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This is what I get for wanting to try Arch Linux again.... I even followed a guide so that I don't mess up. πŸ˜‘ Fuck you Arch Linux and your complicatedness. And fuck you too brain for being Arch Linux dumb.

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  • 2
    Don't worry, it happened to the best.

    Don't give up and try again, you'll get it working next time ;)
  • 5
    looks like you're missing a gpt or mbr table
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    or more precise a bootloader
  • 0
    @jckimble I followed this guide http://wideaperture.net/blog/... and made sure all the commands were put in correctly...unless something in that guide was wrong
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    @Jilano I'm trying it again right now :)
  • 4
    Try Antergos (It's Arch + some GUI sugar, an installer as easy as Ubuntus etc.)!
    I switched from Ubuntu to it and it helps me to get familiar with Arch :)
  • 1
    From the message looks like mbr is not being found, like @jckimble said.
    Did you set a partition active?
  • 7
    Just follow the official guide, and also read the articles about boot loader and partitioning. Just copying commands won't lead to success.
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    @rodluz it's going the hard way for a bootloader. install grub instead of syslinux, run "grub-install /dev/sda" then "grub-mkconfig" and pipe it to the grub config file. the exact commands should be on the archwiki under grub
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    @nbamaral the tutorial he's using is using syslinux for the bootloader. while it's not the hardest option available I wouldn't call it beginner frendly
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    @rodluz no worries, wanted to try it out too. Started from the iso, partitioned my hard-drive (gpt btw). Mounted them. Installed grub, installed bootloader. No errors at all. Finishing, existing system, restarting. Aaaand getting a black screen...
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    @jckimble
    Yes, boot is complex, being syslinux, grub or lilo. Tutorials should also explain the basic concepts of boot, the bios/uefi part, the mbr, partition boot code, stages of the bootloader.
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    @nbamaral yeah grub is the easiest out of all of them imo. the hardest being signed efi bootloaders following efistub.
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    @rodluz lines 6-14 are the commands that setup a working system after pacstrap. use it as a guideline but just running the commands I wrote to setup my system won't teach you alot.

    https://github.com/jckimble/...
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    This worked for me when I tried arch for the first time: https://github.com/jieverson/...
  • 5
    Everyone is already pointing out the issue. Instead, I have got some tips for you:

    1. Always follow the official documentation/guide. Other guides, tutorials can be wrong, outdated or doing it in some other way which is not officially supported. If you don't understand in details what you're doing it will only lead you to frustration. Because the best you can do is trial and error which sucks.

    2. Try to understand what is it exactly that you're doing. Try to actually read the official docs and understand. If you didn't understand read it again. If you still don't understand google about that topic. Having a good understanding of what's happening is always crucial.

    3. Most software projects and Linux distros have IRC channels. Hang out there and ask questions.

    4. If you failed, try again. Failed again? Take a break try again. The key to success is not giving up. The next time you'll have better understanding of the matter, so chances of success will increase.
  • 1
    If you really want to try Arch: you can try https://arch-anywhere.org
    :)

    This certainly made the installation easier. However, dont let it spoil you ;)
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    @silly-symphony I'll try it! Thanks
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    @rayanon Thanks for the tips I am looking through the documentation right now! Specially because I already failed twice today πŸ˜‚
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    @rodluz Good luck! Persist and you shall succeed :)
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    If you're​ new to arch you can try Manjaro. It's arch an normally the setup is done with a few clicks.
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    There is no shame in using Manjaro for that exact reason.
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