[Assist] Last upgrade broke lvm2 and I can't boot

Jorge Araya Navarro elcorreo at deshackra.com
Sun Nov 20 10:47:05 GMT 2016

Thank God All-Mighty I remembered having Parabola installed in my portable hard driver, everything I had to do in GRUB command line was:

grub> configfile (usb1,msdos3)/boot/grub/grub.cfg 

And now I had a rescue device to fix this mess on my laptop :)

I don't think this will work for people that isn't using UUID to identify their partitions in a Parabola installation, people should be aware.

El 19 de noviembre de 2016 15:34:42 GMT-06:00, Moritz Klammler <moritz at klammler.eu> escribió:
>The same happened to me and (apparently) many others.  I'm somewhat
>disappointed that the Arch project still didn't add an item on the NEWS
>page for this even though it was suggested in their forums.  Maybe the
>Parabola website can add a notice on its own?
>The problem is that the order in which libreadline is updated and the
>new kernel image is built is broken.  If you manually run
>    # mkinitcpio -p ${KERNEL}
>    # pacman -Syu
>has completed (with an incorrect exit code claiming success when it
>actually failed to create a bootable kernel image), everything will be
>If you have already powered off the system, booting a live-system,
>mounting your hard drive, chroot()ing into it and running `mkinitcpio`
>from there also fixes the issue.
>I'm sorry to hear that you cannot boot a live-system either.  I'm
>that you probably won't be able to fix your system without doing that.
>I cannot diagnose what might be the problem that your Grub refuses to
>boot a live-system and I'm also not an expert on this so I'm sorry for
>somehow giving you a non-answer.  I'm posting this anyway in the hope
>that it might help others from running into this (avoidable) situation
>in the first place.  I can assure you that I have already successfully
>bootet live systems from Libreboot's GRUB, though, so hopefully a more
>experienced person will be able to diagnose your problem so you can fix
>your system, too.
>Jorge Araya Navarro <elcorreo at deshackra.com> writes:
>> Yeah, I discovered this after an upgrade done to my system, today I
>> was in the recovery shell and issuing 'lvm vgscan' throw this:
>> lvm: error while loading shared libraries: libreadline.so.6: cannot
>open shared object file: No such file or directory
>> The worst thing is that I can't boot a live cd, Libreboot's GRUB
>keeps sending
>> me back to the menu or the command line without throwing errors of
>any kind. I
>> don't have any other computer here or know someone running GNU to
>give me a
>> hand and fix my laptop.
>> Any suggestions? I'm desperate.
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