I wanted to install 18.1 XFCE using my USB stick, but I wasn't able to get to the live desktop. At this point, whenever I try, I just end up with a black screen, nothing else going on (which I have left for 3-5 minutes). I've tried the following:
- When I first tried, I got some usual logs and that. I left it running for around 1100 seconds before I gave up and shut down the computer. It seemed to repeat the same 50 odd lines over and over with very slight changes, however, I can't recall what they exactly said, as this was a few hours ago and I've tried many more thing after that.
- After I rebooted the computer, I got a different message. After around 45 seconds, I got
ERROR: ‘/dev/disk/by-label/MJRO170’ device did not show up after 30 seconds…. I followed instructions in this thread, but I failed on step 2 of post 12/19 on the thread. I only got the labels of my hard drives, and I couldn't find the USB drive anywhere.
- Then, I thought that maybe the USB wasn't working right. I used Rufus 3.8, and 2.18, both copying the same thing on to the USB. I thought that maybe it didn't copy correctly, as Windows' Disk Manager only showed one partition of 4 MB and two unpartitioned spaces filling up the rest, however, I read that that's what should be shown since Windows can't read those two partitions. Anyhow, I tried Etcher too, and the same result as bullet point 2 happened.
- I tried putting in two different USB slots on my machine, both USB 3 and 2, with no changes.
Eventually, I don't know what I did to envoke this, I stopped getting any output, and now I only have a black screen, with one in ten times the "did not show up after 30 seconds" message appearing. I have disabled Fast Startup too. I have no clue what to do now except try another distro, though I really wanted to use Manjaro. Hopefully you can help.