• 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'
                   `.-/::/-``                
                .-/osssssssso/.               [email protected]
               :osyysssssssyyys+-             OS: Antergos 
            `.+yyyysssssssssyyyyy+.           Kernel: x86_64 Linux 4.17.3-1-ARCH
           `/syyyyyssssssssssyyyyys-`         Uptime: 24m
          `/yhyyyyysss++ssosyyyyhhy/`         Packages: 1143
         .ohhhyyyyso++/+oso+syy+shhhho.       Shell: init
        .shhhhysoo++//+sss+++yyy+shhhhs.      WM: 
       -yhhhhs+++++++ossso+++yyys+ohhddy:     GTK Theme: Numix-Frost-Light [GTK2/3]
      -yddhhyo+++++osyyss++++yyyyooyhdddy-    Icon Theme: Numix
     .yddddhso++osyyyyys+++++yyhhsoshddddy`   Font: Lato 11
    `odddddhyosyhyyyyyy++++++yhhhyosddddddo   CPU: Intel Core i7-7700HQ @ 8x 3.8GHz [54.0°C]
    .dmdddddhhhhhhhyyyo+++++shhhhhohddddmmh.  GPU: nouveaufb
    ddmmdddddhhhhhhhso++++++yhhhhhhdddddmmdy  RAM: 1187MiB / 24057MiB
    dmmmdddddddhhhyso++++++shhhhhddddddmmmmh 
    -dmmmdddddddhhyso++++oshhhhdddddddmmmmd- 
     .smmmmddddddddhhhhhhhhhdddddddddmmmms.  
       `+ydmmmdddddddddddddddddddmmmmdy/.    
          `.:+ooyyddddddddddddyyso+:.`       
    
    

    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

  • @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

  • @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

  • @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.

  • @manuel
    Hi Manuel,
    Sorry for the late answer,
    the output for

    lspci -vnn
    

    is:

    00:00.0 Host bridge [0600]: Intel Corporation Xeon E3-1200 v6/7th Gen Core Processor Host Bridge/DRAM Registers [8086:5910] (rev 05)
    	Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Xeon E3-1200 v6/7th Gen Core Processor Host Bridge/DRAM Registers [103c:83a5]
    	Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0
    	Capabilities: [e0] Vendor Specific Information: Len=10 <?>
    lspci: Unable to load libkmod resources: error -12
    
    00:01.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation Xeon E3-1200 v5/E3-1500 v5/6th Gen Core Processor PCIe Controller (x16) [8086:1901] (rev 05) (prog-if 00 [Normal decode])
    	Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 16
    	Bus: primary=00, secondary=01, subordinate=01, sec-latency=0
    	I/O behind bridge: 0000e000-0000efff [size=4K]
    	Memory behind bridge: db000000-dc0fffff [size=17M]
    	Prefetchable memory behind bridge: 0000002fe0000000-0000002ff1ffffff [size=288M]
    	Capabilities: [88] Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Xeon E3-1200 v5/E3-1500 v5/6th Gen Core Processor PCIe Controller (x16) [103c:83a5]
    	Capabilities: [80] Power Management version 3
    	Capabilities: [90] MSI: Enable- Count=1/1 Maskable- 64bit-
    	Capabilities: [a0] Express Root Port (Slot+), MSI 00
    	Capabilities: [100] Virtual Channel
    	Capabilities: [140] Root Complex Link
    	Capabilities: [d94] Secondary PCI Express <?>
    	Kernel driver in use: pcieport
    
    00:04.0 Signal processing controller [1180]: Intel Corporation Xeon E3-1200 v5/E3-1500 v5/6th Gen Core Processor Thermal Subsystem [8086:1903] (rev 05)
    	Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Xeon E3-1200 v5/E3-1500 v5/6th Gen Core Processor Thermal Subsystem [103c:83a5]
    	Flags: fast devsel, IRQ 16
    	Memory at 2ffff20000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=32K]
    	Capabilities: [90] MSI: Enable- Count=1/1 Maskable- 64bit-
    	Capabilities: [d0] Power Management version 3
    	Capabilities: [e0] Vendor Specific Information: Len=0c <?>
    	Kernel driver in use: proc_thermal
    
