This is a fresh installation, installed using Manjaro Architect on an existing LVM partition inside a LUKS-encrypted partition and using a separate unencrypted boot partition. I've reinstalled several times, with the same result every time.
The problem manifests itself on the second and subsequent boots, in which
systemd-modules-load.service will fail, although the boot will continue for a bit before it hangs without any further error messages.
Fortunately after a while I can switch to another tty to examine the issue, and what I've discovered so far is this:
- The boot hangs because Xorg fails to load because the
nvidiadriver fails to load because the
nvidiakernel module has not been loaded.
systemd-modules-load.serviceseems to fail because
/usr/lib/modulesdoes not exist. It succeeds on first boot, but then after the first boot the directory is gone and subsequent boots will fail.
I can recover by reinstalling the kernel (
linux417) and nvidia driver (
linux417-nvidia) which will work for exactly one boot before
/usr/lib/modules disappears again.
So my questions are:
- What could possibly be causing this during the boot process?
- How can I proceed to find more clues?
System: Kernel: 4.17.0-2-MANJARO x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 8.1.1 Desktop: Gnome 3.28.2 Distro: Manjaro Linux 17.1.10 Hakoila Machine: Type: Desktop Mobo: ASUSTeK model: P8Z77-V v: Rev 1.xx serial: <filter> BIOS: American Megatrends v: 0906 date: 03/26/2012 CPU: Topology: Quad Core model: Intel Core i5-3570K bits: 64 type: MCP arch: Ivy Bridge rev: 9 L2 cache: 6144 KiB flags: lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx bogomips: 27288 Speed: 1605 MHz min/max: 1600/3800 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 1605 2: 1605 3: 1605 4: 1605 Graphics: Card-1: NVIDIA GK104 [GeForce GTX 670] driver: nvidia v: 396.24 bus ID: 01:00.0 Display: x11 server: N/A driver: nvidia resolution: <xdpyinfo missing> OpenGL: renderer: GeForce GTX 670/PCIe/SSE2 v: 4.6.0 NVIDIA 396.24 direct render: Yes Audio: Card-1: Intel 7 Series/C216 Family High Definition Audio driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus ID: 00:1b.0 Card-2: NVIDIA GK104 HDMI Audio driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus ID: 01:00.1 Sound Server: ALSA v: k4.17.0-2-MANJARO Network: Card-1: Intel 82579V Gigabit Network Connection driver: e1000e v: 3.2.6-k port: f040 bus ID: 00:19.0 IF: eno1 state: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter> Card-2: Qualcomm Atheros AR9485 Wireless Network Adapter driver: ath9k v: kernel bus ID: 06:00.0 IF: wlp6s0 state: down mac: <filter> Drives: HDD Total Size: 588.83 GiB used: 306.90 GiB (52.1%) ID-1: /dev/sda vendor: Samsung model: SSD 830 Series size: 119.24 GiB ID-2: /dev/sdb vendor: Samsung model: SSD 850 EVO 500GB size: 465.76 GiB Partition: ID-1: / size: 31.25 GiB used: 10.00 GiB (32.0%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/dm-2 ID-2: /boot size: 487.9 MiB used: 66.7 MiB (13.7%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sdb1 ID-3: /home size: 410.58 GiB used: 296.83 GiB (72.3%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/dm-3 ID-4: swap-1 size: 16.00 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/dm-1 Info: Processes: 201 Uptime: 54m Memory: 15.62 GiB used: 2.46 GiB (15.7%) Init: systemd Compilers: gcc: 8.1.1 clang: 6.0.0 Shell: zsh v: 5.5.1 inxi: 3.0.10
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