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#1 2021-08-12 19:30:24

treestreet
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Registered: 2020-09-05
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archinstall keeps failing

Hi all, I recently wanted to come back to arch after a good while using Debian, and I wanted to use the archinstall package that comes in the installer medium. This method has worked in the past, but now either gives me installation errors, or will install but not boot.

Here's my hardware
Ryzen 5 2600
Gigabyte AORUS X470 Ultra
Force mp600 m.2 SSD
Geforce GTX 1060

The error I was getting before was that I would run the installer, it would complete successfully, and then when booting from the SSD in my BIOS, the windows error screen would come up, which is odd because Widnows has not been installed since February. I figured this would be an issue with the EFI partition not being removed completely, soI loaded an Ubuntu Live disk and formatted the disk completely in GNOME Disks, wiping out the EFI partition. I would then run the archinstall  script again, but It would fail after attempting to format the disk. The console prints several python errors such as "File "/usr/lib/python3.9/site-packages/archinstall/__init__.py", line 87, in run_as_a_module script.execute()" I thought this may be an issue with the package being out of date, so I ran pacman -Syu, only to get errors saying that it the database types couldn't be read. I thought this may be an issue with the installation medium, so I recreated the medium after downloaded it through the torrent to my laptop and used rufus to write the medium.

Anyone have any tips? should I just bite the bullet and do a manual install?

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#2 2021-08-12 19:35:40

Ammako
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Registered: 2021-07-16
Posts: 205

Re: archinstall keeps failing

Post the exact error(s) you are getting

You're not going to be able to pacman -Syu in the installer without selecting a mirror first (/etc/pacman.d/mirrorlist)

This is not really relevant though because archinstall hasn't been updated since 2.2.0 in May. You'd be better off cloning the github repo and running latest commit instead. It might fix your issues, or it might not:
https://github.com/archlinux/archinstal … -iso-image

From your description I'm wildly guessing that your issue might be fixed by this (unmerged) commit:
https://github.com/archlinux/archinstal … fcb08878ec

Lastly, there is a forum section specifically for the guided installer:
https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewforum.php?id=51

Last edited by Ammako (2021-08-12 19:38:44)

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#3 2021-08-12 19:42:44

treestreet
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Registered: 2020-09-05
Posts: 6

Re: archinstall keeps failing

Ammako wrote:

Post the exact error(s) you are getting

You're not going to be able to pacman -Syu in the installer without selecting a mirror first (/etc/pacman.d/mirrorlist)

This is not really relevant though because archinstall hasn't been updated since 2.2.0 in May. You'd be better off cloning the github repo and running latest commit instead. It might fix your issues, or it might not:
https://github.com/archlinux/archinstal … -iso-image

From your description I'm wildly guessing that your issue might be fixed by this (unmerged) commit:
https://github.com/archlinux/archinstal … fcb08878ec

Lastly, there is a forum section specifically for the guided installer:
https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewforum.php?id=51


Sorry, didn't know there was a separate section. Here's a link to Imgur where I took photos of the installation errors. I'll look into cloning newer versions of the installer
https://imgur.com/a/yMpHGK0

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#4 2021-08-12 20:12:11

Slithery
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Re: archinstall keeps failing

Moving to 'Guided Installer'.


No, it didn't "fix" anything. It just shifted the brokeness one space to the right. - jasonwryan
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#5 2021-08-12 23:00:00

treestreet
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Registered: 2020-09-05
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Re: archinstall keeps failing

Slithery wrote:

Moving to 'Guided Installer'.

Thank you!

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#6 2021-08-13 01:14:50

Ammako
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Registered: 2021-07-16
Posts: 205

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