Can't boot, Infinite loading loop after installing Garuda linux

I'm using a brand new pc, I wanted to dual boot Windows and Garuda. These are the steps I took
1- I Downloaded Black Arch Garuda Linux
2 - I created a 90Gb partition
3 - I Created bootable USB with Etcher
4 - I Booted with USB
5 - I installed Garuda Linux ( I tried both driver options )
6 - I disabled secure boot
When I try to boot using the installed Garuda Linux I get a loading screen that never ends.
My specs are Hp15 with SSD drive CPU intel i5 11th gen and GPU Intel Iris Xe

Hello @shototodoroki ,

welcome aboard.

How long did you wait for booting?
What do you mean with:

Please discribe, what exactly happens.

Could you please post us the output of

inxi -Fxxxza


lsblk -f



Thanks for your response
I actually waited like 20 mins at least
Okay I'll check the output of those out and I'll keep you updated

inxi -Fxxxza

System:    Kernel: 5.11.11-zen1-1-zen x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 10.2.0 
parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-x86_64 lang=en_US keytable=us tz=UTC misobasedir=garuda 
misolabel=GARUDA_DR460NIZED_SOARING_ quiet systemd.show_status=1 systemd.unified_cgroup_hierarchy=1 driver=free 
nouveau.modeset=1 i915.modeset=1 radeon.modeset=1 
Desktop: KDE Plasma 5.21.3 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: HP product: HP Laptop 15-dw3xxx v: Type1ProductConfigId serial: <filter> Chassis: type: 10 
serial: <filter> 
Mobo: HP model: 881D v: 50.24 serial: <filter> UEFI: Insyde v: F.41 date: 12/21/2020 
Battery:   ID-1: BAT1 charge: 30.2 Wh (72.1%) condition: 41.9/41.0 Wh (102.0%) volts: 11.8 min: 11.4 
model: Hewlett-Packard PABAS0241231 type: Li-ion serial: <filter> status: Discharging 
CPU:       Info: Quad Core model: 11th Gen Intel Core i5-1135G7 bits: 64 type: MT MCP arch: Tiger Lake family: 6 
model-id: 8C (140) stepping: 1 microcode: 6E cache: L2: 8 MiB 
flags: avx avx2 lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx bogomips: 38707 
Speed: 3566 MHz min/max: 400/4200 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 3566 2: 3526 3: 3255 4: 501 5: 3154 6: 3757 7: 4187 
8: 1242 
Vulnerabilities: Type: itlb_multihit status: Not affected 
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 Xe Graphics vendor: Hewlett-Packard driver: i915 v: kernel bus-ID: 0000:00:02.0 
chip-ID: 8086:9a49 class-ID: 0300 
Device-2: Luxvisions Innotech Limited HP TrueVision HD Camera type: USB driver: uvcvideo bus-ID: 1-5:3 
chip-ID: 30c9:0035 class-ID: fe01 serial: <filter> 
Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.10 compositor: kwin_x11 driver: loaded: intel unloaded: modesetting 
alternate: fbdev,vesa display-ID: :0 screens: 1 
Screen-1: 0 s-res: 1366x768 s-dpi: 96 s-size: 361x203mm (14.2x8.0") s-diag: 414mm (16.3") 
Monitor-1: eDP1 res: 1366x768 hz: 60 dpi: 102 size: 340x190mm (13.4x7.5") diag: 389mm (15.3") 
OpenGL: renderer: Mesa Intel Xe Graphics (TGL GT2) v: 4.6 Mesa 21.0.1 direct render: Yes 
Audio:     Device-1: Intel Tiger Lake-LP Smart Sound Audio vendor: Hewlett-Packard driver: sof-audio-pci 
alternate: snd_hda_intel,snd_sof_pci bus-ID: 0000:00:1f.3 chip-ID: 8086:a0c8 class-ID: 0401 
Sound Server-1: ALSA v: k5.11.11-zen1-1-zen running: yes
Sound Server-2: JACK v: 0.125.0 running: no
Sound Server-3: PulseAudio v: 14.2 running: yes
Sound Server-4: PipeWire v: 0.3.24 running: no
Network:   Device-1: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet vendor: Hewlett-Packard driver: r8169 v: kernel
port: 4000 bus-ID: 0000:01:00.0 chip-ID: 10ec:8168 class-ID: 0200
IF: eno1 state: down mac: <filter>
Device-2: Realtek RTL8821CE 802.11ac PCIe Wireless Network Adapter vendor: Hewlett-Packard driver: N/A
modules: rtw88_8821ce port: 3000 bus-ID: 0000:02:00.0 chip-ID: 10ec:c821 class-ID: 0280
Bluetooth: Device-1: Realtek Bluetooth Radio type: USB driver: btusb v: 0.8 bus-ID: 1-10:4 chip-ID: 0bda:b00e class-ID: e001
serial: <filter>
Report: ID: hci0 state: up address: <filter>
RAID:      Hardware-1: Intel Volume Management Device NVMe RAID Controller driver: vmd v: 0.6 port: 5000 bus-ID: 0000:00:0e.0
chip-ID: 8086.9a0b rev: class-ID: 0104
Drives:    Local Storage: total: 253.12 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%)
SMART Message: Unable to run smartctl. Root privileges required.
ID-1: /dev/nvme0n1 maj-min: 259:0 vendor: SK Hynix model: BC511 HFM256GDJTNI-82A0A size: 238.47 GiB block-size:
physical: 512 B logical: 512 B speed: 31.6 Gb/s lanes: 4 rotation: SSD serial: <filter> rev: HPS0 temp: 42.9 C
scheme: GPT
ID-2: /dev/sda maj-min: 8:0 type: USB vendor: Generic model: Flash Disk size: 14.65 GiB block-size: physical: 512 B
logical: 512 B speed: <unknown> rotation: SSD serial: <filter> rev: 8.07 scheme: MBR
SMART Message: Unknown USB bridge. Flash drive/Unsupported enclosure?
Swap:      Kernel: swappiness: 10 (default 60) cache-pressure: 75 (default 100)
ID-1: swap-1 type: zram size: 1.43 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) priority: 32767 dev: /dev/zram0
ID-2: swap-2 type: zram size: 1.43 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) priority: 32767 dev: /dev/zram1
ID-3: swap-3 type: zram size: 1.43 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) priority: 32767 dev: /dev/zram2
ID-4: swap-4 type: zram size: 1.43 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) priority: 32767 dev: /dev/zram3
ID-5: swap-5 type: zram size: 1.43 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) priority: 32767 dev: /dev/zram4
ID-6: swap-6 type: zram size: 1.43 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) priority: 32767 dev: /dev/zram5
ID-7: swap-7 type: zram size: 1.43 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) priority: 32767 dev: /dev/zram6
ID-8: swap-8 type: zram size: 1.43 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) priority: 32767 dev: /dev/zram7
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 27.8 C mobo: 10.0 C
Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A
Info:      Processes: 223 Uptime: 7m wakeups: 322 Memory: 11.45 GiB used: 3.21 GiB (28.0%) Init: systemd v: 248
tool: systemctl Compilers: gcc: 10.2.0 clang: 11.1.0 Packages: pacman: 1187 lib: 292 Shell: fish v: 3.2.1
running-in: konsole inxi: 3.3.03

