Not able to boot since kernel updates anymore

Ohaï ! I’m all new here =)

First of all thanks a LOT for all that tremendous work on EOS, I come from Manjaro after discovering Arch because it was much more easy to use, but since I discovered this last december 2021 how money or community or security are « managed » I immediately changed my laptops to switch to EOS, which I really prefer its community & all its better ethics, thanks for that, please don’t change this
( ˘ ³˘):heart:


Though, I write here because I’m in trouble, sorry ╮(─▽─)╭

I updated packages with sudo pacman -Suy and it seems kernels changed from linux-lts 5.10.89-1 to linux-lts 5.10.90-1 and from linux 5.15.12.arch1-1 to linux 5.15.13.arch1-1, then my laptop Lenovo T470s couldn’t boot anymore, stuck on Loading initial ramdisk....

I tried several solutions from arch/manjaro forums & discovery site but nothing could resolve my situation here and I’m really embarrassed about it because it seems I just only manage to make situation worse I think.

。:゚(。ノω\。)゚・。

First thing I tried it to do is to change tty or boot to fallback but it didn’t work, then I tried downgrading with pacman -U, repairing grub with discovery site.

I think I also messed up grub because I’m not ask to unlock encrypted disk anymore and I’m falling into Kernel Panic error (I had to put LogLevel=7 in /etc/default/grub), I also tried removing quiet but nothing, to show this error from boot I only managed to take a photo because I can’t find it in logs :x, sorry for that.

Laptop I refurbished but I wiped all partitions from its Windows 10 to only keep EOS, I used LVM on LUKS default assisted partition formatting, EOS and pc work out of the box perfectly for a month, also, BIOS menus are configured to UEFI+Legacy (Both), I tried every configuration here, last is UEFI as it was like before. ESP & BOOT flags on my boot partition are active and have 84% free space btw.

Some useful information to help « debugging » here I guess, sorry, there is a lot :

efibootmgr -v

BootCurrent: 001B
Timeout: 2 seconds
BootOrder: 0002,0001,001B,0010,0011,0012,0013,0018,0017,0000,0019,001A,001C,001D,001E
Boot0000* Windows Boot Manager	HD(1,GPT,7ef06b19-27db-4230-8615-5ff603660b58,0x800,0xf9800)/File(\EFI\Microsoft\Boot\bootmgfw.efi)WINDOWS.........x...B.C.D.O.B.J.E.C.T.=.{.9.d.e.a.8.6.2.c.-.5.c.d.d.-.4.e.7.0.-.a.c.c.1.-.f.3.2.b.3.4.4.d.4.7.9.5.}....................
Boot0001* endeavouros-4632	HD(1,GPT,ed01d4cd-219a-8845-9272-ccb3fc79a48a,0x1000,0x96000)/File(\EFI\endeavouros-4632\grubx64.efi)
Boot0002* EndeavourOS-grub	HD(1,GPT,ed01d4cd-219a-8845-9272-ccb3fc79a48a,0x1000,0x96000)/File(\EFI\EndeavourOS-grub\grubx64.efi)
Boot0010  Setup	FvFile(721c8b66-426c-4e86-8e99-3457c46ab0b9)
Boot0011  Boot Menu	FvFile(126a762d-5758-4fca-8531-201a7f57f850)
Boot0012  Diagnostic Splash Screen	FvFile(a7d8d9a6-6ab0-4aeb-ad9d-163e59a7a380)
Boot0013  Lenovo Diagnostics	FvFile(3f7e615b-0d45-4f80-88dc-26b234958560)
Boot0014  Startup Interrupt Menu	FvFile(f46ee6f4-4785-43a3-923d-7f786c3c8479)
Boot0015  Rescue and Recovery	FvFile(665d3f60-ad3e-4cad-8e26-db46eee9f1b5)
Boot0016  MEBx Hot Key	FvFile(ac6fd56a-3d41-4efd-a1b9-870293811a28)
Boot0017* USB CD	VenMsg(bc7838d2-0f82-4d60-8316-c068ee79d25b,86701296aa5a7848b66cd49dd3ba6a55)
Boot0018* USB FDD	VenMsg(bc7838d2-0f82-4d60-8316-c068ee79d25b,6ff015a28830b543a8b8641009461e49)
Boot0019* NVMe0	VenMsg(bc7838d2-0f82-4d60-8316-c068ee79d25b,001c199932d94c4eae9aa0b6e98eb8a400)
Boot001A* ATA HDD0	VenMsg(bc7838d2-0f82-4d60-8316-c068ee79d25b,91af625956449f41a7b91f4f892ab0f600)
Boot001B* USB HDD	VenMsg(bc7838d2-0f82-4d60-8316-c068ee79d25b,33e821aaaf33bc4789bd419f88c50803)
Boot001C* PCI LAN	VenMsg(bc7838d2-0f82-4d60-8316-c068ee79d25b,78a84aaf2b2afc4ea79cf5cc8f3d3803)
Boot001D  Other CD	VenMsg(bc7838d2-0f82-4d60-8316-c068ee79d25b,aea2090adfde214e8b3a5e471856a35406)
Boot001E  Other HDD	VenMsg(bc7838d2-0f82-4d60-8316-c068ee79d25b,91af625956449f41a7b91f4f892ab0f606)
Boot001F* IDER BOOT CDROM	PciRoot(0x0)/Pci(0x14,0x0)/USB(11,1)
Boot0020* IDER BOOT Floppy	PciRoot(0x0)/Pci(0x14,0x0)/USB(11,0)
Boot0021* ATA HDD	VenMsg(bc7838d2-0f82-4d60-8316-c068ee79d25b,91af625956449f41a7b91f4f892ab0f6)
Boot0022* ATAPI CD	VenMsg(bc7838d2-0f82-4d60-8316-c068ee79d25b,aea2090adfde214e8b3a5e471856a354)
Boot0023* PCI LAN	VenMsg(bc7838d2-0f82-4d60-8316-c068ee79d25b,78a84aaf2b2afc4ea79cf5cc8f3d3803)

lsblk -f

NAME        FSTYPE      FSVER            LABEL       UUID                                 FSAVAIL FSUSE% MOUNTPOINTS
loop0       squashfs    4.0                                                                     0   100% /run/archiso/airootfs
sda         iso9660     Joliet Extension EOS_202111  2021-11-30-19-29-26-00                              
├─sda1      iso9660     Joliet Extension EOS_202111  2021-11-30-19-29-26-00                     0   100% /run/archiso/bootmnt
└─sda2      vfat        FAT16            ARCHISO_EFI CBBE-DB69                                           
sdb                                                                                                      
nvme0n1                                                                                                  
├─nvme0n1p1 vfat        FAT32            NO_LABEL    69DB-E0DF                                           
├─nvme0n1p2 crypto_LUKS 1                            3ae1124a-51b4-46cf-a9dc-37750eb84023                
└─nvme0n1p3 crypto_LUKS 1                            12afcc57-824b-4fe9-862d-11267bbf7580                

