Initial ramdisk boot stuck

Dear All,
first of all I would like to thank you for any kind of help you'll give to me and for your time, as well, in reading my issue.

Some now and then, randomly and with no relevant reason, I get stuck in booting as per subject.
I already went through the forum but did not find same situation (at least not able to....)

the abnormal thing is that this happens randomly with both kernels I have installed (zen and lts)
moreover, once it get stucked, I switch the laptop off and on again and might be that the issue is there again, but also might happen that the system boots without problems.

Since I installed Garuda I always used zen kernel and some now and then got the problem; I started hence to use LTS kernel and, for some time, it seemd to be the solution (even loosing the advantages of zen kernel).

yesterday I got the issue for the first time on the LTS kernel as well.
I am now writing from Garuda since, as written above, I made a reboot and it worked.

Thank you!
apologies for beeing tooooooo long.


here below the system config.

Kernel: 5.15.82-1-lts arch: x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 12.2.0
parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/@/boot/vmlinuz-linux-lts
root=UUID=fc43e984-4019-4e90-b8a6-b7d891b04247 rw [email protected]
quiet quiet splash rd.udev.log_priority=3 vt.global_cursor_default=0
loglevel=3 ibt=off
Desktop: KDE Plasma v: 5.26.4 tk: Qt v: 5.15.7 info: latte-dock
wm: kwin_x11 vt: 1 dm: SDDM Distro: Garuda Linux base: Arch Linux
Type: Laptop System: ASUSTeK product: GL753VD v: 1.0
serial: <superuser required>
Mobo: ASUSTeK model: GL753VD v: 1.0 serial: <superuser required>
UEFI: American Megatrends v: GL753VD.308 date: 04/29/2019
ID-1: BAT0 charge: 22.6 Wh (53.3%) condition: 42.4/48.2 Wh (87.8%)
volts: 13.3 min: 14.4 model: Simplo SDI ICR18650 type: Li-ion
serial: <filter> status: discharging cycles: 33
Info: model: Intel Core i7-7700HQ bits: 64 type: MT MCP arch: Kaby Lake
gen: core 7 level: v3 note: check built: 2018 process: Intel 14nm family: 6
model-id: 0x9E (158) stepping: 9 microcode: 0xF0
Topology: cpus: 1x cores: 4 tpc: 2 threads: 8 smt: enabled cache:
L1: 256 KiB desc: d-4x32 KiB; i-4x32 KiB L2: 1024 KiB desc: 4x256 KiB
L3: 6 MiB desc: 1x6 MiB
Speed (MHz): avg: 3534 high: 3606 min/max: 800/3800 scaling:
driver: intel_pstate governor: powersave cores: 1: 3524 2: 3525 3: 3518
4: 3528 5: 3606 6: 3587 7: 3487 8: 3498 bogomips: 44798
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
Type: mds mitigation: Clear CPU buffers; SMT vulnerable
Type: meltdown mitigation: PTI
Type: mmio_stale_data mitigation: Clear CPU buffers; SMT vulnerable
Type: retbleed mitigation: IBRS
Type: spec_store_bypass mitigation: Speculative Store Bypass disabled via
prctl and seccomp
Type: spectre_v1 mitigation: usercopy/swapgs barriers and __user pointer
Type: spectre_v2 mitigation: IBRS, IBPB: conditional, RSB filling,
PBRSB-eIBRS: Not affected
Type: srbds mitigation: Microcode
Type: tsx_async_abort status: Not affected
Device-1: Intel HD Graphics 630 vendor: ASUSTeK driver: i915 v: kernel
arch: Gen-9.5 process: Intel 14nm built: 2016-20 ports: active: DP-1,eDP-1
empty: HDMI-A-1,HDMI-A-2 bus-ID: 00:02.0 chip-ID: 8086:591b class-ID: 0300
Device-2: NVIDIA GP107M [GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile] vendor: ASUSTeK
driver: nvidia v: 525.60.11 alternate: nouveau,nvidia_drm non-free: 520.xx+
status: current (as of 2022-10) arch: Pascal code: GP10x
process: TSMC 16nm built: 2016-21 pcie: gen: 1 speed: 2.5 GT/s lanes: 16
link-max: gen: 3 speed: 8 GT/s bus-ID: 01:00.0 chip-ID: 10de:1c8d
class-ID: 0302
Device-3: IMC Networks USB2.0 HD UVC WebCam type: USB driver: uvcvideo
bus-ID: 1-11:4 chip-ID: 13d3:5666 class-ID: 0e02 serial: <filter>
Display: x11 server: X.Org v: 21.1.4 with: Xwayland v: 22.1.5
compositor: kwin_x11 driver: X: loaded: modesetting,nvidia unloaded: nouveau
alternate: fbdev,intel,nv,vesa dri: iris gpu: i915 display-ID: :0
screens: 1
Screen-1: 0 s-res: 2315x2280 s-dpi: 96 s-size: 611x602mm (24.06x23.70")
s-diag: 858mm (33.77")
Monitor-1: DP-1 pos: top-right model: Dell U2413 serial: <filter>
built: 2013 res: 1920x1200 hz: 60 dpi: 94 gamma: 1.2
size: 518x324mm (20.39x12.76") diag: 611mm (24.1") ratio: 16:10 modes:
max: 1920x1200 min: 720x400
