Hello, I have a Endeavour OS installation that suddenly can’t boot anymore, fortunaly I had a few timeshifts snapshots so I thought I could just restore from them, but since I coudn’t boot I booted from a live usb from the Endeavour OS, installed timeshift with the AUR, and now timeshift can’t find the snapshots, any ideas on what to do?
I managed to solve it, when I tried to boot or chroot I got this error
error while loading shared libraries: libncursesw.so.6: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
so I booted in to the live usb, mounted my installation to /mnt and ran
sudo pacman -r /mnt -S ncurses
after this I could chroot, and then I tried to use timeshift but I got another error, I don’t have the exact log but it had something to do with vfat, I’m sorry I can’t put more info on this, but after searching it was a problem with the linux kernel and usually reinstalling it fixes the issue, so I reinstalled it, and I also installed the lts kernel just in case
sudo pacman -S linux linux-lts
after this I was able to use timeshift again, and restored my system and everything is working now
Could be that an update on this library created the problem. I do not know what that is. Would be worth looking up the package on arch website.
Edit: found a couple of posts. Could it be that you installed a software via AUR and that this software is looking for a 32 bit version of this package, but you have a 64 bit installed. Here is a post that discuss that
Perhaps remove the last AUR package you installed and try rebooting. There is a dependency problem that broke something I think.
If the backups are on the computer itself you should just need a live iso, chroot and do the restore. Otherwise plug in the USB or HD you used and do the same. It will ask which restore point and that’s pretty much all there is to it.
If it’s not working please provide the terminal input/output that failed.