I installed Arch Linux from a USB flash drive. Everything went well, no errors at all. When I rebooted, however, I got only a blank screen with a blinking cursor. No GRUB. I cannot input anything. I'm sure I followed the installation instructions properly. Can anybody suggest what might be the problem?
Edit: grub's menu.lst:
# Arch Linux title Arch Linux root (hd1,0) kernel /vmlinuz26 root=/dev/disk/by-uuid/db9d5d80-d822-481e-885f-c93bf2927512 ro initrd /kernel26.img # Arch Linux fallback title Arch Linux Fallback root (hd1,0) kernel /vmlinuz26 root=/dev/disk/by-uuid/db9d5d80-d822-481e-885f-c93bf2927512 ro initrd /kernel26-fallback.img
A sketch of the drives and partitions, until I have a chance to boot to the USB again and get more certain details:
sda: will be Windows 7 on 1st half of drive, data partition on second. Total size 1 TB.
sdb: also 1 TB. If I recall correctly from Arch install, it has: 100MiB /boot, 256MiB swap, 20GiB /, remainder is /home. I think they're in that order, too. I believe /boot is ext2 and / and /home are ext3.
Edited to add: output of
Disk /dev/sdb: 100.2 GB, 100204886016 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 121601 cylinders Units=cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes/512 bytes I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes/512 bytes Disk identifier: 0x00022eec Device Boot Start End Blocks ID System /dev/sdb1 * 1 13 104391 83 Linux /dev/sdb2 14 46 265072+ 82 Linux swap/Solaris /dev/sdb3 47 2596 20482875 83 Linux /dev/sdb4 2597 121601 955907662+ 83 Linux