Booting to Fallback

Can anyone enlighten me what is the point of booting to ‘Fallback’ in the Advanced boot options of GRUB. Whether I boot from there or through the normal Manjaro option, either one produces the identical full graphical boot?

From the archwiki


  • the fallback ramdisk image, same as above except that the autodetect hook is skipped during creation, thus including a full range of modules which supports most systems.
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The fallback may be helpful, when:

  • The “small” initrd is faulty (some necessary driver or script is missing)
  • The hardware was changed, so that other drivers are required

but the fallback will boot slower :wink: becaus it contains all modules


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