PSA: If you're running Arch, DO NOT UPDATE FOR THE TIME BEING!!!
- Anyone running Dell XPS 15 laptops will have a bricked system
- Systemd hibernate is broken on laptops
You have been warned
@cdmnky thanks for the heads up
@Skoll3 no, Manjaro has its own repos and is usually 2 weeks or so behind Arch stable
@acrylicjam I only randomly saw a thread while browsing Reddit. There's nothing on any of the official news feeds or the forums right now
@ivesen probably. The hibernation issue is definitely systemd
the XPS issue returns the error
/sbin/init: not executable
@kurisu @ivesen @cdmnky Yep, looks like it was.... I was going to write a similar reply as you. I was thinking corruption on user install. Can happen for kernels too. In this case it might be on a mirror but seems to be fixed already.
If corruption the machine definitely is not bricked. A quick fix with arch-chroot is usually the only thing that is needed.
@cdmnky @kurisu @ivesen That doesn't sound right... if everyone got their /etc/mkinitcpio.conf replaced with a pacnew (or something) it would show. Not sure what kernel that is. The kernel use by default 'CONFIG_FS_ENCRYPTION=m'...
'zcat /proc/config.gz | grep -i fs_enc'
It is more likely a user made change or specific non-common package the user use. It is probably easy to check.
@cdmnky Thanks. I suppose I should subscribe to the announcement mailing list.
@shibayashi here's the reddit thread if you're interested:
I wouldn't call it bricked if the problem is "/sbin/init is not executable".
The system is corrupted/unbootable, yes.
But for me, the word "bricked" means "beyond repair", or, at least, "the hardware is unable to boot ANY external software".
In this case, as far as I understand, the hardware/firmware is perfectly fine, it will still boot from a livecd/liveusb, with which you can fix your Arch installation.
AFAIK this only works if you have no initramfs, and from my experience, most people either:
- are not very knowledgable about mounting root, and use the distro's default initramfs
- are knowledgable enough that they play with fancy stuff like cryptsetup or lvm, which require you to use initramfs
I haven't seen an initramfs-less system for a long time.
Well, I do have a dell xps 15, thank you :)
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