I can’t boot into my system. Help!
Manjaro KDE installed in a usb stick, with LUKS encryption. Partition table: MBR. Has only a /home and /swap partition.
What is currently happening:
When I boot into the system, after decrypting with my LUKS passphrase, I’m now shown a log screen that says:
error: file /boot/vmlinuz-5.7-x86_64 not found. \n error: you need to load the kernel first. \n Press any key to continue...
Not much else is possible here. When I press any key, I’m taken to the screen that has the options for booting into Manjaro KDE (With the memory test, etc). If I choose to enter into Manjaro, the same black log screen is shown again, and so on.
What led to this happening:
I was updating the installed software with “Add/Remove Software”, which I hadn’t done in about 2 months. There were about 400 packages that needed to update, and the download was about 1.6GB. At some point during the update, the screensaver got activated due to inactivity. When I tried to log back in to the session, I was met with a black screen that said something along:
"The log in screen is broken. To return to your session, open a new terminal (Alt,Ctrl,F1) and enter the command
loginctl session-unlock 2. Then return to your session with (Alt,Ctrl,F2). "
I performed the said instructions, but the terminal session just hanged. After pressing Enter I was taken back to the previous black screen.
I then decided to turn off the computer by holding the power button.
Is there any explanation for this catastrophic failure? Better yet, a fix?