Timed out waiting for device /dev/sdb1

Hello everyone,

my laptop recently had some hardware problems which resulted in manjaro being unable to boot. The following error message appears on boot:

Timed out waiting for device /dev/sdb1.
Dependency failed for /mnt.
Dependency failed for Local File Systems.
You are in emergency mode. After logging in, type "journalctl -xb" to view system logs ....

I know this issue seems similar to others, but I think mine is different.
My system is dual-booting Windows and Manjaro, Windows works fine.
The output in the emergency mode:


/dev/loop1: TYPE="squashfs"
/dev/nvme0n1p5: BLOCK_SIZE="512" UUID="CE3A753C3A75229F" TYPE="ntfs" PARTUUID="25b8d14-1ca0-4fed-afe3-b4fcca76815a"
/dev/nvme0n1p1: LABEL="Recovery" BLOCK_SIZE="512" UUID="A61244C3124499E7" TYPE="ntfs" PARTLABEL="Basic data partition" PARTUUID="aa3b288d-9381-4650-8e49-f27054530748"
/dev/nvme0n1p6: UUID="0c0f230e-4ee3-4667-b955-7ef76e64bfc9" BLOCK_SIZE="4096" TYPE="ext4" PARTUUID="5c759437-b019-8046-a18d-03db5ffdc5b8"
/dev/nvme0n1p4: BLOCK_SIZE="512" UUID="4E5846FA5846E077" TYPE="ntfs" PARTLABEL="Basic data partition" PARTUUID="78a41603-649b-45b9-a8e6-c39499bdea4c"
/dev/ncme0n1p2: UUID="B045-8677" BLOCK_SIZE="512" TYPE="vfat" PARTLABEL="EFI system partition" PARTUUID="f16762a5-55d7-411a-8d31-31d9211014"
/dev/loop0: TYPE="squashfs"
/dev/loop2: TYPE="squashfs"
/dev/loop3: TYPE="squashfs"
/dev/loop4: TYPE="squashfs"
/dev/loop5: TYPE="squashfs"
/dev/loop6: TYPE="squashfs"
/dev/loop7: TYPE="squashfs"
/dev/loop8: TYPE="squashfs"

cat /etc/fstab

<file system>                              <mount point> <type> <options>      <dump> <pass>
UUID=B045-8677                             /boot/efi     vfat     umask=0077   0       2
UUID=0c0f230e-4ee3-4667-b955-7ef76e64bfc9  /             ext4     noatime      0       1
/dev/sdb1                                  /mnt          ext4     users        0       0

parted -l

Number Start      End       Size       File system Name                          Flags    
1      1049kB 556MB 555MB  ntfs              Basic data partition                hidden, diag
2      556MB  660MB 104MB  fat32           EFI system partition                  boot, esp
3      660MB  676MB 16,8MB                      Microsoft reserved partition     msftres
4      676MB  325GB  325GB  ntfs              Basic data partition               msftdata
5      404GB  405GB  882MB  ntfs                                                           hidden, diag
6      405GB  512GB  107GB   ext4

The hardware defect caused issues with the power supply - in case this might be relevant.
Let me know if I am missing something.


Hello @Wizard0fN0ne and welcome :wink:

You are trying to mount a non-existing drive with a non-existing partition. It is not listed at blkid, only your nvme is there. Therefore remove the line at fstab and should be run again.

If it is removeable drive, then add nofail to the options:

/dev/sdb1 /mnt ext4 users,nofail 0 0

Perfect, thank you that was the fix. Of course it was something that easy :wink:
Schönen Abend noch:)

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