Hi. I had updated my system and after reboot there was missing /vm-linuz msg, I didn’t really know how to deal with it. I tried chrooting but couldn’t get it fixed, so I decided to reinstall the entire system as that would be the quickest for me.
However now that I have reinstalled, trying new kernel (zen) I am noticing some weird stuff in my system. For example, nano was not installed by default, system is not using my old .config files for many apps, like openbox, gimp, tint2, even desktop wallpaper is not right.
On my first attempt to use zen kernel, I couldn’t log in because the graphics looked “messed up” while the green boot messages appeared. So I reinstalled - figured I need some extra packages to fix that issue like
linux-zen linux-zen-headers nvidia-dkms – so I reinstalled again, and added these as a “run command after installation”
I booted archlabs installer from my old usb and here is what I did:
pacman -Syy archlabs-installer archlabs-installer
Mounted partitions, formatted my
Chose Zen kernel
Chose a bootloader (there were 2 options, I chose the other one which was not Grub)
“Commands to run after installation”:
pacman -S linux-zen linux-zen-headers nvidia nvidia-libgl nvidia-dkms
Now the weird graphic glitch was gone and I could boot into the system. However it feels like
base (or) base-devel packages did not install for some reason, I wonder why? Because I didn’t have
nano editor installed I figured this may be the case.
What to do? Most of my apps are ignoring the configs in .config, I think I should reinstall one more time. Not sure what I did wrong… but I do want to test running zen kernel, because I am getting occasional crashes with the vanilla kernel.