Booting stopped at "Starting version 249.5-3-arch"

I have Garuda Linux installed. I installed using iso file (downloaded from official website) and made bootable pendrive using terminal.
While i am using my pc, suddenly it hangs and then restarts and gets stuck at "Starting version 249.5-3-arch"
P.s. I don't think there is any problem with my pc.

Hey, welcome!
I think you should specify a little bit more, was it after you updated, have you checked the updated features? Have you tried using a snapshot and see when your os started behaving like that?
Worst case scenario could be a downgrading problem, i would recommend trying the snapshots and from there, see where it heads :smiley: .


Welcome to the forum, @Parikbro and @XDJMV :slight_smile:

Please, post your inxi, like it was asked in the template you delete.
Do it from live ISO if you PC not boot from installed System


Most definitely we'll need the inxi.
For example, I've just found this solved issue in the EnOS forum.
It is recent, it is arch-based, but we need to check.
It seems that a recent update of the driver r8168 for kernel 5.14 created troubles (a user explicitaly mentioned your same error at post #3).
It could be necessary to login from a live USB and chroot (if you don't have the lts kernel available at grub) and simply delete /usr/lib/modprobe.d/r8168.conf or also
sudo pacman -R r8168
to use r8169
(details to be found in the thread, I gave only a quick look)

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I checked and there is no r8168. And @SGS @filo I have no idea what inxi is. Where do I get my inxi so that I can post.

in the terminal enter
inxi -Faz
and copy the output here with
before and after (for formatting reasons)

