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I've installed Manjaro 17.11.1 on my ASUS UX31A. Before there was ElementaryOS running on it without a problem.

When I startup the system after installation the laptop enters BIOS directly. There's no boot order as it seems like there's no boot loader detected at all. I tried various settings in the BIOS and installed the system like 10times now:

  • With CMS (Asus legacy BIOS?) enabled
  • With CMS (Asus legacy BIOS?) disabled
  • Installing from DVD
  • Installing from USB stick
  • Trying to restore the Bootload manually

Partions on setup
BIOS after installation
Partions after installation

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  • If the boot "url" stored in the UEFI firmware doesn't work, you can put this boot loader in a generic location/name that should be autodetected,that's exactly how you can boot a live USB.You just have to find the file grubx64.efi which is somewhere in the EFI partition and do a copy as EFI/Boot/bootx64.efi (so it would be probably named in the end /boot/EFI/Boot/bootx64.efi or /boot/efi/EFI/Boot/bootx64.efi depending on your layout).You can use any live USB distribution for this.some informations ("Fallback"): happyassassin.net/2014/01/25/…
    – A.B
    Aug 26, 2018 at 8:40
  • In mount /dev/sda1 /boot I find: /boot/EFI/boot/bootx64.efi It seems to be where it's supposed to be ...
    – Fabian
    Aug 27, 2018 at 17:15
  • Indeed. that was the only thing I thought about.
    – A.B
    Aug 27, 2018 at 17:22

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  • boot from the USB drive (with the Manjaro installation on it)
  • connect to WiFi (no need if you're already in your LAN)
  • open a shell
  • open gparted and check which is the boot partition (in my case /dev/sda1)
  • install efibootmgr: sudo pacman -Sy efibootmgr
  • Now install your EFI image: sudo efibootmgr --create --disk /dev/sda1 --part 1 --label "Manjaro SSD"

--disk: must point to your boot Partition
--part: number of the partition (I just guessed it's 1)
--label: text that will be shown in the boot loader on startup (choose whatever you want)
--loader: that's the EFI image. The path has to be relative to /boot/efi (in my case it's at /boot/efi/EFI/Manajaro/grubx64.efi). And yes: you need to use the windows backslashes!

If you have no clue where to finde the EFI image: Mount the boot partition and have a look (I used gparted again to unmount it before using efibootmgr. Don't know if it's necessary):
sudo mount /dev/sda1 /boot

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