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I put Arch Linux on a USB thumbdrive and cannot boot it. The same image boots on my USB HD.

The problem I get while booting the USB thumbdrive is UDEV waiting for events. It eventually fails and a bunch of other services also fail, some saying i/o error (and nothing else).

I ran badblocks on the USB thumbdrive and found nothing.

Is this an I/O issue? The USB thumbdrive is literally brand-spanking new.

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What did you use to put the image in the thumb drive? You have to use something like Unetbootin to get a thumb drive to boot Linux – bwall Jun 15 '11 at 14:49
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The newest version of ArchISO solves my problem. It boots every time now.

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