Ubuntu – Boot and Install Windows 10 using grub

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Currently I have installed Manjaro, but have access to GRUB before loading the OS, my USB is recognized, but it won't boot from it, even if I manually select it.

I've tried using different programs on another Windows machine to make the USB bootable with Windows and tried 4 ISOs using different partition types (MBR/GPT) and it still won't boot from it. I thought of fully resetting the BIOS, but I can't do it since my laptop (Innjoo Leapbook M100) doesn't have a CMOS battery and frankly, I don't think it's necessary since if I put Manjaro on a USB again, I can fully boot and install it, so it works fine.

Things I've tried to make it boot from the USB:

  • Format the drive in FAT32 and put a W7 on it. It recognizes it, but it still won't boot from it.
  • I tried the "GPT partition scheme for UEFI" and the format for my W10 .iso auto-changes to FAT32, but the same thing happens as in W7.
  • I've also tried Unetbootin, Universal USB Installer and Windows 7 USB DVD Download Tool.
  • I've tried to put W10 and W7 using Rufus as well.
  • If I use NTFS format for W10 using Rufus, it doesn't recognize it, therefor it doesn't boot from it.
  • I tried putting the W10 using DD on Manjaro. It still wouldn't recognize it.
  • The last thing I tried is putting the W10 on a USB with the official W10 tool from Microsoft that downloads and puts it on the USB. It recognizes it, but it still won't boot so I can install it.

Additional information:

  • When I was installing Manjaro, I had to use Rufus with the DD Image option.
  • My BIOS has only 3 tabs: "Main", "Boot" and "Save and Exit" (Aptio Setup Utility – American Megatrends). There is no way to set up things like "Legacy mode", nor is the "Fast boot" option enabled.

I found this, but I don't know how to do it for a Windows. How do I do that (using GRUB 2.02)?

Best Answer

From grub type: ls (that is an L) to list your devices.

Assuming that your USB shows up as (hd1) and there is only 1 partition type:
chainloader (hd1,1)+1

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