I've been trying to install Manjaro alongside Windows 10 on a Dell e7450 today. Windows was set up using legacy boot/MBR because the system would myseteriously hang for several minutes and never boot when UEFI was enabled.
I followed the instructions in linux-aarhus's how-to, but since it's written for UEFI so I had to make some modifications.
- Windows already created 3 primary partitions, so for the 4th I was forced to choose extended.
- In the extended partition I created a boot partition (500MB, FAT32, /boot) and a single root (63.5GB, ext4, /).
- Installed the bootloader to the new boot partition.
In trying to follow the first fix instructions from gohlip, I get the following error.
grub> search.file /etc/manjaro-release root grub> configfile /boot/grub/grub.cfg [console clears] grub> boot error: you need to load the kernel first.
Must of the further searching I have done has led to deeper confusion, and it seems most search results are specific to UEFI systems rather than legacy boot.