    00:14.0 USB controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation Sunrise Point-H USB 3.0 xHCI Controller [8086:a12f] (rev 31) (prog-if 30 [XHCI])
    	Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Sunrise Point-H USB 3.0 xHCI Controller [103c:83a5]
    	Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0, IRQ 141
    	Memory at 2ffff10000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=64K]
    	Capabilities: [70] Power Management version 2
    	Capabilities: [80] MSI: Enable+ Count=1/8 Maskable- 64bit+
    	Kernel driver in use: xhci_hcd
    
    00:14.2 Signal processing controller [1180]: Intel Corporation Sunrise Point-H Thermal subsystem [8086:a131] (rev 31)
    	Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Sunrise Point-H Thermal subsystem [103c:83a5]
    	Flags: fast devsel, IRQ 18
    	Memory at 2ffff2e000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4K]
    	Capabilities: [50] Power Management version 3
    	Capabilities: [80] MSI: Enable- Count=1/1 Maskable- 64bit-
    	Kernel driver in use: intel_pch_thermal
    
    00:16.0 Communication controller [0780]: Intel Corporation Sunrise Point-H CSME HECI #1 [8086:a13a] (rev 31)
    	Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Sunrise Point-H CSME HECI [103c:83a5]
    	Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 142
    	Memory at 2ffff2d000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4K]
    	Capabilities: [50] Power Management version 3
    	Capabilities: [8c] MSI: Enable+ Count=1/1 Maskable- 64bit+
    	Kernel driver in use: mei_me
    
    00:17.0 SATA controller [0106]: Intel Corporation Sunrise Point-H SATA controller [AHCI mode] [8086:a102] (rev 31) (prog-if 01 [AHCI 1.0])
    	Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Sunrise Point-H SATA controller [AHCI mode] [103c:83a5]
    	Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 0, IRQ 140
    	Memory at dc604000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=8K]
    	Memory at dc607000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=256]
    	I/O ports at f050 [size=8]
    	I/O ports at f040 [size=4]
    	I/O ports at f020 [size=32]
    	Memory at dc606000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=2K]
    	Capabilities: [80] MSI: Enable+ Count=1/1 Maskable- 64bit-
    	Capabilities: [70] Power Management version 3
    	Capabilities: [a8] SATA HBA v1.0
    	Kernel driver in use: ahci
    
    00:1b.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation Sunrise Point-H PCI Root Port #17 [8086:a167] (rev f1) (prog-if 00 [Normal decode])
    	Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 16
    	Bus: primary=00, secondary=02, subordinate=02, sec-latency=0
    	I/O behind bridge: None
    	Memory behind bridge: dc500000-dc5fffff [size=1M]
    	Prefetchable memory behind bridge: None
    	Capabilities: [40] Express Root Port (Slot+), MSI 00
    	Capabilities: [80] MSI: Enable- Count=1/1 Maskable- 64bit-
    	Capabilities: [90] Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Sunrise Point-H PCI Root Port [103c:83a5]
    	Capabilities: [a0] Power Management version 3
    	Capabilities: [100] Advanced Error Reporting
    	Capabilities: [140] Access Control Services
    	Capabilities: [200] L1 PM Substates
    	Capabilities: [220] Secondary PCI Express <?>
    	Kernel driver in use: pcieport
    
    00:1c.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation Sunrise Point-H PCI Express Root Port #1 [8086:a110] (rev f1) (prog-if 00 [Normal decode])
    	Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 16
    	Bus: primary=00, secondary=03, subordinate=6d, sec-latency=0
    	I/O behind bridge: 00002000-00002fff [size=4K]
    	Memory behind bridge: ac000000-da0fffff [size=737M]
    	Prefetchable memory behind bridge: 0000002f90000000-0000002fd9ffffff [size=1184M]
    	Capabilities: [40] Express Root Port (Slot+), MSI 00
    	Capabilities: [80] MSI: Enable- Count=1/1 Maskable- 64bit-
    	Capabilities: [90] Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Sunrise Point-H PCI Express Root Port [103c:83a5]
    	Capabilities: [a0] Power Management version 3
    	Capabilities: [100] Advanced Error Reporting
    	Capabilities: [140] Access Control Services
    	Capabilities: [220] Secondary PCI Express <?>
    	Kernel driver in use: pcieport
    
