I am currently trying to install Antergos as the only Distribution on my Machine. Up until now i used Ubuntu 14.10 and 15.04 beta with much success on this machine, but i want to start learning Arch. However, the installation never leaves me with a bootable drive, inspite of no error messages during or after the installation. To me, this feels similar to the problem described here http://forum.antergos.com/topic/1810/not-a-valid-boot-medium , but i can’t know that for sure.
My Machine is a http://www.acer.de/ac/de/DE/content/professional-model/NX.VA1EG.002
The BIOS is set to UEFI boot only with secure boot enabled (i just assumed Antergos could handle this, since older Ubuntu installers can too, however, i didn’t have any luck with secureboot disabled either)
On my last installation attempt i did the following things:
I used a USB-Drive with the current minimal antergos iso written to it.
I booted Antergos-Minimal from the USB Drive.
I waited for Cnchi to update over my wired connection and restart itself. (0.6.53)
As suggested in the other thread, i switched to console (ctrl-alt-f2), logged in as root and ran “sudo modprobe -a efivarfs”
I switched back to the Desktop (crtl-alt-f1) and continued the cinchi installation.
I chose to use the whole disk with encryption and LVM (in previous attempts i tried without lvm and encryption, but it failed too)
I made sure the correct drive was selected during the encryption password step.
After the installation finished i chose not to reboot immediately and copied the /tmp folder to an external drive first. (to get the logs)
Rebooting the device yields a message saying there is “No bootable Media” present.
I booted another live-instance to copy the contents of the boot partition to an external drive . (to get the grub.cfg)
I will attach the cnchi.log and the grub.cfg . If you need anything else, please ask!