I downloaded .iso file from Arch website; slow burned it to CD-RW two different times, with two different burners. I put the CD into my drive and reboot the computer; then I hit F2 when the BIOS menu was loading up, to change the boot sequence to boot CD-drive first. Hit Esc and save. Then it returned to BIOS menu, like normal, started to proceed like usual, went to a black screen with one of these '_' under dash symbols blinking, then presented the message: "ISOLINUX 6.02 ETCD", and did nothing, basically looked frozen. I restarted my computer a few times and kept getting the same result.
I have a Dell Dimension 3000 desktop.
My partition scheme is:
sda1: current OS (Bodhi Linux)
sda3: swap space
And my bootloader I'm not sure about, maybe it dont like the Arch CD?
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Last edited by customscrollbar (2013-11-19 15:50:25)
How did you create the CD? Did you check the md5sum of the iso after you downloaded it?
I have a Dell Dimension 3000 that is able to boot from USB -- is this an option for you? If you try it, do not use Unetbootin to copy the iso to USB.
Also, search the forum for the error you received; others have had this problem.
USB stick. BOOM!