Compile my own version of linux-zen

Hello, I'm trying to compile my own version of linux-zen using the AUR package linux-zen-git and linux-zen-git-headers but when I try to boot it I got stuck on "Loading initial ramdisk ...".
How can I solve?

garuda-inxi

System:
Kernel: 5.16.10-zen1-1-zen x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 11.2.0
parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/@/boot/vmlinuz-linux-zen
root=UUID=995b984e-0171-4ed2-adff-0bc76cdf57e5 rw [email protected]
quiet splash rd.udev.log_priority=3 vt.global_cursor_default=0
resume=UUID=3aa21218-c4c0-4f6c-b01d-a03bd160addb loglevel=3
systemd.unified_cgroup_hierarchy=1 mitigations=off intel_iommu=on
iommu=pt acpi_enforce_resources=lax snd_hda_intel.dmic_detect=0
snd-intel-dspcfg.dsp_driver=1 nvidia-drm.modeset=1
Desktop: KDE Plasma 5.24.1 tk: Qt 5.15.2 info: latte-dock wm: kwin_x11
vt: 1 dm: SDDM Distro: Garuda Linux base: Arch Linux
Machine:
Type: Desktop System: ASUS product: N/A v: N/A serial: <superuser required>
Mobo: ASUSTeK model: ROG MAXIMUS XII FORMULA v: Rev 1.xx
serial: <superuser required> UEFI: American Megatrends v: 2301
date: 07/13/2021
Battery:
ID-1: hidpp_battery_0 charge: 83% condition: N/A volts: 4.0 min: N/A
model: Logitech G502 LIGHTSPEED Wireless Gaming Mouse type: N/A
serial: <filter> status: Discharging
CPU:
Info: model: Intel Core i9-10900K bits: 64 type: MT MCP arch: Comet Lake
family: 6 model-id: 0xA5 (165) stepping: 5 microcode: 0xEE
Topology: cpus: 1x cores: 10 tpc: 2 threads: 20 smt: enabled cache:
L1: 640 KiB desc: d-10x32 KiB; i-10x32 KiB L2: 2.5 MiB desc: 10x256 KiB
L3: 20 MiB desc: 1x20 MiB
Speed (MHz): avg: 4214 high: 5004 min/max: 800/5300 scaling:
driver: intel_pstate governor: performance cores: 1: 1683 2: 4374 3: 5002
4: 5001 5: 3403 6: 4991 7: 5002 8: 2831 9: 5001 10: 1748 11: 3966
12: 4908 13: 4963 14: 5003 15: 4998 16: 5004 17: 4358 18: 2054 19: 4999
20: 5000 bogomips: 147994
Flags: avx avx2 ht lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx
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 status: Vulnerable
Type: spectre_v1 status: Vulnerable: __user pointer sanitization and
usercopy barriers only; no swapgs barriers
Type: spectre_v2 status: Vulnerable, IBPB: disabled, STIBP: disabled
Type: srbds status: Not affected
Type: tsx_async_abort status: Not affected
Graphics:
Device-1: NVIDIA GP104 [GeForce GTX 1070] vendor: Gigabyte driver: nvidia
v: 510.54 alternate: nouveau,nvidia_drm bus-ID: 01:00.0 chip-ID: 10de:1b81
class-ID: 0300
Device-2: Logitech HD Pro Webcam C920 type: USB
driver: snd-usb-audio,uvcvideo bus-ID: 1-2.2:10 chip-ID: 046d:082d
class-ID: 0102 serial: <filter>
Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.21.1.3 compositor: kwin_x11 driver:
loaded: nvidia display-ID: :0 screens: 1
Screen-1: 0 s-res: 7280x1440 s-dpi: 109 s-size: 1696x333mm (66.8x13.1")
s-diag: 1728mm (68")
Monitor-1: DP-0 res: 1920x1080 dpi: 92 size: 531x298mm (20.9x11.7")
diag: 609mm (24")
Monitor-2: DP-2 res: 1920x1080 dpi: 92 size: 531x299mm (20.9x11.8")
diag: 609mm (24")
Monitor-3: DP-4 res: 3440x1440 dpi: 109 size: 800x330mm (31.5x13.0")
diag: 865mm (34.1")
OpenGL: renderer: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070/PCIe/SSE2
v: 4.6.0 NVIDIA 510.54 direct render: Yes
Audio:
Device-1: Intel Comet Lake PCH cAVS vendor: ASUSTeK driver: snd_hda_intel
v: kernel alternate: snd_soc_skl,snd_sof_pci_intel_cnl bus-ID: 00:1f.3
chip-ID: 8086:06c8 class-ID: 0403
Device-2: NVIDIA GP104 High Definition Audio vendor: Gigabyte
driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus-ID: 01:00.1 chip-ID: 10de:10f0
class-ID: 0403
Device-3: Logitech HD Pro Webcam C920 type: USB
driver: snd-usb-audio,uvcvideo bus-ID: 1-2.2:10 chip-ID: 046d:082d
class-ID: 0102 serial: <filter>
Device-4: RODE Microphones RODE NT-USB type: USB
driver: hid-generic,snd-usb-audio,usbhid bus-ID: 3-1:2 chip-ID: 19f7:0003
class-ID: 0300
Sound Server-1: ALSA v: k5.16.10-zen1-1-zen running: yes
Sound Server-2: PulseAudio v: 15.0 running: no
Sound Server-3: PipeWire v: 0.3.47 running: yes
Network:
Device-1: Intel Comet Lake PCH CNVi WiFi driver: iwlwifi v: kernel
bus-ID: 00:14.3 chip-ID: 8086:06f0 class-ID: 0280
IF: wlo1 state: down mac: <filter>
Device-2: Aquantia AQC107 NBase-T/IEEE 802.3bz Ethernet [AQtion]
vendor: ASUSTeK driver: atlantic v: kernel port: N/A bus-ID: 04:00.0
chip-ID: 1d6a:07b1 class-ID: 0200
IF: enp4s0 state: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter>
Device-3: Intel Ethernet I225-V vendor: ASUSTeK driver: igc v: kernel
port: N/A bus-ID: 05:00.0 chip-ID: 8086:15f3 class-ID: 0200
IF: enp5s0 state: down mac: <filter>
Bluetooth:
Device-1: Intel AX201 Bluetooth type: USB driver: btusb v: 0.8
bus-ID: 1-14:12 chip-ID: 8087:0026 class-ID: e001