lsblk -f

NAME        FSTYPE    FSVER            LABEL                      UUID                                 FSAVAIL FSUSE% MOUNTPOINT
loop0       squashfs  4.0                                                                                    0   100% /run/miso/sfs/livefs
loop1       squashfs  4.0                                                                                    0   100% /run/miso/sfs/mhwdfs
loop2       squashfs  4.0                                                                                    0   100% /run/miso/sfs/desktopfs
loop3       squashfs  4.0                                                                                    0   100% /run/miso/sfs/rootfs
sda         iso9660   Joliet Extension GARUDA_DR460NIZED_SOARING_ 2021-04-06-10-07-55-00                     0   100% /run/miso/bootmnt
├─sda1      iso9660   Joliet Extension GARUDA_DR460NIZED_SOARING_ 2021-04-06-10-07-55-00                              
└─sda2      vfat      FAT12            MISO_EFI                   0915-9A05                                           
zram0                                                                                                                 [SWAP]
zram1                                                                                                                 [SWAP]
zram2                                                                                                                 [SWAP]
zram3                                                                                                                 [SWAP]
zram4                                                                                                                 [SWAP]
zram5                                                                                                                 [SWAP]
zram6                                                                                                                 [SWAP]
zram7                                                                                                                 [SWAP]
├─nvme0n1p1 vfat      FAT32            SYSTEM                     C8DB-0B52                                           
├─nvme0n1p3 BitLocker 2                                                                                               
├─nvme0n1p4 ntfs                       Windows RE tools           2ECCA811CCA7D0FF                                    
└─nvme0n1p5 btrfs                                                 6c6352b7-1267-4eaf-aaa6-139993d502d3

I'm absolutely not an expert, just searching in the forum, maybe you could try to change SATA mode to AHCI in your BIOS, and maybe also disable VMD. This if you don't need to use RAID, of course.


I don’t have that option in my bios Reddit

I found my answer here

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We had that solution also in our forum, I think:


I couldn't find any answer in that post.
What was it?


Reddit is not really user friendly imo, at least via web.
You should click on "View entire discussion" then "Continue this thread".
Solution was:

If it's the same issue than me, you need to regenerate the mkinit file in chroot environment with the vmd modules being forced.

To do that, you chroot to your garunda installation, add vmd to the module list in /etc/mkinitcpio.conf: like: MODULES="crc32c-intel vmd"

Then regenerate the mkinit file.