I ran a pacman update this morning and saw that pacman hung in the middle of upgrading virtualbox to 5.0 like around 20% mark. There were some 50ish other updates being applied - this was around 48 of 50. No mouse, no keyboard light toggle, nothing. I waited about 5 minutes, nothing changed - no more screen updates. Upon power reset / reboot I got a kernel panic message.
Over on the Arch Forums I found a thread on kernel panics from today with people starting to get kernel panics but nothing useful has been found yet.
In the past I’ve tried a mkinitcpio to fix something like this, so I tried it… made it much worse. My steps:
- Downloaded latest Antergos ISO “antergos-2015.07.01-x86_64.iso” and used “dd” to make bootable USB.
- Added the kernel parameter “systemd.unit=multi-user.target” and logged in as root.
- Used the following command to chroot:
# mkdir /mnt/arch # mount /dev/sda3 /mnt/arch # mount /dev/sda1 /mnt/arch/boot # mount /dev/sda4 /mnt/arch/home # cd /mnt/arch # systemd-nspawn
Upon trying “mkinitcpio -p linux” I see messaged like "awk: error while loading shared libraries “file too short”. They appear to be zero-byte files now. Some of them include:
I have other message about “sort” terminated by signal 13 and modprobe missing parameters.
Now after rebooting, I can’t even get to the panic screen, I get unable to find root device with a referenced UUID and the keyboard does not work. I can boot the USB key and chroot again no issue… before I make things worse, figured I ask for help / suggestions.