I am trying to install arch on some older hardware. I downloaded the torrent image, and downloaded the one from a site to see if I was perhaps getting a bad iso, but nothing changed.
The machine comes up, past the bios, it tells me it is loading the archiso image, then I get a screen full of
, etc. If I hit enter, I get a quick flash about not finding a kernel image, then a screen of numbers like
, and hitting enter just gives me more screens of this stuff.
I tried this with an earlier release and got the same thing; I got sidetracked and just got back to installing so I downloaded the most recent release.
I suspected a bad cd drive, but hiren's boot cd starts up fine. Burned an install image to usb and booted that, same problem.
What is going on?
Last edited by timm (2013-03-29 15:19:29)
To test if the ISO is broken check its MD5/SHA1!!!
These are the correct values from here https://www.archlinux.org/download/
If it is OK, you can post the PC specs. It can give us some light!
What ^^ said and also tell us how exactly you created the CD or USB media. Which programme did you use to burn it, for example? Did you verify that the CD had burnt correctly or that the USB medium was prepared correctly?
If you have access to another machine, also try booting that with the same CD/USB.
Thought I hit "post" on my last one so if a duplicate shows up, I apologize...
CD's were burned with windows image burner
USB with win32diskimager
I did not do a verify on the CD or USB.
MD5/SHA1 check out on both CDs
This is an older Dell Vostro 220, E2200 CPU, 2G Memory, 74G Seagate hard drive.
I did finally try it on another machine, and it booted right up.
Well, i don't see any weird setup that would make arch ISO crazy.
What you can try is to enter bios and reset it to defaults, you can also try to update its bios from http://ftp.dell.com/Browse_For_Drivers/ … 0220/#BIOS and also try to boot arch x86 and x64 to see if the problem exists in both.
EDIT: One more thing, if your PC only has PATA devices you need to add
to your kernel boot line.
Last edited by s1ln7m4s7r (2013-04-01 21:11:10)