• Stuck at "loading initial ramdisk" after upgrade (kernel update...)


    Hello,

    first of all, I’m a newbie and I haven’t ever experienced such a problem.
    So, I don’t really know what I have to do now…

    After a system update (There was a kernel update to 4.11.2-1 and a few other updates) I restarted my antergos, but it doesn’t boot anymore.
    It stuck at “loading initial ramdisk”.

    I tried the “safe boot”, but it stucks at the same point.

    Now I don’t know which next steps I should do… and how…

    Many thanks in advance.

  • Choose advanced options on Bootscreen and then Fallback.

    [updates once a week] = [90% less problems]
    [Li{u}n//u//{i}x] since 1988 - overcoming failure means success
    http://kamprad.net/howto-installing-antergos/
    https://forum.antergos.com/topic/1883/how-to-include-system-logs-when-asking-for-help

  • @spite1705 said

    After a system update (There was a kernel update to 4.11.2-1

    I always switch to the lts kernel in such cases. So, if you have selected it to be installed during installation , just choose it in the GRUB screen.
    If you haven t, install it now:

    1. Press CTRL+ Alt+ f2 to get to a tty screen.
    2. Type in your username and password when prompted.
    3. Install lts kernel sudo pacman -S linux-lts (also install linux-lts-headers) if you need it
    4. Regenerate your GRUB: grub-mkconfig -o /boot/grub/grub.cfg
    5. Reboot and choose the lts kernel.
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  • @anarch

    1. Press CTRL+ Alt+ f2 to get to a tty screen.

    Where should I try this?
    In the GRUB screen is this not working.

    @joekamprad said in Stuck at "loading initial ramdisk" after upgrade (kernel update...):

    Choose advanced options on Bootscreen and then Fallback.

    Stucks at same point.

  • CTRL+ Alt+ f2 should passeed after grub …
    If it then too not working you can try to start in non graphical environment:
    Press “e” inside grub and add:

    systemd.unit=multiuser.target
    

    to the kernel parameter line between: rw quiet and resume=UUID.

    like this:
    rw quiet systemd.unit=multiuser.target resume=UUID.
    then pressing ctrl+X to boot
    if you are lucky system starts to CLI and you can do what anarch say: (up from 2.)
    …may you need to use

    dhcpcd
    

    to start network

    [updates once a week] = [90% less problems]
    [Li{u}n//u//{i}x] since 1988 - overcoming failure means success
    http://kamprad.net/howto-installing-antergos/
    https://forum.antergos.com/topic/1883/how-to-include-system-logs-when-asking-for-help

  • @joekamprad

    I tried it, but didn’t work for me.

    Trying to press ‘ctrl’ and ‘x’, I realized, that pressing ‘ctrl’ removes (sometimes…?) a character in the editor.
    Maybe ctrl + alt + f2 is not working for me, because the ctrl-key ist not working properly in grub…

  • [ctrl + alt + f2] has no function inside grub, only after system has boot…

    to save and boot after adding systemd.unit=multiuser.target you can also use [F10]

    [updates once a week] = [90% less problems]
    [Li{u}n//u//{i}x] since 1988 - overcoming failure means success
    http://kamprad.net/howto-installing-antergos/
    https://forum.antergos.com/topic/1883/how-to-include-system-logs-when-asking-for-help

  • Yes, I used F10 to save, but didn’t work.

    I created a live usb with arch and chroot the filesystem. (https://mzanfardino.wordpress.com/2012/05/24/repairing-broken-arch-linux/)
    Then I installed the lts kernel as @anarch said.

    Now I can boot to my system, if I select the lts kernel.

    How do I repair the old kernel?
    Downgrade or wait for a new kernel update or maybe there is a third option…?

  • @spite1705 said

    How do I repair the old kernel?
    Downgrade or wait for a new kernel update or maybe there is a third option…?

    No real need to hurry. Just wai and a new update will sort it out sooner or later…
    By the way, the lts kernel is by no means inferior to the current one. If you don t run any extra new hardware, actually being on the lts kernel is preferable. More conservative, thus more stable!
    Welcome back!

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    Intel Mobile 4 Series Chipset Integrated Graphics [8086:2a42] {i915

  • Today I updated the kernel to the new version 4.11.3-1
    Unfortunataly I still can’t boot with this one.

  • Kernel update to 4.11.4-1didn’t work as well.

    Any other idea how to fix the current kernel version?

  • Update to kernel 4.11.6-1 fixed it finally.

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