Cannot boot after update

After updating the system on 2024-07-07, I can no longer boot it. There appear a lot of error messages, starting with these lines:

[FAILED] Failed to mount Huge Pages File System.
[FAILED] Failed to mount POSIX Message Queue File System.
[FAILED] Failed to mount Kernel Debug File System.

and a lot more. I have an XUbuntu Live system on a USB Pendrive handy, with which I already did the following:

  • In a chroot-environment, mounted proc, sys, dev and the partition which contains the root filesystem.
  • Run pacman -S linux-utils linux linux-headers. This did not fail, but did not help either.

I am out of ideas, any help is appreciated - please.

Hope this might provide some further tips:

Also, please provide FULL list of error messages. If possible, add output of

inxi -Fza
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I’d recommend using a current (or recent) Manjaro .ISO and manjaro-chroot -a. You could be missing something using another distro.

Also: assuming you will be (re)installing a kernel, don’t forget to run e.g. grub-mkconfig -o /boot/grub/grub.cfg ; mkinitcpio -P.

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I think you refer to this procedure, since Ubuntu does not have a helper like manjaro-chroot or arch-chroot.
That is totally fine.

Cave: you should mount all partitions, not just /
/boot/efi might be on a separate partition - don’t forget to mount that as well before chroot
(/home is not needed)

In chroot I’d as the very first thing
update the list of mirrors
pacman-mirrors -c Germany
and run the update again
pacman -Syyu
to see whether it truly went ok.

It should return: there is nothing to do

Next would be to share some information and look through the most recent boot log for a clue.

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Ok, so in the meanwhile I boot up with a latest Manjaro live system, and I have broken the system on the disk completely. My computer does not even detect Grub anymore.

manjaro-chroot -a still works fine, and I can do everything within this chroot environment. How can I bring up my system again? I really want to reinstall it only as a last resort.

I have followed GRUB/Restore the GRUB Bootloader - Manjaro with no success.

Within the chroot environment, the script install-grub (not to be confused with grub-install) fails because the first column of the output of lsblk -rno parttypename,mountpoint is empty, i.e. it does not show the partition type names, as the non-chroot system does.

I could reinstall grub and am back to my initial problem I came here for.

First of all, we need to see your logs, not just the first three lines. We also don’t have any system information so, as said above, we need to see the output of inxi -Fazy. Otherwise you’re only going to get general suggestions.

Okay, so here is my boot up - I attach it as image, because I am afraid it is not useful. It rather looks like a tons of follow-up errors.

And on the live Manjaro Linux, inxi -Fazy outputs:

