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Dropped into Arch emergency shell, incorrect FSTAB causes mounting issues, keyboard does not work, installing Arch onto a USB key using QEMU

This is my first time trying to install Arch so my apologies if I don't understand your answer. Here is my problem. I am using the QEMU emulator (x86_64) to install Archlinux on a 128GB Samsung USB ...
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Installing Arch onto a USB key from QEMU emulation, but all efivar files missing

I am really new to this, and I tried to install archlinux (from the official Arch ISO: here) onto a 128GB USB 3.1 Samsung key (this one) using the x86 emulator QEMU on MacOS. I finished installing ...
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Arch Linux Installation - GPG Errors and Unrecognized Archive Format

I got a Lenovo Thinkpad X1 and have been trying to boot Arch from an ISO that I burned onto a 4 GB USB stick. The ISO image is burned correctly and is not corrupted. The partition created on my SSD ...
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Accidentally created symlink dhcpcd, how to remove it again

I was setting up arch linux and accidentally hit enter after typing systemctl enable dhcpcd. After that the console said Created symlink /etc/systemd/system/multi-user.target.wants/dhcpcd.service -...
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Installing Manjaro 18 on HP Spectre NVMe SSD

I recently picked up this lovely laptop (HP Spectre X360 13), and want to install Manjaro on it. It has a Toshiba NVMe SSD (KXG50ZNV1T02). Seeing that this will be my first install of Linux onto an ...
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install arch into already parttioned disk

I've been using linux for couple of years, but still can't manage partitioning at all. I have / and /home partitions on my drive and want to use these partitions for my fresh Arch installation. I'm ...
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I don't have /run/lvm folder | wiki solution impossible

I'm following Arch Linux installation guide and after entering this part: grub-mkconfig -o /boot/grub/grub.cfg I have an error : Device /dev/xxx not initialized in udev database even after waiting ...
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Error booting after installing kde?

My arch linux was working fine. Then I tried to install a desktop environment. I installed X related packages, sddm, and plasma. Then I ran systemctl enable sddm. Now when I try to boot into arch, the ...
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How to connect to ethernet while installing arch linux?

I am trying to install arch-linux on my thinkpad following the installation wiki. I plugged in the ethernet cable, and the ip link command will show: enp8s0: <BROADCAST,MULTICAST,UP,LOWER_UP> ...
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Fresh Arch install - Boot gets stuck at 'Loading initial ramdisk'

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 ...
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Installing last release vs installing old ones and upgrading?

Do I get the same result if I install an older archlinux version, say 2017.11 and upgrade it instead of downloading the latest version and installing that? Is in too much pain?
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Grub-install error: disk 'crpytouuid/<uuid>' not found

I followed fdiblen's guide on Arch Linux Installation with a Fully encrypted disk and Btrfs filesystem that uses cryptsetup. I'm at the bootloader stage where I'm trying to grub-install with these ...
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Failed to install Arch Linux 201804

I' m trying to install Arch Linux to my disk, and created USB installer with rufus. But when I tried to start from the USB, it failed with description: ERROR: '/dev/disk/by-label/ARCH_201804' ...
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Does the arch linux pacstrap utility put any information about the host into the assembled system

As part of a prototype arch linux image generation script (which can be seen for code review here), I use the normal pacstrap utility to populate a file-system with a bootable install and additional ...
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Arch Linux on Mac Book Pro 2017 Bluetooth: hci0: BCM: Reset failed (-110)

I wanted to install Arch Linux on my Mac Book Pro 2017 following this article. However, when I boot into Arch Linux I get automatically logged in as root which should be fine. But when I want to ...
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Are there any disadvantages of bootstrapping Arch linux against installing it from a bootable medium? [closed]

While I have looked up the definitions and meaning of 'bootstrapping' and 'chroot' I am not entirely sure about the difference it would make once the installation is complete. Since the image size is ...
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Which method prefer to create bootable usb using dd? [closed]

This USB flash installation media guides me to use oflag=sync: # dd bs=4M if=/path/to/archlinux.iso of=/dev/sdx status=progress oflag=sync ... but other articles like itsfoss guide me to use sync: #...
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How much data do Arch Linux needs to load during installation?

