint and even CloudReady / Google OS on my tablet thanks to the bootia32.efi trick.