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#1 2020-05-03 14:54:48

faultyAnarchy
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Arch not booting from the USB

I am trying to dual boot Arch and Windows 10 onto my NvMe SSD. The first time around, pacstrap failed so I went back to Windows to create the bootable USB again (it has worked for me a couple of times before).

This time around, in

ISO Mode: Arch doesn't start. My laptop blinks the back-lit keyboard at boot but the lights stay on and nothing appears on the screen.

DD Mode: Arch starts but enters Kernel Panic because of a read error.

I've tried to install ArcoLinux and ArchLabs but I face the same problem as Arch.

Edit [Hardware info]: I have a HP USB 3.0 plugged into a 3.0 port. Laptop is a Acer Swift 3 with 512 SSD with 129 GB partitioned for the Linux installation. The laptop is UEFI and I've tried to use MBR as well as GPT.

Edit [Integrity & USB] The .iso image is complete and there is no issue with my USB stick.

Any ideas on how to get past it? Thanks.

Last edited by faultyAnarchy (2020-05-04 07:06:25)

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#2 2020-05-03 14:58:09

V1del
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Re: Arch not booting from the USB

What hardware are you talking about?

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#3 2020-05-03 15:00:49

faultyAnarchy
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Re: Arch not booting from the USB

V1del wrote:

What hardware are you talking about?

I have a HP USB 3.0 plugged into a 3.0 port. Laptop is a Acer Swift 3 with 512 SSD with 129 GB partitioned for the Linux installation. The laptop is UEFI and I've tried to use MBR as well as GPT.

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#4 2020-05-03 18:39:59

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Re: Arch not booting from the USB

Did you verify the integrity of the image? Are you sure the USB stick isn't broken?

If you're using Rufus then "DD" [sic] mode is needed for isohybrid images. I think Win32DiskImager may be a better option though.

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#5 2020-05-04 07:05:19

faultyAnarchy
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Re: Arch not booting from the USB

Head_on_a_Stick wrote:

Did you verify the integrity of the image? Are you sure the USB stick isn't broken?

Yes, I did. The image is complete and the USB stick is completely functional.

Head_on_a_Stick wrote:

If you're using Rufus then "DD" [sic] mode is needed for isohybrid images. I think Win32DiskImager may be a better option though.

Hmm, I'll give it a try.

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#6 2020-05-04 22:24:52

HaxNet
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Re: Arch not booting from the USB

sounds like the DD needs to be done. I had similiar issue when I tried Arch for the very first time.

it's been a few hours, how did it go?

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#7 2020-05-05 12:03:21

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Re: Arch not booting from the USB

Some people report problems booting the may iso, try the april iso instead.

Last edited by Lone_Wolf (2020-05-05 12:03:34)


Multi-init booting with apg Openrc and systemd coexisting
Automounting : not needed, i prefer pmount
Aur helpers : makepkg + my own local repo === rarely need them

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#8 2020-05-05 18:35:26

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Re: Arch not booting from the USB

Lone_Wolf wrote:

Some people report problems booting the may iso, try the april iso instead.

I have the not booting issue with the April and May ISOs.

Not so with the March.  However, as suggested by loqs I recreated the ISO for March 9 which booted fine.  Then recreated it for March 10 and it didn't.  That's the day a new version of systemd 245 moved to stable.  Coincidence?


-=[ LIVE enabled UEFI with redundant syslinux pure systemd detached LUKS header partitionless encrypted GPT SSDx3 RAID0 because I can.  ]=-
Backward compatibility is for the masses. There's no dual-boot here.

[KairiTech is only artificially intelligent.  Turing would be agast at just how artificial.]

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