So I'm new to Arch and now I'm doing the installation process I got a internet speed around 10KiB/s (not sure why) and it's been loading packages for ~2hrs (It starts loading after I run pacstrap /mnt ...
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`cryptsetup luksOpen <device> <name>` fails to set up the specified name mapping

HardenedArray has a helpful archlinux-installation guide at Efficient Encrypted UEFI-Booting Arch Installation. However, I encountered difficulty early in the installation process -- specifically, at ...
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Problem with Arch Linux installation (zoneinfo)

I'm installing Arch Linux thru a USB device. I have already downloaded the files into the root directory and now I was trying to set up my timezone for the clock. I went to cd /usr/share/zoneinfo and ...
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Can I install using GPT on 32 bit system with bios?

All I search for this says, makes me understand that GPT is related to UEFI, but is it possible to install using GPT disk format, in a 32 bit system using bios (not legacy mode)? I tried installing ...
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Strange rows when booting Arch installer [closed]

When I boot from the Arch installer USB drive, I get the text printed in some strange rows pattern. I believe it's related to graphics driver issues (I have an Nvidia GTX 1080). How can I fix this to ...
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Arch Windows dualboot: fdisk only lists liveusb?

I'm trying to dual boot windows 10 (secureboot disabled, uefi enabled) with arch. I used the disk management utility in windows to set aside some space for linux, but when I boot the liveusb and run ...
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arch linux installation base base-devel error could not open file invalid argument

I'm trying to install arch on my laptop. My pacstrap -i /mnt base base-devel fails to install one file and shows this error repeatedly: error: could not open file /mnt/var/cache/pacman/ pkg/vi-1:...
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Automatically running an installation cli script in terminal on startup

I created a custom Arch distro iso with Archiso and I wrote an installation script that prompts the user for input for install options. So far, the installation process is: boot the arch iso execute ...
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ArchLinux installation - error while formatting filesystem partition

After the successful connection to Internet, I did the partitioning by using cfdisk /dev/sdb. I've added a 512M EFI System partition, and with the rest of space the Linux filesystem. /dev/sdb1 is the ...
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/sbin/init does not exist

After installing Arch Linux I rebooted but now I am unable to complete the boot process. I end up at the screen above with this message ERROR: Boot device mounted successfully, but /sbin/init does ...
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Missing vmlinux file in /boot

This' my first Arch Linux install. I followed every installation step correctly but after rebooting my box I can't load up the Arch. I end up at a grub prompt. After hours of consulting Google I have ...
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Install Arch Linux on existing ext4 partition

I have Windows 10 which has three partitions and Ubuntu Mate with two ext4 partitions (one for / and one for /home) and a swap partition. How can I install Arch Linux on one of those two ext4 ...
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Can't boot arch in EFI mode, rEFInd stuck in installation

I have been trying to install arch on my mid-2011 Macbook air, I moved the ISO to an 8GB USB-Drive with: dd bs=4M if=/home/ronnie/Downloads/archlinux.iso of=/dev/sdb status=progress && sync ...
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Arch USB will no longer boot - '/dev/disk/by-label/' device did not show up after 30 seconds

While I was configuring this first (well, third to be honest) Arch install attempt, I neglected to edit the default boot entries created after installing GRUB2 beta with pacman. So of course when I ...
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Error installing Arch Linux in VirtualBox

I tried to install Arch Linux in VirtualBox. Following the guidelines in install.txt I am stuck at the GRUB installation. Here is the screenshot of the current scenario:
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Help connecting to wifi on Arch Linux [closed]

I'm trying to install Arch Linux on a dual boot (overwriting a root partition that previously had Fedora). I connected to WiFi easily enough on the installation USB but can't manage to on the real ...
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Arch linux installation - no internet connection and can't ping gateway

