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#1 2020-05-08 17:10:07

mikep
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Registered: 2004-10-24
Posts: 13

[SOLVED] Another blank screen on usb image boot

Hi all,

We just had a power cut which borked my /var partition. fsck doesn't know how to fix it, so a reinstall seems to be the only option.

I downloaded the latest ISO image and tried to boot from it, but I get a blank screen after Reached target Multi-User System

At least if I set nomodeset I get a flashing cursor. I can ping the machine and I can also tell that it is switching terminals with <Alt>Fx as the num-lock light will go on and off accordingly.So it is still running.

the graphics chip is the horrendous ASPEED AST2300, but I've not had a problem with the default kernel and default boot options before.

I'm trying to find the old usb dongle to boot from, but I'd rather not start from a pre-systemd base!

Thanks for any suggestions.

Last edited by mikep (2020-05-10 20:08:46)

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#2 2020-05-09 07:02:41

Qt.ng
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Registered: 2020-05-06
Posts: 2

Re: [SOLVED] Another blank screen on usb image boot

Try the April ISO instead of the May one, there is a bug report here: https://bugs.archlinux.org/task/66535. Also I think someone figured out a workaround for the May ISO here: https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=255375

Last edited by Qt.ng (2020-05-09 07:06:00)

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#3 2020-05-10 10:21:18

mikep
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Registered: 2004-10-24
Posts: 13

Re: [SOLVED] Another blank screen on usb image boot

Perfect, thank you!

Its been so long since I had a problem with Arch that I forgot all about checking the bug tracker.

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#4 2020-05-10 19:56:45

caldog20
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From: Birmingham,AL
Registered: 2015-01-26
Posts: 2

Re: [SOLVED] Another blank screen on usb image boot

Can you mark as solved?

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