Building image from preset: linux55.preset error although linux55 kernel is no longer installed

Today I successfully updated and rebooted my stable Manjaro system but encountered this error messages that are irritating:

=> Image generation successful
==> Building image from preset: /etc/mkinitcpio.d/linux55.preset: 'default'
  -> -k /boot/vmlinuz-5.5-x86_64 -c /etc/mkinitcpio.conf -g /boot/initramfs-5.5-x86_64.img
==> ERROR: '/lib/modules/5.5.19-1-MANJARO' is not a valid kernel module directory
==> Building image from preset: /etc/mkinitcpio.d/linux55.preset: 'fallback'
  -> -k /boot/vmlinuz-5.5-x86_64 -c /etc/mkinitcpio.conf -g /boot/initramfs-5.5-x86_64-fallback.img -S autodetect
==> ERROR: '/lib/modules/5.5.19-1-MANJARO' is not a valid kernel module directory
Fehler: Befehl konnte nicht korrekt ausgeführt werden

Calling mhwd-kernel -li returns this …

Currently running: 5.10.23-1-MANJARO (linux510)
The following kernels are installed in your system:
   * linux419
   * linux510
   * linux54

I assume the linux55.preset is still stored but orphaned in my filesystem.
Thanks for your advice on how to clean this up correctly.

boot on USB iso manjaro
do chroot ( sudo manjaro-chroot -a )
check list kernels installed & files /etc/mkinitcpio.d/*.preset

i think you should remove 5.5preset
and then redo mkinitcpio for others

sudo manjaro-chroot -a 
ls /etc/mkinitcpio.d/*.preset
mhwd-kernel -li
rm /etc/mkinitcpio.d/linux55.preset
mkinitcpio -P 

then reboot

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Those commands can be done on a booted system with sudo, no need for the chroot.


@Yochanan I ran your commands with sudo and rebooted successfully. No need for using my USB ISO.

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