I have Garuda Linux with Gnome installed on a Thinkpad T520. It has been running fine for the past month or so. I kept it up to date, and I have plenty of snapper snapshots. The machine has 16Gb RAM, plenty of SSD disk space using BTRFS. It is on the older side but hasn't had any problems running Garuda before (I am running Garuda on several newer machines and I have never seen this problem, btw).
I rebooted my machine a few days ago, and now it hangs on bootup. By that I mean, if I choose regular Garuda linux, I get a grey screen with several white dots which I've never seen before. After a little while I'm told I'm in emergency mode, but I can't type in my password and nothing changes no matter what I type.
(By the way I have no idea which of the two options to pick but both give the same result)
If I choose a snapshot only a few hours earlier, I get the same thing. Going back several days, I see the spinning Garuda logo and then a black screen. No matter how many days I go back I get the same thing. Here is what the console looks like if I press F2 during bootup from a days old snapshot. It apparently hangs on "Starting Accounts Service".
I have only tried snapper snapshots. I think I see some Timeshift snapshots from many weeks ago, but I'm a little reluctant to try snapshots that old.
Does anyone have any ideas about what I can do? I'm a little bit of a Linux noobie with about 6 months under my belt, but happy to dig in and figure this out.