I updated both my laptops just now and both of them booted, after the boot menu, to a black screen. The laptops are different brand and year so shouldn’t be hardware specific.
I use sysmtemd-boot and encrypted main partition, boot partition in /efi.
The workaround is to select fallback-initramfs from the boot menu. The workaround is good enough if I only can trust that it keeps working.
I tried re-installing the kernels, both pacman -S linux-lts linux-lts-headers and reinstall-kernels way, regenerated initrams mkinitcpio -P, and update systemd-boot bootctl update.
Arch wiki says the only difference in fallback is that it skips the autodetect hook, so something’s wrong around there?
That’s not dracut, it’s all systemd-boot, but I think you’re still right not using mkinitcpio together with that. I only tried all those one-by-one in that order and checked if any of them helped in between.
Thanks! I didn’t see any errors, I’ll have to go through logs.
I don’t have dracut on my system. Sorry for confusion: I just realised reinstall-kernels is just a script calling systemd-boot kernel-install on all kernels found in /usr/lib/modules. And also I failed to remember was that to make this all work automagically, I have kernel-install-mkinitcpio aka EOS systemd-boot package from aur, which
Overrides the mkinitcpio hooks to generate presets that work with kernel-install
Installs hooks to automate the installation and removal of kernels using kernel-install
@grymphen I now got it working also on my other laptop. I think the magic combo was doing mkinitcpio -P manually and then possibly reinstall-kernels. Anyway, didn’t need to downgrade.
EDIT: @PeterRies : I just now got to reading your thread and that mkinitcpio -P and reinstall-kernels didn’t help. Sorry, I don’t think I made any other steps but maybe a random amount of reboots. To be frank, when I tried those commands the first time, they didn’t seem to help either, so I don’t know what’s up
I’m in the same boat.
Booting from the Linux Boot Manager just freezes the computer on my motherboard’s splash screen.
I manually switched to systemd back in the day and also used mkinitcpio.
I’ve been trying to roll back using timeshift through a live-sub but I’m unable to get to the hdd holding the timeshift back-ups.
The live-usb lists it as /dev/sdc1 but timeshift keeps telling me there’s no back-ups there.
I’ve also tried going through the tutorial with dracut instead but it won’t let me install dracut as mkinitcpio is still there, and it won’t let me remove mkinicpio either.