@Ge_Off said in Antergos won't boot after manual partition install:
I have attempted this at least a dozen times to no avail. Fedora has been my main OS for ~6 months, but I’m pretty oblivious to the majority of command line / terminal stuff, though I try to learn. I certainly know NOTHING about Arch commands and was hoping to ease into it.
I was able to create a live USB, and I found that the instructions for doing so on the Antergos wiki were pretty clear, and that I could correctly infer which blanks to fill in.
Since the no-install issue with auto-partitioning seems completely out of my control, what can I do about the non-boot issue? I don’t know how I would get an error message or log from a system that doesn’t boot. Could someone advise me on how to do that?
Edit: More info: I have been attempting to install Antergos onto an external hard drive. Fedora is still installed on my laptop (Thinkpad P50). This is the exact same thing I did when I switched from Windows to Fedora. I lived with it for a while before making the jump. You could see this as a dual-boot, but ‘dual-boot’ usually infers ‘Windows’, so I’m hesitant to call it that…
It is my opinion (mine only) that the problem is with the Cnchi installer.
It’s just no good. It never has been any good and it’s my opinion (again) that it never will be any good.
I have had a problem similar to yours and it’s entirely the fault of Cnchi. I have an Alienware AW17R3 computer which has two hard drives - a 256 GB SSD and a 1 TB Hard Drive (plus 16 GB RAM).
No matter what I do (UEFI + Secure Boot activated [cleaned first], UEFI activated, Secure Boot disabled, BOTH disabled, using Legacy Boot), the OS seems to install after manually partitioning the installation but, after re-booting, the system WILL NOT boot up.
My solution (and it WORKS!)? I installed Manjaro (with UEFI activated and Secure Boot disabled). Manjaro is very similar to Antergos (though I like Antergos better) and its installer WORKS properly. I now have Manjaro installed on that (former Windows) gaming computer.
Cnchi seems to work on most computers with only one internal drive (at least that has been my experience), but when you have a computer with two or more drives or you attempt to manually partition the installation, well, forget about it!
IF ONLY Antergos would abandon Cnchi and switch over to something like Calamares or a variant of GParted, Antergos would, again in my opinion, be the “perfect” GNU/Linux operating system.
Thank you for considering my opinions. I hope that this post has been of some help to you. I repeat that I recommend that you install Manjaro for the “closest Antergos experience” possible at the present time.