hello, i am a new user to linux.
not sure exactly what happened but i think manjaro crashed after i tried to install an update. now i am stuck with a black screen that reads " Failed to load Modem Manager"
at first it said failed to start load kernel modules. then it said dependency failed for local file systems. now it’s saying failed to load modem manager.
it doesn’t allow me to do anything unless i press ctrl alt f3, and now i’m having to type all of this from my phone.
but even after i log in i try sudo pacman -Syu and that command is not found.
sudo pacman-mirrors -f3 says ERROR must have root privileges.
again i am a new user, i don’t know how to chroot anything, which is what most searches i’ve done say to do but there is no explanation as to HOW that is done on a system that is not doing much of anything. can anyone out there help me with this problem?
edit: manjaro-chroot /mnt /bin/bash = command not found
Chrooting would be about your only way of recovering.
To chroot, you need a Manjaro ISO on a bootable usb stick, so you can get into the live session.
In the live session you can run the manjaro-chroot -a command to chroot into your current installation and fix your installation.
how do i do this? i do have another linux machine i can get what i need from as well as a bootable usb. what do i need to download to the usb, and what do i need to do when i start up the machine that isn’t working?
also, i do not have an option to choose where i’m booting from. how do i do this? i can’t find any searches that help me out with this exact problem, i don’t know how to chroot, i don’t know what i’m doing at all. i do know that i have a usb drive. so once i get linux onto the usb drive what is my next step? any specific keys to price while starting up the machine before it goes into the errors?
please bear with me sir as i am a rookie at this. i have my usb inserted in the machine. i force shutdown and turn it back on, nothing happens. i do not get the manjaro boot page. i get nothing. just a black screen with error messages.
surely there is SOMETHING other then calling it quits because i don’t know how to boot the usb drive in this situation. i haven’t had my entire system crash and not be able to boot back up.
mhwd-chroot was not found in my machine. is there a step y’all are failing to show me? i mean, seriously.
i am a n00b at this, that is why i came here for help.
i figured out how to boot my usb device, and now i need to know what do do next in the chroot process. because it seems as though i need a step by step instructor on this issue.
And to be clear, you just use that command, and that’s all, select your system to chroot, and you’re done, nothing to mount manually or whatever the linked outdated not for Manjaro tutorial explains. Do the command, select system, you’re chrooted.
ok at least I’d wait that our partner to have some initiative to get the basic commands info, I have fixed some problems in Manjaro with information taken from sites with content not specifically for Manjaro, maybe you’d like to go to his home to fix his problem!!!
You’re forgetting that some commands and methods to fix problems are cross distro compatible, one of the mean reasons most of people don’t want to migrate to GNU/Linux is because it implies start learning (seriously learning) and I think this guy is looking for easy things, don’t promote that lack of compromise.