System:
  Kernel: 6.9.5-1-MANJARO arch: x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 14.1.1
    clocksource: tsc avail: acpi_pm parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-x86_64
    lang=de_AT keytable=de tz=Europe/Vienna misobasedir=manjaro
    misolabel=MANJARO_XFCEM_2403 quiet systemd.show_status=1 splash apparmor=1
    security=apparmor driver=free nouveau.modeset=1 i915.modeset=1
    radeon.modeset=1
  Console: pty pts/1 DM: LightDM v: 1.32.0 Distro: Manjaro base: Arch Linux
Machine:
  Type: Laptop System: Acer product: Swift SF314-51 v: V1.07 serial: <filter>
    Chassis: type: 10 serial: N/A
  Mobo: Acer model: M3_SK v: V1.07 serial: <filter>
    part-nu: Swift SF314-51_1140_1.07 uuid: ba85d580-cd36-81e6-2be6-94e979b7ae5f
    UEFI: Insyde v: 1.07 date: 11/24/2016
Battery:
  ID-1: BAT0 charge: 23.9 Wh (100.0%) condition: 23.9/48.9 Wh (48.8%)
    volts: 17.0 min: 15.2 model: AC14B3K type: Li-ion serial: N/A status: full
CPU:
  Info: model: Intel Core i3-6100U socket: U3E1 bits: 64 type: MT MCP
    arch: Skylake gen: core 6 level: v3 note: check built: 2015
    process: Intel 14nm family: 6 model-id: 0x4E (78) stepping: 3
    microcode: 0xF0
  Topology: cpus: 1x cores: 2 tpc: 2 threads: 4 smt: enabled cache:
    L1: 128 KiB desc: d-2x32 KiB; i-2x32 KiB L2: 512 KiB desc: 2x256 KiB
    L3: 3 MiB desc: 1x3 MiB
  Speed (MHz): avg: 400 min/max: 400/2300 base/boost: 2200/2300 scaling:
    driver: intel_pstate governor: powersave volts: 0.8 V ext-clock: 100 MHz
    cores: 1: 400 2: 400 3: 400 4: 400 bogomips: 18406
  Flags: avx avx2 ht lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx
  Vulnerabilities:
  Type: gather_data_sampling status: Vulnerable: No microcode
  Type: itlb_multihit status: KVM: VMX disabled
  Type: l1tf mitigation: PTE Inversion; VMX: conditional cache flushes, SMT
    vulnerable
  Type: mds mitigation: Clear CPU buffers; SMT vulnerable
  Type: meltdown mitigation: PTI
  Type: mmio_stale_data mitigation: Clear CPU buffers; SMT vulnerable
  Type: reg_file_data_sampling status: Not affected
  Type: retbleed mitigation: IBRS
  Type: spec_rstack_overflow status: Not affected
  Type: spec_store_bypass mitigation: Speculative Store Bypass disabled via
    prctl
  Type: spectre_v1 mitigation: usercopy/swapgs barriers and __user pointer
    sanitization
  Type: spectre_v2 mitigation: IBRS; IBPB: conditional; STIBP: conditional;
    RSB filling; PBRSB-eIBRS: Not affected; BHI: Not affected
  Type: srbds mitigation: Microcode
  Type: tsx_async_abort mitigation: TSX disabled
Graphics:
  Device-1: Intel Skylake GT2 [HD Graphics 520] vendor: Acer Incorporated ALI
    driver: i915 v: kernel arch: Gen-9 process: Intel 14n built: 2015-16 ports:
    active: eDP-1 empty: DP-1,HDMI-A-1,HDMI-A-2 bus-ID: 00:02.0
    chip-ID: 8086:1916 class-ID: 0300
  Device-2: Chicony HD WebCam driver: uvcvideo type: USB rev: 2.0
    speed: 480 Mb/s lanes: 1 mode: 2.0 bus-ID: 1-7:5 chip-ID: 04f2:b573
    class-ID: 0e02
  Display: x11 server: X.org v: 1.21.1.13 compositor: xfwm4 driver: X:
    loaded: modesetting alternate: fbdev,vesa dri: iris gpu: i915 tty: 80x24
  Monitor-1: eDP-1 model: LG Display 0x051d built: 2015 res: 1920x1080
    dpi: 158 gamma: 1.2 size: 309x174mm (12.17x6.85") diag: 355mm (14")
    ratio: 16:9 modes: 1920x1080
  API: EGL v: 1.5 hw: drv: intel iris platforms: device: 0 drv: iris
    device: 1 drv: swrast surfaceless: drv: iris inactive: gbm,wayland,x11
  API: OpenGL v: 4.6 compat-v: 4.5 vendor: mesa v: 24.1.1-manjaro1.1
    note: console (EGL sourced) renderer: Mesa Intel HD Graphics 520 (SKL GT2),
    llvmpipe (LLVM 17.0.6 256 bits)
Audio:
  Device-1: Intel Sunrise Point-LP HD Audio vendor: Acer Incorporated ALI
    driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel alternate: snd_soc_skl,snd_soc_avs
    bus-ID: 00:1f.3 chip-ID: 8086:9d70 class-ID: 0403
  API: ALSA v: k6.9.5-1-MANJARO status: kernel-api with: aoss
    type: oss-emulator tools: alsactl,alsamixer,amixer
  Server-1: JACK v: 1.9.22 status: off tools: N/A
  Server-2: PipeWire v: 1.0.7 status: n/a (root, process) with:
    1: pipewire-pulse status: active 2: wireplumber status: active
    3: pipewire-alsa type: plugin tools: pactl,pw-cat,pw-cli,wpctl
Network:
  Device-1: Qualcomm Atheros QCA6174 802.11ac Wireless Network Adapter
    vendor: Lite-On driver: ath10k_pci v: kernel pcie: gen: 1 speed: 2.5 GT/s
    lanes: 1 bus-ID: 02:00.0 chip-ID: 168c:003e class-ID: 0280 temp: 53.0 C
  IF: wlp2s0 state: up mac: <filter>
  Info: services: NetworkManager, systemd-timesyncd, wpa_supplicant
Bluetooth:
  Device-1: Lite-On driver: btusb v: 0.8 type: USB rev: 2.0 speed: 12 Mb/s
    lanes: 1 mode: 1.1 bus-ID: 1-5:3 chip-ID: 04ca:3016 class-ID: e001
  Report: rfkill ID: hci0 rfk-id: 2 state: up address: see --recommends
Drives:
  Local Storage: total: 148.14 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%)
  ID-1: /dev/sda maj-min: 8:0 vendor: LITE-ON model: CV3-8D128
    size: 119.24 GiB block-size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B sata: 3.1
    speed: 6.0 Gb/s tech: SSD serial: <filter> fw-rev: 202 scheme: GPT
  SMART: yes state: enabled health: PASSED on: 190d 4h cycles: 7160
    read: 5 MiB written: 1.9 MiB
  ID-2: /dev/sdb maj-min: 8:16 vendor: Verbatim model: STORE N GO
    size: 28.9 GiB block-size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B type: USB rev: 3.2
    spd: 5 Gb/s lanes: 1 mode: 3.2 gen-1x1 tech: N/A serial: <filter>
    fw-rev: PMAP scheme: MBR
  SMART Message: Unknown USB bridge. Flash drive/Unsupported enclosure?
Partition:
  Message: No partition data found.
Swap:
  Alert: No swap data was found.
Sensors:
  System Temperatures: cpu: 47.0 C pch: 38.5 C mobo: N/A
  Fan Speeds (rpm): N/A
Info:
  Memory: total: 4 GiB available: 3.69 GiB used: 2.27 GiB (61.5%) igpu: 64 MiB
  Processes: 208 Power: uptime: 6m states: freeze,mem,disk suspend: deep
    avail: s2idle wakeups: 0 hibernate: platform avail: shutdown, reboot,
    suspend, test_resume image: 1.43 GiB services: upowerd,xfce4-power-manager
    Init: systemd v: 256 default: graphical tool: systemctl
  Packages: pm: pacman pkgs: 1027 libs: 287 tools: pamac Compilers: N/A
    Shell: Bash (su) v: 5.2.26 running-in: pty pts/1 inxi: 3.3.35

