My system refuses to boot (failed to start cups scheduler) & (unknown Filesystem type efivarfs(“irrelevant”)), failed network time synch too.
Issues started after trying to install paru.
So, I take my live cd, mount and chroot into my encrypted disk, fix a few lib issues from a “partial upgrade”, (glibc 2.33&2.34 & lib32glibc, manual upgrade through downloading newer packages and installing)
Got pacman to work again, but still can’t perform full system upgrade (I have a infinite loop of conflicting dependencies with jack32 and multiple other packages I’ve been trying to fix for a long time - this is an old issue, my desktop environment has worked before even with this loop, used workarounds earlier)
Update “all” pacman mirrors, update gpg/master keys. Still can’t boot into environment.
No problem, I deduce maybe it’s a kernel issue (screen Flickr on Boot & newer glibc) so I download multiple kernels+headers+nvidia while chrooted (linux515,54,61,64,), using pacman -S command & (mhwd-kernel -i)
Errors can be seen in attached file (apparently I can’t attach media items in a post)
Run mknitcipio command.
The kernels can then be seen as installed in system with mhwd-kernel -li command.
Then, I reboot my system, to test whether some of the newer kernels work.
I don’t see them listed while booting as options.
Go back to live cd, mount to /mnt, chroot, etc, check mhwd-kernel -li again, they are still in the list. Yet they can’t be found on reboot. I can’t seem to find any information more than this, and am at a loss.
Any help would be greatly appreciated, my desktop environment contains a lot of important things and I am unsure whether just “updating/installing” through live cd will keep my desktop intact (which would be my first option on a windows machine)
Is there some directory I still need to mount properly?
My system should be systemd.
Any & all comments appreciated, I will post more accurate boot error info tomorrow if needed. ( main info is here already)