So this is the story of me trying to get my head around Manjaro, coming from windows, and from time to time, usually after a pacman update I can't boot anymore.
I've tried to solve this one but I'm getting nowhere so far so it's time to ask for help. Please let me know if this is the wrong section.
It all started with a package which was for some reason corrupted (bolt 0.7-2 I believe it was) and it lacked 2 of the 3 files usually present in the dedicated repository on my disk. After some googling I found that I can just copy paste the missing files from any other package. Pacman will complain that there is a mismatch nevertheless these will get replaced by new ones with the upcoming update to 0.8 in this case.
This worked great and around 150 packages were upgraded at the same time, and then post transaction hooks somehow threw this error :
call to execv failed (No such file or directory) error: command failed to execute correctly
for each and every step in the post transaction hooks. Since this involves the kernel stuff and the fallback image I've choosen (maybe wrongly let me know, maybe newbie corner should have been a better (obvious) choice?) this section.
I was unsure what to do next and call the pacman -Syu one more time but it returned "nothing to do". And somehow after that I've rebooted and since then I'm stuck there.
I can't TTY, or SSH. I've tried to boot on a live usb stick to chroot, but I can't seem to be able to do it.
sees the right partition and tries to mount it but then I end up with
failed to run command ‘/bin/bash’: No such file or directory
I have my live usb stick ready, I'm just not sure about what to do next, and I do not know enough about linux to get through this by myself as it seems.
So a huge thank you ahead of time for your help and support. I'm running manjaro gnome on linux 4.14 if this helps.