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I've been thinking about it for a while, and I decided that it was finally time to try to install Arch Linux. But I've got a problem. Once I choose ...
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- 03-05-2011 #1
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- Mar 2011
Need help installing Arch
I've been thinking about it for a while, and I decided that it was finally time to try to install Arch Linux. But I've got a problem. Once I choose to boot Arch to install it, the usual white text starts flying up the screen. But then this message pops up:
Waiting 30 seconds for device /dev/disk/by-label/ARCH_201005 . . .
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 /bin/sh: can't access tty; job control turned off
I've heard that this place is a good place to go to for help with things pertaining Linux, so here I am, humbly asking for your help.
- 03-05-2011 #2
Suggest you check installation media checksum value vs download website. You may also find an older Arch CD works (you can get these from the mirrors). Because Arch is a rolling release it does not matter that you use an old CD to install ... after a pacman -Syu everything will be up to date.
Ed: it may also be worth you looking at the instructions here see info for 2009.08 if grub does not load.
Last edited by Jonathan183; 03-05-2011 at 11:38 PM.
- 03-07-2011 #3