Hello, a new Manjaro user here.
Recently, after a few times Windows threw BSoDs and random crashes my way after updates, I thought, why not try Linux and after some googling, decided on Manjaro as I had some experience on Arch about 10-13 years ago.
I went with Plasma version, followed the installer, everything great so far. ( used btrfs and encryption options, open source drivers)
Updated and speed sorted mirrorlist.
Installed newest Kernel version (6.12, and 6.11 system came with).
Run full system update via sudo pacman -Syu
Everything installs nicely, I go for a reboot.
And nothing. Boot stops at manjaro splash with 3 dots moving indefinitely. Tried leaving it for 15 minutes, no dice. Restarted comp, entered BIOS. Checked version, 2018… Whoops, lets update. Still can’t boot unless I manually choose loader in BIOS and it isn’t working all the time. (Win10 option checked on as it unlocks secure boot, and secure boot off, locked to UEFI).
Now I disabled Win10 option, set boot mode to legacy + uefi, reinstall system with same options to make sure I didin’t miss something. Update mirrors, kernel, -Syu, reboot and… Nothing. Again stuck on splash. Sometimes it loads through bios.
Third time (the charm)? Set boot mode to UEFI only, reinstall, update etc. Again not working. When I managed to boot, even tried to reinstall grub following wiki guide, but didn’t get far as manjaro-chroot -a sent error “No Linux partitions detected!”
Tried reading through forums and wiki, couldn’t find a definite answer so trying here.
Mobo: MSI B350 Tomahawk
CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 2700
Mem: 16GB HyperX
GPU: Radeon RX 580 8GB
Storage: 2TB Samsung Evo 970 nvme (install location), 2TB hard for music, movies and general storage
Not scared to try out different things, hell if I were scared, wouldn’t switch from Win10. I like the feel of the system, and think it would be a shame to quit, wanna try it at it’s fullest. Thinking of going from scratch again to make sure everything works, but this time with guidance so I can see where I went wrong.