After successfully booting Debian (many times), and then installing Linux Mint over it only to boot into a grub menu and not the proper Linux Mint, my laptop (Lenovo IdeaPad 1 11IGL05 81VT) no longer finds any Linux distribution and will no longer boot into any linux distribution.
Here is my complete chain of events:
Windows 10 preinstalled.
Disabled Secure Boot, and installed Debian, over-writing windows.
Tried out Debian, did not like it, installed Linux Mint, over-writing debian.
After the install, the laptop booted into grub and not into Linux Mint. This is where all the issues started.
Tried installing Debian. Would not boot. Would get stuck in boot-loop: System BootOrder Not Found.
Tried installing Arch Linux. Would not boot.
Tried installing Linux Mint again. Would not boot.
Tried installing Microsoft Windows 10. Would boot. 9+. Tried various installs and troubleshooting as described below. Linux distros will never boot.
Troubleshooting I have tried:
- Resetting BIOS/UEFI
- Using Bootice on Windows to delete all the linux UEFI boot entries and then reinstalling
- Formatting the whole disk (eMMC) within Windows recovery
- Formatting the whole disk with gparted in liveUSB
Partially Successful Workarounds:
When I rename EFI/ubuntu to EFI/boot; and rename grubx64.efi to bootx64.efi, as per this stackoverflow tip https://unix.stackexchange.com/a/519336/416763, I am successfully able to boot into Grub, similar to step (2). Manually booting into linux (per some random instructions) were unsuccessful as I landed in BusyBox, not Linux Mint.
Here is the full log from Boot Repair of Linux Mint: https://pastebin.com/raw/yc1ivNb7
As you can see, it does NOT identify the Linux Mint boot system.