I'm trying to install Arch with LVM encryption on my HP Spectre x360.
These are my installation notes.
I tried doing it these three ways
- Using window's EFI part so here the EFI partition is
nvme0n1p2from the notes)
- Creating an extra EFI part along with window's which my notes cover exactly. (new EFI part is
- Completely wiping the NVMe drive. (Replace
nvme0n1p3from the notes)
Following is same for each of those approaches.
The first problem I encounter is after arch's install and
When I'm trying to run this command
grub-mkconfig -o /boot/grub/grub.cfg
Pressing return does nothing. The command just sits there executing forever (longest I gave it was around 22hrs).
I tried this workaround and while it gets that grub command running
Generating grub configuration file ... Found linux image: /boot/vmlinuz-linux Found initrd image: /boot/initramfs-linux.img Found fallback initrd image(s) in /boot: initramfs-linux-fallback.img done
It fails to detect Widnows in case I have it installed.
And finally it leads me to the root problem in the title.
Grub comes up before a 'decryption' prompt. (I'm not sure if this is supposed to happen because I have another machine where I followed exact same notes and it prompts me for volgroup password before showing any splash screen.)
And after I select Arch Linux from grub boot options, the boot gets stuck at
Loading initial ramdisk. I gave it around 5hrs but no luck.
Also I tried installing debian too. But it gets stuck right after I press
Graphical Install. The middle 'screen' goes blank and just sits there.
What could be the problem?
- Partition: GPT - UEFI
- Secure Boot OFF
- Installation media created with 'rufus'
- Windows installs just fine.