My system is partially upgraded, can't upgrade it fully

I have searched many times in this forum to find my solution, finally determined to post here.

please see the command output....

(14/30) Install DKMS modules
==> dkms install --no-depmod rtl88xxau/r1174.3a6402e -k 5.16.0-zen1-1-zen
Deprecated feature: REMAKE_INITRD
==> dkms install --no-depmod rtl88x2ce/5.7.3_35403 -k 5.16.0-zen1-1-zen
Error! Bad return status for module build on kernel: 5.16.0-zen1-1-zen (x86_64)
Consult /var/lib/dkms/rtl88x2ce/5.7.3_35403/build/make.log for more information.
==> WARNING: `dkms install --no-depmod rtl88x2ce/5.7.3_35403 -k 5.16.0-zen1-1-zen' exited 10
==> dkms install --no-depmod 8188fu/r101.e7f2fcc -k 5.16.0-zen1-1-zen
==> dkms install --no-depmod 8192eu/128.b7faffd -k 5.16.0-zen1-1-zen
Deprecated feature: REMAKE_INITRD

every time after rebooting , I got a message that your system is partially upgraded.

here some picture

Here is my inxi -Faz out put

Kernel: 5.15.12-zen1-1-zen x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 11.1.0
parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/@/boot/vmlinuz-linux-zen
root=UUID=e09c5da2-adc2-4b65-8f63-e58d4cdf3578 rw [email protected]
quiet splash rd.udev.log_priority=3 vt.global_cursor_default=0 loglevel=3
Desktop: KDE Plasma 5.23.5 tk: Qt 5.15.2 info: latte-dock wm: kwin_x11
vt: 1 dm: SDDM Distro: Garuda Linux base: Arch Linux
Type: Desktop Mobo: Gigabyte model: B365M GAMING HD v: x.x
serial: <superuser required> UEFI-[Legacy]: American Megatrends v: F1
date: 05/30/2019
Info: model: Intel Core i5-9400F bits: 64 type: MCP arch: Coffee Lake
family: 6 model-id: 0x9E (158) stepping: 0xA (10) microcode: 0xEA
Topology: cpus: 1x cores: 6 smt: <unsupported> cache: L1: 384 KiB
desc: d-6x32 KiB; i-6x32 KiB L2: 1.5 MiB desc: 6x256 KiB L3: 9 MiB
desc: 1x9 MiB
Speed (MHz): avg: 1882 high: 3709 min/max: 800/4100 scaling:
driver: intel_pstate governor: powersave cores: 1: 800 2: 800 3: 1199
4: 3709 5: 2615 6: 2172 bogomips: 34798
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 disabled
Type: mds mitigation: Clear CPU buffers; SMT disabled
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: Full generic retpoline, IBPB: conditional,
IBRS_FW, STIBP: disabled, RSB filling
Type: srbds mitigation: Microcode
Type: tsx_async_abort status: Not affected
Device-1: AMD Ellesmere [Radeon RX 470/480/570/570X/580/580X/590]
vendor: Sapphire Limited driver: amdgpu v: kernel bus-ID: 01:00.0
chip-ID: 1002:67df class-ID: 0300
Display: x11 server: X.Org compositor: kwin_x11 driver:
loaded: amdgpu,ati unloaded: modesetting alternate: fbdev,vesa
display-ID: :0 screens: 1
Screen-1: 0 s-res: 1920x1080 s-dpi: 96 s-size: 508x285mm (20.0x11.2")
s-diag: 582mm (22.9")
Monitor-1: HDMI-A-1 res: 1920x1080 hz: 60 dpi: 102
size: 476x268mm (18.7x10.6") diag: 546mm (21.5")
Message: Unable to show advanced data. Required tool glxinfo missing.
Device-1: Intel 200 Series PCH HD Audio vendor: Gigabyte
driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus-ID: 00:1f.3 chip-ID: 8086:a2f0
class-ID: 0403
Device-2: AMD Ellesmere HDMI Audio [Radeon RX 470/480 / 570/580/590]
vendor: Sapphire Limited driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus-ID: 01:00.1
chip-ID: 1002:aaf0 class-ID: 0403
Sound Server-1: ALSA v: k5.15.12-zen1-1-zen running: yes
Sound Server-2: JACK v: 1.9.19 running: no
Sound Server-3: PulseAudio v: 15.0 running: no
