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minimal iso kernel panic

Hey there,

Today I downloaded the minimal iso, and wrote it with ImageWriter, when I press either graphical or non-graphical installer I get kernel panic error. The iso took me 2 days to download! and right now i’m really disappointed. Here’s a screenshot of the error message.
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Also i tried it with Virtual Machine, still the same error. I have an HP Probook 4530 laptop.
BTW: VM is not the problem, I just tested it for a second time in VM. I get the same error on a regular flash disk boot.

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Beginners' subforum for general Antergos issues. Please, try the forum search function at the upper left before posting.
Login manager & pacman -Syu

Have you checked if you have gdm enabled? I would think you can’t enable lightdm if gdm is enabled.

Here’s the list of that the different DE choices installs:

Too tired to think right now but maybe it helps.

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Post your workstation, desktop, WM/DE issues and questions here: configuration, printing and mounting issues, general and productivity apps etc. For sound and video, refer to the Multimedia subforum.
External hard disk not listed anymore

I always check these two things in terminal first if nothing pops up in the file manager:


right after you have plugged it in might list some error messages (like problems reading, mounting etc.)


lists attached USB devices, no matter if they are actually mounted or used , so it can at least tell you if the system knows about the drive

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Audio/Video/Image issues, playback, creation and editing. Also for games support and discussion.
Audio playback not working with Totem and Rhythmbox.

Sure, thanks.

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Issues related to package upgrades. Also the place for discussion about pacman in general.
Error on Update-Manager

@just said in Error on Update-Manager:

Try to apply this sequence of commands:

sudo pacman -Scc <-- reply with explicit y to the first question ... sudo pacman -Syu

Thanks so much, @just, I was having the exact same issue on a fresh install and your suggestion resolved it.

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Problems and questions concerning kernel and hardware support.
Unable to mount ZFS after reboot


What I see is that zfs is searching for /usr/lib/modules/ but you have /usr/lib/modules/4.7.5-1-ARCH (but I do not know why).

Try creating a symlink:

cd /usr/lib/modules sudo ln -s 4.7.5-1-ARCH

Then try installing zfs again.

I hope this helps.

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@fernandomaroto said in TESTERS NEEDED: MATE 1.16:

…I’m sorry i’m posting too much on forums, i’ll stop doing that.

There’s no any limit to number of posts in the forum. Post as much as you need.

Just follow the thread’s subject, as strictly as possible.

This topic was about helping devs to test a new Mate version. Not about helping you to switch to another version.

If a question you’re interested in is not being discussed yet, simply start a new topic.

And please, be more specific describing a problem. Post the commands you’ve entered in teminal, along with the output. A generic statement “I tried this and that but it doesn’t work” doesn’t help us to help you :) .

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Issues regarding the forums
[Tip/Suggestion for devs] a light way to run Shell-like Expose on XCFE

I think the feature that I was missing the most when I switched over XCFE was pressing that Meta (Win) key have all the windows spread for me to switch to or close. First day, I kept reflexively hitting that Meta key to switch windows only to remember that I’m not in Gnome-Shell anymore, Toto.

I found this little gem of an application called skippy-xd-git in AUR that will render the window expose and as soon as you run it and will exit the memory and quit when you’re done with it. This makes it intensly lightweight because it doesn’t run in the background and bloat the systen unlike some of the other desktop effect apps.

All you do to set it up is install it from AUR and set a keyboard shortcut to run it when you want to switch windows, like right Meta or left Meta + left Alt. If you want to close a window, you just middle click it.

Maybe the Antergos team can add it to the releases? It really enriches the user experience at very little resource cost.

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Grub2-dependent distros

@karasu said in Grub2-dependent distros:

Am I missing something?

No, nothing more than is already described in the OP.

It’s a subject difficult to understand and to explain. Honestly, I don’t understand the issue completely myself. And I’m very far from blaming any specific distro or installer. I just wasn’t able anymore to keep the concerns for myself only, and wanted to share the worries with the community.

