This post is inspired by this thread Manjaro is refusing to read a HDD of mine causing the system to hang up; it runs fine in a live USB session
For the last 5 years i have ranted about the manjaro installer taking up-to 45 mins to install Grub I came to this conclusion because no other installer ever had a problem installing grub sound convincing did to me. Just to get into perspective I have 6 drives all with a OS on them.
About 8 weeks ago i was very bored so I decided to install Hackintosh i Installed it fine due to the excellent documentation so far so good.
After booting a few times and getting a warning about a "corrupted disk" the message it went away great i thought till i went to boot windows the partition was unreadable so i blame Hackintosh as you do.
By chance I happened to read that Mac will make any NTFS partition with corruption unreadable till You cfdisk the drive in windows to correct errors and repair so i did this, it was not successful so i decided to bite the bullet and wipe win10 then did a disk check again. labeled the partition, booted mac the partition was back and readable well that was fine and dandy i thought.
Fast forward a week i wanted to test the latest Artix Mate install calaramas installer went fine then it got to install grub well stone me it installed in 3 mins since then i have tried a few more distros with calaramas they all installed grub in about 3 mins.
So for 5 years I blamed the installer when in fact it was nothing to do with the installer.
It was in fact windows that caused the corruption.
Now i realize how easy it is to get tunnel vision and blatantly lay blame, it is so easy how did i never see this before simple grub installed fine with any other installer, but never showed up only in Calamares and diagnosed by Hackintosh.
Anybody got a similar story to tell
It was a corrupted Windows partition that seemed to work fine.