ls -la /boot

drwxr-xr-x  4 root root     4096 Jan  1  1970 .
drwxr-xr-x 18 root root     4096 Jan  7 13:12 ..
drwxr-xr-x  4 root root     4096 Jan  1  1970 EFI
drwxr-xr-x  6 root root     4096 Jan 10 15:40 grub
-rwxr-xr-x  1 root root        0 Jan  7 21:44 initramfs-linux-fallback.img
-rwxr-xr-x  1 root root        0 Jan  7 21:44 initramfs-linux.img
-rwxr-xr-x  1 root root        0 Jan  7 16:51 initramfs-linux-lts-fallback.img
-rwxr-xr-x  1 root root        0 Jan  7 16:51 initramfs-linux-lts.img
-rwxr-xr-x  1 root root        0 Jan  7 21:44 initramfs-linux-zen-fallback.img
-rwxr-xr-x  1 root root        0 Jan  7 21:44 initramfs-linux-zen.img
-rwxr-xr-x  1 root root  4769792 Jun  8  2021 intel-ucode.img
-rwxr-xr-x  1 root root 10380224 Jan  7 15:57 vmlinuz-linux
-rwxr-xr-x  1 root root  9314336 Jan  7 15:57 vmlinuz-linux-lts
-rwxr-xr-x  1 root root 11179328 Jan  7 15:57 vmlinuz-linux-zen

ls -la /boot/EFI/

drwxr-xr-x 4 root root     4096 Jan  1  1970 .
drwxr-xr-x 4 root root     4096 Jan  1  1970 ..
drwxr-xr-x 6 root root     4096 Jan 10 15:41 EFI
drwxr-xr-x 6 root root     4096 Jan 10 15:40 grub
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root        0 Jan  7 21:44 initramfs-linux-fallback.img
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root        0 Jan  7 21:44 initramfs-linux.img
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root        0 Jan  7 16:51 initramfs-linux-lts-fallback.img
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root        0 Jan  7 16:51 initramfs-linux-lts.img
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root        0 Jan  7 21:44 initramfs-linux-zen-fallback.img
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root        0 Jan  7 21:44 initramfs-linux-zen.img
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root  4769792 Jun  8  2021 intel-ucode.img
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 10380224 Jan  7 15:57 vmlinuz-linux
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root  9314336 Jan  7 15:57 vmlinuz-linux-lts
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 11179328 Jan  7 15:57 vmlinuz-linux-zen

cat /var/log/pacman.log, last update, with strange bsdtar write errors I could not understand…

