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Old 03-27-2012, 04:41 PM   #1
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Different flavor for my CR-48


I've decided to try a different flavor of Linux altogether. I've already downloaded Arch and tried to install it. It apparently doesn't recognize the SSD.

At the prompt I choose to boot Arch Linux.

I get:
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ERROR: boot device didn't show up after 30 seconds
Falling back to interactive prompt
You can try to fix the problem manually, log out when you are finished
sh: can't access tty; job control turned off
Then I get the following prompt: [ramfs /]#

Is there an ISO that will see the SSD out of the box?
 
Old 03-27-2012, 04:49 PM   #2
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Is this when you try to install Arch or do you have already installed?
 
Old 03-27-2012, 04:54 PM   #3
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Happens when I boot from USB
 
Old 03-27-2012, 04:56 PM   #4
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Then it is not that it can't see you SSD, it has problems to boot from your USB drive. How have you created it?
 
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I use Universal-USB-Installer from pendrivelinux.com and the latest iso from the Arch site.
 
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Sometimes those programs can cause issues. I would recommend to use dd to write the ISO to your USB drive, like this (of course as root)
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dd if=arch.iso of=/dev/sdX bs=512k
where /dev/sdX is your USB-drive (not a partition on it).
 
Old 03-27-2012, 05:05 PM   #7
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Do I need to prep the drive in any way?
 
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No.
 
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Arch Beginner's Guide is a must read.

https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Beginners%27_Guide

See step 2.1.3 Flash memory device or USB stick.
 
Old 03-27-2012, 05:16 PM   #10
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About to display my n00bishness.

How do I determine which is my USB, and where do I need to navigate to the directory with the ISO in it first?
 
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About to display my n00bishness.

How do I determine which is my USB, and where do I need to navigate to the directory with the ISO in it first?
Code:
blkid
or for a bit more detail

Code:
fdisk -l
The Arch .iso will be in whatever folder you downloaded it to, and you can navigate there with cd, for example on my computer:

Code:
cd Downloads
Why Arch specifically? It does not have a "for noobs" reputation.

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Old 03-27-2012, 06:08 PM   #12
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Used the Win32DiskImager suggested by the Arch n00b file and it's working. Thanks much to both of you.
 
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You're welcome. Just some sidenotes, I used Arch for some time and I strongly recommend to read the Beginners Guide to get your first steps right. Also, the ArchWiki is a great source of knowledge about Arch, so if you have a problem you most likely will find an answer there.
That is even true if you don't use Arch, much of their information is generic and applies to any distro. I still use it to find information when I need to, although I run Slackware nowadays.
 
Old 03-27-2012, 06:22 PM   #14
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I'm already starting to page through it. Right now, I'm using a Win7 machine as my main box. Once I get better at this, I'll install Linux on it and just keep a Win partition to game on.
 
Old 03-27-2012, 06:29 PM   #15
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Another question, if I still have your attention. Is there a tutorial on the web for Linux? What I'm looking for is something step by step. Something to cure me of the n00bs.
 
  


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