Need help, can't install - Waiting for 2 modules

I’m trying to install 20.1-rc6 Mikah from a live usb boot but it’s stuck on the message

“Waiting for 2 module(s). (3400 second(s))”

Now the message is

“Waiting for 1 module(s). (9000 second(s))”

Please advise
Thanks
Peter

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:+1: Welcome to Manjaro! :+1:

Hopefully the wait is over by now and you successfully booted!.

Please read this:


and post some more information so we can see what’s really going on. Now we know the symptom of the disease, but we need some more probing to know where the origin lies…

An inxi --admin --verbosity=7 --filter --no-host would be the minimum required information… (Personally Identifiable Information like serial numbers and MAC addresses will be filtered out by the above command)

:innocent:

P.S. If you enter a bit more details in your profile, we can also see which Desktop Environment you’re using, which CPU/GPU you have, …

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Fabby, thanks but problem solved for now.
I’m trying out different desktops etc. so installing from a usb stick and nothing permanently installed yet - I’ve already discounted Gnome, so trying xfce now.
Do you know which DEs are the most stable ?
Cheers.

All Manjaro flagship DE’s (xfce, kde and gnome) are pretty stable on 99,99% of possible hardware IMHO. If you are keen for a very stable system personally I would choose in your case the minimal version of xfce. But stability would not be a reason for me to select a DE but appearance and UI preference.

In Manjaro you can decide what branch you like to use, e.g. stable, testing or unstable which could have a bigger impact on stability than the selected DE.

https://wiki.manjaro.org/index.php?title=Switching_Branches

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Wollie, yes, UI is important as well. I’m using the stable branch.
There were a couple of things Gnome couldn’t do but so far happy with xfce.
A couple of system lockups so far which I think I have resolved :