    00:1c.4 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation Sunrise Point-H PCI Express Root Port #5 [8086:a114] (rev f1) (prog-if 00 [Normal decode])
    	Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 16
    	Bus: primary=00, secondary=6e, subordinate=6e, sec-latency=0
    	I/O behind bridge: 0000d000-0000dfff [size=4K]
    	Memory behind bridge: dc400000-dc4fffff [size=1M]
    	Prefetchable memory behind bridge: None
    	Capabilities: [40] Express Root Port (Slot+), MSI 00
    	Capabilities: [80] MSI: Enable- Count=1/1 Maskable- 64bit-
    	Capabilities: [90] Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Sunrise Point-H PCI Express Root Port [103c:83a5]
    	Capabilities: [a0] Power Management version 3
    	Capabilities: [100] Advanced Error Reporting
    	Capabilities: [140] Access Control Services
    	Capabilities: [200] L1 PM Substates
    	Capabilities: [220] Secondary PCI Express <?>
    	Kernel driver in use: pcieport
    
    00:1c.5 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation Sunrise Point-H PCI Express Root Port #6 [8086:a115] (rev f1) (prog-if 00 [Normal decode])
    	Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 17
    	Bus: primary=00, secondary=6f, subordinate=6f, sec-latency=0
    	I/O behind bridge: 0000c000-0000cfff [size=4K]
    	Memory behind bridge: dc300000-dc3fffff [size=1M]
    	Prefetchable memory behind bridge: None
    	Capabilities: [40] Express Root Port (Slot+), MSI 00
    	Capabilities: [80] MSI: Enable- Count=1/1 Maskable- 64bit-
    	Capabilities: [90] Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Sunrise Point-H PCI Express Root Port [103c:83a5]
    	Capabilities: [a0] Power Management version 3
    	Capabilities: [100] Advanced Error Reporting
    	Capabilities: [140] Access Control Services
    	Capabilities: [200] L1 PM Substates
    	Capabilities: [220] Secondary PCI Express <?>
    	Kernel driver in use: pcieport
    
    00:1c.6 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation Sunrise Point-H PCI Express Root Port #7 [8086:a116] (rev f1) (prog-if 00 [Normal decode])
    	Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 18
    	Bus: primary=00, secondary=70, subordinate=70, sec-latency=0
    	I/O behind bridge: None
    	Memory behind bridge: dc200000-dc2fffff [size=1M]
    	Prefetchable memory behind bridge: None
    	Capabilities: [40] Express Root Port (Slot+), MSI 00
    	Capabilities: [80] MSI: Enable- Count=1/1 Maskable- 64bit-
    	Capabilities: [90] Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Sunrise Point-H PCI Express Root Port [103c:83a5]
    	Capabilities: [a0] Power Management version 3
    	Capabilities: [100] Advanced Error Reporting
    	Capabilities: [140] Access Control Services
    	Capabilities: [200] L1 PM Substates
    	Capabilities: [220] Secondary PCI Express <?>
    	Kernel driver in use: pcieport
    
    00:1d.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation Sunrise Point-H PCI Express Root Port #9 [8086:a118] (rev f1) (prog-if 00 [Normal decode])
    	Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 16
    	Bus: primary=00, secondary=71, subordinate=71, sec-latency=0
    	I/O behind bridge: None
    	Memory behind bridge: dc100000-dc1fffff [size=1M]
    	Prefetchable memory behind bridge: None
    	Capabilities: [40] Express Root Port (Slot+), MSI 00
    	Capabilities: [80] MSI: Enable- Count=1/1 Maskable- 64bit-
    	Capabilities: [90] Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Sunrise Point-H PCI Express Root Port [103c:83a5]
    	Capabilities: [a0] Power Management version 3
    	Capabilities: [100] Advanced Error Reporting
    	Capabilities: [140] Access Control Services
    	Capabilities: [200] L1 PM Substates
    	Capabilities: [220] Secondary PCI Express <?>
    	Kernel driver in use: pcieport
    