[2022-01-07T10:49:59+0100] [PACMAN] Running 'pacman -Suy'
[2022-01-07T10:49:59+0100] [PACMAN] synchronizing package lists
[2022-01-07T10:50:03+0100] [PACMAN] starting full system upgrade
[2022-01-07T10:54:10+0100] [ALPM] running '60-mkinitcpio-remove.hook'...
[2022-01-07T10:54:10+0100] [ALPM] transaction started
[2022-01-07T10:54:10+0100] [ALPM] upgraded alsa-card-profiles (1:0.3.42-2 -> 1:0.3.43-1)
[2022-01-07T10:54:10+0100] [ALPM] upgraded alsa-plugins (1:1.2.6-1 -> 1:1.2.6-2)
[2022-01-07T10:54:10+0100] [ALPM] upgraded arc-gtk-theme-eos (20211018-1 -> 20220102-1)
[2022-01-07T10:54:10+0100] [ALPM] upgraded systemd-libs (250-4 -> 250.1-1)
[2022-01-07T10:54:10+0100] [ALPM] upgraded curl (7.80.0-1 -> 7.81.0-1)
[2022-01-07T10:54:11+0100] [ALPM] upgraded systemd (250-4 -> 250.1-1)
[2022-01-07T10:54:11+0100] [ALPM] upgraded hidapi (0.11.0-1 -> 0.11.2-1)
[2022-01-07T10:54:11+0100] [ALPM] upgraded iso-codes (4.8.0-1 -> 4.9.0-1)
[2022-01-07T10:54:11+0100] [ALPM] upgraded sqlite (3.37.0-1 -> 3.37.1-1)
[2022-01-07T10:54:11+0100] [ALPM] upgraded libsoup3 (3.0.3-1 -> 3.0.4-1)
[2022-01-07T10:54:12+0100] [ALPM] upgraded electron15 (15.3.3-1 -> 15.3.4-1)
[2022-01-07T10:54:12+0100] [ALPM] upgraded endeavouros-mirrorlist (4.3-1 -> 4.4-2)
[2022-01-07T10:54:12+0100] [ALPM] upgraded eos-apps-info (1.2-1 -> 1.2.1-1)
[2022-01-07T10:54:12+0100] [ALPM] upgraded eos-bash-shared (1.10.28-1 -> 1.10.29-1)
[2022-01-07T10:54:12+0100] [ALPM] upgraded eos-rankmirrors (2.0.5-1 -> 2.1.2-1)
[2022-01-07T10:54:12+0100] [ALPM] upgraded pipewire (1:0.3.42-2 -> 1:0.3.43-1)
[2022-01-07T10:54:12+0100] [ALPM] upgraded gst-plugin-pipewire (1:0.3.42-2 -> 1:0.3.43-1)
[2022-01-07T10:54:12+0100] [ALPM] upgraded haveged (1.9.15-1 -> 1.9.16-1)
[2022-01-07T10:54:12+0100] [ALPM] upgraded libcgif (0.0.4-2 -> 0.1.0-1)
[2022-01-07T10:54:12+0100] [ALPM] upgraded libgphoto2 (2.5.27-1 -> 2.5.28-1)
[2022-01-07T10:54:12+0100] [ALPM] upgraded libnumbertext (1.0.7-1 -> 1.0.8-1)
[2022-01-07T10:54:12+0100] [ALPM] upgraded libpipeline (1.5.4-1 -> 1.5.5-1)
[2022-01-07T10:54:14+0100] [ALPM] upgraded libreoffice-fresh (7.2.4-3 -> 7.2.5-1)
[2022-01-07T10:54:15+0100] [ALPM] upgraded linux (5.15.12.arch1-1 -> 5.15.13.arch1-1)
[2022-01-07T10:54:17+0100] [ALPM] upgraded linux-headers (5.15.12.arch1-1 -> 5.15.13.arch1-1)
[2022-01-07T10:54:18+0100] [ALPM] upgraded linux-lts (5.10.89-1 -> 5.10.90-1)
[2022-01-07T10:54:21+0100] [ALPM] upgraded linux-lts-headers (5.10.89-1 -> 5.10.90-1)
[2022-01-07T10:54:21+0100] [ALPM] installed luajit (2.0.5-3)
[2022-01-07T10:54:21+0100] [ALPM] upgraded mpv (1:0.34.0-4 -> 1:0.34.1-1)
[2022-01-07T10:54:21+0100] [ALPM] upgraded pipewire-alsa (1:0.3.42-2 -> 1:0.3.43-1)
[2022-01-07T10:54:21+0100] [ALPM] upgraded pipewire-jack (1:0.3.42-2 -> 1:0.3.43-1)
[2022-01-07T10:54:21+0100] [ALPM] upgraded pipewire-pulse (1:0.3.42-2 -> 1:0.3.43-1)
[2022-01-07T10:54:21+0100] [ALPM] upgraded python-paramiko (2.7.2-5 -> 2.9.1-1)
[2022-01-07T10:54:21+0100] [ALPM] upgraded python-pillow (8.4.0-3 -> 9.0.0-1)
[2022-01-07T10:54:21+0100] [ALPM] upgraded python-shtab (1.5.2-1 -> 1.5.3-1)
[2022-01-07T10:54:21+0100] [ALPM] installed vulkan-headers (1:1.2.202-1)
[2022-01-07T10:54:21+0100] [ALPM] installed libb2 (0.98.1-2)
[2022-01-07T10:54:21+0100] [ALPM] installed qt6-translations (6.2.2-2)
[2022-01-07T10:54:21+0100] [ALPM] installed qt6-base (6.2.2-3)
[2022-01-07T10:54:21+0100] [ALPM] installed qt6-svg (6.2.2-1)
[2022-01-07T10:54:21+0100] [ALPM] upgraded qbittorrent (4.3.9-2 -> 4.4.0-1)
[2022-01-07T10:54:22+0100] [ALPM] upgraded qt5-base (5.15.2+kde+r268-1 -> 5.15.2+kde+r276-1)
[2022-01-07T10:54:22+0100] [ALPM] upgraded qt5-svg (5.15.2+kde+r13-1 -> 5.15.2+kde+r15-1)
[2022-01-07T10:54:22+0100] [ALPM] upgraded signal-desktop (5.26.1-1 -> 5.27.1-1)
[2022-01-07T10:54:22+0100] [ALPM] upgraded systemd-sysvcompat (250-4 -> 250.1-1)
[2022-01-07T10:54:22+0100] [ALPM] upgraded whois (5.5.10-1 -> 5.5.11-1)
[2022-01-07T10:54:22+0100] [ALPM] upgraded xorg-server-common (21.1.2-2 -> 21.1.3-1)
[2022-01-07T10:54:23+0100] [ALPM] upgraded xorg-server (21.1.2-2 -> 21.1.3-1)
[2022-01-07T10:54:23+0100] [ALPM] transaction completed
[2022-01-07T10:54:24+0100] [ALPM] running '20-systemd-sysusers.hook'...
[2022-01-07T10:54:24+0100] [ALPM] running '30-systemd-catalog.hook'...
[2022-01-07T10:54:24+0100] [ALPM] running '30-systemd-daemon-reload.hook'...
[2022-01-07T10:54:24+0100] [ALPM] running '30-systemd-hwdb.hook'...
[2022-01-07T10:54:25+0100] [ALPM] running '30-systemd-sysctl.hook'...
[2022-01-07T10:54:25+0100] [ALPM] running '30-systemd-tmpfiles.hook'...
[2022-01-07T10:54:25+0100] [ALPM] running '30-systemd-udev-reload.hook'...
[2022-01-07T10:54:25+0100] [ALPM] running '30-systemd-update.hook'...
[2022-01-07T10:54:25+0100] [ALPM] running '30-update-mime-database.hook'...
[2022-01-07T10:54:25+0100] [ALPM] running '60-depmod.hook'...
[2022-01-07T10:54:32+0100] [ALPM] running '90-mkinitcpio-install.hook'...
[2022-01-07T10:54:32+0100] [ALPM-SCRIPTLET] ==> Building image from preset: /etc/mkinitcpio.d/linux-lts.preset: 'default'
[2022-01-07T10:54:32+0100] [ALPM-SCRIPTLET]   -> -k /boot/vmlinuz-linux-lts -c /etc/mkinitcpio.conf -g /boot/initramfs-linux-lts.img
[2022-01-07T10:54:32+0100] [ALPM-SCRIPTLET] ==> Starting build: 5.10.90-1-lts
[2022-01-07T10:54:32+0100] [ALPM-SCRIPTLET]   -> Running build hook: [base]
[2022-01-07T10:54:32+0100] [ALPM-SCRIPTLET]   -> Running build hook: [udev]
[2022-01-07T10:54:33+0100] [ALPM-SCRIPTLET]   -> Running build hook: [autodetect]
[2022-01-07T10:54:33+0100] [ALPM-SCRIPTLET]   -> Running build hook: [modconf]
[2022-01-07T10:54:33+0100] [ALPM-SCRIPTLET]   -> Running build hook: [block]
[2022-01-07T10:54:33+0100] [ALPM-SCRIPTLET] ==> WARNING: Possibly missing firmware for module: xhci_pci
[2022-01-07T10:54:34+0100] [ALPM-SCRIPTLET]   -> Running build hook: [keyboard]
[2022-01-07T10:54:34+0100] [ALPM-SCRIPTLET]   -> Running build hook: [keymap]
[2022-01-07T10:54:34+0100] [ALPM-SCRIPTLET]   -> Running build hook: [consolefont]
[2022-01-07T10:54:34+0100] [ALPM-SCRIPTLET] ==> WARNING: consolefont: no font found in configuration
[2022-01-07T10:54:34+0100] [ALPM-SCRIPTLET]   -> Running build hook: [encrypt]
[2022-01-07T10:54:35+0100] [ALPM-SCRIPTLET]   -> Running build hook: [openswap]
[2022-01-07T10:54:35+0100] [ALPM-SCRIPTLET]   -> Running build hook: [resume]
[2022-01-07T10:54:35+0100] [ALPM-SCRIPTLET]   -> Running build hook: [filesystems]
[2022-01-07T10:54:35+0100] [ALPM-SCRIPTLET]   -> Running build hook: [fsck]
[2022-01-07T10:54:36+0100] [ALPM-SCRIPTLET] ==> Generating module dependencies
[2022-01-07T10:54:36+0100] [ALPM-SCRIPTLET] ==> Creating zstd-compressed initcpio image: /boot/initramfs-linux-lts.img
[2022-01-07T10:54:36+0100] [ALPM-SCRIPTLET] bsdtar: Write error
[2022-01-07T10:54:36+0100] [ALPM-SCRIPTLET] : Write error==> ERROR: Image generation FAILED: bsdtar (step 1) reported an error
[2022-01-07T10:54:36+0100] [ALPM-SCRIPTLET] ==> Building image from preset: /etc/mkinitcpio.d/linux-lts.preset: 'fallback'
