Following a security course at my university I need to work in linux but my machines run Windows to support my mostly used programs and to be honest simply because I grew up with it. I had managed to install Antergos on an old laptops main drive without issue.
Then I tried installing on it on a USB stick and quickly found it to not work as simply as with main drives. I proceeded to follow the instructions in this thread: https://forum.antergos.com/topic/5883/create-persistent-antergos-live-usb-on-windows-10
It, even though carefully never selecting anything to be run on my main dive, fried my laptops main drive.
I installed the current ISO on a 3.1 GB USB stick using RUFUS Utilities. It worked previously with my laptop. Nonetheless I redid the USB drive.
So, booted from the USB, connected to Wifi, let cnchi update.
Unmount all partitions of the other USB drive (61GB)
Used fdisk once to reate one single partition as in the guid above
Select not to wipe the disk in cnchi
Then used cnchi’s partitioning utility to partition
Takes forever, 10x the time it took to install on laptops main drive
Disk not bootable
On top of that, no disk, except for the antergos-live stick, are bootable.
For anyone asking why I need both a laptop and a persistent USB: The USB is for my assignment partner who owns a macbook and got provided a non persistent Ubuntu USB stick to do homework on. A huge inconvenience.
I have no clue anymore what might cause this. Please help. Thanks in advance!