Sound Server-4: PipeWire v: 0.3.43 running: yes
Device-1: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet
vendor: Gigabyte driver: r8169 v: kernel port: d000 bus-ID: 07:00.0
chip-ID: 10ec:8168 class-ID: 0200
IF: enp7s0 state: down mac: <filter>
Device-2: Qualcomm Atheros AR9271 802.11n type: USB driver: ath9k_htc
bus-ID: 1-3:3 chip-ID: 0cf3:9271 class-ID: ff00 serial: <filter>
IF: wlp0s20f0u3 state: up mac: <filter>
Device-1: Cambridge Silicon Radio Bluetooth Dongle (HCI mode) type: USB
driver: btusb v: 0.8 bus-ID: 1-9:6 chip-ID: 0a12:0001 class-ID: e001
Report: bt-adapter ID: hci0 rfk-id: 0 state: up address: <filter>
Local Storage: total: 1.13 TiB used: 32.82 GiB (2.8%)
SMART Message: Unable to run smartctl. Root privileges required.
ID-1: /dev/sda maj-min: 8:0 vendor: TEUTONS model: PLATIUM SSD 240GB
size: 223.57 GiB block-size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B speed: 6.0 Gb/s
type: SSD serial: <filter> rev: 0817 scheme: MBR
ID-2: /dev/sdb maj-min: 8:16 type: USB vendor: Western Digital
model: WD10 SPZX-24Z10T0 size: 931.51 GiB block-size: physical: 512 B
logical: 512 B type: N/A serial: <filter> scheme: MBR
ID-1: / raw-size: 223.57 GiB size: 223.57 GiB (100.00%)
used: 32.82 GiB (14.7%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/sda1 maj-min: 8:1
ID-2: /home raw-size: 223.57 GiB size: 223.57 GiB (100.00%)
used: 32.82 GiB (14.7%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/sda1 maj-min: 8:1
ID-3: /var/log raw-size: 223.57 GiB size: 223.57 GiB (100.00%)
used: 32.82 GiB (14.7%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/sda1 maj-min: 8:1
ID-4: /var/tmp raw-size: 223.57 GiB size: 223.57 GiB (100.00%)
used: 32.82 GiB (14.7%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/sda1 maj-min: 8:1
Kernel: swappiness: 133 (default 60) cache-pressure: 100 (default)
ID-1: swap-1 type: zram size: 15.57 GiB used: 96.2 MiB (0.6%)
priority: 100 dev: /dev/zram0
System Temperatures: cpu: 49.0 C mobo: 16.8 C gpu: amdgpu temp: 49.0 C
Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A gpu: amdgpu fan: 758
Processes: 313 Uptime: 27m wakeups: 0 Memory: 15.57 GiB
used: 2.7 GiB (17.3%) Init: systemd v: 250 tool: systemctl Compilers:
gcc: 11.1.0 clang: 13.0.0 Packages: pacman: 1804 lib: 334 Shell: fish
v: 3.3.1 default: Bash v: 5.1.16 running-in: konsole inxi: 3.3.11

here is output of pacman -Qi garuda-system-maintenance

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λ pacman -Qi garuda-system-maintenance
Name            : garuda-system-maintenance
Version         : 1.5.0-1
Description     : Automated Garuda system maintenance tool
Architecture    : x86_64
URL             :
Licenses        : GPL
Groups          : None
Provides        : None
Depends On      : qt5-base  garuda-hotfixes  knotifications  garuda-libs
Optional Deps   : None
Required By     : None
Optional For    : None
Conflicts With  : None
Replaces        : garuda-settings-manager-knotifier-git  garuda-settings-manager-notifier-git
Installed Size  : 140.99 KiB
Packager        : Chaotic-AUR Wild Bear Node <[email protected]>
Build Date      : Mon 06 Dec 2021 03:38:07 AM +06
Install Date    : Sat 01 Jan 2022 11:29:38 PM +06
Install Reason  : Explicitly installed
Install Script  : No
Validated By    : Signature

This looks good to me, are you sure the notification isn't gone? I don't see the Garuda System Maintenance icon in your tray.