  • initially I installed updates from pamac in the UI but now I’m logging out of UI and running these from a tty.
  • Google Chrome keeps freezing UI but so far Firefox has worked great.
    I’m using Mikah - see details below if rqd.
[peter peter]# inxi -Fazy
System:
  Kernel: 5.6.7-1-MANJARO x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 9.3.0 
  parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-5.6-x86_64 
  root=UUID=89fc446c-8c9e-452c-b87c-c01e443f6db1 rw quiet apparmor=1 
  security=apparmor udev.log_priority=3 
  Desktop: Xfce 4.14.2 tk: Gtk 3.24.20 info: xfce4-panel wm: xfwm4 
  dm: LightDM 1.30.0 Distro: Manjaro Linux 
Machine:
  Type: Desktop Mobo: Gigabyte model: X58-USB3 serial: N/A BIOS: Award v: F1 
  date: 07/19/2010 
CPU:
  Topology: Quad Core model: Intel Core i7 950 socket: 478 (1366) note: check 
  bits: 64 type: MT MCP arch: Nehalem family: 6 model-id: 1A (26) stepping: 5 
  microcode: 1D L1 cache: 64 KiB L2 cache: 8192 KiB 
  flags: lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx bogomips: 49679 
  Speed: 1630 MHz min/max: 1596/3060 MHz base/boost: 3200/4000 boost: enabled 
  volts: 0.7 V ext-clock: 133 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 1619 2: 1619 3: 1619 
  4: 1619 5: 1619 6: 1619 7: 1619 8: 1619 
  Vulnerabilities: Type: itlb_multihit status: KVM: Split huge pages 
  Type: l1tf 
  mitigation: PTE Inversion; VMX: conditional cache flushes, SMT vulnerable 
  Type: mds 
  status: Vulnerable: Clear CPU buffers attempted, no microcode; SMT vulnerable 
  Type: meltdown mitigation: PTI 
  Type: spec_store_bypass 
  mitigation: Speculative Store Bypass disabled via prctl and seccomp 
  Type: spectre_v1 
  mitigation: usercopy/swapgs barriers and __user pointer sanitization 
  Type: spectre_v2 mitigation: Full generic retpoline, IBPB: conditional, 
  IBRS_FW, STIBP: conditional, RSB filling 
  Type: tsx_async_abort status: Not affected 
Graphics:
  Device-1: NVIDIA GT215 [GeForce GT 240] driver: nouveau v: kernel 
  bus ID: 02:00.0 chip ID: 10de:0ca3 
  Display: server: X.Org 1.20.8 driver: nouveau unloaded: modesetting 
  alternate: fbdev,nv,vesa display ID: :0.0 screens: 1 
  Screen-1: 0 s-res: 1920x1080 s-dpi: 96 s-size: 508x285mm (20.0x11.2") 
  s-diag: 582mm (22.9") 
  Monitor-1: VGA-1 res: 1920x1080 hz: 60 dpi: 92 size: 531x299mm (20.9x11.8") 
  diag: 609mm (24") 
  OpenGL: renderer: NVA3 v: 3.3 Mesa 20.1.7 direct render: Yes 
Audio:
  Device-1: Intel 82801JI HD Audio vendor: Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3R 
  driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus ID: 00:1b.0 chip ID: 8086:3a3e 
  Device-2: NVIDIA High Definition Audio driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel 
  bus ID: 02:00.1 chip ID: 10de:0be4 
  Sound Server: ALSA v: k5.6.7-1-MANJARO 
Network:
  Device-1: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet 
  vendor: Gigabyte driver: r8169 v: kernel port: de00 bus ID: 04:00.0 
  chip ID: 10ec:8168 
  IF: enp4s0 state: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter> 
Drives:
  Local Storage: total: 9.32 TiB used: 876.52 GiB (9.2%) 
  SMART Message: Required tool smartctl not installed. Check --recommends 
  ID-1: /dev/sda vendor: Western Digital model: WDS240G2G0A-00JH30 
  size: 223.57 GiB block size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B speed: 3.0 Gb/s 
  serial: <filter> rev: 0400 scheme: MBR 
  ID-2: /dev/sdb vendor: Toshiba model: DT01ACA300 size: 2.73 TiB block size: 
  physical: 4096 B logical: 512 B speed: 3.0 Gb/s rotation: 7200 rpm 
  serial: <filter> rev: ABB0 scheme: GPT 
  ID-3: /dev/sdc vendor: Western Digital model: WD10EARS-00MVWB0 
  size: 931.51 GiB block size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B speed: 3.0 Gb/s 
  serial: <filter> rev: AB50 scheme: MBR 
  ID-4: /dev/sdd vendor: Western Digital model: WD10EARS-22Y5B1 
  size: 931.51 GiB block size: physical: 4096 B logical: 512 B speed: 3.0 Gb/s 
  serial: <filter> rev: 0A80 scheme: MBR 
  ID-5: /dev/sde vendor: Western Digital model: WD20EARS-00MVWB0 
  size: 1.82 TiB block size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B speed: 3.0 Gb/s 
  serial: <filter> rev: AB51 scheme: MBR 
  ID-6: /dev/sdf type: USB vendor: Seagate model: ST31000333AS 
  size: 931.51 GiB block size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B 
  rotation: 7200 rpm serial: <filter> rev: 102D scheme: MBR 
  ID-7: /dev/sdg type: USB vendor: Toshiba model: External USB 3.0 
  size: 1.82 TiB block size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B serial: <filter> 
  rev: 5438 scheme: MBR 
Partition:
  ID-1: / raw size: 48.83 GiB size: 47.81 GiB (97.92%) used: 10.36 GiB (21.7%) 
  fs: ext4 block size: 4096 B dev: /dev/sda1 
Swap:
  Alert: No Swap data was found. 
Sensors:
  System Temperatures: cpu: 45.0 C mobo: N/A gpu: nouveau temp: 37 C 
  Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A 
Info:
  Processes: 218 Uptime: 3h 35m Memory: 11.70 GiB used: 1.62 GiB (13.8%) 
  Init: systemd v: 246 Compilers: gcc: 10.2.0 Packages: pacman: 1159 lib: 377 
  flatpak: 0 Shell: Bash (sudo) v: 5.0.18 running in: xfce4-terminal 
  inxi: 3.1.05
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Kernel 5.6 is no longer supported - you will get in trouble when you try to update. Install another supported kernel, soon and remove 5.6. Info about kernel support you find in #announcements.

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Wollie,
Thanks, I’m installing the 5.4.64-1 LTS and 5.8.6-1 kernels and will remove the 5.6.7-1.

Linux kernel install is taking a long time ?
In the new grub.cfg file the last written line is

### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/30_os-prober ###

but is not closing and switching files.
Shall I leave it running ? It’s already been a couple of hours ?

Linux kernel 5.4 lts installed and now default.
Unable to install 5.8 it says done but no option appears in the grub menu when booting
Please advise

Output of:

parted --list
ls /boot/linux*
set -x
sudo update-grub

Please?

Is this from inside the UI ?