Report: bt-adapter ID: hci0 rfk-id: 1 state: up address: <filter>
RAID:
Hardware-1: Intel Comet Lake PCH-H RAID driver: ahci v: 3.0 port: 4020
bus-ID: 00:17.0 chip-ID: 8086:06d6 rev: class-ID: 0104
Drives:
Local Storage: total: 1.61 TiB used: 43.3 GiB (2.6%)
SMART Message: Unable to run smartctl. Root privileges required.
ID-1: /dev/nvme0n1 maj-min: 259:0 vendor: Sabrent model: N/A
size: 953.87 GiB block-size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B
speed: 31.6 Gb/s lanes: 4 type: SSD serial: <filter> rev: RKT343.4
temp: 26.9 C scheme: GPT
ID-2: /dev/sda maj-min: 8:0 vendor: Samsung model: SSD 850 EVO 250GB
size: 232.89 GiB block-size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B speed: 6.0 Gb/s
type: SSD serial: <filter> rev: 2B6Q
ID-3: /dev/sdb maj-min: 8:16 vendor: Samsung model: SSD 850 EVO 250GB
size: 232.89 GiB block-size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B speed: 6.0 Gb/s
type: SSD serial: <filter> rev: 2B6Q
ID-4: /dev/sdc maj-min: 8:32 vendor: Samsung model: SSD 850 EVO 250GB
size: 232.89 GiB block-size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B speed: 6.0 Gb/s
type: SSD serial: <filter> rev: 1B6Q
Partition:
ID-1: / raw-size: 919.29 GiB size: 919.29 GiB (100.00%)
used: 43.3 GiB (4.7%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/nvme0n1p2 maj-min: 259:2
ID-2: /boot/efi raw-size: 300 MiB size: 299.4 MiB (99.80%)
used: 576 KiB (0.2%) fs: vfat dev: /dev/nvme0n1p1 maj-min: 259:1
ID-3: /home raw-size: 919.29 GiB size: 919.29 GiB (100.00%)
used: 43.3 GiB (4.7%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/nvme0n1p2 maj-min: 259:2
ID-4: /var/log raw-size: 919.29 GiB size: 919.29 GiB (100.00%)
used: 43.3 GiB (4.7%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/nvme0n1p2 maj-min: 259:2
ID-5: /var/tmp raw-size: 919.29 GiB size: 919.29 GiB (100.00%)
used: 43.3 GiB (4.7%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/nvme0n1p2 maj-min: 259:2
Swap:
Kernel: swappiness: 133 (default 60) cache-pressure: 100 (default)
ID-1: swap-1 type: partition size: 34.28 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%)
priority: -2 dev: /dev/nvme0n1p3 maj-min: 259:3
ID-2: swap-2 type: zram size: 31.16 GiB used: 1.8 MiB (0.0%)
priority: 100 dev: /dev/zram0
Sensors:
System Temperatures: cpu: 33.0 C mobo: 28.0 C gpu: nvidia temp: 37 C
Fan Speeds (RPM): fan-1: 0 fan-2: 1515 fan-3: 0 fan-4: 0 fan-5: 0
fan-6: 926 fan-7: 0 gpu: nvidia fan: 0%
Info:
Processes: 474 Uptime: 9m wakeups: 3 Memory: 31.16 GiB
used: 5.69 GiB (18.3%) Init: systemd v: 250 tool: systemctl Compilers:
gcc: 11.2.0 clang: 13.0.1 Packages: pacman: 1708 lib: 476 Shell: fish
v: 3.3.1 running-in: konsole inxi: 3.3.12
Garuda (2.5.4-2):
System install date:     2022-02-13
Last full system update: 2022-02-19
Is partially upgraded:   No
Relevant software:       NetworkManager
Windows dual boot:       No/Undetected
Snapshots:               Snapper
Failed units:

Thanks.

Any errors or warnings during the compile process or installation process?

Secondly, what options (if any available) did you use?
Some kernels allow you to choose from a long list of options...

I've copied .config from here https://raw.githubusercontent.com/archlinux/svntogit-packages/packages/linux-zen/trunk/config

Ok it would be interesting to compare the config of the one you compiled vs the default zen kernel provided by Garuda. If there are differences one of those could be unsupported for your hardware.
If there are no differences then the issue wouldn't be the compile, assuming you got no errors.

But then again if the configs would be the same why compiling a kernel that is already provided pre-compiled...

There is a way to extract the config of an installed kernel, but I'd need to google it like you, unless someone reads this and can quickly provide the info.

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Also I will ask again: did you get any error during compile?

Reason why I insist on that question is compiling a kernel throws out a LOT of output and lines pass by very quickly. It's possible one small error sneaked through and you didn't see it. Trust me, I know what I'm talking about! :smiley:

Please make sure no error occurred throughout the entire compile process and during the installation of the kernel packages as well.
For example make sure DKMS reloaded your NVIDIA module without any error. VERY important, again trust me I know what I'm talking about. loll

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Did the initramfs generate correctly?

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I found the problem. I forgot to load the module for btrfs.

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