I've been trying to install archlinux on xps one.
the screen doesn't work because it has intel g45/g43 express chipset.
I had to use
nomodeset option as mentioned in the installation guide.
Arch somewhat booted but i get an error:
:: Mounting '/dev/disk/by-label/ARCH_201212' to '/run/archiso/bootmnt' Waiting 30 seconds for device /dev/disk/by-label/ARCH_201212 ... ERROR: '/dev/disk/by-label/ARCH_201212' device not show up after 30 seconds. .. Falling back to interactive prompt You can try to fix the problem manually, log out when you are finished sh: can't access tty; job control turned off (had to write it by hand)
none off the commands in the installation manual worked. including
fdisk. the commands are just missing.
the interesting thing is that archbang booted.
My main question is how do i get into arch's installation environmental so i have commands like
It might help me if I can find out what environment i'm in. for example,
mount works but
PS: i tried to post it on arch forums but the registration process is broken.
Update (1) i tried to chroot https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Install_from_Existing_Linux#Method_2:_Chroot_into_LiveCD-image but
sh: unaquashfs: not found
if during boot menu. i prress
Tab, i get:
> /linux boot/x86_64/vmlinuz archisobasedir=arch archisolabel=ARCH_201212 initrd=boot/x86_64/archiso.img
to get to command prompt, i have to add