I am trying to install Arch Linux on a brand new Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 4th. When I start from my LiveUSB image, it gets stuck right after the following line (which is the first line of the screen):

Probing EDD (edd=off to disable)... ok

I created my LiveUSB stick from OSX with dd like in the documentation from Arch Linux (here)

It seems like the "Probing EDD" is not the problem, since it says "ok". How can I know what the problem is?


I had to add intel_pstate=no_hwp to the kernel parameters. I did it by pressing [Tab] in the bootloader.

I found the solution here.


That is one way but what I did was:

  1. Click settings before starting the VM
  2. Goto to System
  3. Look at Extended Features
  4. Click "Enable I/O APIC"

Note: This only works for a VM sorry

It solves it but I don't know what the effects are.

  • This is only for a VM – Liam Jones Nov 29 '16 at 2:09

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