The problem is that it keeps looping. It gives me that error, then it tries to access it again, then again, then again, then again etc.
And I can't seem to find an answer on the internet about it. At least Google doesn't return any errors.
I get the following:
error '/dev/mapper/arch_root-image' device did not show up after 30 seconds
The laptop on which I'm running the installer is a Dell Vostro 1500 (quite old). Pretty sure it doesn't have a 64bit architecture so I booted in the i686 installer mode, instead of x86_64 mode.
I find that if I do it in the x86_64 mode I don't have these errors, it just works, until you get to installing drivers and stuff, at which point it doesn't go very well.
This is my first time installing Arch Linux, so any help to a newbie is very appreciated. :)
No particular output from
mount, I just run the following commands in this order after partitioning the hard drive correctly:
mkswap /dev/sda2 swapon /dev/sda2 swapon /dev/sda2 # confirms it has been set mkfs.ext4 -E discard /dev/sda1 # boot partition mkfs.ext4 -E discard /dev/sda3 # root partition mount /dev/sda3 /mnt # no output mkdir /mnt/boot mount /dev/sda1 /mnt/boot # no output
When I run
ping 220.127.116.11 I get
connect: Network is unreachable.
Then I run
pacstrap /mnt base which returns tons of errors, no text progress bar on the right at all and a last error which is:
==> ERROR: Failed to install packages to new root
lspci | grep -i net I get 2 results:
03:00.0 Ethernet controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4401-B0 100Base-TX (rev 02) 0c:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM 4312 802.11b/g LP-PHY (rev 01)
lsusb I get 12 results. Only 2 related to network stuff:
Bus 003 Device 002: ID 0a5c:4500 Broadcom Corp. BCM2046B1 USB 2.0 Hub (part of BCM2046 Bluetooth) Bus 003 Device 003: ID 413c:8126 Dell Computer Corp. Wireless 355 Bluetooth