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Stuck on mkfs.ext4

The instructions on this page don't work for me. Whether I pick a fixed size or dynamically expanding VDHX drive, the installation is stuck indefinitely at mkfs.ext4. I'm using the 08/2016 ISO on Windows 8.1. All I found was some vague Ubuntu thread: [1] -- Alad (talk) 15:21, 21 August 2016 (UTC)Reply

out of date

A ton of the stuff on this page seems to be wrong today. Greyltc (talk) 01:50, 16 January 2023 (UTC)Reply

This comment is not helpful. Please use Template:Out of date to mark the relevant parts of the article and provide arguments/references. — Lahwaacz (talk) 16:42, 29 January 2023 (UTC)Reply

The install iso media won't boot with hyper-v when indirect branch tracking is on

Intel has commited a function called "indirect branch tracking" to the linux kernel which is not supported by hyper-v yet. You can't install archlinux with the latest iso without disabling it. Here is a workaround, when grub boots:

1. press e

2. add `ibt=off` to the kernel parameter like this: `linux ... ibt=off`

3. press ctrl+X

Then the install media would boot fine. You will also need to add `ibt=off` to the kernel parameter when installing the system.


Ws arch (talk) 00:57, 26 August 2023 (UTC)Reply