Two days ago I did a system update with
sudo pacman -Syyu
Unfortunately, my battery was empty and my laptop turned off during the System update. When I tried to start Arch Linux again, I was stuck on the grub Bootloader with the following message:
Error: file /vmlinux-linux-lts not found.
Error: you need to load the kernel first
Press a key to continue
According to https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=238904 , I have to reinstall linux again so I did the following:
- Installed an Arch Linux iso on a USB-stick
- Checked my partitions with
- Mounted my root partition with
mount /dev/sda1 /mnt(I don`t have a boot partiton)
- Installed mkinitcpio, linux. linux-lts and systemd with
sudo pacman -S linux linux-lts mkinitcpio systemd
As you can see, I forgot to umount my root partiton.
When I rebooted the system, I could finally boot into arch without the error messages but I run into the next problem. I was stuck at the boot screen with the message:
Starting Version 244.3-1-arch
/dev/sda1: recovering Journal
/dev/sda1: clean, 712088/5898240 files, 15789063/23592960 blocks
After a while, I switched to tty2 by pressing
Ctrl+strg+F2. I did some research on the Internet and I found a solution how to escape from this:
On the grub menu, I selected Arch Linux and pressed e. In the line
linux /boot/vmlinuz-linux-lts root=UUID=168b8466-66a9-4da7-bld4-07f5e95d1c73 rw loglevel=3 quiet
quiet and booted into arch.
Now I am stuck at
Reached target Graphical Interface.
For any reason, sddm does not want to start. If I switch to tty2, I always get prompted into a zsh shell.
I tried everything, from removing ./Xauthority to reinstalling the
xorg package. Nothing worked.
Laptop name: HP625
processor: AMD Athlon II P320
GPU: ATI Radeon HD 4250
dual-boot system (Arch Linux alongside with Kali Linux)
Related links: Arch Linux stuck at boot (reached target Graphical Interface) https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=228814 https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Xorg https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/SDDM https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/LightDM https://github.com/sddm/sddm/issues/352