• Suggestions for manual partition


    Hi!
    I am new to Antergos and to this community. After successfully installing antergos from the live media on my laptop (it was easy being bios+intel+intel onboard graphics+1hdd), I wanted to use the same media on a PC , but I am unable to complete the installation process.
    This machine (UEFI+AMD with Radeon PCI graphics +2TB sata HDD+3TB SATA HDD) is giving me problems.
    I got the dowloading error sorted out as suggested here:
    https://forum.antergos.com/topic/3267/how-to-choose-your-mirrors-before-installing-antergos

    But I am still unable to complete the installation.

    I thought the issue can be with the manual partitioning.
    What I have tried was:

    1. 300 MB UEFI partition (FAT32)
    2. roughly 1,8 TB Root partition
    3. 8GB swap partition
    4. 3TB home partition.

    Is it possible?
    I would like to use the disks, also with LVM if better and I am open to other suggestions.

    Thank you in advance,

  • At which point does the installer stall? (in the beginning, during download or during install) and at this point LVM installation doesn’t work, so just avoid it for now.
    You did partition the disk the right way, so there’s nothing wrong in that area.

  • @tblu
    In addition to what @Bryanpwo already asked, could you please show the output of the following commands:

    lsblk -fm
    sudo fdisk -l
    

    Also, the logs at /var/log/cnchi/cnchi.log is helpful.
    You can use e.g. pastebin to store the logs and show the URL here.

    One note still: the size of your home partition may be too large for some file systems, you might want to try smaller, e.g. 2TB.

  • @tblu said in Suggestions for manual partition:

    roughly 1,8 TB Root partition

    half of the space is more than enough.

    and as i can see installation for LVM is broken at the moment

  • @Bryanpwo said in Suggestions for manual partition:

    At which point does the installer stall?
    getting disk(s) ready after one minute:
    Screenshot from 2019-01-29 14-27-50.png

    @manuel said in Suggestions for manual partition:

    @tblu
    In addition to what @Bryanpwo already asked, could you please show the output of the following commands:

    lsblk -fm
    

    https://ghostbin.com/paste/pm2se

    sudo fdisk -l
    https://ghostbin.com/paste/wh8n4

    Also, the logs at /var/log/cnchi/cnchi.log is helpful.
    

    https://ghostbin.com/paste/p7ukh

    One note still: the size of your home partition may be too large for some file systems, you might want to try smaller, e.g. 2TB.

    This time I have used just the 2 TB disk for everything and let the installer cancel the disk and create the partitions.

    I really hope someone is able to see what’s wrong.
    I did not choose lembrame this time, but I doubt it was the cause.

    Thank you again!

  • @tblu
    Thanks for the logs, they help a lot!

    Your drives/partitions are mixed up. You seem to be installing into your USB installer stick…

    In your ghostbin output the 2TB disk did not have a valid partition.
    The 3TB disk seemed to have a valid partition.

    In the beginning of installing (again), please check the drives and partitions with terminal command:

    lsblk -fm
    

    and do NOT try to install to the USB stick (the stick has iso9660 fstype and label ANTERGOS).

    Be sure to select correct drives and create good partitions (ext4 is recommended) for root and home. And don’t forget to create a small fat32 partition for EFI (if installing for UEFI support). You can create partitions while installing, you do not have to use gparted for that.

    EDIT: BTW, you don’t have to create a swap partition. Use swap file instead. See more in https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Swap#Swap_file

  • @manuel
    I can assure you I let cnchi automatically partition the 2TB disk.

    Now trying again choosing the manual partitioning in cnchi and got the following output:

    lsblk -fm
    

    https://ghostbin.com/paste/zjwmg

    For now cnchi is at least fetching packages.

    And I will create a Swap file as soon as the installer stops.

  • Why do you want to create a swapfile, you’ve already created a swap partition.

  • @tblu
    Now that’s more like it!
    Hope your install goes well now. :)

  • @Bryanpwo
    Yeah, I noticed the swap partition. Either way, it may work now.

  • @tblu @manuel
    It looks very good by now, but let’s keep our fingers crossed.😉

  • @tblu
    As @Bryanpwo noted, you don’t have to create a swap file as you have a swap partition.

  • @Bryanpwo @manuel

    I got a new error message:

    Screenshot from 2019-01-29 17-45-38.png

    cnchi.log below , I think the bootloader has not been installed properly:

    https://ghostbin.com/paste/mm5ta
    https://ghostbin.com/paste/fxfof
    https://ghostbin.com/paste/aumoy

    I have come further than before… shall I repeat the installation process? Can I install/amend the bootloader only?

  • You can reinstall grub from the live iso, you don’t have to reinstall.

    just open the terminal and type the following:

    sudo su
    
    mount /dev/sdb3 /mnt
    mount /dev/sdb2 /mnt/boot
    mount /dev/sdb1 /mnt/boot/efi
    
    arch-chroot /mnt
    
    grub-mkconfig -o /boot/grub/grub.cfg
    
    grub-install --target=x86_64-efi --efi-directory=/boot/efi --bootloader-id=Antergos-grub
    
    
    

    After that you can close the live environment and boot the system.

  • i just find this on archlinux.de news:
    “Since the most recent update, the grub package no longer automatically creates a configuration file in /boot/grub.”

    https://www.archlinux.de/news/32222-grub-erstellt-nicht-mehr-automatisch-eine-konfigurationsdatei

  • Hmmmmm…to make it more 2019!?! Very odd choice.

  • @tblu
    From the logs it is obvious that the bootloader couldn’t install. Is it possible that you didn’t make the EFI partition mount point to /boot/efi?
    But anyway, you probably can install the bootloader separately, according to instructions by @Bryanpwo.
    Just make sure the device partitions are correct.

  • @joekamprad
    That sounds really strange! Cannot be possible?

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