For the future:

  1. when someone asks something like this:

    command
    

    It’s always from the terminal…

  2. When someone says:

  • Go to System Settings

  • type composit

  • Click Compositor

    That’s GUI

  1. Both of the above are UIs (User interfaces)

:man_shrugging:

Thanks, I know that.
I am aware some users have had issues running updates/upgrades from the GUI and instead have logged out of the GUI and used the tty instead.

Fails at the first command

[peter@peter ~]$ sudo parted --list
[sudo] password for peter: 
Model: ATA WDC WDS240G2G0A- (scsi)
Disk /dev/sda: 240GB
Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/512B
Partition Table: msdos
Disk Flags: 

Number  Start   End     Size    Type     File system     Flags
 1      1049kB  52.4GB  52.4GB  primary  ext4            boot
 3      52.4GB  226GB   174GB   primary  ext4
 2      226GB   240GB   13.8GB  primary  linux-swap(v1)


Model: ATA TOSHIBA DT01ACA3 (scsi)
Disk /dev/sdb: 3001GB
Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/4096B
Partition Table: gpt
Disk Flags: 

Number  Start   End     Size    File system  Name  Flags
 1      1049kB  3001GB  3001GB  ext4


Warning: Error fsyncing/closing /dev/sdc1: Input/output error
Retry/Ignore? 



I’ll disconnect the sdc drive and re-run …

I only use the GUI when it’s just 1 - 5 packages and the terminal for everything else.

It looks like you have a hardware problem and that might be the cause…

Did reconnecting /dev/sdc solve your problem?

I disconnected sdc drive
Outputs

sudo parted --list

[peter@peter ~]$ sudo parted --list
[sudo] password for peter: 
Model: ATA WDC WDS240G2G0A- (scsi)
Disk /dev/sda: 240GB
Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/512B
Partition Table: msdos
Disk Flags: 

Number  Start   End     Size    Type     File system     Flags
 1      1049kB  52.4GB  52.4GB  primary  ext4            boot
 3      52.4GB  226GB   174GB   primary  ext4
 2      226GB   240GB   13.8GB  primary  linux-swap(v1)


Model: ATA TOSHIBA DT01ACA3 (scsi)
Disk /dev/sdb: 3001GB
Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/4096B
Partition Table: gpt
Disk Flags: 

Number  Start   End     Size    File system  Name  Flags
 1      1049kB  3001GB  3001GB  ext4


Model: ATA WDC WD10EARS-22Y (scsi)
Disk /dev/sdc: 1000GB
Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/4096B
Partition Table: msdos
Disk Flags: 

Number  Start   End     Size    Type     File system  Flags
 1      1049kB  1000GB  1000GB  primary  ext4


Model: ATA WDC WD20EARS-00M (scsi)
Disk /dev/sdd: 2000GB
Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/512B
Partition Table: msdos
Disk Flags: 

Number  Start   End     Size    Type     File system  Flags
 1      32.3kB  2000GB  2000GB  primary  ext4


Model: Seagate FreeAgent (scsi)
Disk /dev/sde: 1000GB
Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/512B
Partition Table: msdos
Disk Flags: 

Number  Start   End     Size    Type     File system  Flags
 1      32.3kB  1000GB  1000GB  primary  ext3


Model: TOSHIBA External USB 3.0 (scsi)
Disk /dev/sdf: 2000GB
Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/512B
Partition Table: msdos
Disk Flags: 

Number  Start   End     Size    Type     File system  Flags
 1      1049kB  2000GB  2000GB  primary  ext4


[peter@peter ~]$ 

sudo ls /boot/linux*

[peter@peter ~]$ ls /boot/linux*
/boot/linux54-x86_64.kver
[peter@peter ~]$ 

set -x

[peter@peter ~]$ set -x
++ echo -ne '\033]0;peter@peter:~\007'
[peter@peter ~]$ 

sudo update-grub

[peter@peter ~]$ sudo update-grub
+ sudo update-grub
Generating grub configuration file ...
Found theme: /usr/share/grub/themes/manjaro/theme.txt
Found linux image: /boot/vmlinuz-5.4-x86_64
Found initrd image: /boot/intel-ucode.img /boot/initramfs-5.4-x86_64.img
Found initrd fallback image: /boot/initramfs-5.4-x86_64-fallback.img
Found memtest86+ image: /boot/memtest86+/memtest.bin
done
++ echo -ne '\033]0;peter@peter:~\007'
[peter@peter ~]$ 
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So you’re running in CSM / BIOS mode and then the last output is to be expected for kernel 5.4:

So Success! Congratulations! All is well!

:innocent:

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