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#1 2019-01-04 19:37:49

felwyn
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Registered: 2018-11-17
Posts: 6

[SOLVED] Freeze during boot live usb

Hi,

I'm trying to set up a fresh install of archlinux using the latest ISO flashed to USB via Rufus in dd mode. However I am getting a freeze during boot after the "Started Entropy Harvesting Daemon" line. I thought this might be related to my Nvidia GTX 980 TI graphics card and so I tried adding "nomodeset i915.modeset=0 nouveau.modeset=0" to the kernel params based on advice here but I'm still getting the same problem. My hardware info is below, if there's anything else I can provide to help please let me know.

Hardware:

Motherboard: Gigabyte Z77X-D3H
CPU: Intel Core i5 3570k
GPU: Nvidia GTX 980 TI

Last edited by felwyn (2019-01-06 16:02:19)

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#2 2019-01-05 11:49:35

V1del
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Re: [SOLVED] Freeze during boot live usb

Do you get more telling messages if you add loglevel=7 to these params?

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#3 2019-01-05 17:08:14

felwyn
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Registered: 2018-11-17
Posts: 6

Re: [SOLVED] Freeze during boot live usb

V1del wrote:

Do you get more telling messages if you add loglevel=7 to these params?

I found out some more info the issue seems to only occur with 4.19 and onwards kernels. I was able to boot into the 11/18 ISO with a 4.18.16 kernel just fine. I ran with "debug loglevel=7" in the kernel params and couldn't see anything super obviously wrong. I wasn't sure how to dump the boot log from the live usb so I've posted a video below (apologies for the poor quality).

https://streamable.com/uaqyc

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#4 2019-01-06 16:01:30

felwyn
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Registered: 2018-11-17
Posts: 6

Re: [SOLVED] Freeze during boot live usb

Fixed it! For anyone with the same issue I was able to solve this by setting iommu=pt in the kernel params (don't think it's supported by my mobo). I'll mark as solved.

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