This seems really crazy to me, so I would really appreciate some help and explanation.
[b:341pfk44]Some background (not very relevant): [/b:341pfk44]
I tried to install antergos on my laptop using the graphical installer. Because I had earlier Ubuntu installed on it with ‘/’, ‘/home’ and swap partitions, I used the advanced partition utility in the antergos installer in order to reformat root and using the same home partition. I must have messed up some way, because when I rebooted the computer, I got myself to the grub rescue prompt. I relaunched the live USB and tried to reinstall it using the text installer and GParted instead. It seems like I messed up even more, because now I don’t even get a grub rescue prompt, I just get a blinking cursor. So I went to download the GParted live USB image, and that’s when really weird shit happens.
[b:341pfk44]The relevant part: [/b:341pfk44]
When trying to override Antergos with GParted on the USB-stick, I simply removed the files on the stick and used the command ‘dd’ to write the GParted iso into the USB-stick. But when I put it in my laptop, the Antergos-live-bootscreen still appears. It fails to boot to the graphical environment, but some part of the stick is still Antergos. So I tried to reformat the USB-stick several times with several different file systems, but when I boot it, IT’S STILL ANTERGOS SHOWING UP.
Not only is this frustrating, but it’s also fascinating. How is it possible that a USB-stick keeps the same part after being reformated a number of times?