• System Will Not Boot After Updates


    Hello Everyone,

    I recently updated my system, and when I rebooted I see the following:
    https://imgur.com/a/IX6gGf1

    A bit frustrated at the moment, hopefully I do not have to reinstall my system from scratch. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    TIA.

  • @a4orce84
    Looks like a problem in file /boot/grub/grub.cfg, specifically on the initrd line, initramfs parameter is missing?

  • Whats the easiest way for me to fix the issue? The fallback option also fails when trying to boot into my system.

  • regenerate kernel images:

    sudo mkinitcpio -P

    regenerate grub.cfg

    sudo grub-mkconfig -o /boot/grub/grub.cfg

  • Joe is there a way I can get to my command line easily still so I can run those commands?

  • https://antergos.com/wiki/miscellaneous/rescue-non-booting-antergos-from-arch-chroot/

    If kernel images are non-functional only chroot from Live-ISO will get you into the system.

  • @joekamprad, getting some errors when trying to run your commands:
    https://imgur.com/a/MFHk7M4

  • you need to arch-chroot into the installed system from liveISO first and beforehand mount the partitions right.
    to get the partitions:

    sudo fdisk -l
    

    show output here and i can guide you…

  • @a4orce84
    To check if the problem is with the grub.cfg file, you could boot the Antergos installer and show the output of the following terminal commands:

    su
    mount /dev/sdXY /mnt
    # Assuming no separate boot partition:
    cat /mnt/boot/grub/grub.cfg | curl -F 'f:1=<-' ix.io
    # Assuming a separate boot partition:
    cat /mnt/grub/grub.cfg | curl -F 'f:1=<-' ix.io
    

    and show the returned short URL here.

    Note that the values of X and Y above refer to the either boot (if you have a separate boot partition) or root partition.
    You may get the values of X and Y using the command

    lsblk -fm
    
  • @joekamprad said in System Will Not Boot After Updates:

    you need to arch-chroot into the installed system from liveISO first and beforehand mount the partitions right.
    to get the partitions:

    sudo fdisk -l
    

    show output here and i can guide you…

    Hey @joekamprad,

    Here is the output of the command you requested:
    https://imgur.com/a/DNAHDhD

    Also took a Screenshot of my Gparted to help visualize things easier:
    https://imgur.com/a/KmVFdCP

    Antergos Partitions:
    /dev/nvme0n1p5 --> Linux Root Partition
    /dev/nvme0n1p6 --> Linux Swap
    /dev/nvme0n1p7 --> Home Directory Partition

    Please let me know if I can provide any additional information. This is installed on my Dell XPS 13 (9350) model.

  • @manuel said in System Will Not Boot After Updates:

    @a4orce84
    To check if the problem is with the grub.cfg file, you could boot the Antergos installer and show the output of the following terminal commands:

    su
    mount /dev/sdXY /mnt
    # Assuming no separate boot partition:
    cat /mnt/boot/grub/grub.cfg | curl -F 'f:1=<-' ix.io
    # Assuming a separate boot partition:
    cat /mnt/grub/grub.cfg | curl -F 'f:1=<-' ix.io
    

    and show the returned short URL here.

    Note that the values of X and Y above refer to the either boot (if you have a separate boot partition) or root partition.
    You may get the values of X and Y using the command

    lsblk -fm
    

    Hey @manuel,

    I have ran all your commands and pasted it here for you to review:
    https://justpaste.it/65a7g

    Please let me know if I can run any additional commands to help troubleshoot this issue.

    Thank you to both of you (@joekamprad and @manuel) for your time and help with these issues I am facing. Your assistance is greatly appreciated.

  • @a4orce84 said in System Will Not Boot After Updates:

    /dev/nvme0n1p5 --> Linux Root Partition
    /dev/nvme0n1p6 --> Linux Swap
    /dev/nvme0n1p7 --> Home Directory Partition

    /dev/nvme0n1p2 --> EFI/ESP partition from windows… needed for EFI-Firmware to boot, needs also beein mounted into system before using arch-chroot

    sudo su
    mount /dev/nvme0n1p5 /mnt
    mount /dev/nvme0n1p2  /mnt/boot/efi
    arch-chroot /mnt
    mkinitcpio -P
    grub-mkconfig -o /boot/grub/grub.cfg
    exit
    
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  • Hey @manuel and @joekamprad,

    Thank you to both of you for your help, I have a fully working system again! Thank you guys so much, I was super worried I’d have to reinstall everything from scratch again!

    SUPER HAPPY, WOOHOO! =)

    I’m curious what happened in the first place that put my system in a bad state, but glad that it’s resolved now.

    Thanks,
    Asif

  • @a4orce84
    It should appear after rebooting to Antergos and giving command

    sudo grub-mkconfig -o /boot/grub/grub.cfg
    

    But if it doesn’t, please show the output of that command.

  • @a4orce84 it happens after kernel updates that it do not complete regenerating kernel images… But only very few times.

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