Rescue mode: Unable to find manjaro partition

I had a manjaro XFCE running system. Recently I installed Windows 10 on one the partition, i am this was not Manjaro installation that I used to install Windows.

After windows installation, I checked that I have manjaro deepin edition (2-3 years old version) iso file. So just gave it a try to rescue. I created live USB using manjaro deepin iso. It booted well. When I tried to find my manjaro installation partition, I could not.
It didn’t appear in fdisk -l or lsblk -f output.
Also sudo manjaro-chroot -a showing error.
Swap partition do appear, all other partitions are appearing, not Manjaro installation.
Manjaro was installed in legacy mode, and so is Windows.
Meanwhile I have downloaded XFCE version and will give it a try to rescue Tomorrow.

Please help me to rescue my system.



Unfortunately this doesn’t look good. Anyway you are not giving enough information to help you.

Please use the installation media and run this commands:

parted -l
efibootmgr -v
lsblk -f
inxi --admin --verbosity=7 --filter --no-host

Post the output of every command. Enclose every command output between these marks ``` like this:
Command output

To get something like this:

Command output
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    $ parted -l

Model: ATA HGST HTS545050A7 (scsi)
Disk /dev/sda: 500GB
Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/4096B
Partition Table: msdos
Disk Flags:

Number Start End Size Type File system Flags
1 1049kB 525MB 524MB primary ntfs boot
2 525MB 51.1GB 50.6GB primary ntfs
3 51.1GB 471GB 420GB primary ntfs
4 471GB 500GB 29.0GB extended
5 496GB 500GB 4302MB logical linux-swap(v1)

Model: Generic USB Flash Disk (scsi)
Disk /dev/sdb: 8053MB
Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/512B
Partition Table: msdos
Disk Flags:

Number Start End Size Type File system Flags
1 4194kB 8053MB 8049MB primary fat32 boot, lba

$ efibootmgr -v
EFI variables are not supported on this system.

$ lsblk -f

├─sda1 ntfs System Reserved 8624834E24833FE3
├─sda2 ntfs BC34DAB134DA6E40
├─sda3 ntfs F8CCF6E0CCF69858
└─sda5 swap 8f4d2e72-3eec-4187-b772-1b3651788344 [SWAP]
└─sdb1 vfat MYLINUXLIVE AEE5-E395 /bootmnt
loop0 squashfs
loop1 squashfs
loop2 squashfs
loop3 squashfs

 inxi --admin --verbosity=7 --filter --no-host

/usr/bin/inxi: illegal option – -
Error 7: One of the options you entered in your script parameters: --admin
is not supported.The option may require extra arguments to work.
For supported options (and their arguments), check the help menu: inxi -h

Was Manjaro installed on a logical partition inside of the extended partition? It look like it was the first logical partition in the extended partition betwee ~471 GB and 496 GB, so 25 GB large, right?


It looks really like Windows has overwritten the manjaro installation somehow. If Windows is needed, it is always recommend to install it first and then a linux distro, or install it in another drive and unplug the the linux one. Windows love the behavior to be the only one in the cave. :smiley:

@Wollie probably you are right.

I guess the partition data is still there but you lost partition table information, no idea how to restore that… :thinking: