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Old 03-15-2020, 07:32 AM   #1
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Fresh install of Arch not booting : "Loading Linux linux"


I have just installed Arch Linux following the wiki to the letter. When I boot this fresh installation, Grub works but the system stops with the message "Loading Linux linux" and nothing happens.


I am quite happy to start the installation process again but I don't want to end up with the same issue again.


I installed Arch before on this Thinkpad X201 following the wiki (about 5 years ago) and did not experience this issue.
 
Old 03-15-2020, 02:05 PM   #2
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Can you provide some more information about exactly how and where it fails, and exactly how you installed it?
 
Old 03-15-2020, 02:10 PM   #3
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I have just installed Arch Linux following the wiki to the letter.
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Grub works but the system stops with the message "Loading Linux linux" and nothing happens.
For the record, I'm about to start the installation process again
I'll report back once it's finished if the problem persists.

Cheers
 
Old 03-15-2020, 04:19 PM   #4
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Did you install a kernel? It is not automatic. Nope not kidding. You need to install the linux package during installation. Sounds like the bootloader can't find a kernel.

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https://www.archlinux.org/news/base-...tion-required/

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Old 03-15-2020, 04:46 PM   #5
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I followed the wiki:

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# pacstrap /mnt base linux linux-firmware
 
Old 03-16-2020, 03:36 AM   #7
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I have just installed Arch Linux following the wiki to the letter.
That's not good enough. Even early in that process there's choice to make depending on hardware and preference, links you need to follow etc.

The nature of an Arch Linux install is such that you need to be able to troubleshoot yourself, narrow it down, and provide that information.
See the link in my signature.
 
Old 03-16-2020, 02:31 PM   #8
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Even early in that process there's choice to make depending on hardware and preference, links you need to follow etc.
I didn't experience any issues when installing Arch. All of the links I followed seemed logical and made complete sense. Of course, this is not my first installation of Arch. It worked perfectly on my desktop last week I followed the Wiki in the same way.



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The nature of an Arch Linux install is such that you need to be able to troubleshoot yourself, narrow it down, and provide that information.
Yes. I know. That's why I want to use it It's always helpful to be reminded of this though. Unfortunately, I was confused by what was happening and that is why I started this thread.


I have now reinstalled from scratch and there is no longer an issue. I suspect, having "watched" the installation of base, linux and linux-firmware, that my previous installation was incomplete (even though I repeated the install of Grub and the kernel.)


I observed pacman failing to complete package installations this time and then move to the next mirror - I suppose this is how it works? It may, of course, be that my router or modem were playing up yesterday Anyway, perhaps teckk was right



Thanks for the help.
 
  


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