Yep, that must be it. Guess I’ll just have to wait then
Thanks for the detailed instructions, @gohlip! That first command did the trick, but I still get the same kernel panic as before
Yeah, I guess. I’m just rather reluctant as I’ve spent a while configuring my Manjaro OpenRC setup already.
Ok, thanks for the tip, @Chrysostomus! I’m not rightly sure which ones I need to find in the AUR, though.
I have extracted a bunch of useful information via my flash drive though - you can find here. It contains:
pacman.log - The pacman log from the broken system,
pacman_cache.txt - A list of files in
pacman_installed.txt - a list of packages currently installed on the broken system.
I did find though that the two packages I’m sure have installed from the AUR are
openrc-sysvinit. If I download a snapshot of each of them from the AUR now, then I find that the
openrc package doesn’t currently contain a
something.install file, but the
openrc-sysvinit package does! It’s called
sysvinit.install, and contains an echo statement that says
To boot using OpenRC append init=/usr/bin/init-openrc to your kernel bootline..
Sadly though, appending
init=/usr/bin/init-openrc to my kernel boot parameters (via rEFInd or grub) fails with the same error, except it says
Failed to execute /init (error -2)
Kernel panic - not syncing: Requested init /usr/bin/init-openrc failed (error -2).
The two lines from the pacmann.log I’ve linked to above that are really important I think are
installed openrc-sysvinit (2.88-10)
upgraded openrc (0.26.3-1 -> 0.27.2-1)
…so in theory I should be able to remove
openrc-sysvinit and downgrade
openrc to 0.26.3-1 if someone still has a copy of that package file?
Sorry, tried that - it doesn’t work, sadly! It comes up with the same error
Right! I’m not sure that the versions I need are still there though - please see the file I’ve linked to above.
Indeed it would! I hadn’t gotten as far as setting it up (I was going to do it that evening ) Next time…