    00:1f.0 ISA bridge [0601]: Intel Corporation Sunrise Point-H LPC Controller [8086:a154] (rev 31)
    	Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Sunrise Point-H LPC Controller [103c:83a5]
    	Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0
    
    00:1f.2 Memory controller [0580]: Intel Corporation Sunrise Point-H PMC [8086:a121] (rev 31)
    	Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Sunrise Point-H PMC [103c:83a5]
    	Flags: fast devsel
    	Memory at dc600000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [disabled] [size=16K]
    
    00:1f.3 Audio device [0403]: Intel Corporation CM238 HD Audio Controller [8086:a171] (rev 31) (prog-if 80)
    	Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company CM238 HD Audio Controller [103c:83a5]
    	Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 32, IRQ 143
    	Memory at 2ffff28000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16K]
    	Memory at 2ffff00000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=64K]
    	Capabilities: [50] Power Management version 3
    	Capabilities: [60] MSI: Enable+ Count=1/1 Maskable- 64bit+
    	Kernel driver in use: snd_hda_intel
    
    00:1f.4 SMBus [0c05]: Intel Corporation Sunrise Point-H SMBus [8086:a123] (rev 31)
    	Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Sunrise Point-H SMBus [103c:83a5]
    	Flags: medium devsel, IRQ 16
    	Memory at 2ffff2c000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=256]
    	I/O ports at f000 [size=32]
    	Kernel driver in use: i801_smbus
    
    01:00.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: NVIDIA Corporation GP104M [GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile] [10de:1be0] (rev a1) (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])
    	DeviceName: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080
    	Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company GP104M [GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile] [103c:83a5]
    	Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 138
    	Memory at db000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16M]
    	Memory at 2fe0000000 (64-bit, prefetchable) [size=256M]
    	Memory at 2ff0000000 (64-bit, prefetchable) [size=32M]
    	I/O ports at e000 [size=128]
    	Expansion ROM at 000c0000 [disabled] [size=128K]
    	Capabilities: [60] Power Management version 3
    	Capabilities: [68] MSI: Enable+ Count=1/1 Maskable- 64bit+
    	Capabilities: [78] Express Endpoint, MSI 00
    	Capabilities: [100] Virtual Channel
    	Capabilities: [250] Latency Tolerance Reporting
    	Capabilities: [258] L1 PM Substates
    	Capabilities: [128] Power Budgeting <?>
    	Capabilities: [420] Advanced Error Reporting
    	Capabilities: [600] Vendor Specific Information: ID=0001 Rev=1 Len=024 <?>
    	Capabilities: [900] Secondary PCI Express <?>
    	Kernel driver in use: nouveau
    
    02:00.0 Non-Volatile memory controller [0108]: Sandisk Corp WD Black NVMe SSD [15b7:5001] (prog-if 02 [NVM Express])
    	Subsystem: Marvell Technology Group Ltd. WD Black NVMe SSD [1b4b:1093]
    	Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 16, NUMA node 0
    	Memory at dc500000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16K]
    	Capabilities: [40] Power Management version 3
    	Capabilities: [70] Express Endpoint, MSI 00
    	Capabilities: [b0] MSI-X: Enable+ Count=19 Masked-
    	Capabilities: [100] Advanced Error Reporting
    	Capabilities: [148] Device Serial Number 03-4d-ff-7a-99-88-77-66
    	Capabilities: [158] Power Budgeting <?>
    	Capabilities: [168] Alternative Routing-ID Interpretation (ARI)
    	Capabilities: [178] Secondary PCI Express <?>
    	Capabilities: [2b8] Latency Tolerance Reporting
    	Capabilities: [2c0] L1 PM Substates
    	Kernel driver in use: nvme
    
