Grub 2:2.06.r322.gd9b4638c5-1 won't boot and goes straight to the BIOS after update

Hey everyone! After the latest grub update (1h ago), I restarted my laptop and it didn’t even go to the grub menu. Laptop shuts down and restarts going into BIOS screen.
I didn’t have issues with grub’s earlier update this week because I don’t have grub-customizer.
I chrooted through a live usb, downgraded grub and everything seems to work again.
Anyone having the same issue? also I don’t seem to find anything in the journal.

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I’m experiencing the exact same issue. Resolution was same as you: downgrading grub. There’s a reddit post highlighting the issue as well:

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Yeah, I get exactly the same here. Can’t believe this bug made it into stable.

Apparently, this is an upstream bug, seeing reports also on Reddit and Telegram.


Yeah just woke up and my grub was dead after update.

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Some heads up for newbies like me if you don’t know what to do


This is second time in this week when grub update makes my system unbootable :tired_face:

I highly considering going to systemd now :rofl: :


Just checked and i can see that it only happen on uefi installs no problem on legacy Bios systems…
And i can boot up again after chrooting and regenerating grubcfg grub-mkconfig -o /boot/grub/grub.cfg
and reinstall grub files----> grub-install --target=x86_64-efi --efi-directory=/boot/efi --bootloader-id=EndeavourOS
So no downgrade is needed but chroot… can be really a bad moment if you do not have any live medium to boot…

Would be nice to get a solution for users with no way to chroot … i have no clue on that at the moment…


I am on systemd-boot for my personal installs :wink:


Yeah, even their official install script uses systemd for uefi installs last time I checked.

@bitterhalt grub=morefancyhalt :wink: but yes we already have the plan on removing grub for uefi or make it optional…


Just happened to me also on my kde. Good thing i have triple boot and i have grub separated on each. Now i have to figure out how can i fix it since it only boots directly into the UEFI screen if i select kde from rEFInd. :scream:

Edit: Of course I’m on btrfs also. :grimacing:

Edit2: Was able to arch-chroot on my btrfs setup with rEFInd and downgrade grub. Now I’m back in! I’m surprised i could figure out the btrfs to mount it properly. :smiling_face:

that did not solve it for me (UEFI, FAT32 efi-Partition for EndeavourOS only, ext4 root and home) - I had to downgrade grub to be able to boot again.

Same thing here, downgrading grub was only way to boot.

I just performed the update on a ThinkPad T450, which does use EFI boot and it rebooted fine.
I didn’t perform the update on my newer ThinkPad AMD Ryzen, though. I have enough technical hassles at the moment to overcome…


Can post a step by step list what to Do?

Thanks in advance.

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Hello EOS again after few months, I did update today and pc won’t boot , after that I did reinstall EOS, I got update and I did update, again broken :person_shrugging:.

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I updated several installs and haven’t had any problem yet. Although…I don’t use grub so maybe that is related somehow… :thinking:

Well yeah, doing the same thing twice typically ends in the same result.

There was really no need to reinstall in that situation.


Chroot your system:

Then type: downgrade grub and choose version

If you want you can also skip grub updates temporarily by editing your /etc/pacman.conf