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Hi, I have installed Arch many times now. And each time I do it the same way. And each time it has worked until now. When I try to "configure ...
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    Just Joined! jreidsma's Avatar
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    Arch won't install


    Hi,
    I have installed Arch many times now. And each time I do it the same way. And each time it has worked until now.

    When I try to "configure the system" (the step during installation) it gives me this:
    Code:
    MKINITCPIO FAILED - SYSTEM MAY NOT BOOT
    starting mkinitcpio . executing chroot /mnt /sbin/mkinitcpio -p linux >>/v chroot: failed to run command '/sbin/mkinicpio': no such fiel or directory
    I have even tried only installing the core packages, and it still gives it to me. Even after rebooting and everything.

    I continued this time though, and it booted fine.

    Any ideas? Does it matter if that step worked in installation or is it fine?

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    Just Joined! slapandtickle69's Avatar
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    Hay jreidsma, I hope you are well.

    mkinitcpio is the config used to allocate Modules (programs) to RAM for easy access, in Arch-Linux Its not compulsory but it is handy, your system will run fine without it.

    You can manualy try and download and install with :

    $ git clone git://projects.archlinux.org/mkinitcpio.git

    Just in case The files was corrupted or missing.

    Thanks
    Ben

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