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Old 06-18-2016, 05:14 PM   #1
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Trying to boot arch linux but failed.


I'm a linux noob basically so bear with me. I keep seeing this error when I install arch linux. I had the same error installing Elementary OS but with Elementary I got it to go to the desktop by pressing e and typing nomodeset and launching. But then I couldn't use my keyboard. Here are the links to both pictures I took of the errors. https://i.imgur.com/VRSwqSr.png https://i.imgur.com/E7jNbJx.jpg . I think the "usb 1-1" and "usb 4-1" is my keyboard not working right. It's an out there guess that it might be my keyboard thats breaking the startup? I have no idea, maybe someone who knows this stuff can help me boot up arch linux
 
Old 06-18-2016, 06:55 PM   #2
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That second one is saying it can't talk to the boot image you downloaded - what type of machine (laptop/desktop, model, specs), and how are you booting (external USB hub or USB directly plugged into the machine) ?.
 
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Old 06-18-2016, 07:04 PM   #3
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That second one is saying it can't talk to the boot image you downloaded - what type of machine (laptop/desktop, model, specs), and how are you booting (external USB hub or USB directly plugged into the machine) ?.
Desktop specs: http://pcpartpicker.com/list/M62YvK

I put the USB stick in the usb's on the front of my computer. (not behind where i can plug it in directly to my motherboard.)
 
Old 06-18-2016, 07:21 PM   #4
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Desktop specs: http://pcpartpicker.com/list/M62YvK

I put the USB stick in the usb's on the front of my computer. (not behind where i can plug it in directly to my motherboard.)
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Motherboard: Corsair vengeance k70
Mouse: Logitech g502
Monitor: Acer XG270HU
 
Old 06-19-2016, 05:02 AM   #5
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by the looks of it, it is booting archlinux, but something went wrong in the beginning.
did you follow the beginners' guide to the dot?

and, when you get to that rootfs prompt, can you use your keyboard?
 
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If it's a USB keyboard, you can't use it once the kernel takes over until the USB subsystem is loaded (or the modules for it are modprobed), which appears to not be happening. Are you sure it is the xhci_hcd module you need for that keyboard? I have similar setup here, but my keyboard and the rest of the USB subsystem uses ohci_hcd and ehci_hcd. Maybe stop xhci_hcd from loading (kernel bootparams?) and see if one of the other hcd's can handle the keyboard. Other than that, maybe a different kernel if that distro has several available. Linux, even after all these years, can be tricky to get a bootable, working setup. I have about 3-4 live CD's here that will not boot this machine, yet the custom kernel/setup will. You just have to have patience and try different things.
 
Old 08-01-2016, 02:38 PM   #7
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If you're a linux noob arch is not really ideal. But don't let that stop you. More of an FYI.

They say:
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To summarize: Arch Linux is a versatile, and simple distribution designed to fit the needs
 of the competent Linux® user.
 
  


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