You are not logged in.

#1 2019-08-28 00:06:17

soichiro
Member
Registered: 2019-08-27
Posts: 1

Can't boot from Archlinux USB on Ryzen X2700

I've searched and couldn't find a similar thread that had an answer.

I have a bootable USB with the latest 2019.08.01 ISO image of Archlinux. I successfully used this USB to install Archlinux on another machine. I'm now trying to boot from this USB to install Archlinux on another machine, with the following specs:

Ryzen X2700
Gigabyte X470 Aorus Ultra Gaming
16GB RAM
1x1TB Samsung SSD
3x1.5TB WD HDDs (all AHCI-SATA)
Nvidia Geforce RTX 2070

When I attempt to boot the USB, the kernel appears to load, and the boot process makes it through several steps, before infinitely retrying to start the Journal Service. I am not able to boot to a shell. The startup logs look like this:

[  OK  ] Started Load/Save RF Kill Switch Status.
[  OK  ] Started Rebuild Dynamic Linker Cache.
[ ***  ] A start job is running for Journal Service (2min 58s / 2min 58s)
[FAILED] Failed to start Journal Service.
See 'systemctl status systemd-journald.service' for details.
[DEPEND] Dependency failed for Flush Journal to Persistent Storage.
[  OK  ] Stopped Journal Service.
         Starting Journal Service...
[ ***  ] A start job is running for Journal Service (3min / 3min)
[FAILED] Failed to start Journal Service.
See 'systemctl status systemd-journald.service' for details.
[  OK  ] Stopped Journal Service.
         Starting Journal Service...
[ ***  ] A start job is running for Journal Service (3min / 3min)
[FAILED] Failed to start Journal Service.
See 'systemctl status systemd-journald.service' for details.
[  OK  ] Stopped Journal Service.
         Starting Journal Service...
[ ***  ] A start job is running for Journal Service (3min / 3min)
[FAILED] Failed to start Journal Service.
See 'systemctl status systemd-journald.service' for details.
[  OK  ] Stopped Journal Service.
...
...

I can successfully boot from an Ubuntu LiveUSB in Safe Graphics mode. Trying to boot Ubuntu in normal mode results in graphics glitches at the loading screen, and hangs at that point. I would not expect that to be an issue with Arch Linux, since the Live USB is not a graphical interface, but I can't actually get to a shell to investigate any logs.

Offline

#2 2019-08-28 07:11:29

V1del
Forum Moderator
Registered: 2012-10-16
Posts: 7,256

Re: Can't boot from Archlinux USB on Ryzen X2700

https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=241135
https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=240718

Update your UEFI/BIOS firmware. And you will likely want to boot the install iso with nomodeset as nouveau is likely to fail initializing modesetting on this card.

Last edited by V1del (2019-08-28 07:12:41)

Offline

Board footer

Powered by FluxBB