    6e:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller [10ec:8168] (rev 16)
    	DeviceName: Realtek PCIe FE Family Controller
    	Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller [103c:83a5]
    	Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 16
    	I/O ports at d000 [size=256]
    	Memory at dc404000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4K]
    	Memory at dc400000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16K]
    	Capabilities: [40] Power Management version 3
    	Capabilities: [50] MSI: Enable- Count=1/1 Maskable- 64bit+
    	Capabilities: [70] Express Endpoint, MSI 01
    	Capabilities: [b0] MSI-X: Enable+ Count=4 Masked-
    	Capabilities: [100] Advanced Error Reporting
    	Capabilities: [140] Virtual Channel
    	Capabilities: [160] Device Serial Number 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00
    	Capabilities: [170] Latency Tolerance Reporting
    	Capabilities: [178] L1 PM Substates
    	Kernel driver in use: r8169
    
    6f:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8822BE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac WiFi adapter [10ec:b822]
    	DeviceName: Realtek RTL8822BE 802.11 ac 2x2 WiFi + BT 4.2 Combo Adapter (MU-MIMO supported)
    	Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company RTL8822BE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac WiFi adapter [103c:831b]
    	Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 145
    	I/O ports at c000 [size=256]
    	Memory at dc300000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=64K]
    	Capabilities: [40] Power Management version 3
    	Capabilities: [50] MSI: Enable+ Count=1/1 Maskable- 64bit+
    	Capabilities: [70] Express Endpoint, MSI 00
    	Capabilities: [100] Advanced Error Reporting
    	Capabilities: [148] Device Serial Number 00-e0-4c-ff-fe-b8-22-01
    	Capabilities: [158] Latency Tolerance Reporting
    	Capabilities: [160] L1 PM Substates
    	Kernel driver in use: r8822be
    
    70:00.0 Unassigned class [ff00]: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTS522A PCI Express Card Reader [10ec:522a] (rev 01)
    	DeviceName: Realtek PCIE CardReader
    	Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company RTS522A PCI Express Card Reader [103c:83a5]
    	Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 139
    	Memory at dc200000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4K]
    	Capabilities: [40] Power Management version 3
    	Capabilities: [50] MSI: Enable+ Count=1/1 Maskable- 64bit+
    	Capabilities: [70] Express Endpoint, MSI 00
    	Capabilities: [100] Advanced Error Reporting
    	Capabilities: [140] Device Serial Number 00-00-00-01-00-4c-e0-00
    	Capabilities: [150] Latency Tolerance Reporting
    	Capabilities: [158] L1 PM Substates
    	Kernel driver in use: rtsx_pci
    
    71:00.0 Non-Volatile memory controller [0108]: Samsung Electronics Co Ltd NVMe SSD Controller SM961/PM961 [144d:a804] (prog-if 02 [NVM Express])
    	Subsystem: Samsung Electronics Co Ltd NVMe SSD Controller SM961/PM961 [144d:a801]
    	Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 16, NUMA node 0
    	Memory at dc100000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16K]
    	Capabilities: [40] Power Management version 3
    	Capabilities: [50] MSI: Enable- Count=1/32 Maskable- 64bit+
    	Capabilities: [70] Express Endpoint, MSI 00
    	Capabilities: [b0] MSI-X: Enable+ Count=8 Masked-
    	Capabilities: [100] Advanced Error Reporting
    	Capabilities: [148] Device Serial Number 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00
    	Capabilities: [158] Power Budgeting <?>
    	Capabilities: [168] Secondary PCI Express <?>
    	Capabilities: [188] Latency Tolerance Reporting
    	Capabilities: [190] L1 PM Substates
    	Kernel driver in use: nvme
    