Can you send the output of ls /var/lib/garuda/ please?

After applying this command sudo pacman -Syu

And performing upgradation then I reboot my pc...

Here is condition now...

See picture...

After that I booted from my past snapshot...

Then I have been sent an prompt about ...

See picture..

Then log back into pc ...

This prompt again shows...

Can you boot back into an old snapshot from before the update? You should probably clean up your kernel modules a bit, which is gonna be easier from inside an actual install.

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Just press OK on that prompt.

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here is the output of ls /var/lib/garuda/

[email protected] in ~
λ ls /var/lib/garuda/
.rw-r--r-- 0 root 14 Jan 15:39  last_update
.rw-r--r-- 0 root 14 Jan 16:20  partial_upgrade

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You should restore this snapshot before you do anything else. And then boot back into your non snapshot system.
Then after that consider uninstalling your -dkms packages that you don't need anymore.

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I restored past snapshot already.

but system still partially upgraded.

Yeah, of course, you restored a snapshot so you're back to a pre update system state.
Something about the update prevented your system from booting, if you can find what that is and fix it it'll be fine after the update. Try removing some of the DKMS modules you don't need anymore.

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Here is dkms status...

[email protected] in ~
λ dkms status
8188eu/5.3.9.r145.6146193: added
8188fu/r101.e7f2fcc, 5.15.12-zen1-1-zen, x86_64: installedDeprecated feature: REMAKE_INITRD

8192eu/128.b7faffd: added
rtl8192cu-fixes-git/r117.0f12fc0, 5.15.12-zen1-1-zen, x86_64: installedDeprecated feature: REMAKE_INITRD

rtl8814au/r94.bdf80b5: added
rtl88x2bu/5.13.1.r153.aea996c, 5.15.12-zen1-1-zen, x86_64: installedDeprecated feature: REMAKE_INITRD

rtl88x2ce/5.7.3_35403: added
rtl88xxau/r1174.3a6402e, 5.15.12-zen1-1-zen, x86_64: installedDeprecated feature: REMAKE_INITRD

out of them how can I understand which one is necessary must have it, and which are unnecessary.

i'd just remove all of them and see if youre fine. You can always restore the snapshot again if something goes wrong.
Remove them with pacman, reboot, update your system with the update command, reboot again.


After I remove all dkms and then upgrade the system and reboot my pc and back again same issue facing... See picture ...

It's mean I have to boot from my restore snapshot. If I do so, again I will get this command like partially upgraded..

Like I said before...

I don't know why this is happening.

How can I escape from that?...

Your issue isnt the partial upgrade, your issue is that your upgrades break your system. The partial upgrade message can be ignored for now, your issue is why you can't boot after updating.
Some service is probably failing to start, you should try booting after you did the update. Then you can view systemctl list-units --state=failed and also your journalctl logs.
Add to the end of your linux cmdline in grub.
After you did that you should grab your failed systemd units, post them here and then try to run systemctl isolate

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so what steps I should go on to login successfully after upgrading and rebooting the system without any snapshot restoration.

and how I could put my system upgradation in effects without any breaking

I'm sorry, I can't give you magic steps to make stuff work suddenly.

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Okay tell me, where i should do that

In your grub menu, after applying a system update, press e on the top most entry and add to the end of the line that begins with "linux".

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Please see this..

:: Synchronizing package databases...
core                                  136.7 KiB  43.8 KiB/s 00:03 [------------------------------------] 100%
extra                                1557.3 KiB   306 KiB/s 00:05 [------------------------------------] 100%
community                               6.0 MiB   912 KiB/s 00:07 [------------------------------------] 100%
multilib is up to date
chaotic-aur                          1715.8 KiB  35.2 KiB/s 00:49 [------------------------------------] 100%
blackarch is up to date
warning: garuda-update-1.6.1-1 is up to date -- skipping
there is nothing to do

why this warning comes?

You can just ignore this...
That warning is there because the garuda update script is already up to date.

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