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Old 03-25-2017, 11:55 AM   #1
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Help Here: Problem Can't Boot Windows


Recently I installed dual-boot Manjaro Linux. Yesterday I have a problem at Boot. I can't boot Windows.

I looked at Gparted and I saw what I attach.

Could you help me please??? Can I solve this without lose Windows?

Thank you in advance!
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Old 03-25-2017, 12:29 PM   #2
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Can you post your grub.cfg?
 
Old 03-25-2017, 12:38 PM   #3
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If you had simply posted the image of GParted "without" the information on /dev/sda3, some one might be able to help. We can't see any information on your partitions in this image. You have a number of partitions so your windows is probably there.

Which release of windows are you using?
Was windows pre-installed using UEFI/GPT?
Did you install Manjaro UEFI/GPT?
You say you can't boot windows, can you boot Manjaro or are you using the installation DVD/usb drive?
 
Old 03-25-2017, 01:54 PM   #4
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At 128 MB and with an unknown filesystem type, sda3 if probably the efi partition
 
Old 03-25-2017, 06:46 PM   #5
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Windows 10 have pre-installed before I bought my laptop. I installed in a different partition at Wednsday Manjaro Linux. Today, when I boot my PC I hadn't the option of Windows boot and I see this at gparted. Manjaro is installed at my pc and I can boot it without problems.

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Old 03-25-2017, 07:36 PM   #6
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Originally Posted by JohnCherry View Post
Windows 10 have pre-installed before I bought my laptop. I installed in a different partition at Wednsday Manjaro Linux. Today, when I boot my PC I hadn't the option of Windows boot and I see this at gparted. Manjaro is installed at my pc and I can boot it without problems.
Did you install Manjaro UEFI/GPT?

yancek needs to know:-

It sounds like grub doesn't know about your Windows install. Generally one would update grub to have the option of booting either os but I don't know with Manjaro.

Update-grub with manjaro-chroot
https://forum.manjaro.org/t/update-g...o-chroot/18060
 
Old 03-25-2017, 09:07 PM   #7
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Since you can boot into Manjaro, do that and open a terminal and log in as root user and run the command below to update the grub.cfg file.

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grub-mkconfig -o /boot/grub/grub.cfg.
If you could post the GParted image without the sda3 information blocking it out, it might help.
From the image you posted, there seem to be problems with several partitions but it is impossible for us to have any idea as we don't even know what filesystem types the partitions have. A common scenario with a pre-installed windows 10 using UEFI is that the user did not install the Linux system UEFI.

If the command above doesn't help, it would probably be best to get the boot repair software from the link below and put it on a flash drive, boot from the flash drive and select the option to Create BootInfo Summary. You will get a link to post here when it is finished and that should provide enough information for someone to help.

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Old 03-25-2017, 09:16 PM   #8
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Never mind. Duplicated post.
 
Old 03-26-2017, 05:40 AM   #9
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If you could post the GParted image without the sda3 information blocking it out, it might help.
From the image you posted, there seem to be problems with several partitions but it is impossible for us to have any idea as we don't even know what filesystem types the partitions have. A common scenario with a pre-installed windows 10 using UEFI is that the user did not install the Linux system UEFI.
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Old 03-26-2017, 09:35 AM   #10
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The images in your last post show that you are using an EFI system. The command to update Grub shows windows was detected so what happens now when you try to boot windows? Still fail? If so, any messages.

Boot Manjaro and mount the EFI partition (sda2) and check to see if you have any folders/files there that are related to Linux/Manjaro. There should be.

Also, to clarify from your first post, after installing Manjaro were you ever able to boot windows?
 
Old 03-26-2017, 02:40 PM   #11
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Also, to clarify from your first post, after installing Manjaro were you ever able to boot windows?
When I firstly installed it I could boot now. Recently I boot my PC and I hadn't the option to boot Windows.

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Boot Manjaro and mount the EFI partition (sda2) and check to see if you have any folders/files there that are related to Linux/Manjaro. There should be.
How can I do this?

Sorry, I am new to Linux Community.
 
Old 03-26-2017, 05:46 PM   #12
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Open a terminal on Manjaro and enter this command to create a directory/mount point for the EFI partition:

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sudo mkdir /mnt/sda2
Verify that it worked from the terminal with this command:

Quote:
ls /mnt/
You should see a folder named sda2. You then need to mount it using this command:

Quote:
sudo mount -t vfat /dev/sda2 /mnt/sda2
You should then be able to look at the files from a terminal with the command below. You should see some files for windows and some for your Manjaro. If you don't understand, just run the command below and post the output.

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ls /mnt/sda2
If you were able to boot, it would be useful to know what changes were made to the computer, software/hardware just before this problem occurred.

The symbols to the right of the device names in your GParted output indicate some type of problem with sda2, sda3 and sda7. Lots of possible reasons for that. sda2 and sda3 are windows and sda7 is your system partition for Manjaro. Does Manjaro boot and seem to work well otherwise?

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Old 03-26-2017, 06:14 PM   #13
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I had only to update Grub.

Thanks a lot for you time!!

Thank you to all!!

Regards,

Ioannis Kerasiotis
 
Old 03-27-2017, 09:57 PM   #14
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Glad you found a fix. Do LQ a favor and mark this solved. you can find it under thread tools.
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