Xfce manjaro wont boot after install (laptop)

after many trial and error i’ve hit a wall into what i can do.
after install and reboot, it loads for a very long time until i get an error saying ERROR: device 'UUID=’ not found skipping fsck. "
"mount: /new_root: can’t find UUID=

you are now being dropped into an emergency shell.
sh: cant access tty: job control turned off"

im using an HP 15 FD0083WM
any help would be appreciated

Welcome to the forum! :vulcan_salute:

Here’s a few things you can do… Boot up from the Manjaro installer USB/DVD/CD in live mode, open a terminal window, and issue the following commands… :arrow_down:

sudo su -
manjaro-chroot -a
lsblk -f

Check the UUID of your root filesystem in that list, and compare that to the UUID for your root filesystem in /etc/fstab. If they differ, modify /etc/fstab. :arrow_down:

nano /etc/fstab

Next, make sure your system is up to date, rebuild your initcpios and update your boot loader configuration… :arrow_down:

pacman-mirrors -f 5 && pacman -Syyu
mkinitcpio -P

Let all commands finish. Do not press that reset button!

If it still doesn’t work on the next reboot, post the output of…

inxi -Fza
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The root UUID in /boot/grub/grub.cfg does not match with /etc/fstab.
You can correct this in chroot in /etc/default/grub.

sorry for the long delay in commenting or progress, i didnt have wifi for this live installer (had to use usb teathering) but now i can finally get somewhere

after doing lsblk -f this is what shows up
lsblk -f
-sda2 sdb |-sdb1 |-sdb2 266.6M 10% /boot/efi |-sdb3 |-sdb4 |-sdb5 -sdb6 38.2G 15% /

