Unable to boot after update

After updating, the grub menu disappeared and only a black screen with GRUB text on it shows.
So i've tried to re-install the grub using this respone: Grub fails after update
But after running the sudo grub-install /dev/sda command, I get the following error:

Installing for i386-pc platform.
grub-install: warning: this GPT partition label contains no BIOS Boot Partition; embedding won't be possible.
grub-install: error: filesystem `btrfs' doesn't support blocklists.

I am using the KDE dragonized.

The output of the inxi -Gxxxza command is:

Graphics:  Device-1: Intel HD Graphics 5500 vendor: Lenovo driver: i915 v: kernel bus ID: 00:02.0 chip ID: 8086:1616 
           Device-2: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] Sun LE [Radeon HD 8550M / R5 M230] vendor: Lenovo driver: radeon 
           v: kernel alternate: amdgpu bus ID: 04:00.0 chip ID: 1002:666f 
           Device-3: IMC Networks Lenovo EasyCamera type: USB driver: uvcvideo bus ID: 1-6:6 chip ID: 13d3:5727 
           serial: <filter> 
           Display: x11 server: X.org 1.20.9 compositor: kwin_x11 driver: ati,intel,radeon unloaded: modesetting 
           alternate: fbdev,vesa resolution: <xdpyinfo missing> 
           OpenGL: renderer: Mesa Intel HD Graphics 5500 (BDW GT2) v: 4.6 Mesa 20.2.2 direct render: Yes 

Here is the output of the lsblk command (garuda installed on the sda8, sda7 is swap and sda6 was the place of the boot).

NAME   MAJ:MIN RM   SIZE RO TYPE MOUNTPOINT
loop0    7:0    0  18.3M  1 loop /run/miso/sfs/livefs
loop1    7:1    0 314.8M  1 loop /run/miso/sfs/mhwdfs
loop2    7:2    0 770.9M  1 loop /run/miso/sfs/desktopfs
loop3    7:3    0 721.1M  1 loop /run/miso/sfs/rootfs
sda      8:0    0 931.5G  0 disk
├─sda1   8:1    0   499M  0 part
├─sda2   8:2    0   100M  0 part
├─sda3   8:3    0    16M  0 part
├─sda4   8:4    0 180.9G  0 part
├─sda5   8:5    0   560G  0 part
├─sda6   8:6    0   500M  0 part
├─sda7   8:7    0     8G  0 part
└─sda8   8:8    0 181.5G  0 part
sdb      8:16   1   7.3G  0 disk
└─sdb1   8:17   1   7.3G  0 part /run/miso/bootmnt
zram0  253:0    0 492.4M  0 disk [SWAP]
zram1  253:1    0 492.4M  0 disk [SWAP]
zram2  253:2    0 492.4M  0 disk [SWAP]
zram3  253:3    0 492.4M  0 disk [SWAP]

And here is the output of the dmidecode -t bios -q command:

BIOS Information
	Vendor: LENOVO
	Version: B0CNA0WW
	Release Date: 09/30/2016
	Address: 0xE0000
	Runtime Size: 128 kB
	ROM Size: 6 MB
	Characteristics:
		PCI is supported
		BIOS is upgradeable
		BIOS shadowing is allowed
		Boot from CD is supported
		Selectable boot is supported
		EDD is supported
		Japanese floppy for NEC 9800 1.2 MB is supported (int 13h)
		Japanese floppy for Toshiba 1.2 MB is supported (int 13h)
		5.25"/360 kB floppy services are supported (int 13h)
		5.25"/1.2 MB floppy services are supported (int 13h)
		3.5"/720 kB floppy services are supported (int 13h)
		3.5"/2.88 MB floppy services are supported (int 13h)
		8042 keyboard services are supported (int 9h)
		CGA/mono video services are supported (int 10h)
		ACPI is supported
		USB legacy is supported
		BIOS boot specification is supported
		Targeted content distribution is supported
		UEFI is supported
	BIOS Revision: 1.170
	Firmware Revision: 1.160

BIOS Language Information
	Language Description Format: Long
	Installable Languages: 8
		en|US|iso8859-1,0
		fr|CA|iso8859-1,0
		zh|TW|unicode,0
		ja|JP|unicode,0
		it|IT|iso8859-1,0
		es|ES|iso8859-1,0
		de|DE|iso8859-1,0
		pt|PT|iso8859-1,0
	Currently Installed Language: en|US|iso8859-1,0

And here is the output of the sudo dmidecode --type 17 command:

# dmidecode 3.3
Getting SMBIOS data from sysfs.
SMBIOS 2.7 present.

Handle 0x0026, DMI type 17, 40 bytes
Memory Device
	Array Handle: 0x0025
	Error Information Handle: No Error
	Total Width: 64 bits
	Data Width: 64 bits
	Size: 4 GB
	Form Factor: SODIMM
	Set: None
	Locator: ChannelA-DIMM0
	Bank Locator: BANK 0
	Type: DDR3
	Type Detail: Synchronous
	Speed: 1600 MT/s
	Manufacturer: Samsung
	Serial Number: 22231720
	Asset Tag: 9876543210
	Part Number: M471B5173EB0-YK0
	Rank: 1
	Configured Memory Speed: 1600 MT/s
	Minimum Voltage: 1.5 V
	Maximum Voltage: 1.5 V
	Configured Voltage: Unknown

Handle 0x0027, DMI type 17, 40 bytes
Memory Device
	Array Handle: 0x0025
	Error Information Handle: No Error
	Total Width: 64 bits
	Data Width: 64 bits
	Size: 4 GB
	Form Factor: SODIMM
	Set: None
	Locator: ChannelB-DIMM0
	Bank Locator: BANK 2
	Type: DDR3
	Type Detail: Synchronous
	Speed: 1600 MT/s
	Manufacturer: Samsung
	Serial Number: 22231703
	Asset Tag: 9876543210
	Part Number: M471B5173EB0-YK0
	Rank: 1
	Configured Memory Speed: 1600 MT/s
	Minimum Voltage: 1.5 V
	Maximum Voltage: 1.5 V
	Configured Voltage: Unknown

I think all possible and useful information are provided, but I added the output of the inxi -Gxxxza command.

No :slight_smile:
I see not Memory, BIOS, DE and so on.
I think it is not a GPU problem

"this GPT partition label contains no BIOS Boot Partition; embedding won't be possible."

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I've added more info containing where the boot was before update and etc.

Which DE?
inxi -Fxxxza
lsblk | grep sd

Not for me, I am out.

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Your provided info is not useful at all.
Graphics is not related at all, only drives and partitions.

Was this a UEFI installation or MSDOS/Legacy?
Do you multiboot with other OS?
Post

cat /etc/fstab
sudo fdisk -l
lsblk -f
[[ $(ls /sys/firmware/efi/efivars) ]] && echo UEFI || echo BIOS
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