File grub/x86_64-efi/normal.mod not found when starting up

Trying to get into my main EndeavousOS partition sends me into grub rescue mode saying
error: file '/boot/grub/x86_64-efi/normal.mod' not found. Entering rescue mode...

I have no problem livebooting and chrooting into the affected partition, but I’m unsure where to go from here. I know I need to re-install/downgrade grub, but I am having trouble parsing the wiki on what I need to mount where.

If it helps, here is what I get from efibootmgr

BootCurrent: 0001
Timeout: 0 seconds
BootOrder: 0000,2001,2002,2003
Boot0000* EFI Hard Drive (SAMSUNG MZALQ512HALU-000L2)
Boot0001* EFI USB Device (Memorex USB Flash Drive)
Boot0002* EFI PXE 0 for IPv6 (00-00-10-02-02-11) 
Boot0004* Windows Boot Manager
Boot2001* EFI USB Device
Boot2003* EFI Network

Please post the output of

sudo parted -l

and indicate which partition holds your system (root partition).

Output of sudo parted -l

Model: Memorex USB Flash Drive (scsi)
Disk /dev/sda: 15.5GB
Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/512B
Partition Table: msdos
Disk Flags: 

Number  Start   End     Size   Type     File system  Flags
 2      1916MB  2023MB  107MB  primary  fat16        esp

Model: SAMSUNG MZALQ512HALU-000L2 (nvme)
Disk /dev/nvme0n1: 512GB
Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/512B
Partition Table: gpt
Disk Flags: 

Number  Start   End    Size   File system  Name  Flags
 1      2097kB  317MB  315MB  fat32              boot, esp
 2      317MB   512GB  512GB  ext4         root

My root is nvme0n1p2

Thanks for the output!

In the live session, you would need to mount your root partition first and then the ESP.
Also make sure you are connected to Internet.
Open a terminal and:

1. sudo su

2. mount /dev/nvme0n1p2 /mnt

3. mount /dev/nvme0n1p1 /mnt/boot/efi

4. arch-chroot /mnt

5. pacman -Syu ## to update your system

6. pacman -S grub ## to re-install Grub

7. grub-install --target=x86_64-efi --efi-directory=/boot/efi --bootloader-id=EndeavourOS

8. grub-mkconfig -o /boot/grub/grub.cfg

9. exit ## to quit chroot

Hopefully this will resolve the issue.
If you get any error messages at any step please post it on the forum.
Good luck!

Edit- Inserting the important command arch-chroot /mnt :person_facepalming:t5:


This worked, thank you!

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Great to hear that!

Also, welcome to EnOS’ community @daisyphat ! Hope you enjoy it here!

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