so my apartment circuit breaker shorted and now my computer won’t load Garuda. It gets to the screen where I choose the operating system/kernel to boot then when I pick one it gets to a black screen that says this (I would copy paste the message but the computer it’s on won’t work sorry for the picture)
It doesn’t get past this screen. I have tried to restore a snapshot, use an alternate kernel, all of it gets stuck at this screen. any help is appreciated.
booted into iso to chroot but when I try to mount the system (sudo mount dev/nvme0n1p2 /mnt/broken) I get “terminated by signal SIGKILL (forced quit)”.
researched the SIGKILL error and found this
as per that post I made a systemctl.conf file with
vm.overcommit_memory = 2
vm.overcommit_ratio = 100
rebooted, same SIGKILL error when I try to chroot again.
I noticed the garuda welcome screen has chroot option, that doesn’t work. and when I try to use BTRFS assistant to restore from a dejadup system backup it says “failed to retrieve file system list” the window title reads “A critical error has occurred:”
Sounds bad that a process is being killed so "early" (in the boot or mounting the file system)
First of all, I hope you have your data backed up...
Can you try the following from the live usb?
sudo btrfs check /dev/nvme0n1p2
Hard power-offs are the première way of killing systems, and power surges can be especially deadly.
It's quite possible that your system has become unrecoverable and so a reinstall is the best option - assuming the hardware still works.