• Fresh install "error: file '/boot/vmlinuz-linux' no found"

    I currently dual boot with Win10. I started 3 years ago with Debian, then added Manjaro, Mint and some other distros that might interest me. when new distro takes charge of grub menu, I put Manjaro back in charge as it won’t run otherwise. So far so good. Yesterday, I decided I would like to try Antergos so downloaded latest “antergos-18.10-x86_64.iso”

    When I booted the LiveUSB, it offered a text message to reboot again, and chose Antergos Live (that’s what I did chose), but message went away after a minute, and booted into desktop OK. Installation all went well, but at the end, I received message “Antergos Installer -Confirmation” with IMPORTANT information saying there may have been a problem with the bootloader installation etc…
    (see pic below for full details)


    I clicked OK and installation said completed ok.

    When I try to boot into Antergos, I get boot error…

    error: no such device
    error: file ‘/boot/vmlinuz-linux’ no found etc…
    (see pic below for full details)


    So to try to fix this I booted LiveUSB and put Manjaro back in charge of grub (as I have done before) then boot Manjaro and ran update-grub, hoping this would fix things.

    Reboot and I can see Antergos in grub menu but still can’t boot, get error…
    ERROR : resume : no device specified for hibernation… etc
    (see pic below for full details)


    I have installed Linux distros lots of times in the past and try to fix any problems myself if I can. But I’m still a bit of a novice and I am stuck for a solution. Any help/advice would be appreciated.

    The details of the computer are…

    Legacy BIOS Mode MBR Partition style
    ASUS Eee Box EB1501P - Legacy BIOS Mode MBR Partition style
    CPU: Dual core Intel Atom D525 1795 MHz
    Graphics Card: NVIDIA GT218 [ION]
    Audio Card-1 Intel NM10/ICH7
    RAM: 4GB DDR2 SODIMM 800 MHz
    Network Card-1: Qualcomm Atheros AR9285 Wireless Network Adapter (PCI-Express)
    Network Card-2: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller
    SSD: 240 GB

    I tried to fix by boot using a LiveUSB and mount the Antergos partition and run update-grub but getting errors.

    $ sudo mount /dev/sda16 /mnt
    $ sudo grub-install --boot-directory=mnt/boot /dev/sda
    Installing for i386-pc platform.
    grub-install: error: failed to get canonical path of `overlay'.
    $ sudo update-grub
    /usr/bin/grub-probe: error: failed to get canonical path of `overlay'.
    $ sudo grub-mkconfig -o /boot/grub/grub.cfg
    /usr/bin/grub-probe: error: failed to get canonical path of `overlay'.

    any help would be appreciated

    EDIT: sorry about the links not working, I have change to imgur, hope new links work.

  • https://antergos.com/wiki/miscellaneous/how-to-fix-grub-with-bios-boot/

    Is how you should repair grub on a BIOS/legacy system.

    … the links to the pictures you give are not aviable…

  • thanks for quick response, I tried to boot the LiveUSB again but it fails to boot, just selected Antergos Live from menu and it hangs with the antergos logo and 3 or 4 dots beneath, and doesn’t move from there.

    So I rebooted and removed…
    quiet splash and selected language country screensize etc then selected the first option Antegos Live from boot menu and got this message on screen…

    : : running early hook [udev]
    : : ruuning early hook [plynouth]
    : : running hook udevl
    : : triggering uevents...
    : : running hook [plynouth]
    : : running hook [memdisk]
    : : running hook [archiso]
    : : running hook [archiso_loop_mnt]
    : : Mounting '/dev/disk/by-label/ANTERGOS' to '/run/archiso/bootmnt'
    : : Device '/dev/disk/by-label/ANTERGOS' mounted successfully
    : : Mounting /run/archiso/cowspace (tmpfs) filesystem, size=320M...
    losetup: /run/archiso/bootmnt/arch/root-image.sfs: failed to setup boot device: No such file or directory
    : : Mounting ' ' to '/run/archiso/sfs/root-image'
    Waiting 30 seconds for device
    ERROR: ' ' device did not show up after 30 seconds...
    Falling back to interactive prompt
    You can try to fix the problen manually, log out when you are finished
    sh: can't access tty: Job control turned off
    [rootfs ] #
    I don't have the knowledge to figure out what is wrong, have you seen this before?
    I don't have the knowledge to figure out what is wrong, have you seen this before?
  • @fracmo2000 I do not know what wents wrong on booting liveISO again… but i am quiet sure that you srewed up grub by installing it the wrong way, so the only way is to reinstall grub-loader after arch-chroot into installed system from liveISO as it is written in the wiki entry.

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