[2022-01-07T10:54:36+0100] [ALPM-SCRIPTLET]   -> -k /boot/vmlinuz-linux-lts -c /etc/mkinitcpio.conf -g /boot/initramfs-linux-lts-fallback.img -S autodetect
[2022-01-07T10:54:36+0100] [ALPM-SCRIPTLET] ==> Starting build: 5.10.90-1-lts
[2022-01-07T10:54:36+0100] [ALPM-SCRIPTLET]   -> Running build hook: [base]
[2022-01-07T10:54:36+0100] [ALPM-SCRIPTLET]   -> Running build hook: [udev]
[2022-01-07T10:54:36+0100] [ALPM-SCRIPTLET]   -> Running build hook: [modconf]
[2022-01-07T10:54:36+0100] [ALPM-SCRIPTLET]   -> Running build hook: [block]
[2022-01-07T10:54:37+0100] [ALPM-SCRIPTLET] ==> WARNING: Possibly missing firmware for module: wd719x
[2022-01-07T10:54:37+0100] [ALPM-SCRIPTLET] ==> WARNING: Possibly missing firmware for module: aic94xx
[2022-01-07T10:54:39+0100] [ALPM-SCRIPTLET] ==> WARNING: Possibly missing firmware for module: xhci_pci
[2022-01-07T10:54:40+0100] [ALPM-SCRIPTLET]   -> Running build hook: [keyboard]
[2022-01-07T10:54:41+0100] [ALPM-SCRIPTLET]   -> Running build hook: [keymap]
[2022-01-07T10:54:41+0100] [ALPM-SCRIPTLET]   -> Running build hook: [consolefont]
[2022-01-07T10:54:41+0100] [ALPM-SCRIPTLET] ==> WARNING: consolefont: no font found in configuration
[2022-01-07T10:54:41+0100] [ALPM-SCRIPTLET]   -> Running build hook: [encrypt]
[2022-01-07T10:54:42+0100] [ALPM-SCRIPTLET]   -> Running build hook: [openswap]
[2022-01-07T10:54:42+0100] [ALPM-SCRIPTLET]   -> Running build hook: [resume]
[2022-01-07T10:54:42+0100] [ALPM-SCRIPTLET]   -> Running build hook: [filesystems]
[2022-01-07T10:54:43+0100] [ALPM-SCRIPTLET]   -> Running build hook: [fsck]
[2022-01-07T10:54:44+0100] [ALPM-SCRIPTLET] ==> Generating module dependencies
[2022-01-07T10:54:44+0100] [ALPM-SCRIPTLET] ==> Creating zstd-compressed initcpio image: /boot/initramfs-linux-lts-fallback.img
[2022-01-07T10:54:44+0100] [ALPM-SCRIPTLET] bsdtar: Write error
[2022-01-07T10:54:44+0100] [ALPM-SCRIPTLET] : Write error==> ERROR: Image generation FAILED: bsdtar (step 1) reported an error
[2022-01-07T10:54:44+0100] [ALPM-SCRIPTLET] ==> Building image from preset: /etc/mkinitcpio.d/linux.preset: 'default'
[2022-01-07T10:54:44+0100] [ALPM-SCRIPTLET]   -> -k /boot/vmlinuz-linux -c /etc/mkinitcpio.conf -g /boot/initramfs-linux.img
[2022-01-07T10:54:44+0100] [ALPM-SCRIPTLET] ==> Starting build: 5.15.13-arch1-1
[2022-01-07T10:54:44+0100] [ALPM-SCRIPTLET]   -> Running build hook: [base]
[2022-01-07T10:54:45+0100] [ALPM-SCRIPTLET]   -> Running build hook: [udev]
[2022-01-07T10:54:45+0100] [ALPM-SCRIPTLET]   -> Running build hook: [autodetect]
[2022-01-07T10:54:45+0100] [ALPM-SCRIPTLET]   -> Running build hook: [modconf]
[2022-01-07T10:54:45+0100] [ALPM-SCRIPTLET]   -> Running build hook: [block]
[2022-01-07T10:54:45+0100] [ALPM-SCRIPTLET] ==> WARNING: Possibly missing firmware for module: xhci_pci
[2022-01-07T10:54:45+0100] [ALPM-SCRIPTLET]   -> Running build hook: [keyboard]
[2022-01-07T10:54:46+0100] [ALPM-SCRIPTLET]   -> Running build hook: [keymap]
[2022-01-07T10:54:46+0100] [ALPM-SCRIPTLET]   -> Running build hook: [consolefont]
[2022-01-07T10:54:46+0100] [ALPM-SCRIPTLET] ==> WARNING: consolefont: no font found in configuration
[2022-01-07T10:54:46+0100] [ALPM-SCRIPTLET]   -> Running build hook: [encrypt]
[2022-01-07T10:54:46+0100] [ALPM-SCRIPTLET] ==> WARNING: Possibly missing firmware for module: qat_4xxx
[2022-01-07T10:54:46+0100] [ALPM-SCRIPTLET]   -> Running build hook: [openswap]
[2022-01-07T10:54:47+0100] [ALPM-SCRIPTLET]   -> Running build hook: [resume]
[2022-01-07T10:54:47+0100] [ALPM-SCRIPTLET]   -> Running build hook: [filesystems]
[2022-01-07T10:54:47+0100] [ALPM-SCRIPTLET]   -> Running build hook: [fsck]
[2022-01-07T10:54:47+0100] [ALPM-SCRIPTLET] ==> Generating module dependencies
[2022-01-07T10:54:47+0100] [ALPM-SCRIPTLET] ==> Creating zstd-compressed initcpio image: /boot/initramfs-linux.img
[2022-01-07T10:54:47+0100] [ALPM-SCRIPTLET] bsdtar: Write error
[2022-01-07T10:54:47+0100] [ALPM-SCRIPTLET] : Write error==> ERROR: Image generation FAILED: bsdtar (step 1) reported an error
[2022-01-07T10:54:47+0100] [ALPM-SCRIPTLET] ==> Building image from preset: /etc/mkinitcpio.d/linux.preset: 'fallback'
[2022-01-07T10:54:47+0100] [ALPM-SCRIPTLET]   -> -k /boot/vmlinuz-linux -c /etc/mkinitcpio.conf -g /boot/initramfs-linux-fallback.img -S autodetect
[2022-01-07T10:54:47+0100] [ALPM-SCRIPTLET] ==> Starting build: 5.15.13-arch1-1
[2022-01-07T10:54:47+0100] [ALPM-SCRIPTLET]   -> Running build hook: [base]
[2022-01-07T10:54:47+0100] [ALPM-SCRIPTLET]   -> Running build hook: [udev]
[2022-01-07T10:54:47+0100] [ALPM-SCRIPTLET]   -> Running build hook: [modconf]
[2022-01-07T10:54:47+0100] [ALPM-SCRIPTLET]   -> Running build hook: [block]
[2022-01-07T10:54:48+0100] [ALPM-SCRIPTLET] ==> WARNING: Possibly missing firmware for module: aic94xx
[2022-01-07T10:54:48+0100] [ALPM-SCRIPTLET] ==> WARNING: Possibly missing firmware for module: wd719x
[2022-01-07T10:54:49+0100] [ALPM-SCRIPTLET] ==> WARNING: Possibly missing firmware for module: xhci_pci
[2022-01-07T10:54:49+0100] [ALPM-SCRIPTLET]   -> Running build hook: [keyboard]
[2022-01-07T10:54:50+0100] [ALPM-SCRIPTLET]   -> Running build hook: [keymap]
[2022-01-07T10:54:50+0100] [ALPM-SCRIPTLET]   -> Running build hook: [consolefont]
[2022-01-07T10:54:50+0100] [ALPM-SCRIPTLET] ==> WARNING: consolefont: no font found in configuration
[2022-01-07T10:54:50+0100] [ALPM-SCRIPTLET]   -> Running build hook: [encrypt]
[2022-01-07T10:54:50+0100] [ALPM-SCRIPTLET] ==> WARNING: Possibly missing firmware for module: qat_4xxx
[2022-01-07T10:54:51+0100] [ALPM-SCRIPTLET]   -> Running build hook: [openswap]
[2022-01-07T10:54:51+0100] [ALPM-SCRIPTLET]   -> Running build hook: [resume]
[2022-01-07T10:54:51+0100] [ALPM-SCRIPTLET]   -> Running build hook: [filesystems]
[2022-01-07T10:54:51+0100] [ALPM-SCRIPTLET]   -> Running build hook: [fsck]
[2022-01-07T10:54:52+0100] [ALPM-SCRIPTLET] ==> Generating module dependencies
[2022-01-07T10:54:52+0100] [ALPM-SCRIPTLET] ==> Creating zstd-compressed initcpio image: /boot/initramfs-linux-fallback.img
[2022-01-07T10:54:52+0100] [ALPM-SCRIPTLET] bsdtar: Write error
[2022-01-07T10:54:52+0100] [ALPM-SCRIPTLET] : Write error==> ERROR: Image generation FAILED: bsdtar (step 1) reported an error
[2022-01-07T10:54:52+0100] [ALPM] running 'dbus-reload.hook'...
[2022-01-07T10:54:52+0100] [ALPM] running 'eos-rankmirrors.hook'...
[2022-01-07T10:54:52+0100] [ALPM-SCRIPTLET] ==> Configured in /etc/eos-rankmirrors.conf not to rank mirrors.
[2022-01-07T10:54:52+0100] [ALPM] running 'eos-reboot-required.hook'...
[2022-01-07T10:54:52+0100] [ALPM-SCRIPTLET] ==> INFO: Reboot is recommended due to the upgrade of core system package(s).
[2022-01-07T10:54:52+0100] [ALPM] running 'gtk-update-icon-cache.hook'...
[2022-01-07T10:54:52+0100] [ALPM] running 'rebuild-detector.hook'...
[2022-01-07T10:54:54+0100] [ALPM] running 'update-desktop-database.hook'...

