I am pretty new to Manjaro (~6 months) and have only basic experience with Linux, Command Line, etc., but I am constantly learning.
So, two days ago, I got a message from the system that the free disc space is becoming low and I wanted to clean up a little bit. After googling, I found a post in this forum where the following steps were recommended:
sudo pacman -Sc
sudo pacman -Qdt
sudo pacman -Rns $(pacman -Qtdq)
sudo journalctl --vacuum-size=50M
I followed the instruction and everything seemed fine, I could keep working and there were no problems. Then yesterday and today, I tried to start Manjaro again, but the computer gets stuck and only shows the Dell-Logo. I can get to the screen where I can chose between the Windows, Manjaro, and Advanced Manjaro Starting options, where I have the further following options:
Manjaro Linux (Kernel: 5.8.11-1-MANJARO x64)
Manjaro Linux (Kernel: 5.8.11-1-MANJARO x64 - fallback initramfs)
Manjaro Linux (Kernel: 5.7.19-2-MANJARO x64)
Manjaro Linux (Kernel: 5.7.19-2-MANJARO x64 - fallback initramfs)
The 5.8 ones also end up in the Dell-Logo screen, while the 5.7 ones end up with the following screen:
[FAILED] Failed to start Load Kernel Modules.
[FAILED] Failed to mount Mount unit for atomify, revision 153.
[FAILED] Failed to mount Mount unit for core, revision 10126.
[FAILED] Failed to mount Mount unit for core, revision 9993.
[FAILED] Failed to mount /boot/efi.
[DEPEND] Dependency failed for Local File Systems.
Your are in emergency mode. After logging in, type “journalctl -xb” to view system logs, “systemctl reboot” to reboot, “systemctl default” or “exit” to boot into default mode.
Give root password for maintenance
(or press Control-D to continue):
So I can log in and enter commands, but it is beyond my knowledge and experience what to do next. I thought that maybe booting into a Live environment with a Manjaro USB stick, saving all essential data and reinstalling Manjaro would be a unfavorable solution, but I was hoping that someone could help me on this and maybe I could learn a little bit in the process.
I tried to find a similar topic in this forum that could help me, but I wasn’t able to find one, so I hope I wasn’t blind when looking and this has been resolved somewhere already. Furthermore, I hope that I abide by the forum rules with this post.
Many thanks for any help and kind regards,