For the past 2 days i was trying to get Arch Linux x64 running on my laptop. The relevant specs are: corei5 processor, 4gb ram, and geforce 540m gpu.
I installed Arch from an usb stick following the "Beginners Guide
" from its official wiki.
Everything went good with the install up to the point where i needed to reboot and start using the actual system.
After the reboot, Grub loaded up Arch repo kernel (i have to mention i am dual-booting with Windows) and the system greeted me with the following message:
[ 6.926523] [drm] mouveau 0000:01:00.0: 0xD518: i2c wr fail: -6
And then it hangs for about 3 minutes, after that displaying this message:
Welcome to the emergency mode. Use "systemctl defaul" or ^D to enter default mode.
Give root password for maintenance
Pressing ^D only lets the system hang for 2 more minutes and then the message right above appears again.
If i log in as root and check the partition list with "lsbk" it appears that only the root partition is mounted, while i created and mounted a /boot partition as well during the install.
My wired internet connection is down as well and no matter wthat steps i tried from the arch wiki, i can't bring it up.
I think there are 2 things that i must've messed up during the installation. As the internet connection and partitions were displayed correctly.
As i installed fro and usb stick, the arch install was reading my usb as /dev/sda and the HDD as /dev/sdb. And i mounted the partitions as /dev/sdbX accordingly. Maybe now its giving me issues because it cannot find all those sdb partitions since grub reads them as sda.
Secondly, i changed my hostname during the installation (as it suggested) but i used a name which started with an uppercase letter and i cannot help but wonder if that was the problem or there were some additional settings i must have missed.
Can anyone help me with this please?
Sorry for the long post and let me know if there is any more info you may need
Thanks in advance