GRUB Broke My Arch Linux Installation! [VIDEO]

Greetings lovely community,

Just to be clear, this post is NOT a technical help discussion related to the recent grub issues. For technical help please see here: Grub 2:2.06.r322.gd9b4638c5-1 won't boot and goes straight to the BIOS after update

With that said, for me personally I enjoy learning and listening to a few content creators, among them being the Brodie Robertson channel. He deals primarily with Arch related news and various other niche Linux things I would otherwise never even hear about. With all this recent grub stuff happening, I’ve been waiting for a video like this to come out and today is that day. If you don’t mind listening to tech Youtubers, feel free to watch the video below and share your thoughts, concerns, rants, etc below:


I thought he would release it on Saturday or even on Sunday. I guess he waited for the Arch Linux team’s response to the situation. He even links to our response to the situation.


Everyone needs to stop getting their panties in a twist about this already lol. For the love of all things holy…


Tell that to the people who’s systems got…er…bonked. :sunglasses:

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Funnily enough he released this video right before Arch finally put out a new announcement, so that isn’t reported in the video since he recorded it earlier. I was thinking of doing a brief summary myself of all these grub events, but this video sums it up pretty good enough already.

Using commits straight from the master branch, while I understand the reasoning behind why it’s been setup that way since June, doesn’t seem like it’s the best course of action. It does carry some risks, as many users this week have seen.

I’m honestly just thankful how quickly this community was to respond and offer solutions/alternatives so users could get back to using their systems however they needed. It’s been a hectic week for sure, but I’ve definitely learned quite a lot because of it.


You. . . Want me to maintain MY OWN SYSTEM?!? What kind of world is this?!


There are no participation trophies here. This is Arch…with some hyperlinks.


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I mean. Ok it broke. Seriously, the fix is chroot and reinstall grub → unless I missed something else. Which is totally possible in my haze of burnout of exhaustion. It’s really not that big of a deal though. At least it shouldn’t be.


this was the barrier for most people


My fix was easier, I updated yesterday, then just ran sudo grub-install before rebooting.

Yeah, I’m thinking I’ll have to do that too. I mean, it doesn’t look like the Arch guys are going to roll back that patch at this rate.

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That’s pretty disappointing. It’s seriously one part of step 3 in the Arch install guide. . .

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Problem is that after 3 days announcing and 800 posts in the forum, we could still see black screen shots and users surprised their update broke grub :rofl:

Fix was one command away…

I have lost the number of times I’ve seen this

mount /dev/sda2 /mnt
mount /dev/sda2 /mnt/boot/efi

I use ext 4 no windows dual boot btw
However, I have another (work :scream:) computer I can try to update with dual boot…

And the telegram was flooded too.

I was just thinking poor @dalto responding to so many people, then there were the Btrfs users who wanted to switch to systemd and/refind, asking for even more support, stories I will be able to tell my grandkids in several decades. :laughing:

Glad he is still ok, I would have had a burnout right there…


That’s my real life currently, or I’m sure I’d have been more involved.

Also, @dalto is a trooper. . . Don’t forget he used to help at the big M.

If you think the threads here are tough. . . This is nothing compared to what he used to deal with hahahaha


yeah big M probably gets more newbs than us

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No worries, there are several people that need kudos in this forum btw.

You already provided lots of stuff… Don’t burn out, take a deep breath!