Lol, I didn’t even know that manjaro had an update-grub alias, I always just did it manually same as back in arch. It’s not that long of a command anyways.
Thanks for this, I sometimes had to use the power button to force off my machine when it hung on shutdown when I couldn’t wait to see what was making it hang, it’s a good to know there’s a less cringe inducing alternative, I did not know this existed.
Just gotta find that SysRq key now
Edit: it was Alt+Print Screen, I think this is just standard for modern PCs probably (laptops included, mine is a laptop, recent too, like 2019 make maybe)
Easy way to find the right key if ur on X is to just run xev and try combinations until it tells you it’s sysrq.
@jawanari hard shutdown as you call it is not safe at all, i know someone personally who fried his PC doing it (don’t remember how exactly it broke, whether it wouldn’t get power at all (dead psu) or if it got power but didn’t POST (potentially dead cpu) just that it was fried and he bought a new one)
That is an extreme case and shouldn’t actually be possible though, but it can damage your hard drive, it will corrupt your filesystem almost guaranteed (though linux should be able to recover from that) it can also damage your SSD though i’m not sure to what extent.
Pulling the power plug though is a lot worse, a common way for people’s PCs to get fried, so definitely don’t do that either.
If your system is freezing before you even get to GRUB though, this is not a manjaro problem, it’s not a grub problem, it’s either a BIOS problem or faulty hardware problem.