Thanks a bunch to anyone reading this, I hope it will help someone else some how, I’m really sorry if this message is not well written as I’m not english speaker or if it’s too long or not precise, I’ll try better next time.

roz

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OK, first thing is a tip for the future. If you get errors during an update, don’t reboot until you fix them.

With that out of the way. It looks like you initrams failed to generate. You disk may be full, damaged or otherwise corrupt.

First try the easy thing. Boot off the ISO, check to make sure the disk isn’t full. Once you have confirmed it isn’t full or freed up some space, arch-chroot into your install and run mkinitcpio -P and see if you still receive errors.

If you need them, there are some arch-chroot instructions here:

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OK, first thing is a tip for the future. If you get errors during an update, don’t reboot until you fix them.

You’re so right, I was in hurry, I think I’ll remember that, thanks <3

df -h :

Filesystem              Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/mapper/CryptoLUKS  452G   79G  350G  19% /
/dev/nvme0n1p1          300M   48M  252M  16% /boot
udev                    7.7G     0  7.7G   0% /dev
shm                     7.7G     0  7.7G   0% /dev/shm
run                     7.7G  168M  7.6G   3% /run
tmp                     7.7G     0  7.7G   0% /tmp
airootfs                 10G  112M  9.9G   2% /etc/resolv.conf

Not full (it was written in my post but no problem, post was huge ^^)

It looks like your efi partition is mounted on /boot. Are you running systemd-boot?

Oooh woow I didn’t know bootctl, here is bootctl status :

bootctl status
systemd-boot not installed in ESP.
No default/fallback boot loader installed in ESP.
System:
     Firmware: UEFI 2.50 (Lenovo 0.5136)
  Secure Boot: disabled (unknown)
 TPM2 Support: yes
 Boot into FW: supported

Current Boot Loader:
      Product: systemd-boot 249.7-2-arch
     Features: ✓ Boot counting
               ✓ Menu timeout control
               ✓ One-shot menu timeout control
               ✓ Default entry control
               ✓ One-shot entry control
               ✓ Support for XBOOTLDR partition
               ✓ Support for passing random seed to OS
               ✗ Load drop-in drivers
               ✗ Boot loader sets ESP information
          ESP: n/a
         File: └─/EFI/BOOT/BOOTX64.EFI

Random Seed:
 Passed to OS: no
 System Token: not set
       Exists: no

Available Boot Loaders on ESP:
          ESP: /boot (/dev/disk/by-partuuid/ed01d4cd-219a-8845-9272-ccb3fc79a48a)

Boot Loaders Listed in EFI Variables:
        Title: EndeavourOS-grub
           ID: 0x0002
       Status: active, boot-order
    Partition: /dev/disk/by-partuuid/ed01d4cd-219a-8845-9272-ccb3fc79a48a
         File: └─/EFI/EndeavourOS-grub/grubx64.efi

        Title: endeavouros-4632
           ID: 0x0001
       Status: active, boot-order
    Partition: /dev/disk/by-partuuid/ed01d4cd-219a-8845-9272-ccb3fc79a48a
         File: └─/EFI/endeavouros-4632/grubx64.efi

        Title: Windows Boot Manager
           ID: 0x0000
       Status: active, boot-order
    Partition: /dev/disk/by-partuuid/7ef06b19-27db-4230-8615-5ff603660b58
         File: └─/EFI/Microsoft/Boot/bootmgfw.efi

Boot Loader Entries:
        $BOOT: /boot (/dev/disk/by-partuuid/ed01d4cd-219a-8845-9272-ccb3fc79a48a)

0 entries, no entry could be determined as default.

