Hello, I’m new to manjaro and this is the first time it’s not working. I was using this machine as a remote desktop server to work on stuff when I was not at home. One day It’s stuck at boot at
Manjaro: clean, 654340/61054976 files, 16955447/244189696 blocks
I’ve suspected that there might be something wrong with the booting area. I’ve tried fixing it myself for a couple of months now, going back and forth from trying to fix and giving up. I have tried using
sudo pacman -Syu to do a system upgrade which didn’t work and going on forums to find solutions and nothing worked.
Thank you for considering helping me and please mind that I am a complete beginner at linux.
I suggest you boot a live ISO.
Locate the main disk device
Run filesystem check using /dev/partN
sudo fsck -y /dev/sdXy
Thank you for the help, sdb is another drive and sda is the live usb and this drive is sdc. This is the output.
NAME MAJ:MIN RM SIZE RO TYPE MOUNTPOINTS
loop0 7:0 0 29.7M 1 loop /run/miso/sfs/livefs
loop1 7:1 0 896.5M 1 loop /run/miso/sfs/mhwdfs
loop2 7:2 0 1.9G 1 loop /run/miso/sfs/desktopfs
loop3 7:3 0 739.3M 1 loop /run/miso/sfs/rootfs
sda 8:0 1 28.7G 0 disk /run/miso/bootmnt
├─sda1 8:1 1 3.6G 0 part
└─sda2 8:2 1 4M 0 part
sdb 8:16 0 465.8G 0 disk
├─sdb1 8:17 0 300M 0 part
├─sdb2 8:18 0 456.7G 0 part
└─sdb3 8:19 0 8.8G 0 part
sdc 8:32 0 931.5G 0 disk
└─sdc1 8:33 0 931.5G 0 part
sudo fsck -y /dev/sdc1
fsck from util-linux 2.38.1
e2fsck 1.46.5 (30-Dec-2021)
Manjaro: clean, 654341/61054976 files, 16992338/244189696 blocks
lsblk -o PATH,PTTYPE,PARTTYPE,FSTYPE,PARTTYPENAME
can give a better overview about the partitioning.
lsblk -o PATH,PARTTYPE,FSTYPE,PARTTYPENAME ✔
PATH PARTTYPE FSTYPE PARTTYPENAME
/dev/sda1 0x0 iso9660 Empty
/dev/sda2 0xef vfat EFI (FAT-12/16/32)
/dev/sdb1 c12a7328-f81f-11d2-ba4b-00a0c93ec93b vfat EFI System
/dev/sdb2 0fc63daf-8483-4772-8e79-3d69d8477de4 ext4 Linux filesystem
/dev/sdb3 0657fd6d-a4ab-43c4-84e5-0933c84b4f4f swap Linux swap
/dev/sdc1 0x83 ext4 Linux
Hello? Does anyone have an idea of what’s going wrong and how to fix it? Thank you.
I have the same problem and after some troubleshoot in my case I found the culprit as the kernel update. The ISO ships 6.1.30 and after the update to 6.1.49 my system breaks.
Hi, Do you know how to see which kernel is the culprit kernel?
It looks likey this is your system partition
So running fsck on the sdc1 partition will not help your root filesystem.
what is your system info?
I need to address that is another drive that has another manjaro installation and is perfectly healthy but the one we are fixing is
*Note that is the manjaro live USB
Here is the information
Kernel: 6.1.1-1-MANJARO arch: x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 12.2.0 Desktop: KDE Plasma
v: ERR-101 Distro: Manjaro Linux base: Arch Linux
Type: Desktop Mobo: Gigabyte model: B75M-HD3 serial: N/A BIOS: American Megatrends v: F4
Info: dual core model: Intel Core i3-3210 bits: 64 type: MT MCP arch: Ivy Bridge rev: 9 cache:
L1: 128 KiB L2: 512 KiB L3: 3 MiB
Speed (MHz): avg: 2000 high: 3200 min/max: 1600/3200 cores: 1: 1600 2: 1600 3: 3200 4: 1600
Flags: avx ht lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3
Device-1: NVIDIA GF108 [GeForce GT 430] vendor: ASUSTeK driver: nvidia v: 390.157 arch: Fermi
Display: server: X.org v: 184.108.40.206 driver: X: loaded: nvidia gpu: nvidia
API: OpenGL Message: GL data unavailable for root.
