Stuck on loading initial ramdisc


I recently started using garuda as my first linux system, I installed everything and after installing everything I updated my system, and restarted computer. The problem was that my wallpaper turned black, all icons disappeard and I guess that is a problem with nvidia drivers, but after reinstalling them and restarting I am now stuck on "loading initial ramdisc" screen.

If anyone has any idea what could I do to make it work, I would be really grateful.
With love, Rosemary.

Have you tried restoring a snapshot from before you reinstalled your NVIDIA drivers?

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Are you able to post the output of garuda-inxi?

This will give important information about your hardware which is quite required in that type of issue... you could boot from live ISO and issue the command there if you cannot boot from a Snapshot of you already installed Garuda.

Also WELCOME to the Forums! :smiley:

yes, but the same thing happens, black wallpaper

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Thanks for welcoming!
Here's the output:

Kernel: 5.16.8-zen1-1-zen x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 11.1.0
parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/@/.snapshots/10/snapshot/boot/vmlinuz-linux-zen
root=UUID=72b279c1-3f0d-4415-9d7b-a4ea6e77c4b0 quiet splash
rd.udev.log_priority=3 vt.global_cursor_default=0
resume=UUID=58cc8b03-c348-490c-a855-876f6c4b2546 loglevel=3
rootflags=defaults,noatime,noautodefrag,compress=zstd,[email protected]/.snapshots/10/snapshot
Desktop: KDE Plasma 5.24.0 tk: Qt 5.15.2 info: latte-dock wm: kwin_x11
vt: 1 dm: SDDM Distro: Garuda Linux base: Arch Linux
Type: Desktop Mobo: Micro-Star model: H310M PRO-M2 PLUS (MS-7C08) v: 1.1
serial: <superuser required> UEFI: American Megatrends v: D.30
date: 05/06/2019
Info: model: Intel Core i5-9400F bits: 64 type: MCP arch: Coffee Lake
family: 6 model-id: 0x9E (158) stepping: 0xA (10) microcode: 0xEC
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: 4018 high: 4098 min/max: 800/4100 scaling:
driver: intel_pstate governor: performance cores: 1: 4000 2: 4004 3: 4000
4: 4098 5: 4003 6: 4004 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: NVIDIA TU116 [GeForce GTX 1660] vendor: Micro-Star MSI
driver: nvidia v: 510.47.03 alternate: nouveau,nvidia_drm bus-ID: 01:00.0
chip-ID: 10de:2184 class-ID: 0300
Display: x11 server: X.Org compositor: kwin_x11 driver:
loaded: nvidia unloaded: modesetting alternate: fbdev,nouveau,nv,vesa
display-ID: :0 screens: 1
Screen-1: 0 s-res: 1920x1080 s-dpi: 81 s-size: 602x343mm (23.7x13.5")
s-diag: 693mm (27.3")
Monitor-1: DP-0 res: 1920x1080 dpi: 82 size: 595x336mm (23.4x13.2")
diag: 683mm (26.9")
OpenGL: renderer: N/A v: N/A direct render: N/A
Device-1: Intel 200 Series PCH HD Audio vendor: Micro-Star MSI
driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus-ID: 00:1f.3 chip-ID: 8086:a2f0
class-ID: 0403
Device-2: NVIDIA TU116 High Definition Audio vendor: Micro-Star MSI
driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus-ID: 01:00.1 chip-ID: 10de:1aeb
class-ID: 0403
Sound Server-1: ALSA v: k5.16.8-zen1-1-zen running: yes
Sound Server-2: PulseAudio v: 15.0 running: no
Sound Server-3: PipeWire v: 0.3.45 running: yes
Device-1: Intel Ethernet I219-V vendor: Micro-Star MSI driver: e1000e
v: kernel port: N/A bus-ID: 00:1f.6 chip-ID: 8086:15b8 class-ID: 0200
IF: eno1 state: down mac: <filter>
Device-2: Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 3168NGW [Stone Peak]
driver: iwlwifi v: kernel bus-ID: 03:00.0 chip-ID: 8086:24fb class-ID: 0280