It looks like you are using grub, which is the default. Shouldn’t your efi partition be mounted at /boot/efi or did you manually mount it at /boot?

Is that df -h from a chroot? If so, you should mount ensure the efi partition is mounted in the right place before running mkinitcpio -P

I think this is where I messed up, should I only mount /boot/efi ? I mount both at the same time at least once, which may have broken all of it (content in /boot AND in /boot/efi), see different ls -la in my first post.

Do I need to erase all /boot then remount /boot/efi to start all over again from the beginning to ensure I have clean boot files ?

It is from a arch-chroot yes.

It is probably sufficient to mount the efi partition at /boot/efi and then reinstall linux and linux-lts. That should reinstall the kernels and regenerate the initramfs.

You can then clean up any extra kernels and initrams once your system is booting normally.

I did as you told but still got this strange bsdtar error :

[root@EndeavourOS liveuser]# sudo mount /dev/mapper/crypto_LUKS /mnt/
[root@EndeavourOS liveuser]# sudo mount /dev/nvme0n1p1 /mnt/boot/efi/
[root@EndeavourOS liveuser]# arch-chroot /mnt/
[root@EndeavourOS /]# sudo pacman -S linux linux-lts
warning: linux-5.15.13.arch1-1 is up to date -- reinstalling
resolving dependencies...
looking for conflicting packages...

Package (2)     Old Version      New Version      Net Change

core/linux      5.15.13.arch1-1  5.15.13.arch1-1    0.00 MiB
core/linux-lts  5.10.89-1        5.10.90-1          0.01 MiB

Total Installed Size:  214.58 MiB
Net Upgrade Size:        0.01 MiB

:: Proceed with installation? [Y/n] 
(2/2) checking keys in keyring                                                                                                                 [----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------] 100%
(2/2) checking package integrity                                                                                                               [----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------] 100%
(2/2) loading package files                                                                                                                    [----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------] 100%
(2/2) checking for file conflicts                                                                                                              [----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------] 100%
:: Running pre-transaction hooks...
(1/1) Removing linux initcpios...
:: Processing package changes...
(1/2) reinstalling linux                                                                                                                       [----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------] 100%
(2/2) upgrading linux-lts                                                                                                                      [----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------] 100%
:: Running post-transaction hooks...
(1/5) Arming ConditionNeedsUpdate...
(2/5) Updating module dependencies...
(3/5) Updating linux initcpios...
==> Building image from preset: /etc/mkinitcpio.d/linux-lts.preset: 'default'
  -> -k /boot/vmlinuz-linux-lts -c /etc/mkinitcpio.conf -g /boot/initramfs-linux-lts.img
==> Starting build: 5.10.90-1-lts
  -> Running build hook: [base]
  -> Running build hook: [udev]
  -> Running build hook: [autodetect]
  -> Running build hook: [modconf]
  -> Running build hook: [block]
==> WARNING: Possibly missing firmware for module: xhci_pci
  -> Running build hook: [keyboard]
  -> Running build hook: [keymap]
  -> Running build hook: [consolefont]
==> WARNING: consolefont: no font found in configuration
  -> Running build hook: [encrypt]
  -> Running build hook: [openswap]
  -> Running build hook: [resume]
  -> Running build hook: [filesystems]
  -> Running build hook: [fsck]
==> Generating module dependencies
==> Creating zstd-compressed initcpio image: /boot/initramfs-linux-lts.img
bsdtar: Write error
bsdtar: Write error
==> ERROR: Image generation FAILED: bsdtar (step 1) reported an error
==> Building image from preset: /etc/mkinitcpio.d/linux-lts.preset: 'fallback'
  -> -k /boot/vmlinuz-linux-lts -c /etc/mkinitcpio.conf -g /boot/initramfs-linux-lts-fallback.img -S autodetect
==> Starting build: 5.10.90-1-lts
  -> Running build hook: [base]
  -> Running build hook: [udev]
  -> Running build hook: [modconf]
  -> Running build hook: [block]
==> WARNING: Possibly missing firmware for module: wd719x
==> WARNING: Possibly missing firmware for module: aic94xx
==> WARNING: Possibly missing firmware for module: xhci_pci
  -> Running build hook: [keyboard]
  -> Running build hook: [keymap]
  -> Running build hook: [consolefont]
==> WARNING: consolefont: no font found in configuration
  -> Running build hook: [encrypt]
  -> Running build hook: [openswap]
  -> Running build hook: [resume]
  -> Running build hook: [filesystems]
  -> Running build hook: [fsck]
==> Generating module dependencies
==> Creating zstd-compressed initcpio image: /boot/initramfs-linux-lts-fallback.img
bsdtar: Write error
: Write error==> ERROR: Image generation FAILED: bsdtar (step 1) reported an error
==> Building image from preset: /etc/mkinitcpio.d/linux.preset: 'default'
  -> -k /boot/vmlinuz-linux -c /etc/mkinitcpio.conf -g /boot/initramfs-linux.img
==> Starting build: 5.15.13-arch1-1
  -> Running build hook: [base]
  -> Running build hook: [udev]
  -> Running build hook: [autodetect]
  -> Running build hook: [modconf]
  -> Running build hook: [block]
==> WARNING: Possibly missing firmware for module: xhci_pci
  -> Running build hook: [keyboard]
  -> Running build hook: [keymap]
  -> Running build hook: [consolefont]
==> WARNING: consolefont: no font found in configuration
  -> Running build hook: [encrypt]
==> WARNING: Possibly missing firmware for module: qat_4xxx
  -> Running build hook: [openswap]
  -> Running build hook: [resume]
  -> Running build hook: [filesystems]
  -> Running build hook: [fsck]
==> Generating module dependencies
==> Creating zstd-compressed initcpio image: /boot/initramfs-linux.img
bsdtar: Write error
: Write error==> ERROR: Image generation FAILED: bsdtar (step 1) reported an error
==> Building image from preset: /etc/mkinitcpio.d/linux.preset: 'fallback'
  -> -k /boot/vmlinuz-linux -c /etc/mkinitcpio.conf -g /boot/initramfs-linux-fallback.img -S autodetect
==> Starting build: 5.15.13-arch1-1
  -> Running build hook: [base]
  -> Running build hook: [udev]
  -> Running build hook: [modconf]
  -> Running build hook: [block]
==> WARNING: Possibly missing firmware for module: aic94xx
==> WARNING: Possibly missing firmware for module: wd719x
==> WARNING: Possibly missing firmware for module: xhci_pci
  -> Running build hook: [keyboard]
  -> Running build hook: [keymap]
  -> Running build hook: [consolefont]
==> WARNING: consolefont: no font found in configuration
  -> Running build hook: [encrypt]
==> WARNING: Possibly missing firmware for module: qat_4xxx
  -> Running build hook: [openswap]
  -> Running build hook: [resume]
  -> Running build hook: [filesystems]
  -> Running build hook: [fsck]
==> Generating module dependencies
==> Creating zstd-compressed initcpio image: /boot/initramfs-linux-fallback.img
bsdtar: Write error
: Write error==> ERROR: Image generation FAILED: bsdtar (step 1) reported an error
(4/5) Check if user should be informed about rebooting after certain system package upgrades.
(5/5) Checking which packages need to be rebuilt

