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#51 2022-03-17 19:44:13

levi
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From: Yorkshire, UK
Registered: 2018-06-16
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Re: [SOLVED] Stuck at "Loading initial ramdisk"

Check your /etc/pacman.d/mirrorlist looks sensible and is in fact correct.  I suspect something's up with that, assuming other than that you seem to be on the network.


Architecture: pentium4, Testing repos: Yes, Hardware: EeePC 901+2GB RAM+OS half on the SD card.

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#52 2022-03-17 22:32:53

trujillo-gc
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Registered: 2022-02-20
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Re: [SOLVED] Stuck at "Loading initial ramdisk"

Thanks Levi,

The truth is that I've already been looking at my mirror list, and I don't see anything out of the ordinary.
Maybe it's better that I generate a new one from here, "Arch Linux 32 repository mirrorlist", and see what happens.

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#53 2022-03-18 01:13:23

levi
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Re: [SOLVED] Stuck at "Loading initial ramdisk"

Yes, that's probably a good idea. If you've ever done an update that touches your mirrorlist, you'll end up with a mirrorlist.pacnew which is basically the same thing as found in that link, except possibly all commented out.


Architecture: pentium4, Testing repos: Yes, Hardware: EeePC 901+2GB RAM+OS half on the SD card.

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#54 2022-03-18 23:38:39

trujillo-gc
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Re: [SOLVED] Stuck at "Loading initial ramdisk"

Hi again,

I can say that I finally have my arch linux 32 working 100% with openbox as my GUI, and it flies like a bullet.

Well, I would like to end this thread, because I can happily say that the solution to my problem was to install linux-lts.
I have also been able to replace the mirrorlist with one generated in https://archlinux32.org/mirrorlist/ which solved the other problem I had with pacman.

Many thanks to everyone for your help, particularly Abaumann and Levi. We keep seeing each other here.

Goodbye, Alberto.

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#55 2022-03-30 15:21:50

Roboron3042
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Registered: 2018-04-13
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Re: [SOLVED] Stuck at "Loading initial ramdisk"

I'm also suffering this, with a notable difference: I can actually boot, 1/5 of times, successfully. Other times it is just stuck on loading initial ramdisk. Funny!

I'll try switching to the LTS kernel if this keeps bothering me (or maybe just suspend more often ).

Last edited by Roboron3042 (2022-03-30 15:23:51)

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#56 2022-03-31 13:01:40

trujillo-gc
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Re: [SOLVED] Stuck at "Loading initial ramdisk"

In my case the solution was to install LTS,

# pacman -S linux-lts

But I must add that later I had several problems; first with the signatures,

“error: linux-lts: signature from "Erich Eckner ... " is unknown trust 

I also had problems with mirrors,

error: failed retrieving file ... mirror archlinux32.org Could not resolve host

So I think it would be better to install "linux-lts" at the time of the original installation.

# pacstrap /mnt base linux-lts linux-firmware

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