Stuck at 'initramfs' screen after update

Hello fellow garuda-users!

I'm currently on Garuda dragonized gaming, and I also tried installing the following editions:

  • Garuda KDE Dragonized
  • Garuda Gnome
  • Garuda KDE barebones
  • Garuda Gnome barebones

On all of them I have the same situation: Install goes ok, as soon as I run a pacman -Syyu (even with the setup assistant) I get stuck on the 'initramfs' message and cannot login again. I can't get to tty.
Sometimes I was able to login into a snapshot, but not anymore. (I either get stuck on the same place or receive the 'you need to load kernel first' message). I can chroot from live media.

Searching the web and the forums since monday, what I have tried:

  • Downgrading sddm
  • Testing different kernels (have as main linux-zen - tried skipping the upgrade -, tried also linux-lts)

My hardware is:
Aorus z390 elite master
i9-9900k
gainward phoenix rtx 3060
32gb of ram
i have 2 m2 ssds and 1 sata ssd.

Can anyone help with anything else to try? I don't know what else to do...I'm really not interested in using manjaro and like garuda much more than doing a manual setup on arch.
I can't work without updating the system, because I miss dependencies for code, node, electron. The system works fine until I do a pacman -Syu. Also would be interesting to get it working without resintalling if possible, the machine is fully configured for work already (done that 10 times since monday) and used 2 days straight before not being able to postpone the update.

inxi -Fxxxza:

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           12parameters BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-x86_64 lang=en_US keytable=us tz=UTC 
           misobasedir=garuda misolabel=GARUDA_DR460NIZEDGAMING_SOARING_ quiet 
           systemd.show_status=1 systemd.unified_cgroup_hierarchy=1 driver=nonfree 
           nouveau.modeset=0 i915.modeset=1 radeon.modeset=1 
           12Desktop KDE Plasma 5 12tk Qt 5.15.2 12info latte-dock 12wm kwin_x11 12vt 1 12dm N/A 
           12Distro Garuda Linux 12base Arch Linux 
12Machine:   12Type Desktop 12System Gigabyte 12product Z390 AORUS ELITE 12v N/A 12serial N/A 
           12Mobo Gigabyte 12model Z390 AORUS ELITE-CF 12v x.x 12serial N/A 12UEFI American Megatrends 12v F9 
           12date 10/15/2019 

