I'm new to this forum - a senior citizen tired of Microsoft.
I've got a OS - root drive mount point - corruption problem - maybe - I don't know for sure.
While working with files in Thunar (Manjaro) - I needed to drag a folder tab to the side-pane to create a shortcut for the folder - since Thunar does not have a "Bookmark" feature. (that I know of)
I was trying to put the tab shortcut between the documents and trash icons.
In the process of dragging the folder tab I accidently released the button while on the trash icon.
At first, I thought I didn't do it right because I didn't see the new shortcut I tried to make.
Then I opened the trash folder and sure enough - it was there, not the shortcut - the whole folder and contents.
I tried to "restore" the folder back to normal but it wouldn't. So, I went to the trash folder as root in thunar and copied all the files back to the orginal folder on the hard drive.
But the process corrupted the root partition's mount point because the device name for it was all numbers - no name.
I used gnome disk utility to look at it - and it did not look right. I must have corrupted the mount point even more - because now after trying to reboot later, the boot process goes fine to the password screen.
When I enter the password and press enter - it continues as normal for a couple of seconds and returns to the password screen. It does not give a wrong password message - just the screen again - over and over.
I booted from the Manjaro live USB so I could go back into gnome disk utility and "Repair" the mount options. But my 4GB live USB didn't have enough space to install the gnome disk utility on it.
So far, I've not been able to use the disk utility at all or fix the problem.
I download the latest copy of manjaro in an effort to make a new live USB with a larger capacity jump drive but I couldn't find the appropiate program to make the usb bootable for Manjaro.
but by this time I was to tired and mentally exhausted from the process of trying to fix it - so I took a nap.
NOW! What do I do??
- Try to continue fixing the problem for the experience?
- Re-install Manjaro fresh from the ground up and forget about correcting the corrupted mount point?
I have no idea if it is a mount point problem or last system update glitch or what.
Thanks for your help