I'm trying to install Manjaro onto a 256 GB USB drive so that I can easily take my programming environment with me. I used VMWare to install onto the drive. 512 MB FAT32 boot, and the rest as EXT4 for the system. manjaro-xfce-18.0.4-stable-x86_64.iso
Upon booting into it, it goes directly to the emergency shell, but does not give me access to my USB keyboard. I see this:
mount : /new_root: can’t find UUID=blah blah blah
You are now being dropped into an emergency shell.
sh : can’t access tty; job control turned off
I am stuck on this screen and cannot directly access the system. However, I can run the VM environment to see into the EXT4 partition.
If you need more information that you think I can provide, please give me the instructions to run it. I have general Linux experience, but am no expert.
This is my... seventh(?) attempt to get this to work. Tried Manjaro a few times, Ubuntu once or twice, and Slax twice. Nothing quite works. Unfortunately, searching the forum gives me solutions where I need to be able to type, or Live USB into a full system install, which doesn't apply here. I appreciate any help you can give. Thanks.