    Hope it helps…

  • @joekamprad
    Hello Joekamprad,
    I have arch-chrooted into my antergos install and forced the nvidia install using:

    sudo nvidia-installer -f
    
    # sudo nvidia-installer -f
    2018-08-14 19:23:59 [INFO]: Antergos Nvidia Installer v1.17
    2018-08-14 19:23:59 [INFO]: All logs will be stored in /tmp/nvidia-installer.log
    2018-08-14 19:23:59 [INFO]: Installing nvidia driver...
    2018-08-14 19:23:59 [INFO]: Removing conflicting packages...
    2018-08-14 19:23:59 [INFO]: Downloading and installing driver packages, please wait...
    2018-08-14 19:25:39 [INFO]: Creating /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/20-nvidia.conf file...
    2018-08-14 19:25:39 [INFO]: Installation finished. You need to reboot now!
    

    So I think It was successfully installed.

  • @manuel
    Hi Manuel,
    I am actually using:

    # uname -r
    4.17.3-1-ARCH
    

    I have installed the linux-lts using:

    sudo pacman -S linux-lts
    

    And updated grub using:

    sudo grub-mkconfig -o /boot/grub/grub.cfg
    

    Now I will try, with the nvidia drivers installed and the linux-lts installed, to boot in the system…
    wish me luck! ☺

  • Hello,
    I have tried all that I explained above with no luck…
    I managed in the grub to select the kernel I wanted to use… but same problem: freeze on ‘loading initial ramdisk…’
    Any ideas?
    😞

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

    GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile

    for lts kernel the main nvidia driver will not work, needs nvidia-lts to be installed or nvidia-dkms (what will build driver modules against all installed kernels)

  • @gudnait
    Kernel 4.17.3 is probably the kernel on the USB installer stick? Have you managed to update your installed kernel at all?

    And as Joe pointed out, you’ll need dkms and kernel headers, something like:

    # after arch-chroot if you boot from the USB stick:
    sudo pacman -S --needed linux linux-lts linux-headers linux-lts-headers nvidia-dkms
    
  • I guess one of the modules loaded by initramfs i failing, although there isn’t any error message.

    One thing you can try is to create a testing initramfs and see if it will boot.
    I never did that, and i was planning to do just to speedup the boot process.

    Here is the link to explain what i think you can try:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jz81Kkk_I3U

    In short:
    Backup mkinitcpio.conf
    sudo cp /etc/mkinitcpio.conf /etc/mkinitcpio.conf.bak
    edit /etc/mkinitcpio.conf changing the line

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

    to

    HOOKS="base"
    

    Generate a testing initramfs

    sudo mkinitcpio -g /boot/initramfs-test.img
    
    reboot
    

    When booting grub > edit > replace the original file to /boot/initramfs-test.img at the last line, called initrd, try to boot

  • @manuel
    Hi Manuel,
    Just to be sure I will tell you exactly what I do to know my kernel version and work with the antergos I cant access.

    I boot Live-USB.
    Open terminal:

    sudo mkdir /mnt/arch
    sudo mkdir /mnt/arch/boot
    sudo mkdir /mnt/arch/home
    sudo mount /dev/nvme1n1p2 /mnt/arch/boot #This is the partition where / is installed
    sudo mount /dev/nvme1n1p3 /mnt/arch/home #This is home partition
    sudo arch-chroot /mnt/arch/boot
    

    so I get something like this:

    [[email protected] /]$ uname -r
    4.17.3-1-ARCH
    [[email protected] /]$ sudo arch-chroot /mnt/arch/boot
    [[email protected] /]# uname -r
    4.17.3-1-ARCH
    

    So From this I get that both the live-USB and the installed antergos are running the same kernel.

