Yet Another Dual Boot Issue

Hello Garuda friends.


Kernel: 6.6.1-zen1-1-zen arch: x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 13.2.1
clocksource: tsc available: hpet,acpi_pm
parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/@/boot/vmlinuz-linux-zen
root=UUID=80d6a51b-f6d9-4334-91de-eedaa51a83a1 rw rootflags=subvol=@
quiet quiet rd.udev.log_priority=3 vt.global_cursor_default=0 loglevel=3
Desktop: KDE Plasma v: 5.27.9 tk: Qt v: 5.15.11 wm: kwin_x11 dm: SDDM
Distro: Garuda Linux base: Arch Linux
Type: Desktop System: Gigabyte product: X570 I AORUS PRO WIFI v: -CF
serial: N/A
Mobo: Gigabyte model: X570 I AORUS PRO WIFI serial: N/A UEFI: American
Megatrends LLC. v: F37f date: 09/20/2023
Info: model: AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D socket: AM4 bits: 64 type: MT MCP
arch: Zen 3+ gen: 4 level: v3 note: check built: 2022 process: TSMC n6 (7nm)
family: 0x19 (25) model-id: 0x21 (33) stepping: 2 microcode: 0xA20120E
Topology: cpus: 1x cores: 8 tpc: 2 threads: 16 smt: enabled cache:
L1: 512 KiB desc: d-8x32 KiB; i-8x32 KiB L2: 4 MiB desc: 8x512 KiB
L3: 96 MiB desc: 1x96 MiB
Speed (MHz): avg: 3400 min/max: 2200/4549 boost: enabled
base/boost: 3400/3400 scaling: driver: acpi-cpufreq governor: performance
volts: 1.1 V ext-clock: 100 MHz cores: 1: 3400 2: 3400 3: 3400 4: 3400
5: 3400 6: 3400 7: 3400 8: 3400 9: 3400 10: 3400 11: 3400 12: 3400
13: 3400 14: 3400 15: 3400 16: 3400 bogomips: 108801
Flags: avx avx2 ht lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 sse4a ssse3 svm
Vulnerabilities: <filter>
Device-1: NVIDIA TU102 [GeForce RTX 2080 Ti] vendor:
driver: nvidia v: 545.29.02 alternate: nouveau,nvidia_drm non-free: 545.xx+
status: current (as of 2023-10; EOL~2026-12-xx) arch: Turing code: TUxxx
process: TSMC 12nm FF built: 2018-2022 pcie: gen: 3 speed: 8 GT/s
lanes: 16 bus-ID: 0a:00.0 chip-ID: 10de:1e04 class-ID: 0300
Display: server: X.Org v: 21.1.9 with: Xwayland v: 23.2.2
compositor: kwin_x11 driver: X: loaded: modesetting,nvidia
alternate: fbdev,nouveau,nv,vesa gpu: nvidia display-ID: :0 screens: 1
Screen-1: 0 s-res: 6000x1440 s-dpi: 108 s-size: 1411x342mm (55.55x13.46")
s-diag: 1452mm (57.16")
Monitor-1: DP-2 pos: right res: 2560x1440 dpi: 109
size: 598x336mm (23.54x13.23") diag: 686mm (27.01") modes: N/A
Monitor-2: DP-4 pos: primary,left res: 3440x1440 dpi: 109
size: 798x335mm (31.42x13.19") diag: 865mm (34.07") modes: N/A
Monitor-3: None-1-1 size-res: N/A modes: N/A
API: EGL v: 1.5 hw: drv: nvidia platforms: device: 0 drv: nvidia device: 2
drv: swrast gbm: drv: kms_swrast surfaceless: drv: nvidia x11: drv: nvidia
inactive: wayland,device-1
API: OpenGL v: 4.6.0 compat-v: 4.5 vendor: nvidia mesa v: 545.29.02
glx-v: 1.4 direct-render: yes renderer: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti/PCIe/SSE2
memory: 10.74 GiB
API: Vulkan v: 1.3.269 layers: 1 device: 0 type: discrete-gpu name: NVIDIA
GeForce RTX 2080 Ti driver: nvidia v: 545.29.02 device-ID: 10de:1e04
surfaces: xcb,xlib
Device-1: NVIDIA TU102 High Definition Audio vendor:
driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel pcie: gen: 3 speed: 8 GT/s lanes: 16
bus-ID: 0a:00.1 chip-ID: 10de:10f7 class-ID: 0403
Device-2: JMTek LLC. USB PnP Audio Device
driver: hid-generic,snd-usb-audio,usbhid type: USB rev: 1.1 speed: 12 Mb/s
lanes: 1 mode: 1.1 bus-ID: 3-3.1.3:7 chip-ID: 0c76:161e class-ID: 0300
Device-3: Creative Sound Blaster X3
driver: cdc_acm,hid-generic,snd-usb-audio,usbhid type: USB rev: 2.0
speed: 480 Mb/s lanes: 1 mode: 2.0 bus-ID: 7-4:4 chip-ID: 041e:3264
class-ID: 0102 serial: <filter>
API: ALSA v: k6.6.1-zen1-1-zen status: kernel-api with: aoss
type: oss-emulator tools: N/A
Server-1: PipeWire v: 0.3.84 status: n/a (root, process) with:
1: pipewire-pulse status: active 2: wireplumber status: active
3: pipewire-alsa type: plugin 4: pw-jack type: plugin
