After updating Arch Linux xfce4 has been crashed and When I reboot the machine I got this message

Failed to start loading kernel modules

This is the output of uname -a

Linux NasserLaptop 4.8.4-1ARCH #1SMP PREEMPT Sat Oct 22 18:26:57 CEST 2016 x86_64 GNU/Linux

Output of `pacman -Q Linux

linux 4.8.6-1

I have tried pacman -S linux and remount the /boot but still have the same problem

  • /boot wasn't mounted when you upgraded the kernel. Chroot in, mount /boot and run pacman -S linux.
    – jasonwryan
    Commented Nov 6, 2016 at 6:17
  • When I try arch-chroot it gives me command not found
    – Nasser
    Commented Nov 6, 2016 at 6:24
  • You have to run it from a live medium... See: wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Change_root
    – jasonwryan
    Commented Nov 6, 2016 at 6:29
  • I have created a dir in /many/boot then mount the /dev/sda1 and then pacman -S linux the. Exit chroot and genfstab /many/boot >> /etc/fstaband umount it then reboot but still have the same problem
    – Nasser
    Commented Nov 6, 2016 at 7:00

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I have solved ,Thank to u guys I have booted from USB then remounting the partitions as in installation then generate fstab file and edit it to add /boot then arch-chroot and pacman -S linux The problem was that boot partition didn't mount correctly and I have to edit fstab file to add it

My post and more details here in the Arch forums

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