Hey guys,

At first I would like to say sorry for asking a technical question here but I am really desperate.

I have a dell xps 15 and after trying to install arch and updating grub I can't boot from any Linux USB-Stick anymore.

I tried it with Linux mint 18.2 and 18.3. (they both worked before) and when I boot from them the error 'file /boot not found' flashes up and after some time I get the following error message (image)

After a few seconds of that error message it continues booting and then crashes while booting.

I am very thankful for any help and ideas how I could fix this.

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    Have you followed the guide step by step? (I mean the archwiki one)
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    @dontPanic yes but right now I am not trying to get arch to work but instead I am trying to get any distro to work
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    Maybe chroot into the system from a USB stick and repair grub? That's what I'd do
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    Dell had some issues with the Linux kernel:

    I would recommend you to install a distro with a newer kernel than 4.10
    If you are a bit experienced with Linux try to install arch Linux with the linux-lts kernel

    If you are not so experienced you will learn how Linux works

    I would go back in time for some years to start using arch Linux earlier
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    @jhfLinuxGuy Thank you for that, I will have a look at the article.

    The weird thing is that Mint 18.2 already worked once but now I get the error each time I try installing it again
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    Maybe ask this in the signal group chat as well?
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