So… I had my first Linux goof. Ever since I created my ‘switching to Linux’ thread, I’ve been using Linux and loving it. A few speed bumps, but nothing I nor google couldn’t handle. Until today.
I started in Kubuntu, and recently switched to Manjaro wanting to get into Arch.
Everything worked fine until this morning, and I am not sure what happened.
I boot up my PC from sleeping, everything is fine for about 10-ish minutes. Then, I get thrown into this terminal. Not sure what the name of it is, but I have been in it before, and used it. No biggie. However, for some reason, my keyboard input is locked. It won’t accept anything. No shortcuts, no input… Wait 15 minutes, still nothing…
With keyboard input locked, I had to hard reset. Upon rebooting I get this:
(Something about a Display driver failing to load)
and boot is stuck on TLP loading.
Errr. This was outta my realm of knowledge, so I used the best tool a junior developer has at his disposal. I googled it.
Brought me to a forum which said to use this wonderful guide:
Everything on the guide worked fine. Altho I did have to do the efivarfs step-thing.
There were no errors (Aside for efi vars). No indication of anything being out of whack.
I exit live cd, and boot.
Expecting everything to run smoothly…
And on boot I now get:
(Paraphrasing as I forget exactly)
error: Symbol lookup error: GRUB_EFI_NMAP or something.
Nothing will load. This error is displayed in white text, and asks me to hit a key to continue. Which brings me back to the grub selection screen.
Nothing on google about this nmap symbol lookup error. A similar error says to do the guide I followed once again.
I figured I must of borked the guide.
With no other alternatives, I follow the guide again. Only this time:
It now says /boot/efi does not seem like an efi boot or something.
So that is about it. I’ve learned quite a bit about Linux over the past months, but this realm is way outside of my expertise. Not sure what else to do.
What happened? Why? And what did I do wrong?