I am a noob in Linux, i used it a long time ago in my programming school, but i mainly used bash for exercise and stuff. I didn’t do much more.
I still got that pc from school that i use almost everyday to watch series and stuff. Recently i tried to boot as usual and connected but the screen froze. Since then i am not able to boot on this computer.
The computer boot fines, when i get to the user login screen, if i fail the password, everything works fine too. But when i enter the right password the computer just freeze and won’t boot the session.
I looked for a solution but i’m still stuck. So far i managed to press E in grub and replace ‘quiet’ by ‘3’. I can login using my login and password, it boots in bash and i can travel throught the files.
I also tried booting ‘quiet s’ and check /etc/pam.d but i could not find any .pacnew in it.
I looked for specifix thread so i didn’t see this one but in another thread i had the pacman -Syuu command but when i run it it says “error: failed retrieving file ‘multilib.db’ from XXXXXXX : Could not resolve host: xxxxxx”
I guess my computer is not connected to my internet box anymore but idk how to fix that with bash…
But you didnt say you ran that.
You said you ran -Syuu (so please make sure to run with 2 y’s instead … also you should have been able to see when sorting mirrors if none of them were responsive)
I already provided 2 commands above to check if network is active.
I solved while you sent your message by plugging ethernet cable, running Sudo pacman -Syyu. it asked if i should replace some library, i said y but didn’t have enough space. After that connecting to the session with ethernet cable worked.
The solution was just this easy… needed internet cable… Sorry for bothering and thanks for helping !
Then you need to do some cleaning to make sure you have enough space then do full updates … maybe even check logs (/var/log/pacman.log) for any botched transactions… otherwise I fear you are in a state of ‘partial-upgrade’ (broken).