This one was a chore for newbies for sure.
Never had a kernel panic error before, on the plus side reading these posts helped me learn to chroot and access my partition, which I never did before so thank you for the helpful posts. I have 2 partitions, 1 for Win 10 the other for Manjaro. Running Deepin 64 bit. AMD Phenom processor, 6 GB RAM
$ mount /dev/sda3/ /mnt [My partition #]
$ manjaro-chroot /mnt
$ pacman -Syyu
First time, fstab error, restarted LiveCD followed the steps, second time an mtab error. Third time a charm and it worked. Did nothing to address the errors. Formatted my partition, installed Manjaro Deepin. Rebooted - - kernel panic !
Dug out my older 16.03 version of Deepin, rebooted to the LiveCD, installation of Manjaro was flawless, was going to then run my backup to restore programs, files, etc. using Timeshift and Deja Dup.
I had two updates showing one for Manajaro-Settings the other for Keyrings, I was not going to touch the Manajaro-Settings update so I unchecked it and just updated the keyring. After the keyring update, low-and-behold, there were 512 updates.
Being very leery, I updated them anyway, more or less just to see what would happen to my system, and after the updates, I rebooted my system and now am running Manjaro Deepin 17.0.1.
Didn't think that would be possible since I unchecked Manjaro-Settings update which then triggers further updates, but hey, I'm not complaining