Simple facts are:

some distros, if installed without Grub2, cannot be booted, in no way, by Grub1. I call them “bad”.

they may be booted by Grub, from MBR, only when:

Grub2 is installed in their / partition that Grub2 is chainloaded by “master” Grub1 (like any Grub can boot any other OS, including Windows)

Antergos 2016.09.03 and 2016.09.25 releases make part of the above group now

other distros, including older Antergos releases, have no problem to be booted from the “master” Grub1, whether or not Grub2 is installed for them. Usually I never install Grub2. These distros I call “good”.

An example.

I boot Antergos from “master” Grub1 direclty, with this entry in menu.lst. The root of this Antergos instance resides on sdb disk, in the sdb15 partition. This is an old Antergos installation, installed without Grub2 and before 2016.09.03, so it can be booted by Grub1:

#---------------------------------------------------------------------- title antergos 2016.09.25 mate-test-top (sdb15) kernel (hd1,14)/boot/vmlinuz-linux showopts root=/dev/sdb15 rw resume=/dev/sda3 vga=895 quiet splash rcutree.rcu_idle_gp_delay=1 initrd (hd1,14)/boot/initramfs-linux.img

If I install Antergos 2016.09.03 or 2016.09.26 without Grub2 now, and try to boot it with the above commands, Grub 1 fails and returns:

Error 14: Filesystem compatibility error, cannot read whole File

If I still want to boot Antergos 2016.09.03/25 system, I have to:

install Grub2 with it, in the / partition chainload it from Grub1, like Windows or any other OS, with:#---------------------------------------------------------------------- title antergos 2016.09.25 mate-test-top (sdb15) rootnoverify (hd1,14) chainloader (hd1,14)+1

It works, I can set menu delay in Grub2 to 0 sec, so it might seem like the system was booted by Grub1. So why don’t I use Grub2?

Grub2 updates are reasonably fast only on computers with 1 or 2 OSes. Maybe 3, max 4. On computers with higher number of independent OSes Grub2 - more specifically, the os-prober script - turns out to be a disaster.

Any Grub2 update, which triggers os-prober execution, takes 4 hours to complete on a computer with 10 independent OSes. Obviously, this update takes 4 hours to finish within a single OS only.

At home I have 3 computers. Two of them have from 10 to 13 OSes. There are from 16 to 26 OSes on the third one. Counting the computers I must follow (relatives and friends), their number grows up to 10.

How much time it would take to update Grub2 in all OSes on all computers? Let’s simplify by saying that there are not more than 10 OSes on each computer:

10 computers x 10 OSes x 4 hours = 400 hours

More than two weeks. For pure os-prober execution. While runs, it consumes all CPU and RAM resources - the system is unusable.

When I move, add, delete an OS it takes less tham 10 sec to adjust the corresponding Grub1 menu.lst entry by hand.

Initially I thought that Grub2-dependency was caused by the installer. Calamares distros were the first that started to behave in this way. While Cnchi was continuing to install nicely.

Then even Cnchi has started to install only Grub2-dependent Antergos. On the other hand, Calamares has started to install bootloader-independent OSes.

I thought it was related to kernel. First Grub2-dependent distros have 4.7.x. But I was wrong - currently I run two years old Antergos installations with 4.7.5.

Repeat, I do not know, what this behaviour depends on.

For me this is not a problem at all. There’s always vanilla Arch, free of these… issues. I’m fine with it. Moreover, most probably I’m the last Grub1 user on Earth, and the problem is not interesting for anyone. That’s fine too.

Sorry for a long and tedious post. It was not my intention to open any discussion.


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Contributions & Discussion

The place to talk about Antergos and share content, tips, and advice.

Discuss GNU/Linux related topics that don't quite fit into other forum categories.
School blocks VPN

Hello Experts

How i access games site from school i try proxy and other things read on internet but not able to access sites like this can one guide me

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A place for true innovation. Share your own created utilities with the Antergos community.
Fix Firefox long startup time

It speeds my start up time up, I re-installed after the new Firefox seemed slower to start than before it’s worth a try.

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Post your screenshots. Contribute or share new logos, icons, themes, wallpapers and other artwork here.
Show your desktop

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Simple Openbox

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Not Antergos or GNU/Linux-related? Talk about it here!
Gnome-Boxes, Possible replacement for virtualbox?

