Grub cannot load another garuda installation

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Post your terminal/konsole in- and output as text (no pictures) from:

Kernel: 5.16.16-zen1-1-zen arch: x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 11.2.0
parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/@/boot/vmlinuz-linux-zen
root=UUID=60d2f9d0-6dfe-4619-8f95-bf27ec8dc438 rw [email protected]
quiet splash rd.udev.log_priority=3 vt.global_cursor_default=0 loglevel=3
Console: pty pts/0 wm: kwin_x11 DM: SDDM Distro: Garuda Linux
base: Arch Linux
Type: Laptop System: HP product: HP Notebook v: Type1ProductConfigId
serial: <filter> Chassis: type: 10 serial: N/A
Mobo: HP model: 81EC v: 61.59 serial: <filter> UEFI: Insyde v: F.46
date: 11/16/2018
ID-1: BAT1 charge: 1.4 Wh (100.0%) condition: 1.4/32.1 Wh (4.5%)
volts: 16.5 min: 14.6 model: Hewlett-Packard PABAS0241231 type: Li-ion
serial: <filter> status: N/A
Info: model: Intel Core i5-6200U socket: U3E1 bits: 64 type: MT MCP
arch: Skylake family: 6 model-id: 0x4E (78) stepping: 3 microcode: 0xEC
Topology: cpus: 1x cores: 2 tpc: 2 threads: 4 smt: enabled cache:
L1: 128 KiB desc: d-2x32 KiB; i-2x32 KiB L2: 512 KiB desc: 2x256 KiB
L3: 3 MiB desc: 1x3 MiB
Speed (MHz): avg: 2732 high: 2746 min/max: 400/2800 base/boost: 2200/8300
scaling: driver: intel_pstate governor: powersave volts: 0.8 V
ext-clock: 100 MHz cores: 1: 2740 2: 2746 3: 2703 4: 2739 bogomips: 19200
Flags: avx avx2 ht lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx
Type: itlb_multihit status: KVM: VMX disabled
Type: l1tf
mitigation: PTE Inversion; VMX: conditional cache flushes, SMT vulnerable
Type: mds mitigation: Clear CPU buffers; SMT vulnerable
Type: meltdown mitigation: PTI
Type: spec_store_bypass
mitigation: Speculative Store Bypass disabled via prctl
Type: spectre_v1
mitigation: usercopy/swapgs barriers and __user pointer sanitization
Type: spectre_v2 mitigation: Retpolines, IBPB: conditional, IBRS_FW,
STIBP: conditional, RSB filling
Type: srbds mitigation: Microcode
Type: tsx_async_abort status: Not affected
Device-1: Intel Skylake GT2 [HD Graphics 520] vendor: Hewlett-Packard
driver: i915 v: kernel ports: active: eDP-1 empty: DP-1,HDMI-A-1,HDMI-A-2
bus-ID: 00:02.0 chip-ID: 8086:1916 class-ID: 0300
Device-2: AMD Sun XT [Radeon HD 8670A/8670M/8690M / R5 M330 M430 Radeon
520 Mobile]
vendor: Hewlett-Packard driver: radeon v: kernel alternate: amdgpu pcie:
gen: 3 speed: 8 GT/s lanes: 4 link-max: lanes: 8 bus-ID: 01:00.0
chip-ID: 1002:6660 class-ID: 0380
Device-3: Chicony HP TrueVision HD type: USB driver: uvcvideo
bus-ID: 1-5:3 chip-ID: 04f2:b56c class-ID: 0e02 serial: <filter>
Display: server: X.Org v: compositor: kwin_x11 driver: X:
loaded: intel,radeon unloaded: modesetting alternate: fbdev,vesa gpu: i915
display-ID: :0 screens: 1
Screen-1: 0 s-res: 1920x1080 s-dpi: 96 s-size: 508x285mm (20.00x11.22")
s-diag: 582mm (22.93")
Monitor-1: eDP-1 mapped: eDP1 model: BOE Display 0x0687 built: 2015
res: 1920x1080 hz: 60 dpi: 143 gamma: 1.2 size: 340x190mm (13.39x7.48")
diag: 394mm (15.5") ratio: 16:9 modes: 1920x1080
OpenGL: renderer: Mesa Intel HD Graphics 520 (SKL GT2) v: 4.6 Mesa 22.0.0
direct render: Yes
Device-1: Intel Sunrise Point-LP HD Audio vendor: Hewlett-Packard
driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel alternate: snd_soc_skl bus-ID: 00:1f.3
chip-ID: 8086:9d70 class-ID: 0403
Sound Server-1: ALSA v: k5.16.16-zen1-1-zen running: yes
Sound Server-2: PulseAudio v: 15.0 running: no
Sound Server-3: PipeWire v: 0.3.48 running: yes
Device-1: Realtek RTL810xE PCI Express Fast Ethernet
vendor: Hewlett-Packard driver: r8169 v: kernel pcie: gen: 1
speed: 2.5 GT/s lanes: 1 port: 3000 bus-ID: 02:00.0 chip-ID: 10ec:8136
class-ID: 0200
IF: enp2s0 state: down mac: <filter>
Device-2: Broadcom BCM43142 802.11b/g/n vendor: Hewlett-Packard
