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#1 2013-06-12 21:48:46

archlux
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not able to install arch from USB stick.

Hi all
First off I'm trying to install arch into my 8540w hp laptop. I have failed and here I'm seeking for help. 
I have downloaded the latest arch iso image and put it into a usb stick for the installation
Here is how i prepared the usb. 
tried :
sudo dd bs=4M if=archlinux-2013.06.01-dual.iso of=/dev/sdb 
to write the iso in to the usb.
I have no success to boot up my 8540w machine (machine stalled on the HP logo)
I went through the wiki and found there some bugs which related to some old firmware (doesn't make any sense)
My laptop relatively new about 2 year old machine bios firmware upgraded a year ago. ( I have no problem to boot with my old Ibm T60)

To rectify the bugs Wiki guided me to:
1. sudo isohybrid.pl -offset 1 archlinux-2013.06.01-dual.iso
2. sudo dd if=archlinux-2013.06.01-dual.iso  of=/dev/sdX
I have successfully boot up but the hope soon died
I'm getting these error messages:
.........
mount: you must specify the filesystem type
ERROR;Failed to mount 'dev/disk/by-label/ARCH_201306"

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Any help would be greatly appreciated. 

thanks

Last edited by archlux (2013-06-12 21:52:10)

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#2 2013-06-12 22:14:55

WonderWoofy
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Re: not able to install arch from USB stick.

The filesystem needs to be labeled ARCH_201306.  If you dd the iso to the USB, this stays in tact, but it would seem that if you use the method mentioned by the wiki above this filesystem label is not preserved...

Does this machine have UEFI?  If so, then you can make a UEFI USB live media and have at it that way.  There are instructions on the UEFI wiki page.

FWIW, new and updated firmware does not equate to bug free.  I have a Thinkpad E430 that is less than a year old, and the original firmware was not without its bugs.  If I have a certain USB stick in the USB 3.0 ports the machine won't get past POST.  For a couple bios versions aes-ni was totally borked.  There have been other minor issues as well.

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#3 2013-06-13 00:59:14

archlux
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Re: not able to install arch from USB stick.

thank UEFI is works. probably the bugs with USB  3 port.
Should i mark solved ?

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#4 2013-06-13 01:13:49

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Re: not able to install arch from USB stick.

If your found a solution to your problem that you are satisfied with, then you may.  But it also could be considered a workaround since it doesn't actually fix the original problem.  So it is up to you.  If you want to find an answer to why isohybrid.pl does this then I would leave it open.

BTW, you should know that booting the installer via UEFI does not mean that you have to use UEFI on your installation.  You should be able to install grub or syslinux or lilo or whatever without issue.

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#5 2013-06-13 12:25:45

archlux
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Re: not able to install arch from USB stick.

I will also try syslinux and grub methods just for the sake of learning .

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#6 2013-06-13 19:32:15

ineedhelpasaplol
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Re: not able to install arch from USB stick.

Got same problem, any easy solutions?

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#7 2013-06-13 23:38:23

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Re: not able to install arch from USB stick.

ineedhelpasaplol wrote:

Got same problem, any easy solutions?

Install another distro. Or, if you are determined to stick with Arch, read the Forum Etiquette and stop posting like a help vampire.


Arch + dwm   •   Mercurial repos  •   Github

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#8 2013-06-30 23:28:40

_artem_
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Re: not able to install arch from USB stick.

Got the same error... fixed it by creating the bootable usb with universal usb installer under Windows, then just rename the usb stick's label from pendrive to ARCH_201306 that's it, reboot and you are able to boot the installer in uefi mode. No need to manually create partitions

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#9 2013-07-01 02:56:47

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Re: not able to install arch from USB stick.

Unetbootin may be a solution.


do it good first, it will be faster than do it twice the saint wink

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#10 2013-07-01 03:00:48

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Re: not able to install arch from USB stick.

TheSaint wrote:

Unetbootin may be a solution.

Unetbootin is a bad idea.  For most installers/live media, it works just fine.  But with the Arch live media it causes major issues.  If you need to create something from a windows environment, there is a list of options on that same page I linked to.  I beg you to please stop recommending unetbootin... we don't need any more of those threads around here.

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#11 2013-07-01 03:29:38

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Re: not able to install arch from USB stick.

Sorry this is a quet new information which I wasn't aware of.
I'd like to say that in the case of preparation in win environment, dd exists also for that.


do it good first, it will be faster than do it twice the saint wink

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#12 2013-07-01 18:37:38

_artem_
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Re: not able to install arch from USB stick.

I switched a year ago to gentoo. Then over a year I was sick of waiting until my environment gets compiled due to I always use latest versions (betas alphas) so I moved to opensuse. Both gentoo and opensuse had no problems adding efi menu entry. But yesterday I installed arch again, first issue was described in the screenshot in the first post of that thread. Second issue was that grub-efi was unable to add efi menu entry so I had to add it manually from efi shell. Where is the problem arch? Why grub from gentoo and opensuse are able to do it automatically but arch isn't?

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#13 2014-02-18 04:36:18

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Re: not able to install arch from USB stick.

_artem_ wrote:

Why grub from gentoo and opensuse are able to do it automatically but arch isn't?

Arch doesn't apply own patches and leave the configuration to user.

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