I've seen many threads about this error but I couldn't find a solution. I've installed Arch Linux alongside Windows 8. (Dual Boot).

I followed this video exactly but am getting the error below at 20:35. After a reboot I'm getting:

error: no such device: ad4103fa-...
Loading Linux core repo kernel...
error: file `/boot/vmlinuz-linux` not found
Loading initial ramdisk ...
error: you need to load the kernel first.

Any helps would be great.

  • If you want to install Arch, use the official documentation or the Beginners' Guide, not some random video that is likely both outdated and incorrect...
    – jasonwryan
    Nov 30 '13 at 18:36
  • That video is about year 2013 Nov 30 '13 at 18:40
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    That doesn't mean that some guy with a hip hop soundtrack and an inability to complete a sentence installing Arch in a Virtual Machine will be of any help to you. Read the documentation provided by the community; if you aren't prepared to do that for the install, there is no reason to believe you will enjoy/understand Arch.
    – jasonwryan
    Nov 30 '13 at 18:42
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    @jasonwryan Thank you. The problem was solved. Nov 30 '13 at 19:40

I found the answer.

Put Arch DVD or Flash Drive and boot it again.

Retry following commands :

mount /dev/sda1 /mnt #sda1 is `boot` partition
mount /dev/sda3 /mnt/home #sda3 is `home` partition
arch-chroot /mnt
pacman -S os-prober
grub-install /dev/sda
grub-mkconfig -o /boot/grub/grub.cfg


  • When I ran lsblk, I noticed that my partition was not mounted some reason.... following this fixed it! Thanks!
    – Nick
    Jul 26 '15 at 1:15

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