Well I decided I was going to give Archlabs a install to try it out and I have downloaded the ISO 2 times. The first download I got from Sourceforge and the 2nd from Mega.NZ and used BalenaEtcher to create the Bootable USB drive both times. Each time I go to boot I get the below errors. Not sure why it will not boot, any hep would be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance.
startx from that screen one more time.
What wm are you using?
Also, I just use
dd to burn an ISO. Probably no different to Etcher but one less package to worry about.
I am just trying to boot up the ISO from a USB stick to install it. I did type startx and same error
oh this isn’t even installed?
No can not even get to that point, lol
Looks like you’ve booted - you’re at the root prompt. But an Xsession will not start.
Try a simple command like lsblk and see if your hard drive shows in the output.
Not sure about those SQAUSHFS errors.
Did you check the iso against the sha256sum file? You may be having trouble downloading the iso, or maybe a bad thumb drive.
I am going to re-download the ISO and try creating from my main PC. I actually formatted the USB driver and used Etcher to create a bootable USB with a Garuda ISO and it worked normally. I will try and figure it out. I was concerened about the SQUASHFS errors and was thinking the same thing until I was able to use the USB driver with another ISO so not sure on that one.
Try this. On a different thumb drive if you have one available.
Sorry not familiar with DD, what is that?
It’s a command line tool to burn iso to thumb drives, as well as, a bunch of other disk operations.
dd can be destructive, BalenaEtcher is working so stick with that.
Double check, I emphasise, double check what drive you are writing to and use this command:
sudo dd if=NAME OF ISO.iso of=/dev/DEVICE bs=8192 status=progress
NAME OF ISO = the file name of the ISO you downloaded
DEVICE = the device you are writing to, e.g. /dev/sde.
Just triple check what device you are using, dd is unforgiving if you choose the wrong one and hit enter.
I created a new USB bootable drive on my Windows PC using Etcher, I used a new USB thumb, never been used before. I will see how this works. Crossing my fingers.
If you get to the point where you have those xinit errors and cannot connect to the X server then drop out to the root prompt, have a look at this post - and the entire thread.
Usually removing those files will allow you to start X.
If you downloaded the latest iso, you’ll log into dk window manager. These commands will start a terminal:
# terminal emulator super + Return al-terminal alt + shift + Return al-terminal super + t al-terminal
al-terminal is a wrapper script; it will start xterm.
That might be the problem. You may need to use dd from a Linux machine.
Well that fixed it, must have been a bad USB thumb drive. I was able to boot up to a live session. Thank you all for your help.
You can also create your ISO with popsicle in AUR, it works very well.
You can’t reach the graphical session but typing installer will work