Problems installing Arch on external HDD
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Murari via arch-general
2017-08-27 13:30:39 UTC
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Hi all,

I am having problems installing Arch on an external HDD (the internal hard
disk in the laptop died...). It is a BIOS system with MBR. I decided to use
grub as bootloader, but when I reboot after the initial installation
process I am stuck at the "Welcome to GRUB" screen with a blinking cursor.
It does not continue with boot or drop me to grub shell.

I partitioned the drive as per the Installation Guide, and also edited the
HOOKS line in mkinitcpio.conf to put 'block' right after 'udev' as per the
wiki page on installing to a USB stick.

Does anyone have any idea what might be the problem here?