Device-1: Intel 7 Series/C216 Family High Definition Audio vendor: Gigabyte 7
driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus-ID: 00:1b.0
Device-2: NVIDIA GF108 High Definition Audio vendor: ASUSTeK driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel
API: ALSA v: k6.1.1-1-MANJARO status: kernel-api
Server-1: sndiod v: N/A status: off
Server-2: JACK v: 1.9.22 status: off
Server-3: PipeWire v: 0.3.77 status: off
Server-4: PulseAudio v: 16.1 status: off
Device-1: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet vendor: Gigabyte driver: r8169
v: kernel port: d000 bus-ID: 03:00.0
IF: enp3s0 state: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter>
Local Storage: total: 1.39 TiB used: 49.71 GiB (3.5%)
ID-1: /dev/sda vendor: SanDisk model: USB 3.2Gen1 size: 28.65 GiB type: USB
ID-2: /dev/sdb vendor: Seagate model: ST500DM002-1BD142 size: 465.76 GiB
ID-3: /dev/sdc vendor: Western Digital model: WD1002FAEX-00Y9A0 size: 931.51 GiB
ID-1: / size: 915.82 GiB used: 49.71 GiB (5.4%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sdc1
Alert: No swap data was found.
System Temperatures: cpu: 41.0 C mobo: N/A
Fan Speeds (rpm): N/A
Processes: 0 Uptime: 3m Memory: total: 8 GiB available: 7.71 GiB used: 1.78 GiB (23.1%)
Init: systemd Compilers: gcc: 13.2.1 clang: 15.0.7 Packages: 1576 Client: Unknown Client: systemd
The parttype for the two disks are not identical
sdb2 is belonging to an EFI system
sdc1 only has the linux filetype parttype
Are you using both BIOS and EFI boot?
Sorry, I didn’t understand what is efi and bios, can you elaborate more? As of my understanding, I think you are right.
You cannot mix EFI and MBR boot type - they are fundamentally different in how the work.
An EFI loader cannot load an MBR system and vice versa.
I suspect the os-proper functionality have identified the second operating system but due to the differences it cannot be loaded.
I cannot deduct from your comments which one is the default but I am fairly certain your issues comes because of the mix of EFI and MBR.
I cannot advise what you should do to solve it - especially because
Correcting this requires the user to have a more intimate knowledge on the inner workings of a computer system.
Generally speaking - the recommandation is to disable Legacy boot (BIOS) and only use EFI.
Doing so will require you to reinstall the system on the sdc1 partition.
I cannot help further than that. Happy reinstalling
Kernel: 6.1.1-1-MANJARO arch: x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 12.2.0
Your system hasn’t been updated for about 10 month which is a sure way of breaking a rolling release like Manjaro. Consider a distro like Mint or, as
and make sure you do every monthly update.
Can I move the home folder from the old installations to the new one?
If you copy it as-is to another partition, you can reinstall and copy everything back no problem.
Just make sure to copy the hidden files and directories as well.
Thank you, is there a guide on the forum to do that? I suppose I can just copy my whole home directory and pasting it into the new installation, am I correct?
If you cat, don’t copy with the GUI. It might miss a hidden file or something. But if you insist on using one, set it to
Show hidden files:
(Hidden files, or dotfiles, start with a
. and isn’t visible top GUI apps, as well as some GUI apps by default.)
Thank you, I will try copying with a command.
You can use:
cp --recursive /home/<username> /path/to/destination/
<username> is the name of your user; and
/path/to/destination/ is the path where you want to backup it