From some unknown update or system change my multi-boot notebook no longer boots Manjaro XFCE w/kernel 4.14. I get a black/frozen screen.
So I created a new separate partition and installed the latest Manjaro Xfce which boots fine from the rEFInd menu.
I then used mhwd-chroot to install a the newer 4.17 kernel. But this has no change. I get what looks like it booting up, where a flash of green status logging followed by black screen and blinking cursor at the next phase of booting up. Any ideas? How can I see dmesg or other logs to try to find out what is failing during the bootup? Clearly this is some config issue with my old/original system partition.
Here is my overly verbose record of what I did. The first half is my re-installing, and the second half below "## PARTITION INFO ##" shows my partition and UUID config info.
One possibility is I remember monkeying with the video driver config - might have installed a different driver. I need to see how I can return that setting to default.