• Can't boot with LTS Kernel


    I installed antergos after windows 10, both uefi.
    After install, it kept booting on windows so I had to mess with /boot/ a bit.
    Now I have Antergos and windows in antergos grub at boot ; it’s all good.

    I used grub-customizer to add kernel LTS in main grub menu. When I try to boot on it, it goes to grub again (loop).

    Normal antergos boot still works well.
    linux, linux-lts, linux-kernel and linux-lts-kernel are up to date.

    I don’t know if should post all the content of /boot/ to get help.


  • @RandomDude
    You could write a new file /boot/grub/custom.cfg with the following contents:

    menuentry "Antergos LTS" {
        search --set --no-floppy --file /boot/vmlinuz-linux-lts
        probe -l $root --set=volumelabel
        linux  /boot/vmlinuz-linux-lts root=LABEL=$volumelabel rw quiet
        initrd /boot/intel-ucode.img /boot/initramfs-linux.img

    Then reboot, and you should see a new entry in the boot menu, select that.

    EDIT: you could show the output of command

    ls -la /boot/
  • @manuel

    thanks for answering.
    Using your custom grub entry gives:

    ls -la /boot


    drwxr-xr-x  4 root root     4096 Jan 12 21:17 ./
    drwxr-xr-x 17 root root     4096 Jan 12 13:48 ../
    drwxr-xr-x  4 root root     1024 Jan  1  1970 efi/
    drwxr-xr-x  6 root root     4096 Jan 12 23:53 grub/
    -rw-r--r--  1 root root 27214231 Jan 12 13:51 initramfs-linux-fallback.img
    -rw-r--r--  1 root root  7243594 Jan 12 13:51 initramfs-linux.img
    -rw-r--r--  1 root root 23149165 Jan 12 21:17 initramfs-linux-lts-fallback.img
    -rw-r--r--  1 root root  7017538 Jan 12 21:17 initramfs-linux-lts.img
    -rw-r--r--  1 root root  1614336 Jan 10 09:53 intel-ucode.img
    -rw-r--r--  1 root root  4769552 Jan 10 12:18 vmlinuz-linux
    -rw-r--r--  1 root root  4831520 Jan 10 16:16 vmlinuz-linux-lts
  • @RandomDude
    Strange, it works for me. But you could modify the file:

    menuentry "Antergos LTS" {
        search --set --no-floppy --fs-uuid $uuid
        linux  /boot/vmlinuz-linux-lts root=UUID=$uuid rw quiet
        initrd /boot/intel-ucode.img /boot/initramfs-linux.img

    You’ll find the UUID with command:

  • @RandomDude

    linux, linux-lts, linux-kernel and linux-lts-kernel are up to date.

    What do you mean by linux-kernel and linux-lts-kernel? There are no such packages.
    Probably you meant linux-headers and linux-lts-headers? They should be installed.

  • @manuel Yes I meant that haha my bad.

    I used your last custom.cfg. It made me unable to boot antergos and antergos lts (frozen computer when selected in grub). I booted on usb and removed the file.

  • @RandomDude
    Could you show the contents of /boot/grub/grub.cfg?
    And the result of:

    ls -la /boot/grub

    I’ve never used grub-customizer so I don’t know exactly what it writes to grub.cfg.

    And by the way, file /boot/grub/custom.cfg does nothing if you don’t use it (i.e. select its entries). It is just the preferred way of making custom entries in the boot menu.

  • @manuel


    drwxr-xr-x 6 root root  4096 Jan 13 00:39 ./
    drwxr-xr-x 4 root root  4096 Jan 12 21:17 ../
    drwxr-xr-x 2 root root  4096 Jan 12 13:52 fonts/
    -rw------- 1 root root  8317 Jan 12 14:19 grub.cfg
    -rw------- 1 root root  4332 Jan 12 13:50 grub.cfg.example
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root  1024 Jan 12 13:52 grubenv
    drwxr-xr-x 2 root root  4096 Jan 12 13:52 locale/
    drwxr-xr-x 4 root root  4096 Jan 12 13:52 themes/
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root   150 Jan 12 14:15 unicode.pf2
    drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 12288 Jan 12 13:52 x86_64-efi/


  • @RandomDude

    The grub.cfg seems to be OK by a quick look, so it should be able to boot LTS kernel, too.

    But maybe you should re-install packages linux-lts and linux-lts-headers and re-generate grub.cfg with commands:

    pacman -S linux-lts linux-lts-headers
    grub-mkconfig -o /boot/grub/grub.cfg

    Try if that helps.

  • @manuel Hey, I now can boot LTS kernel. I still don’t know what was wrong. Thank you

  • @RandomDude
    Did you reinstall or update anything? Or just reboot? 😉

  • @manuel I did what you said (reinstall linux-ts & linux-lts-headers and regenerate grub.cfg), then rebooted. It fixed it 🙂

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