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#1 2024-03-26 01:29:29

bisarch
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[SOLVED] Dual boot installation issues

I am Arch Linux user for the last four years. I am trying to install Arch Linux on a new Acer laptop which came with Windows 11 installed on it. I followed all the steps mentioned in the official installation guide but when I reboot, I am not prompted to choose between the two operating systems. It directly boots into Windows. I tried going to the UEFI boot menu with the USB live media plugged in.This time I can't even see the USB media in the boot menu. Now, both windows and Arch Linux on my other laptop, which is a Dell are unable to detect the USB drive. I think I ruined it in the process. I already turned off the secure boot.
When I plug in the "ruined" USB in my Dell laptop running Arch Linux on it, I get the following on doing

dmesg -w
[378640.213695] usb 1-1: USB disconnect, device number 53
[379169.920970] usb 1-1: new high-speed USB device number 54 using xhci_hcd
[379170.076150] usb 1-1: New USB device found, idVendor=054c, idProduct=05ba, bcdDevice= 1.00
[379170.076156] usb 1-1: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=3
[379170.076159] usb 1-1: Product: Storage Media
[379170.076161] usb 1-1: Manufacturer: Sony
[379170.076162] usb 1-1: SerialNumber: CB0300063E5F6014029
[379170.080031] usb-storage 1-1:1.0: USB Mass Storage device detected
[379170.080166] scsi host2: usb-storage 1-1:1.0
[379171.103206] scsi 2:0:0:0: Direct-Access     Sony     Storage Media    PMAP PQ: 0 ANSI: 6
[379171.104251] sd 2:0:0:0: Attached scsi generic sg1 type 0
[379171.953636] sd 2:0:0:0: [sdb] 60555264 512-byte logical blocks: (31.0 GB/28.9 GiB)
[379171.954915] sd 2:0:0:0: [sdb] Write Protect is off
[379171.954939] sd 2:0:0:0: [sdb] Mode Sense: 23 00 00 00
[379171.955915] sd 2:0:0:0: [sdb] No Caching mode page found
[379171.955934] sd 2:0:0:0: [sdb] Assuming drive cache: write through
[379171.962123]  sdb: sdb1
[379171.962555] sd 2:0:0:0: [sdb] Attached SCSI removable disk

Please help me with the installation. Thanks.

Last edited by bisarch (2024-04-03 02:50:13)

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#2 2024-03-26 06:59:51

Head_on_a_Stick
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Re: [SOLVED] Dual boot installation issues

Check if the ISO image on the stick has been corrupted: https://unix.stackexchange.com/question … out-errors

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#3 2024-03-26 07:38:45

bisarch
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Re: [SOLVED] Dual boot installation issues

The USB stick isn’t being detected on Windows or Linux anymore.

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#4 2024-03-26 15:54:36

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Re: [SOLVED] Dual boot installation issues

Perhaps it's pining for the fjords? tongue

But seriously, sounds like the stick is dead.

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#5 2024-03-31 12:55:07

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Re: [SOLVED] Dual boot installation issues

did you use os-prober to config your dual boot ?

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#6 2024-03-31 13:05:37

Head_on_a_Stick
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Re: [SOLVED] Dual boot installation issues

For goodness sake lo7777799, have you even read the OP?

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#7 2024-03-31 16:23:00

bisarch
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Re: [SOLVED] Dual boot installation issues

Assuming that the USB stick is dead, I used another USB stick and was able to complete the dual boot installation. So, I guess we can mark this as solved?

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