(upower:111): UPower-WARNING **: 14:08:34.853: Cannot connect to upowerd: Could not connect: No such file or directory
12Battery:   12Device-1 hidpp_battery_0 12model Logitech Wireless Mouse MX Master 3 12serial <filter> 
           12charge Normal 12status Discharging 
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           12Vulnerabilities 12Type itlb_multihit 12status KVM: VMX disabled 
           12Type l1tf 12status Not affected 
           12Type mds 12mitigation Clear CPU buffers; SMT vulnerable 
           12Type meltdown 12status Not affected 
           12Type spec_store_bypass 
           12mitigation Speculative Store Bypass disabled via prctl and seccomp 
           12Type spectre_v1 12mitigation usercopy/swapgs barriers and __user pointer sanitization 
           12Type spectre_v2 12mitigation Full generic retpoline, IBPB: conditional, IBRS_FW, STIBP: 
           conditional, RSB filling 
           12Type srbds 12mitigation Microcode 
           12Type tsx_async_abort 12mitigation Clear CPU buffers; SMT vulnerable 
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           12Device-2 Logitech HD Webcam C525 12type USB 12driver snd-usb-audio,uvcvideo 12bus-ID 1-5.1:5 
           12chip-ID 046d:0826 12class-ID 0e02 12serial <filter> 
           12Display x11 12server X.org 1.20.11 12compositor kwin_x11 12driver 12loaded nvidia 
           12Message Advanced graphics data unavailable for root. 
12Audio:     12Device-1 Intel Cannon Lake PCH cAVS 12vendor Gigabyte 12driver snd_hda_intel 12v kernel 
           12bus-ID 00:1f.3 12chip-ID 8086:a348 12class-ID 0403 
           12Device-2 NVIDIA 12driver snd_hda_intel 12v kernel 12bus-ID 01:00.1 12chip-ID 10de:228e 
           12class-ID 0403 
           12Device-3 Logitech HD Webcam C525 12type USB 12driver snd-usb-audio,uvcvideo 12bus-ID 1-5.1:5 
           12chip-ID 046d:0826 12class-ID 0e02 12serial <filter> 
           12Device-4 Kingston HyperX Cloud Flight S 12type USB 
           12driver hid-generic,snd-usb-audio,usbhid 12bus-ID 1-5.4:6 12chip-ID 0951:16ea 12class-ID 0300 
           12serial <filter> 
           12Sound Server-1 ALSA 12v k5.11.11-zen1-1-zen 12running yes 
           12Sound Server-2 JACK 12v 0.125.0 12running no 
           12Sound Server-3 PulseAudio 12v 14.2 12running yes 
           12Sound Server-4 PipeWire 12v 0.3.26 12running no 
12Network:   12Device-1 Intel Ethernet I219-V 12vendor Gigabyte 12driver e1000e 12v kernel 12port efa0 
           12bus-ID 00:1f.6 12chip-ID 8086:15bc 12class-ID 0200 
           12IF eno1 12state up 12speed 100 Mbps 12duplex full 12mac <filter> 
           12IF-ID-1 tun0 12state unknown 12speed 10 Mbps 12duplex full 12mac N/A 
12Bluetooth: 12Device-1 Cambridge Silicon Radio Bluetooth Dongle (HCI mode) 12type USB 12driver btusb 
           12v 0.8 12bus-ID 1-7:14 12chip-ID 0a12:0001 12class-ID e001 
           12Report bt-adapter 12ID hci0 12rfk-id 0 12state up 12address N/A 
12RAID:      12Hardware-1 Intel SATA Controller [RAID mode] 12driver ahci 12v 3.0 12port 5020 12bus-ID 00:17.0 
           12chip-ID 8086.2822 12rev 10 12class-ID 0104 
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           12ID-1 /dev/nvme0n1 12maj-min 259:4 12vendor Kingston 12model SA1000M8480G 12size 447.13 GiB 
           12block-size 12physical 512 B 12logical 512 B 12speed 15.8 Gb/s 12lanes 2 12rotation SSD 
           12serial <filter> 12rev E8FK11.L 12temp 38.9 C 
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           12ID-2 /dev/nvme1n1 12maj-min 259:0 12vendor Corsair 12model Force MP510 12size 447.13 GiB 
           12block-size 12physical 512 B 12logical 512 B 12speed 31.6 Gb/s 12lanes 4 12rotation SSD 
           12serial <filter> 12rev ECFM12.3 12temp 41.9 C 
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           12ID-3 /dev/sda 12maj-min 8:0 12vendor Samsung 12model SSD 850 EVO 500GB 12family based SSDs 
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           12rotation SSD 12serial <filter> 12rev 2B6Q 12temp 36 C 
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           12rotation 5400 rpm 12serial <filter> 12rev 1A01 12temp 37 C 
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           12UDMA CRC errors 54 
           12ID-5 /dev/sdc 12maj-min 8:32 12type USB 12vendor SMI (STMicroelectronics) 12model USB DISK 
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           12SMART Message Unknown USB bridge. Flash drive/Unsupported enclosure? 
           12ID-6 /dev/sdd 12maj-min 8:48 12type USB 12vendor Seagate 12model ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB 
           12family Seagate SpinPoint M8 (AF) 12size 931.51 GiB 12block-size 12physical 4096 B 
           12logical 512 B 12sata 3.0 12speed 3.0 Gb/s 12rotation 5400 rpm 12serial <filter> 12rev 0219 
           12drive rev 2AR20002 12temp 36 C 
           12SMART yes 12state enabled 12health PASSED 12on 1y 100d 13h 12cycles 1168 
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           12block-size 4096 B 12dev /dev/nvme1n1p2 12maj-min 259:2 
           12ID-2 /boot/efi 12raw-size 256 MiB 12size 252 MiB (98.46%) 12used 819 KiB (0.3%) 12fs vfat 
           12block-size 512 B 12dev /dev/nvme1n1p1 12maj-min 259:1 
           12ID-3 /home 12raw-size 412.46 GiB 12size 412.46 GiB (100.00%) 12used 50.21 GiB (12.2%) 
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           12ID-4 /var/log 12raw-size 412.46 GiB 12size 412.46 GiB (100.00%) 12used 50.21 GiB (12.2%) 
           12fs btrfs 12block-size 4096 B 12dev /dev/nvme1n1p2 12maj-min 259:2 
           12ID-5 /var/tmp 12raw-size 412.46 GiB 12size 412.46 GiB (100.00%) 12used 50.21 GiB (12.2%) 
           12fs btrfs 12block-size 4096 B 12dev /dev/nvme1n1p2 12maj-min 259:2 
12Swap:      12Kernel 12swappiness 10 (default 60) 12cache-pressure 75 (default 100) 
           12ID-1 swap-1 12type zram 12size 1.96 GiB 12used 0 KiB (0.0%) 12priority 32767 12dev /dev/zram0 
           12ID-2 swap-2 12type zram 12size 1.96 GiB 12used 0 KiB (0.0%) 12priority 32767 12dev /dev/zram1 
           12ID-3 swap-3 12type zram 12size 1.96 GiB 12used 0 KiB (0.0%) 12priority 32767 12dev /dev/zram2 
           12ID-4 swap-4 12type zram 12size 1.96 GiB 12used 0 KiB (0.0%) 12priority 32767 12dev /dev/zram3 
           12ID-5 swap-5 12type zram 12size 1.96 GiB 12used 0 KiB (0.0%) 12priority 32767 12dev /dev/zram4 
           12ID-6 swap-6 12type zram 12size 1.96 GiB 12used 0 KiB (0.0%) 12priority 32767 12dev /dev/zram5 
           12ID-7 swap-7 12type zram 12size 1.96 GiB 12used 0 KiB (0.0%) 12priority 32767 12dev /dev/zram6 
           12ID-8 swap-8 12type zram 12size 1.96 GiB 12used 0 KiB (0.0%) 12priority 32767 12dev /dev/zram7 
           12ID-9 swap-9 12type zram 12size 1.96 GiB 12used 0 KiB (0.0%) 12priority 32767 12dev /dev/zram8 
           12ID-10 swap-10 12type zram 12size 1.96 GiB 12used 0 KiB (0.0%) 12priority 32767 12dev /dev/zram9 
           12ID-11 swap-11 12type zram 12size 1.96 GiB 12used 0 KiB (0.0%) 12priority 32767 12dev /dev/zram10 
           12ID-12 swap-12 12type zram 12size 1.96 GiB 12used 0 KiB (0.0%) 12priority 32767 12dev /dev/zram11 
           12ID-13 swap-13 12type zram 12size 1.96 GiB 12used 0 KiB (0.0%) 12priority 32767 12dev /dev/zram12 
           12ID-14 swap-14 12type zram 12size 1.96 GiB 12used 0 KiB (0.0%) 12priority 32767 12dev /dev/zram13 
           12ID-15 swap-15 12type zram 12size 1.96 GiB 12used 0 KiB (0.0%) 12priority 32767 12dev /dev/zram14 
           12ID-16 swap-16 12type zram 12size 1.96 GiB 12used 0 KiB (0.0%) 12priority 32767 12dev /dev/zram15 
12Sensors:   12System Temperatures 12cpu 47.0 C 12mobo 27.8 C 
           12Fan Speeds (RPM) N/A 
12Info:      12Processes 409 12Uptime 3h 03m 12wakeups 22 12Memory 31.29 GiB 12used 20.05 GiB (64.1%) 
           12Init systemd 12v 248 12tool systemctl 12Compilers 12gcc 10.2.0 12Packages 12pacman 1662 12lib 502 
           12Client Unknown Client: systemd 12inxi 3.3.04

