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#1 2020-09-27 18:00:16

stephenboston
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SOLVED: Installer stuck at grub rescue

Installing archlinux-2020.09.01-x86_64.iso to a Samsung R522 with Ubuntu 20 installed to the boot drive.

BIOS set to boot from USB which has the iso written and flagged to boot.

EFI enabled.
AHCI set to Auto

There is GRUB  installed to the disk boot through the Ubuntu installation.

Boots to

     error: unknown filesystem.
     Entering rescue mode...
     grub rescue>

Last edited by stephenboston (2020-09-27 19:35:16)

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#2 2020-09-27 18:11:15

Head_on_a_Stick
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Re: SOLVED: Installer stuck at grub rescue

How did you transfer the image to the USB stick? Did you check the integrity of the image? Can you eliminate a problem with the USB stick itself?

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#3 2020-09-27 18:52:21

stephenboston
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Re: SOLVED: Installer stuck at grub rescue

Head_on_a_Stick wrote:

How did you transfer the image to the USB stick? Did you check the integrity of the image? Can you eliminate a problem with the USB stick itself?

I verified the image using MD5.
But after your comment I reformatted the USB and recopied the ISO using dd.

Now I have a working installer.

Thanks

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#4 2020-09-27 19:19:07

Head_on_a_Stick
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Re: SOLVED: Installer stuck at grub rescue

You're welcome. Please edit the thread title and prepend [SOLVED] to help others who may encounter this issue.

stephenboston wrote:

I reformatted the USB and recopied the ISO using dd

No need to reformat, the dd command will over-write any extant filesystem(s).

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