chroot:No Linux partitions detected!

I am in the Garuda live usb, trying to fix grub.
If I use the chroot tool, I get
ERROR: No Linux partitions detected!
If I use boot repair, I choose

Reinstall grub
Location:  sda1 100M vfat
Root location: sda6 137.8G btrfs Garuda

And then I get:
Sorry, could not mount /boot/efi partition

Can you share the output of:

sudo parted -l
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loop0    7:0    0   57.2M  1 loop /run/miso/sfs/livefs
loop1    7:1    0  408.9M  1 loop /run/miso/sfs/mhwdfs
loop2    7:2    0    1.1G  1 loop /run/miso/sfs/desktopfs
loop3    7:3    0  639.3M  1 loop /run/miso/sfs/rootfs
sda      8:0    0  447.1G  0 disk 
├─sda1   8:1    0    100M  0 part 
├─sda2   8:2    0     16M  0 part 
├─sda3   8:3    0  198.6G  0 part 
├─sda4   8:4    0    728M  0 part 
├─sda5   8:5    0  109.9G  0 part 
└─sda6   8:6    0  137.8G  0 part 
sdb      8:16   0    1.8T  0 disk 
├─sdb1   8:17   0 1001.1G  0 part 
├─sdb2   8:18   0  753.1G  0 part 
└─sdb3   8:19   0  108.8G  0 part 
sdc      8:32   1      0B  0 disk 
sdd      8:48   1      0B  0 disk 
sde      8:64   1    3.8G  0 disk 
├─sde1   8:65   1    2.3G  0 part /run/miso/bootmnt
└─sde2   8:66   1      4M  0 part 
sdf      8:80   1      0B  0 disk 
zram0  253:0    0   15.5G  0 disk [SWAP]
sudo parted -l
Model: ATA KINGSTON SA400S3 (scsi)
Disk /dev/sda: 480GB
Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/512B
Partition Table: gpt
Disk Flags: 

Number  Start   End    Size    File system  Name                          Flags
 1      1049kB  106MB  105MB   fat32        EFI system partition          boot, esp
 2      106MB   123MB  16.8MB               Microsoft reserved partition  msftres
 3      123MB   213GB  213GB   ntfs         Windows                       msftdata
 6      213GB   361GB  148GB   btrfs        Ubuntu
 5      361GB   479GB  118GB   ext4         VM
 4      479GB   480GB  763MB   ntfs                                       hidden, diag

Model: ATA TOSHIBA HDWD120 (scsi)
Disk /dev/sdb: 2000GB
Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/4096B
Partition Table: gpt
Disk Flags: 

Number  Start   End     Size    File system  Name             Flags
 1      1049kB  1075GB  1075GB  ntfs         Pe               msftdata
 2      1075GB  1884GB  809GB   ntfs         Ba               msftdata
 3      1884GB  2000GB  117GB   ext4         TimeShiftBackup

Model: VendorCo ProductCode (scsi)
Disk /dev/sde: 4027MB
Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/512B
Partition Table: msdos
Disk Flags: 

Number  Start   End     Size    Type     File system  Flags
 2      2459MB  2463MB  4194kB  primary               esp

Model: Unknown (unknown)
Disk /dev/zram0: 16.6GB
Sector size (logical/physical): 4096B/4096B
Partition Table: loop
Disk Flags: 

Number  Start  End     Size    File system     Flags
 1      0.00B  16.6GB  16.6GB  linux-swap(v1)

What if you try the manual procedure:

sudo mkdir -p /mnt/broken
sudo mount /dev/sda6 /mnt/broken
sudo garuda-chroot /mnt/broken/@

Then into the chroot:

mount /dev/sda1 /boot/efi
grub-install --target=x86_64-efi --efi-directory=/boot/efi --bootloader-id=garuda --recheck

That actually went very well. Now I will reboot and see...

I got to the grub screen and garuda was there but hung and couldn't load all the way.
I took a pic of the log.
Maybe I need to update initramfs?

The chroot tool still says no linux partition detected

I don't know, quite frankly there is something very strange in your system. This was unusual (for sure not our standard):

I'd first of all try to chroot again and launch a garuda-update. This will update your kernel and regenerate the initramfs image.


This should have been scrollable, the most helpful part would probably be at or near the bottom, if you get a similar message later :eyes:


I tried booting in emergency mode, and it failed at the stage of manually searching by uuid for dev/ disks
But the funny thing is that garuda-update did not fix it, and neither did rebuilding initramfs. Maybe it is trying to mount an additional partition that no longer exists on my disk?

Why did you need to reinstall GRUB?
Or rather, when did the problem start? What had you done?
Maybe you could try restoring the latest working snapshot.

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I did something unrecommended...
I restored a system image of my Garuda partition, but I did not restore the EFI partition that belonged to that system image (because it would mess up my Windows boot).
So it is quite understandable that I needed to fix grub.

The story unfolds :smiley:


What was your restoration method?

Please post lsblk -f and /etc/fstab.


I restored a Macrium Reflect system image. It is Windows-based software. Can't post terminal output right now, because I am not booted into the live usb.

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Windows cares nothing about Linux partitions, other than it wants to reformat them.

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So the end of the story is that I was not able to fix my system.
Then I did a Macrium Reflect system image restore the recommended way, which is that I restored the EFI boot partition along with the root partition. Now everything works right.

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