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System:    Kernel: 5.14.15-zen1-1-zen x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 11.1.0
           parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/@/boot/vmlinuz-linux-zen root=UUID=8490b367-e7f7-4a7c-b004-7f16ccd7f454
           rw [email protected] i8042.nopnp=1 pci=nocrs quiet splash
           Desktop: KDE Plasma 5.23.2 tk: Qt 5.15.2 info: latte-dock wm: kwin_x11 vt: 1 dm: SDDM
           Distro: Garuda Linux base: Arch Linux
Machine:   Type: Laptop System: LENOVO product: 81YK v: IdeaPad 5 15IIL05 serial: <filter> Chassis:
           type: 10 v: IdeaPad 5 15IIL05 serial: <filter>
           Mobo: LENOVO model: LNVNB161216 v: SDK0J40709 WIN serial: <filter> UEFI-[Legacy]: LENOVO
           v: DPCN53WW date: 06/15/2021
Battery:   ID-1: BAT0 charge: 42.6 Wh (100.0%) condition: 42.6/45.7 Wh (93.2%) volts: 12.4 min: 11.1
           model: Sunwoda L19D3PF3 type: Li-poly serial: <filter> status: Full cycles: 57
CPU:       Info: Quad Core model: Intel Core i7-1065G7 bits: 64 type: MT MCP arch: Ice Lake family: 6
           model-id: 7E (126) stepping: 5 microcode: A6 cache: L2: 8 MiB
           flags: avx avx2 lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx bogomips: 23961
           Speed: 3680 MHz min/max: 400/3900 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 3680 2: 3674 3: 3667 4: 3566
           5: 2822 6: 2834 7: 3809 8: 3800
           Vulnerabilities: Type: itlb_multihit status: KVM: VMX disabled
           Type: l1tf status: Not affected
           Type: mds status: Not affected
           Type: meltdown status: Not affected
           Type: spec_store_bypass mitigation: Speculative Store Bypass disabled via prctl and seccomp
           Type: spectre_v1 mitigation: usercopy/swapgs barriers and __user pointer sanitization
           Type: spectre_v2 mitigation: Enhanced IBRS, IBPB: conditional, RSB filling
           Type: srbds status: Not affected
           Type: tsx_async_abort status: Not affected
Graphics:  Device-1: Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 vendor: Lenovo driver: i915 v: kernel bus-ID: 00:02.0
           chip-ID: 8086:8a52 class-ID: 0300
           Device-2: Acer Integrated Camera type: USB driver: uvcvideo bus-ID: 3-5:4 chip-ID: 5986:212b
           class-ID: 0e02
           Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.13 compositor: kwin_x11 driver: loaded: intel
           unloaded: modesetting alternate: fbdev,vesa display-ID: :0 screens: 1
           Screen-1: 0 s-res: 1920x1080 s-dpi: 96 s-size: 508x285mm (20.0x11.2") s-diag: 582mm (22.9")
           Monitor-1: eDP1 res: 1920x1080 hz: 60 dpi: 143 size: 340x190mm (13.4x7.5") diag: 389mm (15.3")
           OpenGL: renderer: Mesa Intel Iris Plus Graphics (ICL GT2) v: 4.6 Mesa 21.2.4 direct render: Yes
Audio:     Device-1: Intel Ice Lake-LP Smart Sound Audio vendor: Lenovo driver: sof-audio-pci-intel-icl
           alternate: snd_hda_intel,snd_sof_pci_intel_icl bus-ID: 00:1f.3 chip-ID: 8086:34c8
           class-ID: 0401
           Sound Server-1: ALSA v: k5.14.15-zen1-1-zen running: yes
           Sound Server-2: sndio v: N/A running: no
           Sound Server-3: JACK v: 1.9.19 running: no
           Sound Server-4: PulseAudio v: 15.0 running: no
           Sound Server-5: PipeWire v: 0.3.39 running: yes
Network:   Device-1: Intel Ice Lake-LP PCH CNVi WiFi driver: iwlwifi v: kernel bus-ID: 00:14.3
           chip-ID: 8086:34f0 class-ID: 0280
           IF: wlp0s20f3 state: up mac: <filter>
Bluetooth: Device-1: Intel AX201 Bluetooth type: USB driver: btusb v: 0.8 bus-ID: 3-10:6
           chip-ID: 8087:0026 class-ID: e001
           Report: bt-adapter ID: hci0 rfk-id: 2 state: down bt-service: enabled,running rfk-block:
           hardware: no software: yes address: <filter>
Drives:    Local Storage: total: 476.94 GiB used: 16 GiB (3.4%)
           SMART Message: Unable to run smartctl. Root privileges required.
           ID-1: /dev/nvme0n1 maj-min: 259:0 vendor: SK Hynix model: HFM512GDHTNI-87A0B size: 476.94 GiB
           block-size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B speed: 31.6 Gb/s lanes: 4 type: SSD serial: <filter>
           rev: 11010C00 temp: 40.9 C scheme: MBR
Partition: ID-1: / raw-size: 476.93 GiB size: 476.93 GiB (100.00%) used: 16 GiB (3.4%) fs: btrfs
           dev: /dev/nvme0n1p1 maj-min: 259:1
           ID-2: /home raw-size: 476.93 GiB size: 476.93 GiB (100.00%) used: 16 GiB (3.4%) fs: btrfs
           dev: /dev/nvme0n1p1 maj-min: 259:1
           ID-3: /var/log raw-size: 476.93 GiB size: 476.93 GiB (100.00%) used: 16 GiB (3.4%) fs: btrfs
           dev: /dev/nvme0n1p1 maj-min: 259:1
           ID-4: /var/tmp raw-size: 476.93 GiB size: 476.93 GiB (100.00%) used: 16 GiB (3.4%) fs: btrfs
           dev: /dev/nvme0n1p1 maj-min: 259:1
Swap:      Kernel: swappiness: 133 (default 60) cache-pressure: 100 (default)
           ID-1: swap-1 type: zram size: 11.38 GiB used: 256 KiB (0.0%) priority: 100 dev: /dev/zram0
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 47.0 C mobo: N/A
           Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A
Info:      Processes: 293 Uptime: 21m wakeups: 1 Memory: 11.38 GiB used: 3.49 GiB (30.7%) Init: systemd
           v: 249 tool: systemctl Compilers: gcc: 11.1.0 clang: 12.0.1 Packages: pacman: 1157 lib: 289
           Shell: fish v: 3.3.1 default: Bash v: 5.1.8 running-in: konsole inxi: 3.3.08

It was too easy if that fix was enough :slight_smile:
Have you already tried any of the following?

  1. enter update from the live USB after chroot, to check if a further update changes anything
  2. restore from the latest working snapshot you see in the GRUB menu

If 1. doesn't fix it and 2. gives you a working system, but then if you update again you have the same issue, you should check what you have installed/updated recently, e.g. (if this occurred today):
cat /var/log/pacman.log | grep 2021-11-03 | egrep -i 'installed|upgraded'

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Nope, i have not done anything as you mentioned.
All, I did was right after installation, I updated the system using Garuda assistant, and thats all.

thank you for the welcome :slight_smile: i hope i can be of help!


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