working on the inxi info
My desktop system is manjaro dual booted with Windows. I have the original Windows install on the original HDD, an old Manjaro install on a second partition of that HDD, and my active Manjaro install on an SSD I added later. I have been booting from the SSD via grub.
I left my desktop on sleep mode for about a week when I went out of town. When I came back it woke up normally but then crashed catastrophically. Rebooted and ended up with grub rescue prompt and the message
error: no such device: cefa683a-0faa-4e4b-a2e1-97dc28374a11.
error: unknown filesystem.
Entering rescue mode…
I have an Arch linux live usb handy so I mounted the SSD and the only data on there appears to be directories
VirtualBox\ VMs. This is an old system and honestly I cannot remember how I had the disk setup. Currently the SSD shows only one partition with only those two directories. I believe the grub error message references a UUID of the bootable partition I had setup on the SSD, but as I mentioned I cannot recall exactly.
The HDD has 3 partitions, one is bootable, all 3 are given as type
HPFS/NTFS/exFAT. This is weird b/c I know that one of those partitions had the old Manjaro install on it and using the
ls command in grub-rescue prompt returns
Filesystem is ext2 for the third partition. The third partition of the HDD has only 3 directories, pictures and android studio related things. I did have these on a separate partition at one point as they were eating up space on the SSD.
When I try to mount the second partition from the HDD I get the error message “Windows is hibernated, refused to mount.” I haven’t booted that Windows install in years and just never saw a need to remove it completely.
I can probably just wipe everything and reinstall, but I have a lot of work I don’t want to lose on the Manjaro install. Any suggestions?