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#1 2013-01-16 01:58:08

joker_hs
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Problem with installing using bootable flash drive [nouveau; hub; ata]

I'm trying to install Arch on my new laptop using a boot-able flash drive created using unetbootin.

When I tried to reboot into the live environment, it was giving me weird errors. http://i.imgur.com/LSxvp.jpg

Half the errors didn't even make sense to me, if someone could give insight as to, what the errors are and how to proceed, it would be very helpful.

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#2 2013-01-16 02:06:04

WonderWoofy
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Re: Problem with installing using bootable flash drive [nouveau; hub; ata]

It can't find the device. This is what happens to me when I create a uefi USB stick and forget to set the partition label to ARCH_201301.

why are you trying to use unetbootin rather than simply dd'ing the iso?

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#3 2013-01-16 02:10:26

joker_hs
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Re: Problem with installing using bootable flash drive [nouveau; hub; ata]

WonderWoofy wrote:

It can't find the device. This is what happens to me when I create a uefi USB stick and forget to set the partition label to ARCH_201301.

Lucky enough my laptop has support for BIOS too, so I disabled UEFI and set it to BIOS only. The flash drive I created using unetbootin, I suppose, is a traditional bootable USB drive, not a UEFI one.

WonderWoofy wrote:

why are you trying to use unetbootin rather than simply dd'ing the iso?

The new laptop came with Windows 8, I have no other linux machine with me.

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#4 2013-01-16 03:41:18

WonderWoofy
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Re: Problem with installing using bootable flash drive [nouveau; hub; ata]

You should read the uefi wiki page on how to make a boo table uefi flash media. Basically you just create a fat32 partition and extract the contents to it.

I say this because it is a PITA to have a combination of uefi and legacy bios on one machine. But you can always install normally and then convert it later.

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#5 2013-01-16 04:27:51

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Re: Problem with installing using bootable flash drive [nouveau; hub; ata]

Try using dd instead of unetbootin

https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/US … _USB_drive

# dd bs=4M if=/path/to/archlinux.iso of=/dev/sdx

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#6 2013-01-19 11:30:37

mcloaked
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Re: Problem with installing using bootable flash drive [nouveau; hub; ata]

hunterthomson wrote:

Try using dd instead of unetbootin

https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/US … _USB_drive

# dd bs=4M if=/path/to/archlinux.iso of=/dev/sdx

Actually if you use unetbootin - you will guarantee it won't work!  The iso has a special hybrid partition table and you MUST use the dd method (and if UEFI then checkout the install guide on the arch wiki and https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Beginners'_Guide)


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#7 2013-01-19 12:09:52

CrashLog
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Re: Problem with installing using bootable flash drive [nouveau; hub; ata]

Unetbootin overwrites the syslinux.cfg of the install media, which is a bit of a problem.

I was told to use Windows Image Writer instead, but that corrupted my thumb drive both times when I tried it.


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#8 2013-01-23 02:36:43

joker_hs
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Re: Problem with installing using bootable flash drive [nouveau; hub; ata]

Thanks guys, that was the problem. I burned it using Universal USB Installer and it worked.

Sorry for the late reply.

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