And these are the last lines of the journald of the last working shutdown:

Jul 07 16:39:53 solveig systemd[1]: boot-efi.mount: Failed to spawn executor: Argument list too long
Jul 07 16:39:53 solveig systemd[1]: boot-efi.mount: Failed to spawn 'umount' task: Argument list too long
Jul 07 16:39:53 solveig systemd[1]: Failed unmounting /boot/efi.
Jul 07 16:39:53 solveig systemd[1]: data.mount: Failed to spawn executor: Argument list too long
Jul 07 16:39:53 solveig systemd[1]: data.mount: Failed to spawn 'umount' task: Argument list too long
Jul 07 16:39:53 solveig systemd[1]: Failed unmounting /data.
Jul 07 16:39:53 solveig systemd[1]: home.mount: Failed to spawn executor: Argument list too long
Jul 07 16:39:53 solveig systemd[1]: home.mount: Failed to spawn 'umount' task: Argument list too long
Jul 07 16:39:53 solveig systemd[1]: Failed unmounting /home.
Jul 07 16:39:53 solveig systemd[1]: run-media-robert-80e3a1fc\x2d219b\x2d4dd9\x2da912\x2d77bfa7d97e38.mount: Failed to spawn executor: Argument list too long
Jul 07 16:39:53 solveig systemd[1]: run-media-robert-80e3a1fc\x2d219b\x2d4dd9\x2da912\x2d77bfa7d97e38.mount: Failed to spawn 'umount' task: Argument list too long
Jul 07 16:39:53 solveig systemd[1]: Failed unmounting /run/media/robert/80e3a1fc-219b-4dd9-a912-77bfa7d97e38.
Jul 07 16:39:53 solveig systemd[1]: run-user-1005.mount: Failed to spawn executor: Argument list too long
Jul 07 16:39:53 solveig systemd[1]: run-user-1005.mount: Failed to spawn 'umount' task: Argument list too long
Jul 07 16:39:53 solveig systemd[1]: Failed unmounting /run/user/1005.
Jul 07 16:39:53 solveig systemd[1]: tmp.mount: Failed to spawn executor: Argument list too long
Jul 07 16:39:53 solveig systemd[1]: tmp.mount: Failed to spawn 'umount' task: Argument list too long
Jul 07 16:39:53 solveig systemd[1]: Failed unmounting /tmp.
Jul 07 16:39:53 solveig systemd[1]: Stopped target Swaps.
Jul 07 16:39:53 solveig systemd[1]: dev-disk-by\x2duuid-764f03c4\x2d86f4\x2d4321\x2d95b2\x2da1288584e771.swap: Failed to spawn executor: Argument list too long
Jul 07 16:39:53 solveig systemd[1]: dev-disk-by\x2duuid-764f03c4\x2d86f4\x2d4321\x2d95b2\x2da1288584e771.swap: Failed to spawn 'swapoff' task: Argument list too long
Jul 07 16:39:53 solveig kernel: systemd[1]: segfault at 7ffcdc6b7ff8 ip 00007f018e1ab1a8 sp 00007ffcdc6b8000 error 6 in libsystemd-shared-256.1-1.so[7f018dfca000+2c0000]
Jul 07 16:39:53 solveig kernel: Code: 15 00 ba 38 00 00 00 48 8d 35 97 d7 10 00 48 8d 3d 89 62 13 00 48 89 e5 ff 15 5c f7 1f 00 0f 1f 40 00 f3 0f 1e fa 55 48 89 e5 <41> 55 41 54 53 48 83 ec>
Jul 07 16:39:53 solveig systemd-coredump[39242]: Process 1 (systemd) of user 0 terminated abnormally with signal 11/SEGV, processing...
Jul 07 16:39:53 solveig systemd-coredump[39242]: Due to PID 1 having crashed coredump collection will now be turned off.
Jul 07 16:39:53 solveig systemd-coredump[39242]: Removed old coredump core.jsondesk.1005.f29009c91fec4e70b21fa53df9c39009.3469.1720356825000000.zst.
Jul 07 16:39:53 solveig systemd-coredump[39242]: [LNK] Process 1 (systemd) of user 0 dumped core.
                                                 
