2018-02-24 01:39:02 UTC
Ran into a weird issue today. I upgraded a bunch of packages, including
the kernel to v4.15.4-1 (from 4.15.3-1). But for some reason the system
was un-bootable. The boot process would get part-way through, then the
booting screen would suddenly start showing its text on a green
background (rather than black) and it would freeze.
It took some jumping through hoops, but I was eventually able to boot to
a chroot environment, upgrade to a newer kernel (v4.15.5-1) and suddenly
the problem magically went away and my machine boots fine.
Anyone have any idea what might have happened here? I'm assuming it was
a bad kernel build, but I'd like to know for sure. I didn't see any
recent bugs under the "linux" kernel package that matched what I was