So I installed Manjaro KDE on a Lenovo ThinkPad X220, Intel I5, 8 gb of ram, 500 GB SSD. When I boot from the Thinkpad, my decryption time takes a while, and I lack any form of the boot screen with the green or red text showing me any system failures.
When it first happened, I thought it was a faulty install. So I redid the installation and it behaved in the exact same way.
When I use my other laptop, a toshiba satellite, 4 gb of ram, AMD cpu, and a failing HHD (inferior in every way), the decryption is quicker, and it shows the boot process. It has the same decryption password, so that isn't the issue.
They were both installed from the same bootable USB drive. I wish to have a normalized boot on my thinkpad. I looked through other issues involving slow decryptions, but the steps appeared convoluted (I'm still relatively inexperienced to Linux), and I fear I will lose the work I have put into this install if I attempt to get rid of the encryption.
I appreciate any help you guys can provide,