    Now I ran, and got:

    [[email protected] /]# sudo pacman -S --needed linux linux-lts linux-headers linux-lts-headers nvidia-dkms
    warning: linux-lts-4.14.62-1 is up to date -- skipping
    resolving dependencies...
    looking for conflicting packages...
    :: nvidia-dkms and nvidia are in conflict. Remove nvidia? [y/N] y
    :: nvidia-dkms and nvidia-lts are in conflict (nvidia). Remove nvidia-lts? [y/N] y
    
    Packages (6) nvidia-396.51-1 [removal]  nvidia-lts-1:396.51-1 [removal]  linux-4.17.14.arch1-1
                 linux-headers-4.17.14.arch1-1  linux-lts-headers-4.14.62-1  nvidia-dkms-396.51-1
    
    Total Download Size:    94.97 MiB
    Total Installed Size:  240.26 MiB
    Net Upgrade Size:       98.15 MiB
    
    :: Proceed with installation? [Y/n] y
    :: Retrieving packages...
     linux-4.17.14.arch1-1-x86_64        62.9 MiB  1201K/s 00:54 [#################################] 100%
     linux-headers-4.17.14.arch1-1...    16.1 MiB  1434K/s 00:11 [#################################] 100%
     linux-lts-headers-4.14.62-1-x...     8.1 MiB   795K/s 00:10 [#################################] 100%
     nvidia-dkms-396.51-1-x86_64          7.9 MiB  1023K/s 00:08 [#################################] 100%
    (4/4) checking keys in keyring                               [#################################] 100%
    (4/4) checking package integrity                             [#################################] 100%
    (4/4) loading package files                                  [#################################] 100%
    (4/4) checking for file conflicts                            [#################################] 100%
    (6/6) checking available disk space                          [#################################] 100%
    :: Running pre-transaction hooks...
    (1/1) Remove DKMS modules
    :: Processing package changes...
    (1/2) removing nvidia-lts                                    [#################################] 100%
    (2/2) removing nvidia                                        [#################################] 100%
    (1/4) upgrading linux                                        [#################################] 100%
    (2/4) installing linux-headers                               [#################################] 100%
    (3/4) upgrading linux-lts-headers                            [#################################] 100%
    (4/4) installing nvidia-dkms                                 [#################################] 100%
    Optional dependencies for nvidia-dkms
        linux-headers: Build the module for Arch kernel [installed]
        linux-lts-headers: Build the module for LTS Arch kernel [installed]
    :: Running post-transaction hooks...
    (1/5) Updating linux-lts module dependencies...
    (2/5) Updating linux module dependencies...
    (3/5) Install DKMS modules
    ==> dkms install nvidia/396.51 -k 4.14.62-1-lts
    ==> dkms install nvidia/396.51 -k 4.17.14-arch1-1-ARCH
    (4/5) Updating linux initcpios...
    ==> Building image from preset: /etc/mkinitcpio.d/linux.preset: 'default'
      -> -k /boot/vmlinuz-linux -c /etc/mkinitcpio.conf -g /boot/initramfs-linux.img
    ==> Starting build: 4.17.14-arch1-1-ARCH
      -> Running build hook: [base]
      -> Running build hook: [udev]
      -> Running build hook: [modconf]
      -> Running build hook: [block]
    ==> WARNING: Possibly missing firmware for module: aic94xx
    ==> WARNING: Possibly missing firmware for module: wd719x
      -> Running build hook: [keyboard]
      -> Running build hook: [keymap]
      -> Running build hook: [resume]
      -> Running build hook: [filesystems]
      -> Running build hook: [fsck]
    ==> Generating module dependencies
    ==> Creating gzip-compressed initcpio image: /boot/initramfs-linux.img
    ==> Image generation successful
    ==> Building image from preset: /etc/mkinitcpio.d/linux.preset: 'fallback'
      -> -k /boot/vmlinuz-linux -c /etc/mkinitcpio.conf -g /boot/initramfs-linux-fallback.img -S autodetect
    ==> Starting build: 4.17.14-arch1-1-ARCH
      -> Running build hook: [base]
      -> Running build hook: [udev]
      -> Running build hook: [modconf]
      -> Running build hook: [block]
    ==> WARNING: Possibly missing firmware for module: aic94xx
    ==> WARNING: Possibly missing firmware for module: wd719x
      -> Running build hook: [keyboard]
      -> Running build hook: [keymap]
      -> Running build hook: [resume]
      -> Running build hook: [filesystems]
      -> Running build hook: [fsck]
    ==> Generating module dependencies
    ==> Creating gzip-compressed initcpio image: /boot/initramfs-linux-fallback.img
    ==> Image generation successful
    (5/5) Arming ConditionNeedsUpdate...
    
