Well, I guiess I should NOT have run pacman -Syyu prior to the previous installation. -haha.
So, I tried one more bare-metall install, and it, ehm, successfully? installed in uefi/gpt, but it hung again, at the same place, after a restart,:
"Started TLP system ...", as mentioned in my above post.
While it was hung, this time, I opened another tty/console and got some mountpoints, and logs:
Timeout: 3 seconds
Boot0000* Windows 10 HD(2,GPT,0cf1204b-5420-4782-af16-1195937931a6,0xe1800,0x32000)/File(\EFI\Microsoft\Boot\bootmgfw.efi)
Boot0001* Mint-18.1 HD(2,GPT,0cf1204b-5420-4782-af16-1195937931a6,0xe1800,0x32000)/File(\EFI\Mint-18.1\shimx64.efi)
Boot0002* UEFI: Lexar USB Flash Drive 1100 HD(1,MBR,0x51fba876,0x13c,0x17000)/File(\EFI\BOOT\BOOTX64.EFI)AMBO
Boot0003* Kibojoe HD(2,GPT,0cf1204b-5420-4782-af16-1195937931a6,0xe1800,0x32000)/File(\EFI\Kibojoe\grubx64.efi)
Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
dev 7.9G 0 7.9G 0% /dev
run 7.9G 860K 7.9G 1% /run
/dev/sda8 77G 2.5G 70G 4% /
tmpfs 7.9G 0 7.9G 0% /dev/shm
tmpfs 7.9G 0 7.9G 0% /sys/fs/cgroup
/dev/sda2 96M 29M 68M 30% /boot/efi
tmpfs 7.9G 0 7.9G 0% /tmp
tmpfs 1.6G 0 1.6G 0% /run/user/1000
System: Host: kibojoe Kernel: 4.9.22-1-MANJARO x86_64 (64 bit) Console: tty 0 Distro: Kibojoe Linux
Machine: Device: desktop System: Gigabyte product: N/A
Mobo: Gigabyte model: 970A-UD3P v: x.x UEFI: American Megatrends v: FC date: 02/26/2016
CPU: Hexa core AMD FX-6300 Six-Core (-MCP-) cache: 12288 KB
clock speeds: max: 3500 MHz 1: 1400 MHz 2: 1400 MHz 3: 1400 MHz 4: 1400 MHz 5: 1400 MHz 6: 1400 MHz
Graphics: Card: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] Cape Verde PRO [Radeon HD 7750/8740 / R7 250E]
Display Server: X.org 1.19.3 driver: modesetting
tty size: 169x52 Advanced Data: N/A for root out of X
Audio: Card-1 Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] SBx00 Azalia (Intel HDA) driver: snd_hda_intel
Card-2 Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] Cape Verde/Pitcairn HDMI Audio [Radeon HD 7700/7800 Series]
Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.9.22-1-MANJARO
Network: Card-1: Qualcomm Atheros AR9287 Wireless Network Adapter (PCI-Express) driver: ath9k
IF: wlp3s0 state: down mac: aa:11:63:86:39:f3
Card-2: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller driver: r8169
IF: enp4s0 state: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full mac: fc:aa:14:cd:dc:c3
Drives: HDD Total Size: 5065.0GB (3.8% used)
ID-1: /dev/sda model: ST32000641AS size: 2000.4GB
ID-2: /dev/sdb model: ST3000DM001 size: 3000.6GB
ID-3: USB /dev/sdc model: USB_Flash_Drive size: 64.0GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 12G used: 17M (1%) fs: overlay dev: N/A
Sensors: System Temperatures: cpu: 12.6C mobo: N/A gpu: 36.0
Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info: Processes: 174 Uptime: 1 min Memory: 307.8/16018.0MB Init: systemd Client: Shell (bash) inxi: 2.3.8
^ Strangely enough, everything looks and seems fine above, but then I saw the below:
** Message: find greeter (nil)
** Message: find idle (nil)
** (process:474): CRITICAL **: exec /usr/bin/X fail
** Message: quit code 0
** Message: exit cb
** Message: free session
Also, There really wasn't much to see in either dmesg, or journalctl that could tell me WHY it hangs at that point ?!
And again, as a side-note, as I mentioned before, when I tried a bare-metal install on a Legacy-bios/mbr system, it installed, and restarted fine.
So something is definitely borked afterwards in a uefi/gpt installation, but I have no idea what or why yet.?
Anyway, good luck with your ".iso's" hombre, and Let me know when you get these fixed.
I'm sorry but you people should be actually "testing" these iso's completely, and beforehand, instead of crying "wolf" after the facts.
Unfortunately, every wannabe dev seems to lazily test everything in a VirtualBox. -well, there you go, VB just doesn't cut it all, in the administarative real world, now does it ?
-so there you go.