tools: pactl,pw-cat,pw-cli,wpctl
Device-1: Intel I211 Gigabit Network vendor: Gigabyte driver: igb v: kernel
pcie: gen: 1 speed: 2.5 GT/s lanes: 1 port: f000 bus-ID: 05:00.0
chip-ID: 8086:1539 class-ID: 0200
IF: enp5s0 state: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter>
Device-2: Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200 driver: iwlwifi v: kernel pcie: gen: 2
speed: 5 GT/s lanes: 1 bus-ID: 06:00.0 chip-ID: 8086:2723 class-ID: 0280
IF: wlp6s0 state: down mac: <filter>
Device-3: Microsoft Xbox Wireless Adapter for Windows driver: N/A
type: USB rev: 2.1 speed: 480 Mb/s lanes: 1 mode: 2.0 bus-ID: 3-4.3:8
chip-ID: 045e:02e6 class-ID: 0000 serial: <filter>
Device-1: Intel AX200 Bluetooth driver: btusb v: 0.8 type: USB rev: 2.0
speed: 12 Mb/s lanes: 1 mode: 1.1 bus-ID: 1-2:3 chip-ID: 8087:0029
class-ID: e001
Report: btmgmt ID: hci0 rfk-id: 0 state: up address: <filter> bt-v: 5.1
lmp-v: 10 status: discoverable: no pairing: no class-ID: 7c0104
Local Storage: total: 1.87 TiB used: 173.46 GiB (9.1%)
ID-1: /dev/nvme0n1 maj-min: 259:2 vendor: Western Digital
model: WD BLACK SN850 1TB size: 931.51 GiB block-size: physical: 512 B
logical: 512 B speed: 63.2 Gb/s lanes: 4 tech: SSD serial: <filter>
fw-rev: 613200WD temp: 45.9 C scheme: GPT
SMART: yes health: PASSED on: 1y 255d 5h cycles: 690
read-units: 93,897,694 [48.0 TB] written-units: 65,604,813 [33.5 TB]
ID-2: /dev/nvme1n1 maj-min: 259:0 model: PCIe SSD size: 953.87 GiB
block-size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B speed: 31.6 Gb/s lanes: 4
tech: SSD serial: <filter> fw-rev: ECFM12.2 temp: 37.9 C scheme: GPT
SMART: yes health: PASSED on: 3y 330d 23h cycles: 1,259
read-units: 532,477,413 [272 TB] written-units: 682,310,454 [349 TB]
ID-3: /dev/sda maj-min: 8:0 model: USB DISK 3.0 size: 28.91 GiB
block-size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B type: USB rev: 3.2 spd: 5 Gb/s
lanes: 1 mode: 3.2 gen-1x1 tech: N/A serial: <filter> fw-rev: PMAP
scheme: MBR
SMART Message: Unknown USB bridge. Flash drive/Unsupported enclosure?
ID-1: / raw-size: 544.48 GiB size: 544.48 GiB (100.00%)
used: 173.42 GiB (31.9%) fs: btrfs block-size: 4096 B dev: /dev/nvme0n1p6
maj-min: 259:8
ID-2: /boot/efi raw-size: 100 MiB size: 96 MiB (96.00%)
used: 43.2 MiB (45.0%) fs: vfat block-size: 512 B dev: /dev/nvme0n1p1
maj-min: 259:3
ID-3: /home raw-size: 544.48 GiB size: 544.48 GiB (100.00%)
used: 173.42 GiB (31.9%) fs: btrfs block-size: 4096 B dev: /dev/nvme0n1p6
maj-min: 259:8
ID-4: /var/log raw-size: 544.48 GiB size: 544.48 GiB (100.00%)
used: 173.42 GiB (31.9%) fs: btrfs block-size: 4096 B dev: /dev/nvme0n1p6
maj-min: 259:8
ID-5: /var/tmp raw-size: 544.48 GiB size: 544.48 GiB (100.00%)
used: 173.42 GiB (31.9%) fs: btrfs block-size: 4096 B dev: /dev/nvme0n1p6
maj-min: 259:8
Kernel: swappiness: 133 (default 60) cache-pressure: 100 (default) zswap: no
ID-1: swap-1 type: zram size: 31.26 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) priority: 100
comp: zstd avail: lzo,lzo-rle,lz4,lz4hc,842 max-streams: 16 dev: /dev/zram0
System Temperatures: cpu: 41.8 C mobo: N/A gpu: nvidia temp: 47 C
Fan Speeds (rpm): fan-1: 582 gpu: nvidia fan: 17%
Processes: 418 Uptime: 21m wakeups: 0 Memory: total: 32 GiB
available: 31.26 GiB used: 5.66 GiB (18.1%) Init: systemd v: 254
default: graphical tool: systemctl Compilers: gcc: 13.2.1 clang: 16.0.6
Packages: 1587 pm: pacman pkgs: 1581 libs: 454 tools: octopi,pamac,paru
pm: flatpak pkgs: 6 Shell: garuda-inxi (sudo) default: Bash v: 5.2.15
running-in: konsole inxi: 3.3.31
Garuda (2.6.19-2):
System install date:     2023-10-26
Last full system update: 2023-11-13
Is partially upgraded:   No
Relevant software:       snapper NetworkManager dracut nvidia-dkms
Windows dual boot:       Probably (Run as root to verify)
Failed units:


