this is my very first hello in this forum so I hope I am in the right section for this problem. I am a fairly new user to Manjaro and am running the most recent stable release it its KDE spin on my thinkpad. That is, until it broke this week. I am no longer able to book and my system halts with a Kernel Panic.
After an unexpected shutdown my machine refused to start up again. At first I was greeted by a kernel panic (similar to the one below but more elaborate). Since this whole thing happened in the middle of a meeting, I just shutdown the machine. Since then, on most of the reboots the screen stays black after grub. I initially blamed some filesystem errors for it due to the shutdown. But e2fsck on my partition did not return any errors. Also a search for bad blocks did not return any errors.
I installed Manjaro on a 250GB SSD, using a dual boot with Windows. The whole system is using luks for encryption. I have no problem acessing all my files on the drive or boot into windows, so I guess there is no partition or hardware defect involved. Could it be that some update went wrong?
Does anyone have an idea what to do about this particular problem?
Here is a picture I've taken from the screen:
What sticks out to me (apart from /sbin/init: exec format error) are things like the "code: bad RIP value" and the Kernel Panic: Not syncing - attemped to kill init!". Could something be wrong with the init system for some reason?
Thank you all!