  • @fernandomaroto
    Thank you very much Fernando, I will try this tonight when I get home. and let you know the result.

  • @gudnait

    Ok!, but it’s just a shot in the dark though…

    Did manuel solution worked for you?

  • @gudnait

    Seems that the output was not complete?
    Does the system work now?

    One minor thing (that was correct on your side but a bit complicated…). You did commands

    sudo mkdir /mnt/arch
    sudo mkdir /mnt/arch/boot
    sudo mkdir /mnt/arch/home
    sudo mount /dev/nvme1n1p2 /mnt/arch/boot #This is the partition where / is installed
    sudo mount /dev/nvme1n1p3 /mnt/arch/home #This is home partition
    sudo arch-chroot /mnt/arch/boot
    

    but it could have been made simpler:

    sudo mount /dev/nvme1n1p2 /mnt      #This is the partition where / is installed
    sudo mount /dev/nvme1n1p3 /mnt/home #This is home partition
    sudo arch-chroot /mnt
    

    unless you are using installer’s /mnt folder to other things?

  • @fernandomaroto
    @manuel

    Hi Manuel and Fernando,
    Manuel’s solution did NOT work. Still the same “feeze on ‘leading initial ramdisk…’”

    I am trying with Fernando’ s solution. I arch-chrooted to my antergos install the same (complicated way ☺, I knew there was an easier way… ) and ran these commands with these putputs:

    [[email protected] etc]# sudo cp /etc/mkinitcpio.conf /etc/mkinitcpio.conf.backup
    [[email protected] etc]# nano mkinitcpio.conf
    [[email protected] etc]# sudo mkinitcpio -g /boot/initramfs-test.img
    ==> ERROR: '/lib/modules/4.17.3-1-ARCH' is not a valid kernel module directory
    [[email protected] etc]#
    

    Any ideas?

  • @gudnait

    Why is mkinitcpio trying to build 4.17.3-1-ARCH if you updated the kernel to 4.17.14-arch1-1-ARCH? So confuse…

    Please when you mount partitions try to update again and then run the commands i suggested before…

    For the pacakes mkinitpio linux linux-lts linux-headers linux-lts-headers nvidia-dkms YOU CAN try the bellow.

    OBS1: Sorry for the supper complicated commands bellow, maybe they help…
    OBS2: since i don’t know if --force is still being used i recommend using both commands…

    Sintax:
    pacman -S YOUR_PACKAGE --force
    pacman -S YOUR_PACKAGE --overwrite $(pacman -Ql YOUR_PACKAGE | awk '{ print $2 }')

    For all the listed packages like
    pacman -S linux --force
    pacman -S linux --overwrite $(pacman -Ql linux | awk '{ print $2 }')

    Other than that i’m out of ideas…

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

    Why is mkinitcpio trying to build 4.17.3-1-ARCH if you updated the kernel to 4.17.14-arch1-1-ARCH? So confuse…

    Hi Fernando,
    I am also intrigued. I indeed installed 4.17.14-arch1-1-ARC but after installing, I still get this:

    # uname -r
    4.17.3-1-ARCH
    

    Is there a commando that will make the arch-chroot use the other kernel?
    I had the same impression when I installed the nvidia drivers. It is installed but the system is not takin that into consideration and keeps using the old drivers… or the old kernel…

    Another thing that intrigues me is that ==> ERROR: '/lib/modules/4.17.3-1-ARCH' is not a valid kernel module directory error! and the fact that during the linux --force installation, there is a Warning :

    ==> Starting build: 4.17.14-arch1-1-ARCH
      -> Running build hook: [base]
    ==> WARNING: No modules were added to the image. This is probably not what you want.
    

    So I am starting to wonder Why is /lib/modules/4.17.... not a valid kernel module directory??

    It is as if the kernel is not able to find the modules… any idea what is broken?

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