• Freeze on 'loading initial ramdisk...' - fresh install


    Hello all!

    I made a fresh install of Antergos, but could never load it as it freezes after GRUB menu on “Loading initial ramdisk…”.

    So I booted up the live-USB and started looking into it.
    I found: https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=143569
    where they suggested to:

    “Add following to the end of kenel line in /boot/grub/grub.cfg
    video=vesa:off vga=normal
    e.g.
    linux /vmlinuz-linux root=/dev/mapper/vgroup-root ro cryptdevice=/dev/sda2:vgroup quiet video=vesa:off vga=normal”

    So I mounted my linux partitions, and used “arch-chroot” to work with it. and modified as suggested the grub.cfg file. but had no success. Still having the same Freeze at the same place.

    I also found this: https://forum.antergos.com/topic/8248/fresh-system-fails-booting-on-loading-initial-ramdisk

    So I tried, also using arch-chroot:

    1. installed nvidia drivers:
    sudo pacman -S nvidia-installer
    
    sudo nvidia-installer
    
    1. insalled dkms:
    sudo pacman -S dkms
    

    But still get he same freeze at the same place.

    From this last post I didn 't understand what they did when they said: “removed autodetect hook”

    Can I have some help, please?

    System info:
    (I saw that the command “inxi -F” doesn’ t work, " screenfetch" does work when ‘chrooted’ to my fresh install but not inside the live-usb.)

    I have:
    Nvidia GTX1080
    HP Omen X laptop

    # screenfetch
    No protocol specified
    xdpyinfo:  unable to open display ":0".
    No protocol specified
    xprop:  unable to open display ':0'
    No protocol specified
    xprop:  unable to open display ':0'
    No protocol specified
    xprop:  unable to open display ':0'
    No protocol specified
    xprop:  unable to open display ':0'
                   `.-/::/-``                
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           `/syyyyyssssssssssyyyyys-`         Uptime: 24m
          `/yhyyyyysss++ssosyyyyhhy/`         Packages: 1143
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    .dmdddddhhhhhhhyyyo+++++shhhhhohddddmmh.  GPU: nouveaufb
    ddmmdddddhhhhhhhso++++++yhhhhhhdddddmmdy  RAM: 1187MiB / 24057MiB
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    I am seeing that my GPU is not correctly detected… part of the problem?

  • @gudnait said in Freeze on 'loading initial ramdisk...' - fresh install:

    From this last post I didn 't understand what they did when they said: “removed autodetect hook”

    Hi!
    I’ve never had this problem, but the described step is removing “autodetect” from the line

    HOOKS="base udev autodetect modconf block keyboard keymap resume filesystems fsck"
    
    

    inside /etc/mkinitcpio.conf file.

    Then running sudo mkinitcpio -P

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    https://github.com/Portergos/portergos-iso

    Still in love with Antergos (default OS)
    I3wm

    Linux newbie since 06/2016

  • @fernandomaroto

    Hi Fernando,
    Thank you very much for the fast answer.
    I used the steps you suggested to remove "autodetect"
    after running sudo mkinitcpio -P
    I successfully created a disk image.

    So I rebooted the system and it froze at the very same place: ‘loading initial ramdisk…’

    Any ideas how to solve this problem?

  • @gudnait said in Freeze on 'loading initial ramdisk...' - fresh install:

    I am seeing that my GPU is not correctly detected… part of the problem?

    No it is only not showing it, if you install nvidia driver with nvidia-installer script you need to read the output, to make sure it installs correctly… dkms is only needed for nvidia-dkms package…

    I would try again to boot liveiso, arch-chroot into your installed system and install nvidia driver… and take care that output do not show any error… it will do not install drivers if it does not detect your card, then you will need to force install: sudo nvidia-installer -f

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  • @gudnait said in Freeze on 'loading initial ramdisk...' - fresh install:

    I found: https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=143569
    where they suggested to:
    “Add following to the end of kenel line in /boot/grub/grub.cfg
    video=vesa:off vga=normal
    e.g.
    linux /vmlinuz-linux root=/dev/mapper/vgroup-root ro cryptdevice=/dev/sda2:vgroup quiet video=vesa:off vga=normal”
    So I mounted my linux partitions, and used “arch-chroot” to work with it. and modified as suggested the grub.cfg file. but had no success. Still having the same Freeze at the same place.

    this post on archforum is way old and is not valid for current kernel and nvidia driver

    [updates once a week] = [90% less problems]
    antergos:_rescue
    how to add system logs:
    wget http://bit.ly/2GCG9k2 && sh 2GCG9k2
    :handshake: donate antergos

  • @gudnait
    Could you show some more info about your machine, like:

    lspci -vnn
    

    And if you have only the default kernel, you could install the linux-lts kernel (using arch-chroot) and try if that helps anything.

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