There's another thing it's loading but I forget the name.
I went search through the forums here and found someone with the same problem. I tried using the solution on there. I'm booted into the Garuda live environment from USB and in Garuda Boot Repair I repaired the GRUB configuration file. When I look at the reinstall option I don't know whether to select MBR or root.
Then I tried to reinstall or refresh the linux kernel headers I think. But the command that was shared in that post I think is old. It's using -Syu and it fails to do anything.
This information isn't specific enough to be useful. Instead of "I think I did this, whatever I did didn't work" you should copy and paste the exact commands and outputs into the thread so we can see what is happening.
Sorry in a big rush today with the non-tech aspect of my life lol.
Okay this is the more detailed version:
When I turn on my laptop it makes it to the grub loader, counts down and then boots the operating system like normal. Then on the next screen its all black and it says:
Loading Linux linux-zen
Loading initial ramdisk
My system hangs at this point and doesn't load any further.
This is something that happens with my system occasionally but powering off and powering back on usually corrects this. I think it's probably important to know that this has happened to me after a fresh install no dual booting or fancy settings like that but a clean fresh install and after a reboot the system hangs on this screen. Again this has corrected itself in the past by powering down and back on again.
The Things I've tried:
Paitence, I've tried to walk away and come back a while later to see if it's just taking it's sweet time or something.
You may also want to reinstall the Zen kernel from the chroot:
pacman -Syu linux-zen linux-zen-headers
But now that I'm thinking about it I'm not sure what it means by "from the chroot"
That's how far I've gotten and I need help because I don't exactly understand the instruction even though I have found them.
When you boot from live media, you don't have the normal system disks mounted. That means if you make a change (install or reinstall a package, for example) it only does it on the temporary live system you've set up. The chroot (change root) tool is a way of telling your system you want to run commands using a different system root.
An easy way to set it up is to use the chroot GUI tool (looks like this):
If that doesn't work, you'll have to use the manual instructions.
I do not think you have an EFI partition, based on the fact that you are booted into legacy mode:
I am assuming you installed with this same media.
So, no EFI partition means try the MBR instructions.
Once you are inside the chroot, reinstalling Grub or the kernel will work on your normal system (not the temporary live media one). You will also be elevated to root, which is why sudo is missing from the commands you see listed in those threads.
Power cycled to check my bios and I don't have those options in my bios.
I thought I'd try again to boot into my system and it decided to let me in. So for now I'm back into my system. Can we continue to try to troubleshoot this as it happens here and there where I'm basically locked out of my system and that is no fun.
After tring different thing i ended up reinstalling but could not install with nvidia enabled so i installed with out nvidia and it working fine. even though i have a nvidia card i don't think i'm going to install there driver.
I was wondering if you by chance have installed there driver when you did the install? as it seamed to cause my problem. but it looks like you are using Intel onboard graphic if i'm reading your inxi right so you would not need it.
I’ll try to answer your question but I’m not sure I understand it exactly. When I initially loaded the iso I selected the option to “allow proprietary drivers.” It’s the default selection if I remember correctly.
@Rastin I think your issue is altogether unrelated. Typically reinstalling is unnecessary, but what's done is done.
For next time, if you take an update that breaks your system you should try to restore a snapshot from the Grub menu. Every time you update your system, a snapshot gets automatically created for you to preserve the system state as it was before the update.
If you need help getting the proper Nvidia driver installed, please open up a new thread and post your garuda inxi along with a description of what's going on.