After an upgrade today on my Sabayon Linux all kernels installed fail to boot my system, since they fail to load a firmware, probably for my USB hubs. Kernel 3.9 fails to boot at all, after the GRUB menu list, the screen turns black and that's it.
Installed kernel versions:
Here is the message when in recovery mode:
platform microcode: Direct firmware load failed with error -2
can't disable ASPM
usb 1-4: string descriptor 0 malformed (err = -61), defaulting to 0x0409
Please enter passphrase for disk Samsung_SSD_840_Pro_Series:!!
The boot process stops here, not matter whether enter re-enter the passphrase for my encrypted LVM. Before the error message I had already been asked for my passphrase, which was accepted: "logical volumes active", so that is not the problem. I can even open LVM via a live system.
Any tips on how to proceed from here? Re-installing the system and masking the kernel packages so they do not get upgraded. We are talking here aboutan upgrade of minor revisions 3.14.a to 3.14.b not major kernel versions.
Booting a live Gentoo CD and the manually compiling a kernel together with installing it in /boot and tinkering with it, so finally Sabayon boots a workable kernel?