Laptop stuck at emergency shell


#1

I left my laptop down to download something and when i came back it was turned off so im guessing that it ran out of battery. I pluged the charger and when i turned it off i was greeted with that message. I dont really care about my data on that machine theres just one textfile on my desktop that i need. I cant type i tried typing on the laptop keyboard and plugging in a usb keyboard and that didnt work either


#2

You need a Live-session. Install it to a USB-drive. See this guide:


with this information you are able chroot into manjaro-installation. From the live-session you can retrieve your text-file.
Was the download a software update? Seems something of the mount package is missing.

  1. When you are in the chroot-environment you can run sudo pacman -Syu to check if all the updates are finished.
  2. Reboot.
  3. If it didn’t help go to /var/cache/pkg, check there for all packages you installed today and search in /var/cache/pkg for the older versions. You can install them with pacman -U and the package name if your working directory is /var/cache/pacman/pkg see also here regarding the downgrade.
    You can try packages related to mount first.

#3

you actually don’t need to use chroot to just get your file, you simply need to mount your manjaro-partition.

For the future I would recommend to use timeshift. It is available in the repositories.


#4

I was actually torrenting something when i left it. I booted from the live usb i used to install manjaro and used thunar to make my way to my desktop and copy the file. Since the file i torrented is really large im copying that too to an external hard drive. Now im debating whether i should repair it or start over… im probably going to start over since its easier


closed #5

This topic was automatically closed 90 days after the last reply. New replies are no longer allowed.