I did a system update this afternoon. Restarted after it was finished and below are photos of the last three screens I see before the system comes to a screeching halt. I'm not including the garuda-inxi output because I'm not able to access the system. I would just like to know if this seems like something I could recover from or if in your opinion the system is "fried" and I need to reinstall. Please share your thoughts. Thank you so much.
I just got blocked from sharing the images of the screen because I'm a new user. How should I proceed?
Using snapshots (recent as well as older) yields the same (no good) result every time.
I was able to put a picture of my screen through OCR and here's what I'm getting whether I use a snapshot or Garuda Linux on boot screen.
6.231180] Initramfs unpacking failed: ZSTD-compressed data is corrupt 6.589080) Kernel panic not syncing: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on unknown-block (0,0) 6.5891011 CPU: 2 PID: 1 Comm: swapper/0 Not tainted 6.3.8-zen1-1-zen #1 3fdd516a5c30eb0549d707f a2967c4993d4fde4e
[ 6.589122) Hardware name: System manufacturer System Product Name/SABERTOOTH P67, BIOS 3602 11/0
6.5891401 Call Trace:
6.589210] ? _pfx_kernel_init+0x10/0x10
6.589286] Kernel Offset: 0xe00000 from 0xffffffff81000000 (relocation range: 0xffffffff80000000 -Oxffffffffbfffffff)
6.589315] ---[ end Kernel panic not syncing: UFS: Unable to mount root fs on unknown-block (0,
Any idea what may have gone wrong with the update based on the above?
Post always your terminal in- and output as text like
Kernel: 5.18.15-zen1-2-zen arch: x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 12.1.1
It seems that many things could be involved.
Please try to boot with a live ISO and then either with garuda-welcome (chroot button) or per chroot instructions refresh your system again with garuda-update in terminal. Also repair grub!
Got it. I'll follow the chroot instructions. Also, what am I missing regarding the format of my posts? Please advise as I'm sort of new here because my Garuda install has been running and updating without any issues whatsoever for about 1.5 years so I haven't been participating in the forum . Is there a post formatting button somewhere I'm supposed to be using on every reply?
Thanks so much.
When the system is booted with a live ISO and I run garuda-update in the terminal it will try to update the system that's running from the USB drive correct? Is there a way to run garuda-update on the system present on the HD which got corrupted after latest update I did on Monday and that's currently not bootable?
That's exactly the purpose of the chroot action: you boot from a live ISO but then you ch(ange )root, and the root becomes the partition that you mounted and chrooted into. So, after chrooting, evrything you do is done on the installed system, even if it is unbootable.
I was able to chroot into the installed system from the live ISO. I did "garuda-update" and I also did "pacman -S linux-zen linux-zen-headers".Grub was reinstalled too with no errors reported. Restarted. Back to the original error:
Initramfs unpacking failed: ZSTD-compressed data is corrupt 6.589080) Kernel panic not syncing: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on unknown-block (0,0) 6.5891011 CPU: 2 PID: 1 Comm: swapper
Is there anything else that you know of that I could try at this point?