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

André Silva emulatorman at riseup.net
Mon Nov 21 17:28:27 GMT 2016

I moved to mkinitcpio running as pacman hook to fix lvm2 breakage


On 11/20/2016 07:47 AM, Jorge Araya Navarro wrote:
> 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}
>> after
>>    # pacman -Syu
>> has completed (with an incorrect exit code claiming success when it
>> actually failed to create a bootable kernel image), everything will be
>> fine.
>> 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
>> afraid
>> 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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