Hello everyone, I'm a complete newbie to Manjaro and Arch as a whole.
So I decided to install a version of Manjaro KDE to help with my Linux/UNIX programming skills. I have run into several problems doing so so far. I had to configure my Windows drivers and change the hard drive mode from RAID to AHCI. I had to make a secure boot exception.
My current BIOS is InsydeH2O running on an Acer laptop (the Predator Helios 300 2019 ver.) When I successfully installed Manjaro KDE on the laptop and reboot it, it just booted straight into Windows with no GRUB screen, no nothing.
Worse, when I tried to get into my BIOS I'm instead greeted by a black screen with a blinking cursor at the top left corner and nothing else. It was as if my BIOS was rendered completely useless and inaccessible.
So then I tried an alternative: rEFInd. I installed rEIFind through Windows and set the boot config through that, then restarted and voila! Secure boot fail, I had to open up my laptop to reset the CMOS since my BIOS is blocked for some reason.
However, I could use GRUB normally (not really, but I make a secure boot exception through the BIOS and I can boot into GRUB with my BIOS alive.) I decided to reinstall Manjaro because I screwed with some files and it was kinda broken. Then once again it blocked my BIOS, and I have no idea how this happened or how to solve it.
Is there any way to solve this problem without having to result to rEFInd?
FYI, when I accessed the EFI from cmd prompt to delete the grubx64.efi file, the BIOS magically worked again. But then I needed that file to boot directly into GRUB, so I'm still confused.