I have been getting same Antergos installation ERROR for a long time now, install hangs at infamous white screen with blue logo… this was my post of APRIL 2018…
I wasn’t able to find a solution then and I’m still struggling to find a solution. I keep trying whenever a new version is released but it’s the same error each time. I have installed Antergos before but for the past year it has always unsuccessful. I really like Antergos but I am begining to think the installation process or the image itself is not robust to cater for all computer scenarios.
I am also a member of a local PC Learning Group and the members are experiencing the same problem with Antergos. The group regularly install other Linux distros, e.g. Debian, Linux Mint, MX-Linux, Linux Lite and everytime the installation is usually successful. The ONLY distro that ALWAYS fails to install is Antergos.
I have searched on the forums recently and I saw a comment by @just that explains…
“white screen is called plymouth theme. It has pure aesthetical purpose - to hide various text messages displayed on the screen, or just a black screen, during boot” “There could be error messages behind this screen”
So I followed instructions provided by @just and pressed the Esc key and this revealed ERROR messages on the screen that I hadn’t seen this before…
[ 0.003784] do_IRQ: 1.55 No irq handler for vector losetup: run/archiso/bootmnt/arch/root-image.sfs: failed to set up loop device: No such file or directory ERROR:device did not show up after 30 seconds. . . Falling back to interactive prompt You can try to fix the problem manually. log out when you are finished sh: can't access tty: job control turned off [rootfs ]#
Question 1: do any of these error messages provide a clue to the root cause of the problem? I’ve searched to no avail.
I have verified the ISO image to be OK then burning using dd…
[[email protected] ~]$ sudo dd bs=4M if=/home/probook/SHARE/Downloads/antergos-19.3-x86_64.iso of=/dev/sdb status=progress && sync [sudo] password for probook: 2306867200 bytes (2.3 GB, 2.1 GiB) copied, 329 s, 7.0 MB/s 550+1 records in 550+1 records out 2310733824 bytes (2.3 GB, 2.2 GiB) copied, 329.951 s, 7.0 MB/s [[email protected] ~]$
I have also burned using etcher, rosa-image-writer, mintstick and rufus but they all error the same.
Question 2: Am I using the correct tool to burn the LiveUSB ?
I checked the LiveUSB (which has label “ANTERGOS” and it does contain the file “root-image.sfs” but I noticed it is located in a different path from that stated in the error message…
Question 3: Is the Label and/or the file location the problem ?
In gparted, for some strange reason, I only see the following information.
Partition: File System: Label: /dev/sdb iso9660 ANTERGOS
So I checked how the LiveUSB is seen by fdisk:
[[email protected] ~]$ sudo fdisk -l /dev/sdb [sudo] password for probook: Disk /dev/sdb: 7.6 GiB, 8110768128 bytes, 15841344 sectors Disk model: Flash Disk Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes Disklabel type: dos Disk identifier: 0x43ae5656 Device Boot Start End Sectors Size Id Type /dev/sdb1 * 0 4513151 4513152 2.2G 0 Empty /dev/sdb2 224 131295 131072 64M ef EFI (FAT-12/16/32) [[email protected] ~]$
I can see it does show 2 partitions which I believe is correct.
Question 4: Does either the gparted or fdisk output look OK?
I have tried the installation several times on the following “Legacy BIOS” computers that all show the same error…
Sony Vaio VGN-AW11Z/B
hp ProBook 4525s
Asus EeeBox EB1501P
So I tried it in a UEFI laptop…
DELL Inspiron 5559
with following settings…
Boot mode is set to: UEFI Secure Boot: OFF
I tried booting in both “UEFI BOOT” and “LEGACY BOOT” with following results…
a) power on and select boot menu and chose “UEFI BOOT:” I get following message…
ERROR Failed to start loader.efi: (14) Not Found
When I click OK I get following message…
Error loading EFI\archiso\vmlinuz: Not Found Failed to execute Antergos Live system (usb) (\EFI\archiso\vmlinuz): Not Found
b) power on and select boot menu and chose “LEGACY BOOT:” It just hangs at blue logo on white screen. I cannot get past this, even if I press the Esc key or Arrow up key, it does not reveal any ERROR message. The screen remains unchanged at what I believe is called the plymouth theme.
So it seems that the error happens with both legacy and efi computers.
Question 5: do any of these error messages from the UEFI computer indicate cause of the problem?
Sorry for all the questions. If I have missed anything, please let me know. I have tried to provide as much information as possible as I am determined to get this resolved for both myself and the PC Learning Group.
EDIT: I have some basic knowledge of Linux but I still consider myself to be a bit of a newbie still.
Any help would be much appreciated. If any devs are looking at this, please help, I would be grateful for any feedback if we are doing something wrong.