also one other thing the UUID in /etc/fstab and /boot/grub//grub.cfg matched

  Kernel: 6.1.30-1-MANJARO arch: x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 12.2.1
    parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-x86_64 lang=en_US keytable=us tz=UTC
    misobasedir=manjaro misolabel=MANJARO_XFCE_2213 quiet
    systemd.show_status=1 splash apparmor=1 security=apparmor driver=nonfree
    nouveau.modeset=0 i915.modeset=1 radeon.modeset=1
  Desktop: Xfce v: 4.18.1 tk: Gtk v: 3.24.36 info: xfce4-panel wm: xfwm
    v: 4.18.0 vt: 7 dm: LightDM v: 1.32.0 Distro: Manjaro Linux base: Arch Linux
  Type: Laptop System: HP product: HP Laptop 15-fd0xxx v: N/A
    serial: <superuser required> Chassis: type: 10 serial: <superuser required>
  Mobo: HP model: 8B36 v: 62.30 serial: <superuser required> UEFI: AMI
    v: F.06 date: 07/03/2023
  ID-1: BAT0 charge: 15.9 Wh (37.7%) condition: 42.2/41.0 Wh (102.9%)
    volts: 12.0 min: 11.2 model: HP Primary type: Li-ion serial: <filter>
    status: charging cycles: 21
  Info: model: Intel N200 bits: 64 type: MCP arch: Alder Lake level: v3
    note: check built: 2021+ process: Intel 7 (10nm ESF) family: 6
    model-id: 0xBE (190) stepping: 0 microcode: 0x11
  Topology: cpus: 1x cores: 4 smt: <unsupported> cache: L1: 384 KiB
    desc: d-4x32 KiB; i-4x64 KiB L2: 2 MiB desc: 1x2 MiB L3: 6 MiB desc: 1x6 MiB
  Speed (MHz): avg: 850 high: 1000 min/max: 800/3700 scaling:
    driver: intel_pstate governor: powersave cores: 1: 1000 2: 800 3: 800 4: 800
    bogomips: 7988
  Flags: avx avx2 ht lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx
  Type: itlb_multihit status: Not affected
  Type: l1tf status: Not affected
  Type: mds status: Not affected
  Type: meltdown status: Not affected
  Type: mmio_stale_data status: Not affected
  Type: retbleed status: Not affected
  Type: spec_store_bypass mitigation: Speculative Store Bypass disabled via
  Type: spectre_v1 mitigation: usercopy/swapgs barriers and __user pointer
  Type: spectre_v2 mitigation: Enhanced IBRS, IBPB: conditional, RSB
    filling, PBRSB-eIBRS: Not affected
  Type: srbds status: Not affected
  Type: tsx_async_abort status: Not affected
  Device-1: Intel Alder Lake-N [UHD Graphics] vendor: Hewlett-Packard
    driver: i915 v: kernel arch: Gen-12.2 process: Intel 10nm built: 2021-22+
    ports: active: eDP-1 empty: HDMI-A-1 bus-ID: 00:02.0 chip-ID: 8086:46d0
    class-ID: 0300
  Device-2: Chicony HP True Vision HD Camera driver: uvcvideo type: USB
    rev: 2.0 speed: 480 Mb/s lanes: 1 mode: 2.0 bus-ID: 1-3:3 chip-ID: 04f2:b78f
    class-ID: fe01 serial: <filter>
  Display: x11 server: X.Org v: 21.1.8 compositor: xfwm v: 4.18.0 driver: X:
    loaded: modesetting alternate: fbdev,vesa dri: iris gpu: i915
    display-ID: :0.0 screens: 1
  Screen-1: 0 s-res: 1366x768 s-dpi: 96 s-size: 361x203mm (14.21x7.99")
    s-diag: 414mm (16.31")
  Monitor-1: eDP-1 model: ChiMei InnoLux 0x1541 built: 2021 res: 1366x768
    hz: 60 dpi: 101 gamma: 1.2 size: 344x193mm (13.54x7.6") diag: 394mm (15.5")
    ratio: 16:9 modes: 1366x768
  API: OpenGL Message: Unable to show GL data. Required tool glxinfo
  Device-1: Intel vendor: Hewlett-Packard driver: sof-audio-pci-intel-tgl
    alternate: snd_hda_intel,snd_sof_pci_intel_tgl bus-ID: 00:1f.3
    chip-ID: 8086:54c8 class-ID: 0401
  API: ALSA v: k6.1.30-1-MANJARO status: kernel-api with: aoss
    type: oss-emulator tools: alsactl,alsamixer,amixer
  Server-1: JACK v: 1.9.22 status: off tools: N/A
  Server-2: PipeWire v: 0.3.70 status: off tools: pw-cli
  Server-3: PulseAudio v: 16.1 status: active with: pulseaudio-alsa
    type: plugin tools: pacat,pactl,pavucontrol
  Device-1: Realtek vendor: Hewlett-Packard driver: N/A pcie: gen: 1
    speed: 2.5 GT/s lanes: 1 port: 3000 bus-ID: 01:00.0 chip-ID: 10ec:b85b
    class-ID: 0280
  IF-ID-1: enp0s20f0u4 state: unknown speed: -1 duplex: half mac: <filter>
  Device-1: Samsung Galaxy series misc. (tethering mode) driver: rndis_host
    v: kernel type: USB rev: 2.1 speed: 480 Mb/s lanes: 1 mode: 2.0
    bus-ID: 1-4:7 chip-ID: 04e8:6863 class-ID: 0a00 serial: <filter>
  Report: This feature requires one of these tools: hciconfig/bt-adapter
  Device-2: Realtek Bluetooth Radio driver: btusb v: 0.8 type: USB rev: 1.0
    speed: 12 Mb/s lanes: 1 mode: 1.1 bus-ID: 1-8:5 chip-ID: 0bda:b85d
    class-ID: e001 serial: <filter>
  Report: ID: hci0 rfk-id: 0 state: up address: N/A
  Local Storage: total: 147.85 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%)
  ID-1: /dev/sda maj-min: 8:0 vendor: SanDisk model: Cruzer Glide
    size: 28.65 GiB block-size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B type: USB
    rev: 2.0 spd: 480 Mb/s lanes: 1 mode: 2.0 tech: N/A serial: <filter>
    fw-rev: 1.00 scheme: MBR
  SMART Message: Unknown USB bridge. Flash drive/Unsupported enclosure?
  SMART Message: Unable to run smartctl. Root privileges required.
  ID-2: /dev/sdb maj-min: 8:16 model: KLUDG4UHGC-B0E1 size: 119.2 GiB
    block-size: physical: 4096 B logical: 4096 B tech: N/A serial: N/A
    fw-rev: 1001 scheme: GPT
  Message: No partition data found.
  Alert: No swap data was found.
  System Temperatures: cpu: 55.0 C mobo: N/A
  Fan Speeds (RPM): cpu: 0 fan-2: 0
  Processes: 223 Uptime: 2m wakeups: 239 Memory: available: 3.49 GiB
  used: 2.39 GiB (68.5%) Init: systemd v: 252 default: graphical
  tool: systemctl Compilers: gcc: 12.2.1 clang: 15.0.7 Packages: pm: pacman
  pkgs: 1163 libs: 325 tools: pamac pm: flatpak pkgs: 0 Shell: Bash v: 5.1.16
  running-in: xfce4-terminal inxi: 3.3.27 ```

if anything else is needed to troubleshoot or whatever i’d be happy to try

seems this install won’t work because you have to do an uefi-based install. please check your manufacturer-handbook for avaiable bios-settings (secure-boot etc.) and check the link below.