hello am new to the forums.
Ive just installed Archlinux into my 8gb usb Data TravelerSE9, Heres what ive done so far
lsblk cfdisk Primary size 500 Begining bootable ----------------------------- New Primary size all thats left *Write* mkfs.ext4 /dev/sda1 mkfs.ext4 /dev/sda2 mount /dev/sda2 /mnt mkdir /mnt/boot mount /dev/sda1 /mnt/boot locale-gen nano /etc/pacman.d/mirrorlist pacman -Sy pacstrap -i /mnt base base-deve1 -Enter- -enter- -Yes- genfstab -U -p /mnt >> /mnt/etc/fstab nano /mnt/etc/fstab arch-chroot /mnt /bin/bash nano /etc/locale.gen #en_US.UTF-8 UTF-8 #en_US ISO-8859-1- locale-gen echo LANG=en_US.UTF-8 > /etc/locale.conf nano /etc/vconsole.conf write in KEYMAP=us FONT=Lat2-Terminus16 ln -s /usr/share/zoneinfo/America/Toronto /etc/localtime hwclock --systohc --utc echo trevor > /etc/hostname nano /etc/pacman.conf pacman -Sy passwd -Enter your password- -again- useradd -m -g users -G wheel -s /bin/bash test passwd test pacman -S grup-bios Yes and wait untill it finishes grub-install --target=i386-pc --recheck /dev/sda or grub-install /dev/sda cp /usr/share/locale/en\@quot/LC_MESSAGES/grub.mo /boot/grub/locale/en.mo grub-mkconfig -o /boot/grub/grub.cfg exit exit umount /mnt/boot umount /mnt/ reboot
Everything went right untill i rebooted.When i choose to boot from the USB it dosent,it boots windows 7(My pc OS)
Can anyone help pls?
Last edited by Tr3v0r (2013-06-14 21:57:53)
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Did you include the USB hook in your mkinitcpio.conf?
no,how to do it?
But how because i cant boot to the usb anymore.
This is what i did:
i got my 2gb usb and i did
sudo dd if=/path_to_arch_.iso of=/dev/sdX
i wrote the iso into the usb
then i boot from that usb and insert the 8gb usb and start installing Arch into the 8gb usb
but now i cant boot from it.
do i have to format the 8gb usb and do everything all over again
or is there a way of doing it booting from the 2gb usb and modifing the 8gb usb?
Just boot from the 2gb stick, mount your partitioins and repair your mkinitcpio. No need to re-partition, you just need to chroot back into your installation.
can u pls be more specific xd am not so familiar with ArchLinux, i know what your saying but i dont know how.
so after i mount the partitions and then what, do i look for a file named mkinitcpio? and if i find it do i have to modify it? and if i have to modify it, what do i modify it to?
Honestly, I'm don't do much with mkinitcpio, when I installed on my 8gb USB stick, it just worked for me by following the beginners guide...
go to this link.... https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Mkinitcpio#HOOKS and read, that's about the best advice anybody can give you. You are going to have to learn to read the wiki and use it if you are going to enjoy your time with arch at all, it is the only thing that has kept me going at least.
ok thank you guys for the help, i was just worried because i didnt wanted to format and do everything again,i waited for two hours just downloading packagesi dont want to do wait again, its going to be hard but ill try.
You already have Arch Linux installed on the 8 GB stick, except that you skipped the step about adding the right hook. In other words, you skipped this step: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Be … nvironment
Here you need to set the right hooks if the root is on a USB drive, if you use [...]
No need to reinstall everything from scratch. Just boot from the 2 GB stick the ISO that you "dd"-ed to the stick, mount the 8 GB stick and chroot into your install. Then you can easily edit /etc/mkinitcpio.conf and add the fricken usb hook (and then re-generate the initramfs with 'mkinitcpio -p linux').
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