Looks cool for testing stuff. I have used Qubes OS for a few days now and miss Arch/Antergos on it and would like something similar that isn’t distro specific, but it is ofc only meant for launching applications only instead of fat VMs just to get the isolation benefits.

It doesn’t look like the package needs a lot of gnome stuff though so I have to try this out.

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Antergos in other languages

If English isn't your first language or you just prefer communicating in another language this area is for you!

Here you can talk catalan (Just general questions please. For specific matters use the correct forum)
Canviar idioma i disposicio de teclat del gnome


Suposo que no només el Gnome, sinó que tindràs tot el sistema en anglès.

Per afegir el català has de:

Editar el fitxer /etc/locale.gen i descomentar (treure el ‘#’) de la línia que diu ca_ES.UTF-8 UTF-8 Executar la comanda sudo locale-gen

Ara tens ja els dos idiomes, però tens l’anglès per defecte. Si vols canviar el sistema a català has d’editar el fitxer /etc/locale.conf per què quedi així:


Per canviar-ho a Gnome (disposició de teclat, llengua, …) pots fer-ho des del gnome-control-center (Fes alt+F2 i escriu gnome-control-center)


Més info:

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Here you can talk Dutch (Just general questions please. For specific matters use the correct forum)

Nederlandstalig gedeelte op het forum

Hoewel Nederlandstalig, gebruik ik eigenlijk alleen maar een Englelstalige lay-out.
Ik gebruik beide, Mate en Plasma 5. Een Antergos fan voor ongeveer een jaar nu.

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Here you can talk French (Just general questions please. For specific matters use the correct forum)
Nom des dossiers


Ce est exceptionnellement décent et merveilleuse poste.
Je suis très heureux joine ce forum.
Je aime particulièrement bien … !!!

Merci beaucoup …

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Here you can talk german (Just general questions please. For specific matters use the correct forum)
/etc/pacman.d/mirrorlist konnte nicht gelesen werden

Google Translation:
Hello and good evening,

Unfortunately, I keep getting the error message when I update via the Terminal:
Configuration file /etc/pacman.d/mirrorlist could not be read: file or directory not found
I have tried and tried several variations but I do not come on.

Google Translate ist dein Freund

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Here you can talk hungarian (Just general questions please. For specific matters use the correct forum)
Antergos magyarul

Hagyományos notebookok; az egyik egy Fujitsu Siemens Amilo öreg csotrogány, der fut rajta rendesen.

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Here you can talk polish(Just general questions please. For specific matters use the correct forum)
Polska społeczność Antergos

Cześć! Witam wszystkich Polaków korzystających z Antergosa.
Sam przesiadłem się niedawno z Manjaro i jestem na razie bardzo zadowolony. Dopóki nie poczuję, że jestem już na tyle doświadczony, by postawić i utrzymywać Archa samemu, chyba tu zostanę :)
Przy okazji chciałem zrobić coś dla społeczności i postanowiłem dorzucić swoje trzy grosze do tłumaczenia projektu na polski. W tej chwili stan tłumaczenia Polish (pl) na to 100%. Jeśli ktoś ma możliwość, prosiłbym o sprawdzenie poprawności tłumaczeń dotyczących ZFS w projekcie Cnchi, gdyż nie jestem specjalistą w temacie i mogłem porobić jakieś głupstwa.


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Here you can talk russian (Just general questions please. For specific matters use the correct forum)
Ошибка утилиты AUR

Недавно утилита AUR стала выдавать ошибку :cry:

Не хочу ругаться на причины, но для исправления можно в терминале от имени пользователя выполнить несколько команд:

git clone
cd package-query
makepkg -si
cd …
git clone
cd yaourt
makepkg -si
cd …

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Here you can talk spanish (Just general questions please. For specific matters use the correct forum)
Error al intentar instalar Bitnami


Tengo el sistema actualizado, por lo que me extraña que sea una cuestión de no tener la versión que menciona la ventana de error.

Gracias de antemano.

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Here you can talk ukrainian (Just general questions please. For specific matters use the correct forum)
Antergos це добре.

нам потрібно більше змісту тут

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