Linux 49-RC1 does not boot

it can not find the boot drive for some reason it works with other kernels

[master-andreas@master-pc ~]$ inxi -F
System:    Host: master-pc Kernel: 4.8.1-1-MANJARO x86_64 (64 bit) Desktop: LXDE (Openbox 3.6.1)
           Distro: Manjaro Linux
Machine:   Mobo: ASUSTeK model: A88XM-A v: Rev X.0x
           UEFI [Legacy]: American Megatrends v: 3001 date: 03/09/2016
CPU:       Dual core AMD A10-7850K Radeon R7 12 Compute Cores 4C+8G (-HT-MCP-) cache: 4096 KB 
           clock speeds: max: 4000 MHz 1: 1700 MHz 2: 1700 MHz 3: 1700 MHz 4: 2400 MHz
Graphics:  Card: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] Kaveri [Radeon R7 Graphics]
           Display Server: X.Org 1.18.4 driver: radeon Resolution: 1366x768@59.79hz
           GLX Renderer: Gallium 0.4 on AMD KAVERI (DRM 2.46.0 / 4.8.1-1-MANJARO, LLVM 3.8.1)
           GLX Version: 3.0 Mesa 12.0.3
Audio:     Card-1 Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] FCH Azalia Controller driver: snd_hda_intel
           Card-2 Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] Kaveri HDMI/DP Audio Controller
           driver: snd_hda_intel
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.8.1-1-MANJARO
Network:   Card: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller driver: r8168
           IF: enp3s0 state: up speed: 100 Mbps duplex:
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 659.2GB (13.1% used) ID-1: /dev/sdb model: ST3500418AS size: 500.1GB
           ID-2: /dev/sda model: ADATA_SP900 size: 128.0GB
           ID-3: USB /dev/sdc model: TransMemory size: 31.0GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 20G used: 6.7G (37%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda2
           ID-2: /opt size: 2.9G used: 668M (25%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda1
           ID-3: /home size: 89G used: 67G (80%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda3
           ID-4: swap-1 size: 7.25GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda5
Sensors:   None detected - is lm-sensors installed and configured?
Info:      Processes: 169 Uptime: 1 min Memory: 996.1/6922.5MB Client: Shell (bash) inxi: 2.3.1 

news flash : you don't have a /boot drive. Check your fstab, and make sure you didn't accidentally install grub into usb drive.

you think i did not know that cause if you did you could maybe potentially be right

oh i am being unhelpful on purpose :yum:

You are an in-house nerd, you should know better ! stable kernel = good, beta kernel = broken.
Now do this if you got guts

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is this supposed to be an insult or a compliment (i am not sure if i ware to assume since you sayied it it is an insult )

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stop flirting with me and stay on topic. have you tried

  1. emergency mode
  2. unmodified upstream kernel
  3. makepkg vanilla kernel from manjaro's github, then add patches one by one.

Badbodh is never that shy or subtle. When he insults you, it will be clear regardless of language barriers.
If you visit help forums. you have to grow a skin. :sunglasses:

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english isn't my first language either. I understand certain obvious confusions when interpreting english figures of speech. To be clear "in-house nerd" does not refer to "a nerd living in mommy's basement". Here's full description with examples.

in spirit, we are all in-house nerds :yum:

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On my end it works:

[phil@manjaro Arbeitsfläche]$ uname -a
Linux manjaro 4.9.0-1-MANJARO #1 SMP PREEMPT Sat Oct 15 23:44:46 UTC 2016 i686 GNU/Linux
[phil@manjaro Arbeitsfläche]$ hwinfo --gfx | grep Driver:
  Driver: "nvidia"

neither works in my laptop. starting systemd and hangs. or can't find root if verbose.

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Can't load modules. Can't see the hard drive. Can't see laptop's AT keyboard either. I say initramfs is borke.
My mkinitcpio.conf

# vim:set ft=sh
# The following modules are loaded before any boot hooks are
# run.  Advanced users may wish to specify all system modules
# in this array.  For instance:
#     MODULES="piix ide_disk reiserfs"
MODULES="intel_agp i915"

# This setting includes any additional binaries a given user may
# wish into the CPIO image.  This is run last, so it may be used to
# override the actual binaries included by a given hook
# BINARIES are dependency parsed, so you may safely ignore libraries

# This setting is similar to BINARIES above, however, files are added
# as-is and are not parsed in any way.  This is useful for config files.

# This is the most important setting in this file.  The HOOKS control the
# modules and scripts added to the image, and what happens at boot time.
# Order is important, and it is recommended that you do not change the
# order in which HOOKS are added.  Run 'mkinitcpio -H <hook name>' for
# help on a given hook.
# 'base' is _required_ unless you know precisely what you are doing.
# 'udev' is _required_ in order to automatically load modules
# 'filesystems' is _required_ unless you specify your fs modules in MODULES
# Examples:
##   This setup specifies all modules in the MODULES setting above.
##   No raid, lvm2, or encrypted root is needed.
#    HOOKS="base"
##   This setup will autodetect all modules for your system and should
##   work as a sane default
#    HOOKS="base udev autodetect block filesystems"
##   This setup will generate a 'full' image which supports most systems.
##   No autodetection is done.
#    HOOKS="base udev block filesystems"
##   This setup assembles a pata mdadm array with an encrypted root FS.
##   Note: See 'mkinitcpio -H mdadm' for more information on raid devices.
#    HOOKS="base udev block mdadm encrypt filesystems"
##   This setup loads an lvm2 volume group on a usb device.
#    HOOKS="base udev block lvm2 filesystems"
##   NOTE: If you have /usr on a separate partition, you MUST include the
#    usr, fsck and shutdown hooks.
HOOKS="base udev resume plymouth autodetect modconf block filesystems keyboard keymap fsck usr shutdown"

# Use this to compress the initramfs image. By default, gzip compression
# is used. Use 'cat' to create an uncompressed image.

# Additional options for the compressor


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Well, the kernel is early and might not work due a lot of regressions. We will see.

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