When attempting to boot into Pop_OS recently, I’ve come across the following message during the boot process and get dropped to an initramfs prompt. The message is …
mdadm: No arrays found in config file or automtically … I have 3 OSs running on my computer that are loaded with GRUB, the first is Ubuntu on a 512GB 950 Pro, and the other two are 1TB 970 Pros on a DIMM.2 card. I’m using the ASUS ROG Zenith Extreme (Litterly the one @wendell reviewed here…). The GRUB boot loader is on the 950 pro but I’m also having issues booting into that from time to time as well. I had no issues booting into the Pop_OS install that’s loaded on the DIMM.2 card until about 2 weeks ago when I started to have trouble booting into all of my operating systems except for ironically Windows 10 that’s loaded on the other 970 Pro on the DIMM.2 card.
System config is as follows.
- MoBo: ASUS ROG Zenith Extreme
- CPU: AMD TR4 1950X
- RAM: G.SKILL TridentZ RGB Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4 3600 (PC4 28800) F4-3600C17D-16GTZRx2
- GPU: AMD Radeon VII
- SAMSUNG 950 Pro (512GB) in [M.2_1(SOCKET3) (Page 1-2 Item 15)] (GRUB & Ubuntu) (https://dlcdnets.asus.com/pub/ASUS/mb/socketTR4/ROG_ZENITH_EXTREME/E13369_ROG_ZENITH_EXTREME_UM_V2_WEB.pdf).
- SAMSUNG 970 Pro (1TB) in DIMM.2 Slot. (Pop_OS)
- SAMSUNG 970 Pro (1TB) in DIMM.2 Slot. (Windows 10)
So I don’t think to include the GPU in my parts list last time, because it seemed like a NVMe problem. But on reboot of the system, I got error code 96 that reports as a fault of the NVRAM. It couldn’t POSSBILE be that another RADEON VII card has failed me and is slowly corrupting my drives!? Could it!?