Today I received a new laptop on which I installed Manjaro from the latest minimal xfce iso available. One 512MB fat32 with /boot/efi, one ext4 mounted at /, and two other ext4, last 3 with encryption. Then booted into the OS, switched to the testing branch, and updated to kernel 5.15rc6.
I started a BIOS update by downloading the binary from the official website, and copied the unzipped directory to /boot/efi. Then rebooted into the BIOS utility and completed the update.
Once that finished, I received an error message regarding Secure Boot, and I realised that all the previous BIOS settings were restored to default. So I disabled Secure Boot again. Now the laptop no longer boots into the Manjaro os, freezing on a black screen with the text
The cursor beneath the text blinks a few times, then disappears. When booting from the USB drive into the manjaro ISO, the process gets stuck again, with all green OK messages until Starting Apply Kernel Variables... or sometimes Reached target Sound Card.
When rebooting, I do not see the GRUB menu either, probably the default settings are hiding it.
Thanks for the reply, @bogdancovaciu .
The second option fallback initramfs doesn’t work either, freezing at the same recovering journal screen.
In the meantime I flashed a SystemRescue ISO on the usb drive, booted with the default options, and it still hangs during the systemd status screen.
However, I noticed one option: Boot SystemRescue using basic display drivers (nomodeset)
and this one finally boots into the OS.
So I went back to the Manjaro GRUB to add nomodeset as a boot option, and this time it seems to get one step further, it already asks me about the encryption password for the remaining unmounted partitions (is this a new behaviour in Manjaro? on my old laptop I don’t have to type the password at boot for the partitions without a mount point). But then the screen remains black with a blinking cursor in the top left.
Any idea what might cause this?
By the way, the laptop has a Ryzen 4000 CPU with integrated graphics.