• \[SOLVED\] Can't delete antergos completely from the live USB


    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?

  • 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?

  • You must create a new partition table on that usb and then create a new partition on it. DD command is overwritten the device when you put antergos on the usb, not a partition

  • @“faidoc”:fi3ip6sq said:

    You must create a new partition table on that usb and then create a new partition on it. DD command is overwritten the device when you put antergos on the usb, not a partition[/quote:fi3ip6sq]

    Thanks! That worked. But now I have another issue

    I tried GParted live CD, but it didn’t include the grub command, so I installed the system rescue cd instead (I’m following these steps[/url:fi3ip6sq] btw). Sadly, “find /boot/grub/stage1” gives me “Error 15: file not found” in the grub program. I guess I should start a thread in the GParted forum, but it seems more convenient to continue here.

  • Maybe those instructions are for grub < 2. You can try to fix grub with Antergos LiveCD or any other, just go inside your system in chroot from the livecd and follow these steps in the Arch Linux wiki [https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/GRUB#BIOS_systems_2][0]">[https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/GR][1] … _systems_2

    To mount your system and use chroot in the liveCD just do this:

    sudo mount /dev/whatever\_root\_is /mnt  
    sudo mount /dev/if\_you\_have\_separate\_boot /mnt/boot  
    sudo mount -o bind /dev /mnt/dev  
    sudo mount -o bind /sys /mnt/sys  
    sudo mount -o bind /proc /mnt/proc  
    sudo chroot /mnt
    

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    [1]: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/GR

  • @“faidoc”:3jp6mqya said:

    Maybe those instructions are for grub < 2. You can try to fix grub with Antergos LiveCD or any other, just go inside your system in chroot from the livecd and follow these steps in the Arch Linux wiki [https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/GRUB#BIOS_systems_2][0]">[https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/GR][1] … _systems_2

    To mount your system and use chroot in the liveCD just do this:

    sudo mount /dev/whatever\_root\_is /mnt  
    > sudo mount /dev/if\_you\_have\_separate\_boot /mnt/boot  
    > sudo mount -o bind /dev /mnt/dev  
    > sudo mount -o bind /sys /mnt/sys  
    > sudo mount -o bind /proc /mnt/proc  
    > sudo chroot /mnt
    

    After much struggle, I finally got it to work! Thank you so much, now I will finally be able to truly enjoy a nice rolling release distro

    [0]: <a href=
    [1]: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/GR

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