GRUB Multiboot / Failure to communicate with kernel device-mapper driver


Hi there

I have a Multiboot Manjaro/Ubuntu/Antergos/Windos10, and after installing Antergos, i had a Grub Rescue choosing in BIOS Manjaro Grub boot, but it was not able to restore Manjaro to boot, because of the / Partition of Manjaro i fount only lost+found, so I not restored grub in this way but I reinstalled Manjaro on this partition as formated partition fresh install.

Now After install andfirst boot and updating Manjaro the update-grub takes a loooong time and found this:

$ sudo update-grub
GRUB-Konfigurationsdatei wird erstellt …
Thema gefunden: /usr/share/grub/themes/manjaro/theme.txt
Linux-Abbild gefunden: /boot/vmlinuz-4.19-x86_64
initrd-Abbild gefunden: /boot/intel-ucode.img /boot/initramfs-4.19-x86_64.img
Found initrd fallback image: /boot/initramfs-4.19-x86_64-fallback.img
/dev/mapper/control: open failed: Kein passendes Gerät gefunden
Failure to communicate with kernel device-mapper driver.
Check that device-mapper is available in the kernel.
Incompatible libdevmapper 1.02.152 (2018-10-30) and kernel driver (unknown version).
Command failed.
rmdir: konnte '/var/lib/os-prober/mount' nicht entfernen: Das Gerät oder die Ressource ist belegt
Windows Boot Manager auf /dev/sda2@/EFI/Microsoft/Boot/bootmgfw.efi gefunden
Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS (18.04) auf /dev/sda5 gefunden
Antergos Linux auf /dev/sda9 gefunden
Found memtest86+ image: /boot/memtest86+/memtest.bin

Updating linux419 module dependencies...
Updating linux419 initcpios...
==> Building image from preset: /etc/mkinitcpio.d/linux419.preset: 'default'
-> -k /boot/vmlinuz-4.19-x86_64 -c /etc/mkinitcpio.conf -g /boot/initramfs-4.19-x86_64.img
==> Starting build: 4.19.6-1-MANJARO
==> Generating module dependencies
==> Creating gzip-compressed initcpio image: /boot/initramfs-4.19-x86_64.img
==> Image generation successful
==> Building image from preset: /etc/mkinitcpio.d/linux419.preset: 'fallback'
-> -k /boot/vmlinuz-4.19-x86_64 -c /etc/mkinitcpio.conf -g /boot/initramfs-4.19-x86_64-fallback.img -S autodetect
==> Creating gzip-compressed initcpio image: /boot/initramfs-4.19-x86_64-fallback.img
Updating Grub-Bootmenu
Generating grub configuration file ...
Found theme: /usr/share/grub/themes/manjaro/theme.txt
Found linux image: /boot/vmlinuz-4.19-x86_64
Found initrd image: /boot/intel-ucode.img /boot/initramfs-4.19-x86_64.img
Found initrd fallback image: /boot/initramfs-4.19-x86_64-fallback.img
Found Windows Boot Manager on /dev/sda2@/EFI/Microsoft/Boot/bootmgfw.efi
Found Antergos Linux on /dev/sda9
Found memtest86+ image: /boot/memtest86+/memtest.bin
Try '/usr/bin/grub-script-check --help' or '/usr/bin/grub-script-check
--usage' for more information.
Syntax errors are detected in generated GRUB config file.
Ensure that there are no errors in /etc/default/grub
and /etc/grub.d/* files or please file a bug report with
/boot/grub/ file attached.
error: command failed to execute correctly 
Warn about old perl modules

Do Antergos have incompatibilities with Manjaro Grub or should I edit the EFI Partition (100Mb)?

Thank you


first please use the code brackets symbol (</>) to post output.
Second maybe have a look here:


Put/create an /etc/lsb-release in Antergos OS.
See this for further explantion.

If you still need help, provide your Manjaro’s

cat /etc/default/grub 
pacman -Q grub
ls /etc/grub.d


Thank you very much

Installing LSB-Version in Antergos helped pretty fine.


You’re welcome.
But what takes you so long to get back to us? :grinning:
Take care.

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