I'm doing a clean install of 32 bit Arch Linux from a CD on a very old Panasonic CF-29 Toughbook. Trying to connect to the internet from the terminal on the installation iso is not working. I'm using ...
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cannot find fat32 efi partition while installing Apricity Os

I created a bootable usb of apricity os and tried to dual-boot with windows 10.i came upon this problem as you can see there isnt any efi partition.what should i do?
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Problem installing base and base-devel on Arch

I recently decided to try out Arch Linux, but I am having problems installing the base and base-devel packages. First, here are my partitions: sda2 home 350GB (ext4) sda4 root 30GB (ext4) sda3 boot ...
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Replace Raspbian by Arch Linux

I am currently running Raspbian on my Raspberry Pi. I would like to change distribution to Arch Linux ARM. Is it possible, from Raspbian, to create a new partition and install Arch on it? If so, how? ...
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Arch linux won't boot: error: no such device

I've been following an unofficial arch install tutorial, and I've done everything as shown, but upon booting I get this: Can I fix this? How? What did I do wrong?
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Arch Linux error “Cannot set LC_(CTYPE/MESSAGES/ALL) to default locale: no such file or directory”

In my many struggles while installing Arch, I have ran into a problem which I don't seem to be able to solve. What I am trying to do is execute locale > /etc/locale.conf but it returns with the ...
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Grub error wrong uuid

I've installed archlinux with GRUB but the uuid that appears in GRUB when boots is different to /etc/fstab. I did this: arch-root /mnt grub-install --efi-directory=boot/efi /dev/sda grub-mkconfig -...
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Arch linux not being added to grub2

I'm installing Arch Linux alongside an existing Elementary OS & Windows 10 on an EFI system. So I already have grub2 working and therefore had to be cautious when installing Arch as I didn't want ...
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Trying to install a Linux Distro (dual boot) from USB (Windows 10)

I bought a 3.0 USB especially for the job but I'm about to give up for the day. I wanted to try basic Arch, then I tried makeiso, then antergos. I have 3 iso images all behaving the same way. Like ...
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I need to install ethernet driver during arch install [closed]

I've been trying to set up a dual boot with Windows 10 and Arch Linux. I started off by dual booting Windows 10 and Ubuntu just to get a feel for everything. When I did that I had to install ethernet ...
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Installing Arch Linux on Thinkpad W530

I am installing Arch Linux on a Thinkpad W530, using the LiveCD. When I boot from the LiveCD, at the Syslinux bootloader screen, my hardware buttons (volume/mute) and Fn-keys work. I am able to ...
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Accessing the NVMe flash drive of the April 2016 MacBook 12" (A1534)

I'm trying to install Linux on the new April 2016 MacBook 12" (A1534). Booting from USB via EFI works fine: I tried Arch Linux (2016.05.01, kernel 4.5.1) and Ubuntu (16.04, kernel 4.4.0-21; and ...
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Stuck installing Arch Linux. How should I proceed?

I am following a tutorial here. I'm on step 2.2. I'm supposed to find out if I have a uefi motherboard by sending the command efivar -l. But I don't get the expected output. Instead I get efivar: ...
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LiveUSB stuck after “Probing EDD” during boot

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):...
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After running “mkinitcpio -p linux” i got “Hook 'lvm' cannot be found”

Trying to install Arch with LVM basing on this guide: http://sharpeend.impcode.com/2014/04/installing-arch-linux-with-lvm.html Partitions: sda -system-boot -systrm-root -system-home
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How does the Manjaro release cycle work? [closed]

I am wondering how the Manjaro release cycle fits in with it being a rolling release.
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arch linux- error:failed to get canonical path of 'airootfs' (grub to USB installation)

I'm trying to install arch-linux for the first time. everything was OK till I tried to install "grub" boot-loader to a USB drive. I am working by the WIKI ARCH LINUX guide. both of this commands ...