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So I opened my eyes and noticed that TimeShift gives you an advanced options menu to pick and choose your poison your grub options.
So this time, I unticked everything in that menu, and performed a restore on a perfectly working 20.04 Kubuntu system, restoring it to 21.04 Ubuntu.
This time I got successfully to the grub screen, but the Ubuntu entry let me to a black screen with an obscure error message that I failed to take a pic of.
@Shmu26 so whats the current status of your PC ? have you got another thread somewhere , thats a general fix not specifically timeshift ? I previously re-installed grub on endeavourOS from a usb
 


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& see if you can take a pic of that screen next time it occurs.

Cheers :)

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@Shmu26 so whats the current status of your PC ? have you got another thread somewhere , thats a general fix not specifically timeshift ? I previously re-installed grub on endeavourOS from a usb
Still messing around with it. I got to the point where I could boot into Ubuntu 21.04 recovery mode.
I couldn't boot into Ubuntu normally because it said I needed to load the kernel first.
 

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Still messing around with it. I got to the point where I could boot into Ubuntu 21.04 recovery mode.
I couldn't boot into Ubuntu normally because it said I needed to load the kernel first.
Any ideas how to repair it if I can get into recovery mode or tty?
The Ubuntu partition looks like this:
2021-08-13_12-52.png
 

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Apparently it was a corrupted snapshot, or a good snapshot of a corrupted system. That's okay when you have lots of snapshots. :)
 
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G'day Shmu, does that mean you have made progress, or are still in need of assistance?

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G'day Shmu, does that mean you have made progress, or are still in need of assistance?

Wiz
No need of assistance right now, thanks. I got to where I wanted to be.
But maybe you could explain to me the option in Timeshift restore for updating initramfs. What is it and when would I want to use it?
 
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No need of assistance right now, thanks. I got to where I wanted to be.

Excellent news. :)

But maybe you could explain to me the option in Timeshift restore for updating initramfs. What is it and when would I want to use it?

Briefly, typically, it is recommended for use if the first attempt to restore a snapshot fails. I will try to give you some more info here next day or two, have to leave for my Sunday evening shortly.

Cheers

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