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Old 11-03-2012, 09:09 AM   #1
fuser312
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Trying to install Arch Linux through USB


First I tried Unetbootin, the error received (before the installation screen and at the time of booting only)was:

Error /dev/disk/by-label/' device didn't show after 30 seconds

Then, I used Universal USB Installer and then the error received was "could not find kernel image : boot/syslinux/whichsys.c32

I tried to solve the problem as advised at their site i.e. http://www.pendrivelinux.com/error-c...l-image-linux/ but it wasn't any help really.

Well that's it this is my post, straight out looking for help.
 
Old 11-03-2012, 05:53 PM   #2
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Have you read/followed https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php...allation_Media? Arch has one of the best wikis out there
 
Old 11-05-2012, 10:33 PM   #3
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If you have access to a windows machine, then LiLi works great

http://www.humbug.in/2012/install-ar...rom-usb-media/
 
Old 11-06-2012, 03:13 PM   #4
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Arch is easy to install using to a usb flash drive using the dd command. Take a look here:

https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php...allation_Media
 
Old 11-07-2012, 12:24 PM   #5
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Quite simply, the installation ISOs already have a bootloader, just do:

Code:
dd if=/arch/iso of=/dev/usb
example:

Code:
dd if=/home/user/arch.iso of=/dev/sdb3
 
Old 11-12-2012, 05:32 PM   #6
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Quote:
Originally Posted by YellowSnowIsBad View Post
Quite simply, the installation ISOs already have a bootloader, just do:

Code:
dd if=/arch/iso of=/dev/usb
example:

Code:
dd if=/home/user/arch.iso of=/dev/sdb3
This would write the ISO to a partition, leaving the USB device unbootable. You have to write it to the device, not the partition, so for example
Code:
dd if=/home/user/arch.iso of=/dev/sdb
 
Old 11-13-2012, 07:56 AM   #7
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Thanks for all your help but I have moved on to Slackware but nonetheless thank you.
 
  


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