Today I’ve downloaded a fresh ISO of Manjaro KDE 18.0.4 and written it to a USB drive:
However - I couldn’t boot it! The UEFI menu opened fine, I could choose non-free video driver but after that the system waited 30 seconds and dropped into initramfs prompt with a message that it couldn’t mount /dev/disk/by-in/M1804 to something…
I’ve checked what’s in /dev/ - there was no /dev/disk.
blkid returned nothing, and there was no lsblk command there.
I’ve tried a rear USB port - as first I tried the front one and they are wacky sometimes - no luck.
I’ve tried a different USB drive - same result. I’ve checked my UEFI BIOS boot settings - and changed to UEFI first, from Legacy mode - no difference.
I’ve tried writing the image with
dd if=ISO of=/dev/sdX bs=100M command instead of the GUI ISO writer included in Manjaro - no difference.
I’ve written an old Linux Mint 18.2 KDE ISO to the same drive and that worked without issues right off the bat!
What is strange is that I’ve been installing Manjaro on this machine not longer than three weeks ago, and I used the same process to boot it off of USB - it worked back them.
I wonder if that could be an indication of a problem with my motherboard, a I’ve had some strange behaviours: