After an attempt at updating my video drivers (big mistake apparently), I am not stuck on “recovering journal, clean, 359016/15613952 files, 6753986/62435619 blocks”
Following a lot of searches here, I created a bootable ISO with Rufus (manjaro-xfce-21.3.4-220718-linux515). That process complained about it being a hybrid and forced it to mode DD.
With the usb drive inserted into my MinisForum UM700, it flashes the MinisForum logo, then goes straight to black screen with recovering journal.
I have tried holding down F8 while booting. The recovering journal disappears for a sec, then comes back.
(Also tried F1 and F2 just in case).
There seems to be no i/o option whatsoever.
I’m scared that I’ve fubared my brand new machine.
I am extremely new to linux but well-versed in Windows. At this point I don’t care if I have to wipe what’s on the box and start over…I just want a clean install.