Manjaro stuck at /dev/sda.... when booting - Kernel 5.14 EOL


I have just updated Manjaro and rebooted, now it is stuck at the /dev/nvme0p2… screen. (or /dev/sda…).
No error messages there. According to some other post I switched to tty2 with ctrl+alt+f2, logged in as root and tried to reinstall the nvidia drivers using mhwd -i -f pci video-nvidia-470xx, mhwd -a pci nonfree 0300 and mhwd -f -i pci video-nvidia. Non of those work however, they all return an error message.

Error: target not found: linux514-nvidia(-470xx (for the -470xx command))
Error: pacman failed
Error script failed

mhwd -li returns, only the video-linux driver installed.

Any suggestions on how to solve the problem are much appreciated!

5.14 is EOL. Switch to a supported kernel. If you already have a backup kernel installed try booting with that or install a new one:

sudo pacman-mirrors --fasttrack 5 && sudo pacman -Syyu 
sudo mhwd-kernel -i linux515

Then reboot into 5.15. Press Esc during boot to get into grub menu > advanced options and boot with 5.15. Double check your running kernel is not 5.14 then remove it:

uname -r #to check kernel version
sudo mhwd-kernel -r linux514

Thanks a lot! Did as you said + mhwd -a pci nonfree 0300 and now its running again.

Just to understand, the kernel 5.14 reached EOL and that’s why it got borked?

Yes. Also because the nvidia drivers for 5.14 has been dropped a long time ago.

Thanks, the more you know…

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