Hello all. Im hoping I can get some help. Ive been trying to figure it out for a while but now Im afraid of doing more damage
So, a summary. I recently picked up a refurbished ThinkPad t460s. It came with Windows 10, I did a bit of distro hopping and playing around/learning (and breaking things, apparently…), but finally decided to settle on Manjaro, which Im happy/familiar with, and which Im running on my other laptop with 0 problems.
So, I get it downloaded & installed with no problems. As soon as its going I updated. There were alot of updates/upgrades and it took a long while, as the laptop was running really slow. Anyhoo, after a bit the screen went to sleep. When I tried to wake it up I got a message saying:
The screen locker is broken and unlocking is not possible anymore. In order to… and so on.
I did what it said an got going again.
Now… when I try to boot up, the Manjaro screen comes up, and when I select Manjaro Linux I get this message:
/boot/vmlinuz-5.15-x86 not found.
error: you need to load the kernel first.
Press any key to continue…
When I press a key it takes me back to the main start up page. And so on and so forth. If anyone could help I would greatly appreciate it. I did some googling but I couldnt find anything definitive one way or the other. I did take a few suggestions to get in my BIOS and change a few things, such as disable secure boot.
Please go easy on me haha Im alot closer to being a total newb than a power user.
Before posting, try searching. There is thousand topics like this.
One from two days ago: Can't Boot After Last update - Grub can't update
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Hibernating (sleep) while doing an Update is no good idea (but you know this already)
Next time please (until you learn to repair by yourself):
- change to console (with CTRL+ALT+F2).
- do the update there.
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- to do the rest of the update from chroot
I actually did some searching/Googling but couldnt get it. Either I didnt understand it or I did something wrong or its just not working for some other reason.
Im gonna just try to re-install and see how that works out.
I guess we have to write whole procedure to each individual separately.
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