Originally coming from Windows and still using it at work and my desktop at home, I’m used to the “Don’t turn off you computer” message that is shown on screen during long update processes. Is it possible that some Manjaro users during this last update did a hard reset with the Power button during this update thinking that their computer had crashed and that caused an issue on reboot?
I didn’t see any messages during reboot after this update, as I have
bootsplash installed and enabled, but knowing what I know, I just waited for the update to complete and had no problems whatsoever.
I also run Manjaro on an old Dell laptop with no fancy configuration, so maybe all the bugs have been worked out in the linux software for my level of hardware.