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#1 2020-05-22 17:55:48

Staniel
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Registered: 2020-05-22
Posts: 2

[SOLVED] Blinking Cursor when booting from installation media

Hi,

I am trying to install Arch on my PC but whilst booting from the installation media it goes into a blank screen with a blinking cursor in the corner with no text. I have managed to install Arch on my Laptop and a VM previously which have both worked fine. The hash of the ISO is correct, and I have disabled secure boot, I am currently running Windows 10 and Fedora on dual boot. The last thing I see before the blank screen is Failed to start Initializes Pacman keyring, and a start job is running for dhcpd on my pcie NIC, the onboard NIC is being used for install so these will not get addresses.

The Specs of my PC are,

i7 6700k
GTX 1070
ASUS z170k
Crucial NVME m.2 SSD

I have tried adding boot parameters suggested in:

https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=210422 (nomodeset nouveau.modeset=0 i915.modeset=0)
and
https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=176966 (noacpi noapic nomodeset irqpoll)

But both get me no further.

Any help would be greatly appreciated, Thanks!

Last edited by Staniel (2020-05-23 07:25:36)

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#2 2020-05-22 21:00:54

V1del
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Registered: 2012-10-16
Posts: 9,709

Re: [SOLVED] Blinking Cursor when booting from installation media

There is potentially  an issue with the current ISO's dhcpcd version and it's constellation of packages try a month earlier: https://www.archlinux.org/releng/releases/ or at least try disabling dhcpcd

systemd.mask=dhcpcd.service

and use an alternate client (not sure but the iso might ship with dhclient or so)

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#3 2020-05-23 07:25:05

Staniel
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Registered: 2020-05-22
Posts: 2

Re: [SOLVED] Blinking Cursor when booting from installation media

Thanks for the suggestion, I downgraded from 2020.05.01 to 2020.04.01, which booted first time without any extra kernel parameters required. The only difference I can see is that with the older version, is that the Pacman keyring initializes successfully which it did not on the newer version.

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