driver: wl v: kernel modules: bcma pcie: gen: 1 speed: 2.5 GT/s lanes: 1
bus-ID: 03:00.0 chip-ID: 14e4:4365 class-ID: 0280
IF: wlp3s0 state: up mac: <filter>
Device-1: Broadcom BCM43142A0 Bluetooth 4.0 type: USB driver: btusb v: 0.8
bus-ID: 1-4:2 chip-ID: 0a5c:216d class-ID: fe01 serial: <filter>
Report: bt-adapter ID: hci0 rfk-id: 1 state: down
bt-service: enabled,running rfk-block: hardware: no software: no
address: <filter>
Local Storage: total: 931.51 GiB used: 72.72 GiB (7.8%)
ID-1: /dev/sda maj-min: 8:0 vendor: Toshiba model: MQ01ABD100M
size: 931.51 GiB block-size: physical: 4096 B logical: 512 B sata: 2.6
speed: 3.0 Gb/s type: HDD rpm: 5400 serial: <filter> rev: 1U temp: 43 C
scheme: GPT
SMART: yes state: enabled health: PASSED on: 234d 9h cycles: 3156
Old-Age: g-sense error rate: 3042 Pre-Fail: reallocated sector: 100
threshold: 50
ID-1: / raw-size: 81.72 GiB size: 81.72 GiB (100.00%)
used: 62.09 GiB (76.0%) fs: btrfs block-size: 4096 B dev: /dev/sda6
maj-min: 8:6
ID-2: /boot/efi raw-size: 102 MiB size: 96 MiB (94.12%)
used: 41.8 MiB (43.6%) fs: vfat block-size: 512 B dev: /dev/sda2
maj-min: 8:2
ID-3: /home raw-size: 81.72 GiB size: 81.72 GiB (100.00%)
used: 62.09 GiB (76.0%) fs: btrfs block-size: 4096 B dev: /dev/sda6
maj-min: 8:6
ID-4: /var/log raw-size: 81.72 GiB size: 81.72 GiB (100.00%)
used: 62.09 GiB (76.0%) fs: btrfs block-size: 4096 B dev: /dev/sda6
maj-min: 8:6
ID-5: /var/tmp raw-size: 81.72 GiB size: 81.72 GiB (100.00%)
used: 62.09 GiB (76.0%) fs: btrfs block-size: 4096 B dev: /dev/sda6
maj-min: 8:6
Kernel: swappiness: 133 (default 60) cache-pressure: 100 (default)
ID-1: swap-1 type: zram size: 3.6 GiB used: 866.2 MiB (23.5%)
priority: 100 dev: /dev/zram0
System Temperatures: cpu: 29.8 C pch: 41.5 C mobo: 27.8 C gpu: radeon
temp: 42.0 C
Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A
Processes: 243 Uptime: 33m wakeups: 2 Memory: 3.6 GiB
used: 2.51 GiB (69.6%) Init: systemd v: 250 tool: systemctl Compilers:
gcc: 11.2.0 clang: 13.0.1 Packages: pacman: 1201 lib: 298
Shell: garuda-inxi (sudo) default: Bash v: 5.1.16 running-in: konsole
inxi: 3.3.14
Garuda (2.5.6-2):
System install date:     2022-01-07
Last full system update: 2022-03-31
Is partially upgraded:   Yes
Relevant software:       NetworkManager

I have Garuda xfce in another drive I cannot boot into it. I see the boot entry but it shows an error on booting. I did the os-prober to get the entry.

I have the same behaviour (although you did not post the exact error), not sure if it's as designed or not, but you could try booting directly from the UEFI Boot Menu and see if that works.

In my case, on my UEFI machines, I disabled OS-Prober and I use the UEFI Boot Menu.


The exact error text is important to understand where the problem is.

Nevertheless, when you are at Grub menu, select/highlight the other Garuda System entry and press E for editing. Check and log (write down) the lines that start with linux and initrd . This is where your issue coming from.

Post your findings here together with these commands' output

lsblk -f
sudo inxi -dpuoaz
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I found the issue was ^ symbol being inbetween linux and intrd command. I replaced it with space and it worked. Don't know why os-prober has this behaviour.

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In which file?
Your system seems not updated. This issue was fixed about a month ago IIRC.


Petsam is right (he's really good btw, I like that guy), that is quite old, careful cuz sometimes if you spend too much time without updating you end up in an installation loop mayhem between packages swap and dependencies... happened to me a few times on my less used VMs, I cannot let them 1 month without updating, just in case.

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