Cant boot back up after power outage took me offline

There was a fairly nasty storm last night and my computer was forced offline. I just tried booting up and it keeps freezing at this screen. Am I screwed or is this fixable?

Personally, in such a scenario, I would fire up my live enos usb.

Once in the live session, I would use Gparted and run a filesystem check on the system partition to check probable filesystem corruption and hopefully repair it if such is the case.

Then I would chroot into the installed system and regenerate my initramfs.


The system partition is the fat32?

No. Right click on the system partition and from the menu choose “Check”.

Not sure about this but you might need to decrypt the partition first from the above mentioned menu.

I can only click “check” on the fat32 partition. I ran the operation and it finished quickly. Not sure if it did anything yet

Can you right click on the encrypted partition and choose “Open Encryption” from the menu?

Got it. Scan completed in a couple seconds and doesn’t appear to show any errors. Shall I still regenerate initramfs?

Yes, I would suggest you to do so.

Also, that encrypted partition is shown as completely full so I wonder there is more to this that you would need to look into.

While the partition is now decrypted, open a terminal and do the following:

sudo mount /dev/nvme0n1p2 /mnt

sudo mount /dev/nvme0n1p1 /mnt/boot/efi 

sudo arch-chroot /mnt

Inside the chroot, run the following and check the size of your system patition:

df -h

For regenerating the initramfs:

If using mkinicpio then >> mkinitcpio -P

If using dracut: then >> dracut-rebuild

Just before your response, I rebooted after the “check” in gparted, and it successfully booted in like normal. I checked KDE Partition Manager, and it shows the drive used/available properly. Should I still do these additional steps?

That’s good news!
The filesystem check must have done some “magic”!
You don’t need to do anything further.
Glad you are back into your system!


Appreciate you :purple_heart:

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