So yesterday i was trying to get a package installed and it was returning a 404 in the package manager gui.
I thought of trying to do it via the terminal to see if i had the same issues.
So quick google on how to use pacman from the terminal and i found this command “sudo pacman -Syyu” i forgot to read the last line where it said it updated your system and thought it would just do a local db rebuild.
Any ways, update runs i say yes a few times to let the updates through and then my screen drops back to the uefi splash screen (rog logo) and stays there. I was hoping it was just a graphics driver update and the upgrade would complete in the background and it would come back. So i left it for 30-45min nothing had changed so i had to do a hard power.
On reboot i ended up in the Bios and manually selecting my boot device just got me a grub command line.
I rebooted again to see if i could get into a live usb i had and work some thing out. But on reboot it booted as normal and i ended up at my login screen.
I was then able to install my package from the gui no issues.
Sorry for the story just wanted to give context to get the most complete answer.
Where would i go to be sure this maybe bad upgrade didn’t cause any issues and what steps can i take to prepare an OS refresh and data recovery if i am running encrypted drives? Say i can’t get back in next time.
In windows for example i can use SFC or DSIM to check system files and use a bootable windows iso to run a repair. I would like to have similar recovery options for Manjaro
Thanking you in advance for your time.
*excuse formatting i typed it on mobile.