I’ve had the grub issue on all 4 of my systems. On all 4 systems, I’ve run through the motions to chroot and fix grub. I’m extremely familiar with the process; I can do this blindfolded by now …
I’m dealing with it for a 5th time on a family’s machine, but this time it is behaving very differently. It’s older hardware (2nd gen Intel).
When the grub bug happened on this machine, ALL devices failed to boot, which means I can’t even chroot over live USB. If the EndeavourOS drive was connected to the motherboard, I couldn’t boot to any hard disks, any USB, or even DVD – it would go straight into BIOS no matter what. Because of these weird boot issues, I was suspecting corrupt firmware or something. Cleared CMOS, reinstalled UEFI, etc. Nothing working. I wanted to try wiping the disk, but I couldn’t boot into anything … every reboot jumped straight into the bios.
I detached the EOS disk from the system and hooked it up to an external USB HDD reader connected to my laptop, wiped it in gparted, then hooked it back up to the main system. Yay, I can boot to USB finally! I installed EOS to the freshly wiped disk from live ISO. That went fine. Yay!
Not so fast! Grub isn’t done #$!&ing with me yet …
After a fresh installation of the latest EOS ISO directly from the website that I downloaded today, the grub issue happened immediately on first reboot after the installer finished. I can once again no longer boot to HDD or USB or anything else.
I detached the hard drive again, plugged it back into my laptop again, chrooted again, and fixed grub… again… then plugged it back into the main computer. Yay! It finally works! I’m finally into my freshly installed, brand new EOS desktop.
You don’t think I got off that easy did you? The spawn of Satan isn’t done with me yet.
I rebooted freshly installed EOS to make sure everything was running smooth … and it goes right back to the #$!&ing BIOS. I can’t boot into to anything. AGAIN.
If I hook the EOS disk up to my laptop and go through the motions to fix grub again, it will work, and then it will stop working again when I reboot.
I don’t know what to do at this point. Has a similar problem been reported by others?
edit: you’ve got to be kidding me… now my laptop is booting into the grub command line