After successfully dual-booting Manjaro and Windows 10 on my Acer Aspire laptop for several days now, I was suddenly greeted with a gray screen and a rather ambiguous error message after selecting Manjaro from the boot menu:
I am really clueless as to what might have caused this, as I really haven't done much at all on either OS. On Manjaro, I know I have installed a few software packages from the default graphical package installer, and changed a few extension settings via Tweaks. Nothing in the terminal at all. On Windows 10, I have installed a few programs and run several updates - but that shouldn't effect an entirely different partition, right?
After getting the gray Manjaro error message, I attempted to login via a console by pressing Ctrl+Alt+F2, but on entering my correct username and password, it said it was incorrect:
So, what exactly is going on here? Was my password somehow reset? And was it something I installed/tweaked in Manjaro, or did Windows 10 somehow mess it up?
Since I have very little installed, and no data on my Manjaro installation, I imagine a re-install might be the easiest fix, but I really would like to find out the cause of this issue, and if it will show up again.
Any ideas on what this is or where to start would be a huge help.