Well, I just spent another 3 hours trying to fix it, and still get the error. According to what I read it could be any number of things with the boot loader (grub), initrd with missing or no modules, bash not being present when a script was called and all kinds of other stuff but not hardware or user error (the PC is well within requirements, has no unsupported hardware, and everything works accept the MMC card reader). It basically comes down to this:
Something did not get downloaded installed or configured right during installation, or it did but was corrupted. So as seems all to common with Antergos, it most likely has to do with poor mirror maintenance, (I have never had internet connection issues, and my connection is rock solid and fast) I have never had these issues with any other distro.
It could take weeks for me to figure this out, and I can’t provide any logs or info right now, because I do not have any way of saving it to any media and transferring it to this PC to send it to you. Hell I have been swapping the wireless card back and forth between PC’s to do all of this, and not being able to store info between sessions of the Live media which has plenty of space doesn’t help (I still don’t know why the free space can’t be a usable partition, sounds silly to me).
Personally, I think Antergos developers need to figure this out, and find out where the problem is, and reevaluate how and who manages and maintains the mirrors, because it’s obviously not working, and it can only hurt you by giving you a bad rap and diminishing donations.
Here’s a suggestion: A two stage install: 1. An offline and fail safe installer (tried and true, nothing fancy and not “the latest and greatest”). 2. Software installation and upgrade, because once up and running, one has more capabilities to deal with problems, and what not.
If there were more utilities to deal with problems and helpful documentation to go along with it right on the desktop on the Live media (@joekamprad has the right idea) it would be a welcome and much needed addition. It would cut down on traffic here on the forum too, and free up more time to improve the distro.
That way Antergos will be more “For Everyone” than it is now, because not everyone has internet access (but can use it when they get a chance), and most of us can not deal with “when stuff doesn’t work” scenarios.