Even in the case your system requires fixing in order to work again, there is usually still a way to reach a usable mode in order to acquire system information and logs. By usable, we mean a system in which you can at least access files and input commands, and not necessarily a graphical desktop: [HowTo] Use the terminal / TTY
You have various options:
- Booting normally
- Accessing TTY with Ctrl+Alt+F2
- Booting without login manager
- At the Grub menu, make your selection and hit E to edit the kernel boot line.
If the Grub is hidden, tap Esc or Shift on boot to make it appear.
- Append the runlevel 3 to the kernel boot line:
linux /boot/vmlinuz-X.XX-x86_64 root=UUID=XXXXXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXXXXXXXXXX rw 3
- Resume boot with F10
- Accessing a terminal from a liveUSB
- If you have a Manjaro liveUSB, open a terminal and access your installation with:
- If you have a liveUSB for another distribution, open a terminal and access your installation following this guide: chroot - ArchWiki