I need to completely rebuild my boot partition. The file system has sda1 250mb for boot and sda2 lvm luks encrypted with ManjaroVG-ManjaroHome, ManjaroVG-ManjaroRoot and ManjaroVG-ManjaroSwap inside of it. I have the live usb I installed from originally if that helps. Currently the kernel panics when trying to boot returning Kernel panic - not syncing: VFS : Unable to mount root fs on unkown-block(0,0). I can however chroot into it using the live usb.


This is probably caused by a recent kernel update. Try getting into the boot menu and see if you can choose a different, older version of your kernel. Boot up with that one and it should be working ok afterwards.

Please have a look over this thread: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1751574&p=10780594#post10780594

If this doesn't work, you should use a LiveCD distro like SystemRescueCD, run an analysis in testdisk and see what the problem is.


I don't know if this applies to you but I had the same issue twice last week and solved (or worked around) it.

Beside Manjaro, I have installed Linux Mint 17.2 (based on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS), and Kubuntu 15.10.

In my case, I found out that actually, Mint did the damage when upgrading the kernel, because Arch boot line is more elaborate than what its ubuntu os-prober expects.

I restored the bootloader by following these instructions on Manjaro's wiki and it worked perfectly.

Another issue I had after installing another Linux was that the swap partition had been reformated. Then, my manjaro's etc/fstab refering to it by its UUID, which had been altered, the system couldn't boot anymore.

  • oops I had overlooked your comment mentionning Restore_the_GRUB_Bootloader and the hibernation state. But I still think it is worth checking first your last used grub.cfg and the partitions UUIDs – RockyRoad Dec 20 '15 at 13:41
  • About hibernation this discussion is very informative I think. – RockyRoad Dec 20 '15 at 14:09

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