Monitor-2: eDP-1 pos: primary,bottom-l model: LG Display 0x04e8
built: 2016 res: 1920x1080 hz: 60 dpi: 128 gamma: 1.2
size: 382x215mm (15.04x8.46") diag: 438mm (17.3") ratio: 16:9
modes: 1920x1080
API: OpenGL v: 4.6 Mesa 22.2.3 renderer: Mesa Intel HD Graphics 630 (KBL
GT2) direct render: Yes
Device-1: Intel CM238 HD Audio vendor: ASUSTeK driver: snd_hda_intel
v: kernel bus-ID: 00:1f.3 chip-ID: 8086:a171 class-ID: 0403
Sound API: ALSA v: k5.15.82-1-lts running: yes
Sound Interface: sndio v: N/A running: no
Sound Server-1: PulseAudio v: 16.1 running: no
Sound Server-2: PipeWire v: 0.3.61 running: yes
Device-1: Intel Wireless 7265 driver: iwlwifi v: kernel pcie: gen: 1
speed: 2.5 GT/s lanes: 1 bus-ID: 02:00.0 chip-ID: 8086:095a class-ID: 0280
IF: wlp2s0 state: up mac: <filter>
Device-2: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet
vendor: ASUSTeK driver: r8169 v: kernel pcie: gen: 1 speed: 2.5 GT/s
lanes: 1 port: d000 bus-ID: 03:00.0 chip-ID: 10ec:8168 class-ID: 0200
IF: enp3s0 state: down mac: <filter>
Device-1: Intel Bluetooth wireless interface type: USB driver: btusb v: 0.8
bus-ID: 1-9:3 chip-ID: 8087:0a2a class-ID: e001
Report: bt-adapter ID: hci0 rfk-id: 0 state: up address: <filter>
Local Storage: total: 1.14 TiB used: 17.95 GiB (1.5%)
SMART Message: Unable to run smartctl. Root privileges required.
ID-1: /dev/sda maj-min: 8:0 vendor: Micron model: 1100 MTFDDAV256TBN
size: 238.47 GiB block-size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B speed: 6.0 Gb/s
type: SSD serial: <filter> rev: A020 scheme: GPT
ID-2: /dev/sdb maj-min: 8:16 vendor: Crucial model: CT1000MX500SSD1
size: 931.51 GiB block-size: physical: 4096 B logical: 512 B speed: 6.0 Gb/s
type: SSD serial: <filter> rev: 043 scheme: MBR
ID-1: / raw-size: 150 GiB size: 150 GiB (100.00%) used: 17.92 GiB (11.9%)
fs: btrfs dev: /dev/sdb1 maj-min: 8:17
ID-2: /boot/efi raw-size: 260 MiB size: 256 MiB (98.46%)
used: 30.7 MiB (12.0%) fs: vfat dev: /dev/sda1 maj-min: 8:1
ID-3: /home raw-size: 150 GiB size: 150 GiB (100.00%)
used: 17.92 GiB (11.9%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/sdb1 maj-min: 8:17
ID-4: /var/log raw-size: 150 GiB size: 150 GiB (100.00%)
used: 17.92 GiB (11.9%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/sdb1 maj-min: 8:17
ID-5: /var/tmp raw-size: 150 GiB size: 150 GiB (100.00%)
used: 17.92 GiB (11.9%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/sdb1 maj-min: 8:17
Kernel: swappiness: 133 (default 60) cache-pressure: 100 (default)
ID-1: swap-1 type: zram size: 15.51 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) priority: 100
dev: /dev/zram0
System Temperatures: cpu: 65.0 C pch: 48.5 C mobo: N/A
Fan Speeds (RPM): cpu: 3200
Processes: 251 Uptime: 12m wakeups: 1 Memory: 15.51 GiB used: 3 GiB (19.3%)
Init: systemd v: 252 default: graphical tool: systemctl Compilers:
gcc: 12.2.0 Packages: pm: pacman pkgs: 1492 libs: 375
tools: gnome-software,octopi,pamac,paru Shell: fish v: 3.5.1 default: Bash
v: 5.1.16 running-in: konsole inxi: 3.3.23
Garuda (2.6.10-1):
System install date:     2022-11-15
Last full system update: 2022-12-10
Is partially upgraded:   No
Relevant software:       NetworkManager
Windows dual boot:       Probably (Run as root to verify)
Snapshots:               Snapper
Failed units:
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Hi @Gionez, welcome to the community. :slightly_smiling_face:

The most fixes for this issue are documented here:

Try to work through the document and update the thread as you go so we can get more information about what is happening.


If you remove "quiet" from the boot command (you can modify it temporarily in GRUB), there should be some output on what's happening during the boot that could give you more information.


hello! thank you for the warm welcome and for your kind suggestions.
I will work on this in the week end when I will have some spare time.
I hope to understand something since I am real new to Linux environment.
Thanks again.
Wishing you a nice evening.

Hello! thanks to you as well!
I will work in the week end on your kind suggestion!
Thanks again.
Have a nice evening.

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thank you for your suggestions.
I switched to open source drivers fro my nvidia card no more stuck during boot for the time beeing.
have a nice day!