Any ideas【・ヘ・?】

I would try running fsck on that ext4 filesystem.

If that is clean. Try deleting all those zero byte initramfs entries.

EDIT: Actually, what filesystem is your root using? I probably shouldn’t assume it is ext4

I would try running fsck on that ext4 filesystem.

If that is clean. Try deleting all those zero byte initramfs entries.

EDIT: Actually, what filesystem is your root using? I probably shouldn’t assume it is ext4

/boot is fat32
/ is ext4

Should I run fsck on both ? Any special options except -CV ? Also, should I run it into chroot or within live usb ?

Thank you so much for all your help (ノ◕ヮ◕)ノ*:・゚✧

You should only run fsck on the ext4 filesystem. I would run it from outside the chroot.

Let’s see what that produces.

Nothing to see here ? :s

[root@EndeavourOS liveuser]# fsck /dev/mapper/CryptoLUKS 
fsck from util-linux 2.37.2
e2fsck 1.46.4 (18-Aug-2021)
/dev/mapper/CryptoLUKS: clean, 879914/30130176 files, 22817206/120513976 blocks

EDIT :
So if everything’s ok I’m gonna remove zero bytes files within /boot/efi is that it ?

Can you delete those 0 byte files? What happens if you remove those and then go back into the chroot and mkinitcpio -P

same errors (╥_╥)

(ls -la /boot/efi in the bottom of paste down here)

[root@EndeavourOS efi]# mkinitcpio -P
==> Building image from preset: /etc/mkinitcpio.d/linux-lts.preset: 'default'
  -> -k /boot/vmlinuz-linux-lts -c /etc/mkinitcpio.conf -g /boot/initramfs-linux-lts.img
==> Starting build: 5.10.90-1-lts
  -> Running build hook: [base]
  -> Running build hook: [udev]
  -> Running build hook: [autodetect]
  -> Running build hook: [modconf]
  -> Running build hook: [block]
==> WARNING: Possibly missing firmware for module: xhci_pci
  -> Running build hook: [keyboard]
  -> Running build hook: [keymap]
  -> Running build hook: [consolefont]
==> WARNING: consolefont: no font found in configuration
  -> Running build hook: [encrypt]
  -> Running build hook: [openswap]
  -> Running build hook: [resume]
  -> Running build hook: [filesystems]
  -> Running build hook: [fsck]
==> Generating module dependencies
==> Creating zstd-compressed initcpio image: /boot/initramfs-linux-lts.img
bsdtar: Write error
bsdtar: Write error
==> ERROR: Image generation FAILED: bsdtar (step 1) reported an error
==> Building image from preset: /etc/mkinitcpio.d/linux-lts.preset: 'fallback'
  -> -k /boot/vmlinuz-linux-lts -c /etc/mkinitcpio.conf -g /boot/initramfs-linux-lts-fallback.img -S autodetect
==> Starting build: 5.10.90-1-lts
  -> Running build hook: [base]
  -> Running build hook: [udev]
  -> Running build hook: [modconf]
  -> Running build hook: [block]
==> WARNING: Possibly missing firmware for module: wd719x
==> WARNING: Possibly missing firmware for module: aic94xx
==> WARNING: Possibly missing firmware for module: xhci_pci
  -> Running build hook: [keyboard]
  -> Running build hook: [keymap]
  -> Running build hook: [consolefont]
==> WARNING: consolefont: no font found in configuration
  -> Running build hook: [encrypt]
  -> Running build hook: [openswap]
  -> Running build hook: [resume]
  -> Running build hook: [filesystems]
  -> Running build hook: [fsck]
==> Generating module dependencies
==> Creating zstd-compressed initcpio image: /boot/initramfs-linux-lts-fallback.img
bsdtar: Write error
: Write error==> ERROR: Image generation FAILED: bsdtar (step 1) reported an error
==> Building image from preset: /etc/mkinitcpio.d/linux.preset: 'default'
  -> -k /boot/vmlinuz-linux -c /etc/mkinitcpio.conf -g /boot/initramfs-linux.img
==> Starting build: 5.15.13-arch1-1
  -> Running build hook: [base]
  -> Running build hook: [udev]
  -> Running build hook: [autodetect]
  -> Running build hook: [modconf]
  -> Running build hook: [block]
==> WARNING: Possibly missing firmware for module: xhci_pci
  -> Running build hook: [keyboard]
  -> Running build hook: [keymap]
  -> Running build hook: [consolefont]
==> WARNING: consolefont: no font found in configuration
  -> Running build hook: [encrypt]
==> WARNING: Possibly missing firmware for module: qat_4xxx
  -> Running build hook: [openswap]
  -> Running build hook: [resume]
  -> Running build hook: [filesystems]
  -> Running build hook: [fsck]
==> Generating module dependencies
==> Creating zstd-compressed initcpio image: /boot/initramfs-linux.img
bsdtar: Write error
: Write error==> ERROR: Image generation FAILED: bsdtar (step 1) reported an error
==> Building image from preset: /etc/mkinitcpio.d/linux.preset: 'fallback'
  -> -k /boot/vmlinuz-linux -c /etc/mkinitcpio.conf -g /boot/initramfs-linux-fallback.img -S autodetect
==> Starting build: 5.15.13-arch1-1
  -> Running build hook: [base]
  -> Running build hook: [udev]
  -> Running build hook: [modconf]
  -> Running build hook: [block]
==> WARNING: Possibly missing firmware for module: aic94xx
==> WARNING: Possibly missing firmware for module: wd719x
==> WARNING: Possibly missing firmware for module: xhci_pci
  -> Running build hook: [keyboard]
  -> Running build hook: [keymap]
  -> Running build hook: [consolefont]
==> WARNING: consolefont: no font found in configuration
  -> Running build hook: [encrypt]
==> WARNING: Possibly missing firmware for module: qat_4xxx
  -> Running build hook: [openswap]
  -> Running build hook: [resume]
  -> Running build hook: [filesystems]
  -> Running build hook: [fsck]
==> Generating module dependencies
==> Creating zstd-compressed initcpio image: /boot/initramfs-linux-fallback.img
bsdtar: Write error
: Write error==> ERROR: Image generation FAILED: bsdtar (step 1) reported an error
==> Building image from preset: /etc/mkinitcpio.d/linux-zen.preset: 'default'
  -> -k /boot/vmlinuz-linux-zen -c /etc/mkinitcpio.conf -g /boot/initramfs-linux-zen.img
==> ERROR: specified kernel image does not exist: `/boot/vmlinuz-linux-zen'
==> Building image from preset: /etc/mkinitcpio.d/linux-zen.preset: 'fallback'
  -> -k /boot/vmlinuz-linux-zen -c /etc/mkinitcpio.conf -g /boot/initramfs-linux-zen-fallback.img -S autodetect
==> ERROR: specified kernel image does not exist: `/boot/vmlinuz-linux-zen'
[root@EndeavourOS /boot/efi]# ls -la /boot/efi
total 34836
drwxr-xr-x 4 root root     4096 Jan  1  1970 .
drwxr-xr-x 4 root root     4096 Jan 10 18:43 ..
drwxr-xr-x 6 root root     4096 Jan 10 15:41 EFI
drwxr-xr-x 6 root root     4096 Jan 10 15:40 grub
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root  4769792 Jun  8  2021 intel-ucode.img
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 10380224 Jan  7 15:57 vmlinuz-linux
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root  9314336 Jan  7 15:57 vmlinuz-linux-lts
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 11179328 Jan  7 15:57 vmlinuz-linux-zen
[root@EndeavourOS /boot/efi]# cd ..
[root@EndeavourOS boot]# ls -la /boot
total 23916
drwxr-xr-x  4 root root     4096 Jan 10 18:43 .
drwxr-xr-x 18 root root     4096 Jan  7 13:12 ..
drwxr-xr-x  4 root root     4096 Jan  1  1970 efi
drwxr-xr-x  6 root root     4096 Jan  7 14:18 grub
-rw-------  1 root root        0 Jan 10 18:43 initramfs-linux-fallback.img
-rw-------  1 root root        0 Jan 10 18:43 initramfs-linux.img
-rw-------  1 root root        0 Jan 10 18:43 initramfs-linux-lts-fallback.img
-rw-------  1 root root        0 Jan 10 18:42 initramfs-linux-lts.img
-rw-r--r--  1 root root  4769792 Jun  8  2021 intel-ucode.img
-rw-r--r--  1 root root 10380224 Jan 10 18:03 vmlinuz-linux
-rw-r--r--  1 root root  9314336 Jan 10 18:03 vmlinuz-linux-lts

