I have been trying all day to install Archlabs Linux onto my computer with a brand new ASUS Prime X570p, but I keep running into errors. I recently was using an ASROCK B450 motherboard and everything worked fine. I have tried changing my Asus motherboard’s Secure Boot, CSM, Virtualization settings, and more to no avail.
sometimes I’ll get this error when creating a swap partition:
fallocate: fallocate failed: No space left on device
I will also get this error during the installation;
cp: error writing ‘/mnt/boot/vmlinuz-linux’: No space left on device
Often I’ll get errors that say something like “no error description available.”
If i’m ever lucky enough to get the installation to complete, I’ll get a “startx: not found” error when I reboot.
What am I doing wrong? Is my motherboard faulty or are my settings wrong?
AMD Ryzen 5 3600
Radeon RX 5700 (with XT BIOS)
Samsung 970 EVO 500GB NVME SSD
Also, I just tried again at installing in legacy mode and didn’t use swap. I managed to get to the installation process but saw there was a “conflicting files” error after all the packages were downloaded. Then I got the error window:
"Command: churn ‘pacman -Syyu base base-devel xorg xorg-drivers sudo git … xorg xinit-bash --noconfirm --needed’
No error message was found
…and so forth.
I really think I have incorrect BIOS settings, but can anyone explain this? Is my computer having a Windows 10 moment or something?
The conflicting files are happening because it’s been a while since our last release build and there have been some conflicting package upgrades/changes since then, also in part due to how our install process works. When there is “no error message” it just means the command that failed didn’t output any message indicating what the issue was (many do).
In this case would you be willing to try a very recent beta build (it’s not unstable or anything just still unreleased), you can get a link and some details about the issue in one of my replies to the beta iso topic linked here New ArchLabs Beta ISO available for testing
Ok after entering the main menu select option #2Partitioning, After accepting the warning about data loss and in the partitioning menu select option auto, it’ll prompt with what it’s going to do; accept.Once complete you should be brought back to the main menu where you can continue the install as usual.
The mount menu will also be mostly automatic because we know what partition scheme were using now, just swap and optional other mounts to choose or ignore.
Had to create a second account due to first-day limitations…
I just tried flipping the BIOS switch on my video card (now its a regular RX 5700) and completely wiping the NVME drive. Still no luck; I got a “rsync write failed” error while selecting my locale.
lololololol I don’t know how or why but I got the install to work…
What I did was plug another SD card into the computer so Archlabs detected 2 different install locations, and then Archlabs decided to “just work”!
Thanks for all the help natemia and InvisibleRasta!