I used the methods via google search to restore the windows 7 MBR. However, none of it worked. It had no effect. When I went looking around my UEFI BIOS I found that it was changed. The default boot option was pointing to
The second option is pointing to my DVD burner.
P1 is my /dev/sda drive, but there are now 2 entries available:
- P1 STA20000 (Seagate drive)
- P1: Manjaro
I thought the change was to the MBR of /dev/sda but now I’m not sure if that was changed and my BIOS or if my BIOS is reading some reference to GRUB on the P1 drive.
There should not be any references in BIOS or on the /dev/sda drive to Manjaro/GRUB. I’m confused now, but I need to have absolutely zero connections/dependencies/references to GRUB/Manjaro in Windows 7, the drive that Widnows 7 is installed on, or BIOS since Win7 is for work stuff.
How does the installer know where to put GRUB? I do not remember seeing any options to tell it where or how to install GRUB.
Disconnecting certain drives from the motherboard certainly is an option to control the installer’s options or what it can see. I did not have to take such drastic measures with prior versions of Manjaro or any other Linux distro. I’ll keep that option in mind for future installs but as of right now I’m stuck.