I installed Manjaro by resizing the NTFS partition (in the LiveUSB installer). I chose “install alongside” and shrunk the partition. The installer also did some things with the EFI boot/efi partition.
I have searched through this forum a lot to get some answers, but all the roads that say I am using a mix between MBR/GPT and I need legacy BIOS/boot are possibly not the solution for me.
Start PC, PC loads … goes directly to Windows with no option to choose what OS to load.
Here is what info I have:
(from liveUSB I ran)
sudo fdisk -l
Disklabel type: gpt
/dev/sda1 ... 1000M ... Windows recovery environment
/dev/sda2 ... 260M EFI System
/dev/sda3 ... 500M Lenovo boot partition
/dev/sda4 ... 128M Microsoft reserved
/dev/sda5 ... 600G Microsoft basic data
/dev/sda6 ... 25G Windows recovery environment
/dev/sda7 ... 200G Linux filesystem
What I’ve tried:
in LiveUSB when I go to “Detect EFI bootloaders”, I find 1 for Windows(first) and then /grubx64 for Linux. So I think this is UEFI
When I go into the BIOS (this is a Lenovo desktop) and go to “primary boot sequence”, I shift “Manjaro” up above “Windows boot manager”, I save changes and exit … but this does not work as the “Windows boot manager” always gets shifted up after each reboot
Check if this is only this setting (boot order) that resets or any settings. If this is only this setting that resets and puts Windows on first position on boot, then probably this is something done on purpose by the BIOS (why? how? I don’t know). If any setting resets, then it is probably your BIOS battery that is dead and BIOS simply loads default settings on boot.