BootCurrent: 0007
Timeout: 1 seconds
BootOrder: 0006,0001,0002,0007,0008
Boot0001* Windows Boot Manager  HD(1,GPT,c351920e-4dcc-4f36-ae02-e66e4dc04fb1,0x800,0x32000)/File(\EFI\MICROSOFT\BOOT\BOOTMGFW.EFI)0000424f
Boot0002* Fedora        HD(1,GPT,c351920e-4dcc-4f36-ae02-e66e4dc04fb1,0x800,0x32000)/File(\EFI\FEDORA\SHIM.EFI)0000424f
Boot0006* Windows Boot Manager  HD(1,GPT,c351920e-4dcc-4f36-ae02-e66e4dc04fb1,0x800,0x32000)/File(\EFI\FEDORA\GRUBX64.EFI)57494e444f5753000100000088000000780000004200430044004f0042004a004500430054003d007b00390064006500610038003600320063002d0035006300640064002d0034006500370030002d0061006300630031002d006600330032006200330034003400640034003700390035007d00000000050100000010000000040000007fff0400
Boot0007* UEFI:  USB DISK 3.0 PMAP      PciRoot(0x0)/Pci(0x8,0x1)/Pci(0x0,0x3)/USB(6,0)/CDROM(1,0x4fdc4c,0x8000)0000424f
Boot0008* UEFI:  USB DISK 3.0 PMAP, Partition 2 PciRoot(0x0)/Pci(0x8,0x1)/Pci(0x0,0x3)/USB(6,0)/HD(2,MBR,0x0,0x4fdc4c,0x2000)0000424f


/dev/nvme0n1p1@/EFI/Microsoft/Boot/bootmgfw.efi:Windows Boot Manager:Windows:efi
grub-probe: error: cannot find a GRUB drive for /dev/sda1.  Check your
grub-probe: error: cannot find a GRUB drive for /dev/sda1.  Check your

So a couple of months ago I figured I’d try Nobara. I deleted all partitions and setup a dual-boot of Nobara and Win11. After a couple of weeks I came back to Garuda. The install went fine and I have it up and running perfectly. BUT it seems like Nobara did something to the bootloader and Garuda isn’t making the boot changes to the proper place. Garuda Boot Options acts like it’s making changes but they’re never reflected during boot. I can boot to Garuda by using the USB Live install and going through ‘detect other OS’ and selecting the Garuda entry that shows there.

How can I remove the Fedora/Nobara loader and set it back to Garuda?

Are you still using Nobara as well, or did you wipe it when you reinstalled Garuda?

I wiped Nobara. It’s just Garuda and the occasional Windows boot for me.

Deleting this entry is just

sudo efibootmgr -b 2 -B

Do it from Garuda live USB, so after that you reinstall Garuda GRUB and check again with efibootmgr that you have the Garuda entry and it’s first in the order.
You could also enter in the /boot/efi/EFI folder and delete the Fedora one, just to clean up your ESP.


Thanks! This worked perfectly. I’m always leery of mucking with EFI as its ended many a OS of mine.


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