I paid for the premium version of Citymapper primarily because I need to use their “speak directions” option while on public transport. Something that used to be free, and then they put it behind a paywall.

Now they only went and made it FREAKING FREE again, after I’d gone premium and paid for the year >_<

So I’ve terminated the premium subscription, but I’m still premium until the end of this annual cycle, which ends in November

Coronation and Linux

This weekend was the coronation of King Charles III, the first new monarch for most of the people in the UK. Some may have been alive for the late Queen Elizabeth II’s coronation but the are few now.

I was working coronation support cover on the Saturday from around 6:30am to about 3pm. Fortunately no major issues. One alert towards the tail end of the day, but that was about it.

Sunday were the street parties. Our local one was relatively small compared to the one during the Jubilee celebrations. Was great for the local kids though, and the weather was perfect for it.

Monday is a Bank Holiday so no-one was working in the London office, although the other offices were still working.

I chose today to retry doing my Manjaro file copy, and again it failed with checksum errors when I tried to back it up (even the btrfs check didn’t manage to fix it)

I guess I’ll have to restart my Manjaro attempts and not use btrfs — probably return to using ext4 and lvm.


The final issue with the post-upgrade is now fixed (dependency issue) and it self-resolved by a new package update that came through this morning

I did fine one new issue — a new kernel dropped and installed successfully, but did the same thing as the upgrade and did not generate an initrd line, but did generate the initrd line once I regenerated the grub configs.


Managed to fix the issue mentioned in my previous post.

Looks like the system upgrade messed up generating the config during the system upgrade process.

The first time, with the blockdev error and second time, it was missing an initrd directive.

So I booted into the previous installation (which was still available as I made the grub menu visible as part of my Ansible playbook)

Inside the old installation, I just regenerated the grub configs:

sudo grub2-mkconfig -o /etc/grub2.cfg
sudo grub2-mkconfig -o /etc/grub2-efi.cfg

And this readded the initrd line and now I am able to boot into F38. Everything still works, I have some errors with VirtualBox and qemu that I will need to fix at some point:

  • VirtualBox has an error when you start it saying “Unable to enumerate USB”
  • Qemu has a dependency error (must have changed between F36 and F38) so I’ll need to probably remove and reinstall that.
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