Today I wanted to install Anarchy. But there's a problem: It says:

ERROR:  '/dev/disk/by-label/ANARCHYV100' device did not show up after 30 seconds...

In /dev/disk/ there's no by-label directory. I also tried flashing it on my USB with different programs on Linux (dd) and windows (etcher, win32diskimager, Rufus). I'm booting this stick over UEFI. I tried booting the official Arch Linux ISO from. I also tried booting it over another USB port. Every time I get into an interactive shell.

Does anybody know a fix or is this a bug?

  • I think the iso file is buggy. I was able to boot from a USB pendrive cloned from the current iso file of Anarchy, but there were a few complaints during the boot, not only the one you describe. I arrived at the desktop, but the mouse and touchpad were dead on my Lenovo. Probably it works better in some other computer.
    – sudodus
    Jun 9, 2018 at 8:04
  • Nut if that would be the case, the Anarchy ISO and the official Arch ISO must be buggy. I tested it on my workstation, got the same error.
    – Miklj
    Jun 9, 2018 at 8:19
  • In my Toshiba laptop, the mouse works (and also the touchpad). And there, in BIOS mode, things seem to work better. There is also /dev/disk/by-label/ANARCHYV100. So I suggest that you try to boot in BIOS mode. Good luck :-)
    – sudodus
    Jun 9, 2018 at 8:25
  • The strange thing about it: About 3 months ago, I could boot into an arch iso on my laptop with uefi.
    – Miklj
    Jun 9, 2018 at 9:04
  • try to use balenaetcher, i have the same problem, the balena assing another name and works
    – user460333
    Mar 12, 2021 at 1:10

1 Answer 1


The installer expects the USB-drive under te auto-mount point


So rename your USB drive to ANARCHYV100, then try again the install.

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