IF: wlp3s0 state: down mac: <filter>
Device-1: Intel Wireless-AC 3168 Bluetooth type: USB driver: btusb v: 0.8
bus-ID: 1-9:4 chip-ID: 8087:0aa7 class-ID: e001
Report: bt-adapter ID: hci0 rfk-id: 0 state: up address: <filter>
Local Storage: total: 1.14 TiB used: 19.64 GiB (1.7%)
SMART Message: Unable to run smartctl. Root privileges required.
ID-1: /dev/nvme0n1 maj-min: 259:0 vendor: Western Digital
model: PC SN520 SDAPNUW-256G-1032 size: 238.47 GiB block-size:
physical: 512 B logical: 512 B speed: 15.8 Gb/s lanes: 2 type: SSD
serial: <filter> rev: 20140000 temp: 43.9 C scheme: GPT
ID-2: /dev/sda maj-min: 8:0 vendor: Western Digital
model: WD10EZEX-22MFCA0 size: 931.51 GiB block-size: physical: 4096 B
logical: 512 B speed: 6.0 Gb/s type: HDD rpm: 7200 serial: <filter>
rev: 1A01 scheme: MBR
ID-1: /boot/efi raw-size: 5 GiB size: 4.99 GiB (99.80%)
used: 576 KiB (0.0%) fs: vfat dev: /dev/nvme0n1p1 maj-min: 259:1
ID-2: /home raw-size: 931.51 GiB size: 931.51 GiB (100.00%)
used: 376.2 MiB (0.0%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/sda1 maj-min: 8:1
ID-3: /var/log raw-size: 223.47 GiB size: 223.47 GiB (100.00%)
used: 19.27 GiB (8.6%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/nvme0n1p3 maj-min: 259:3
ID-4: /var/tmp raw-size: 223.47 GiB size: 223.47 GiB (100.00%)
used: 19.27 GiB (8.6%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/nvme0n1p3 maj-min: 259:3
Kernel: swappiness: 133 (default 60) cache-pressure: 100 (default)
ID-1: swap-1 type: zram size: 7.69 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) priority: 100
dev: /dev/zram0
ID-2: swap-2 type: partition size: 10 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) priority: -2
dev: /dev/nvme0n1p2 maj-min: 259:2
System Temperatures: cpu: 29.8 C mobo: 27.8 C gpu: nvidia temp: 39 C
Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A gpu: nvidia fan: 42%
Processes: 258 Uptime: 0m wakeups: 0 Memory: 7.69 GiB used: 1.6 GiB (20.8%)
Init: systemd v: 250 tool: systemctl Compilers: gcc: 11.1.0 clang: 13.0.1
Packages: pacman: 1926 lib: 543 Shell: fish v: 3.3.1 running-in: konsole
inxi: 3.3.12
Garuda (2.5.4-2):
System install date:     2022-02-14
Last full system update: 2022-02-14
Is partially upgraded:   No
Relevant software:       NetworkManager
Windows dual boot:       No/Undetected
Snapshots:               Snapper
Failed units:

Black wallpaper is a lot less bad than a non booting system though, isn't it?
I suggest you:

  1. Boot the snapshot
  2. Restore the snapshot using btrfs-assistant
  3. Reboot into your normal system (which should now be the one you restored from)
  4. Open Garuda Assistant and reset all configs (tick the all checkbox at the bottom and then press Reset Selected Configs)
  5. Reboot

Yes, but still I couldn't do many tasks, if I would want to play games then the whole bottom part of the screen is just... black so I can't really see about 1/8th of the screen

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Make sure that you are currently booting in ACHI SATA configureation mode

I also got same kind of loading problem when I dual booted Garuda Linux with Windows 7

I was booting with IDE SATA configureation and it took nearly 30 mins to load the login screen [SDMM]

By Default if ACHI SATA configureation is not selected then go and select it in your BIOS / UEFI

I am and have been using only ACHI, no other SATA configuration

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Your BIOS is dated 2019. Are there (Micro-Star?) any manufacturer updates for it?

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