You can delete /boot/efi/vmlinuz* and /boot/efi/intel-ucode.img but that won’t fix the problem. It is just some cleanup.

It is interesting that it can write the kernel images to /boot but mkinitcpio can’t write there.

Maybe erase and remake boot partition? Any advice or tutorial ?

It doesn’t look like your efi partition is the issue. It is failing to write to /boot which is actually part of your root filesystem.

What happens if you try to write the initrams somewhere else?

Something like:

mkdir /testdir
mkinitcpio -k /boot/vmlinuz-linux-lts -g /testdir/initramfs-linux-lts.img

If there’s no important data to protect then may suggest doing a clean install with repartitioning the hard drive.

I think I’m confident to remake /boot partition, but reinstall of my / will be awful last solution here

Here is result with ls -la from /boot and testdir :

[root@EndeavourOS /]# mkinitcpio -k /boot/vmlinuz-linux-lts -g /testdir/initramfs-linux-lts.img
==> Starting build: 5.10.90-1-lts
  -> Running build hook: [base]
  -> Running build hook: [udev]
  -> Running build hook: [autodetect]
  -> Running build hook: [modconf]
  -> Running build hook: [block]
==> WARNING: Possibly missing firmware for module: xhci_pci
  -> Running build hook: [keyboard]
  -> Running build hook: [keymap]
  -> Running build hook: [consolefont]
==> WARNING: consolefont: no font found in configuration
  -> Running build hook: [encrypt]
  -> Running build hook: [openswap]
  -> Running build hook: [resume]
  -> Running build hook: [filesystems]
  -> Running build hook: [fsck]
==> Generating module dependencies
==> Creating zstd-compressed initcpio image: /testdir/initramfs-linux-lts.img
bsdtar: Write error
: Write error==> ERROR: Image generation FAILED: bsdtar (step 1) reported an error
[root@EndeavourOS /]# ls -la /boot/efi/
total 16
drwxr-xr-x 4 root root 4096 Jan  1  1970 .
drwxr-xr-x 4 root root 4096 Jan 10 19:48 ..
drwxr-xr-x 6 root root 4096 Jan 10 15:41 EFI
drwxr-xr-x 6 root root 4096 Jan 10 15:40 grub
[root@EndeavourOS /]# ls -la /boot/
total 19256
drwxr-xr-x  4 root root     4096 Jan 10 19:48 .
drwxr-xr-x 19 root root     4096 Jan 10 19:44 ..
drwxr-xr-x  4 root root     4096 Jan  1  1970 efi
drwxr-xr-x  6 root root     4096 Jan  7 14:18 grub
-rw-------  1 root root        0 Jan 10 19:49 initramfs-linux-fallback.img
-rw-------  1 root root        0 Jan 10 19:49 initramfs-linux.img
-rw-------  1 root root        0 Jan 10 19:49 initramfs-linux-lts-fallback.img
-rw-------  1 root root        0 Jan 10 19:49 initramfs-linux-lts.img
-rw-r--r--  1 root root 10380224 Jan 10 19:48 vmlinuz-linux
-rw-r--r--  1 root root  9314336 Jan 10 19:48 vmlinuz-linux-lts
[root@EndeavourOS /]# ls -la /testdir/
total 8
drwxr-xr-x  2 root root 4096 Jan 10 19:49 .
drwxr-xr-x 19 root root 4096 Jan 10 19:44 ..
-rw-------  1 root root    0 Jan 10 19:49 initramfs-linux-lts.img

Also zero bytes in /testdir :x