Hello, same issue for me ...

How much did you wait? Also post inxi here, refer to Reporting bugs | Garuda Linux wiki

And welcome to the community.

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Thanks a lot for the support and for the welcoming!
Added the inxi to the original post, so it can be easier for other users to have all the needed information to be able to help!

I waited for 5 minutes most of the times, and keep for something around 20-30min sometimes, no different result.

When I install the system and shutdown/reboot without running 'pacman -Syu', it won't stay for more than 10 seconds on the same screen. Right after GRUB selection i get the stuckness.

I meant “inxi -Fxxxza”
:sweat_smile:

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Oh, sorry!
My mistake, wasn't familiarized with inxi. I did it right this time! :wink:

Is that working fine without update?

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Yes! But I had some apps I couldn't use, like anything related to node or electron...apps that didn't came pre-installed, so the dependencies broke.

Without updates I didn't spend more than 10 seconds on the 'initramfs' message. Always worked succesfully.

Not sure, but try this

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Just did that, no difference whatsoever.

The message just changes a little between 'loading initial ramdisk...' and 'initramfs', depending if I'm trying to connect to snapshot or normal boot

You can't get to a run level 3 prompt from the grub prompt?

This is not going to fix your problem, but it might be a symptom of why you are getting the can't find a kernel error message. When you restore a timeshift snapshot from the grub boot menu you have to perform further steps.

Once you've successfully rebooted into Garuda from your timeshift snapshot, open the timeshift GUI utility. Once in the timeshift GUI program restore the same snapshot that you booted from the grub menu. Then reboot.

None of those tips will fix your underlying issue, but they may help you get things working well enough to figure out what's causing your problem.

Good luck.

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Hi, I was able to get to tty with run level 3,what can I get as information that would help debugging?

Got this running startx on tty