I updated my kernel to 5.16 using Manjaro Settings Manager and I noticed my current kernel command line was not added to the generated entries for the new kernel. I opened an issue on systemd (systemd-boot default kernel command line arguments · Issue #22731 · systemd/systemd · GitHub) but it looks like the issue might be on Manjaro’s side.
How can I debug how the entries are generated in my case?
Manjaros default boot loader is grub.
When using systemd-boot you’re responsible to maintain it and adapt it accordingly.
Why don’t you just try what poettering said?
if you have /etc/kernel/cmdline already, just add your switch there, and it will be honoured for future kernel installs. if you don#t then do cat /proc/cmdline > /etc/kernel/cmdline and then add it there.
That command only works in root, you need to alter it to work with
cat /prc/cmdline | sudo tee /etc/kernel/cmdline
Where is this
kernel-install script being called?
From my understanding, by default, Manjaro doesn’t use systemd-boot and the kernel is not installed via systemd (but
pacman and hooks for
So, modifying a file
/etc/kernel/cmdline will probably not work out-of-the-box.
Presumably when kernels are installed. This seems to be the man page.
Manjaro uses grub by default so no it wouldn’t work out of the box. However if a user has configured systemd-boot correctly, then presumably it would.
The goal of this script is to generate the kernel image (at least
depmod is run, and its pre-configured with a few hooks), so I guess it’s a replacement for
mkinitcpio. And then copy it to its final destination at
In Archland, this is already done with
mkinitcpio and you have to generate the systemd-boot loader files yourself.
I guess it’s possible to remove mkinitcpio and use a custom pacman-hook for this script but in the end it will probably take more maintenance time that simply copying the
/boot/loader/entries for new kernel versions and adjusting your cmdline manually.