                                                 Module linux-vdso.so.1 without build-id.
                                                 Stack trace of thread 1:
                                                 #0  0x00007f018e1ab1a8 siphash24_compress (libsystemd-shared-256.1-1.so + 0x2441a8)
                                                 #1  0x00007f018e181dc2 trivial_hash_func (libsystemd-shared-256.1-1.so + 0x21adc2)
                                                 #2  0x00007f018e1820bf n/a (libsystemd-shared-256.1-1.so + 0x21b0bf)
                                                 #3  0x00007f018e182f3f _hashmap_get (libsystemd-shared-256.1-1.so + 0x21bf3f)
                                                 #4  0x00007f018e50d70a unit_has_dependency (libsystemd-core-256.1-1.so + 0x15a70a)
                                                 #5  0x00007f018e4f9733 unit_submit_to_stop_when_bound_queue (libsystemd-core-256.1-1.so + 0x146733)
                                                 #6  0x00007f018e4ff182 unit_notify (libsystemd-core-256.1-1.so + 0x14c182)
                                                 #7  0x00007f018e4e3077 n/a (libsystemd-core-256.1-1.so + 0x130077)
                                                 #8  0x00007f018e4e3c46 n/a (libsystemd-core-256.1-1.so + 0x130c46)
                                                 #9  0x00007f018e4e3c7d n/a (libsystemd-core-256.1-1.so + 0x130c7d)
                                                 #10 0x00007f018e4e3c7d n/a (libsystemd-core-256.1-1.so + 0x130c7d)
                                                 #11 0x00007f018e4e3c7d n/a (libsystemd-core-256.1-1.so + 0x130c7d)
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                                                 #14 0x00007f018e4e3c7d n/a (libsystemd-core-256.1-1.so + 0x130c7d)
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                                                 #31 0x00007f018e4e3c7d n/a (libsystemd-core-256.1-1.so + 0x130c7d)
                                                 #32 0x00007f018e4e3c7d n/a (libsystemd-core-256.1-1.so + 0x130c7d)
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                                                 #34 0x00007f018e4e3c7d n/a (libsystemd-core-256.1-1.so + 0x130c7d)
                                                 #35 0x00007f018e4e3c7d n/a (libsystemd-core-256.1-1.so + 0x130c7d)
                                                 #36 0x00007f018e4e3c7d n/a (libsystemd-core-256.1-1.so + 0x130c7d)
                                                 #37 0x00007f018e4e3c7d n/a (libsystemd-core-256.1-1.so + 0x130c7d)
                                                 #38 0x00007f018e4e3c7d n/a (libsystemd-core-256.1-1.so + 0x130c7d)
                                                 #39 0x00007f018e4e3c7d n/a (libsystemd-core-256.1-1.so + 0x130c7d)
                                                 #40 0x00007f018e4e3c7d n/a (libsystemd-core-256.1-1.so + 0x130c7d)
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                                                 #63 0x00007f018e4e3c7d n/a (libsystemd-core-256.1-1.so + 0x130c7d)
                                                 ELF object binary architecture: AMD x86-64

In the meanwhile, I reinstalled all the packages which were installed yesterday, which did not change anything either.

This here looks a bit like your issue.

If I understand the issue there, it had to do with an older kernel - but I’m not sure.

I’d make sure to have at least two from the 6 series, preferrably LTS.

And you could try the addition of:
SYSTEMD_CGROUP_ENABLE_LEGACY_FORCE=1
and/or
systemd.unified_cgroup_hierarchy=0
to
GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT in /etc/default/grub

I’m really not sure, but the symptoms look just like yours.

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Installing Kernel 6.9 finally rendered my system booting again. Great thanks to @Nachlese who gave me the hint.

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