• Installer issues


    Hi,

    I really like to try out the Antergos installation on my PC as the LiveCD runs pretty well. However, the installation process is painful…

    1. Downloading package issue. I fully understand the spirit behind it, but the download speed is TOO slow and unstable. I wonder if there are any mirrors for the downloads and if we can choose which mirrors to download from by editing the list. And please review the issue that the installer have to quit itself once the downloading got interrupted. I really don’t get it why it doesn’t resume / retry the download but just kill itself.

    2. I run the installer again after it quits, but it always fails at the mount point step. It fails to unmount the device I chose in the preview try. As a result, I have to reboot the LiveCD and restart the installation. Could you check if any improvements can be done?

    3. Regarding the installation by unsquashing the iso, will there be an official guide for it? Frankly speaking, I am new to Arch and still don’t know how to do it after go through the below link:

    [https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Full_System_Backup_with_rsync][0]">[https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Fu][1] … with_rsync

    Thanks & Best regards,
    CWL

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

  • Hi,

    I really like to try out the Antergos installation on my PC as the LiveCD runs pretty well. However, the installation process is painful…

    1. Downloading package issue. I fully understand the spirit behind it, but the download speed is TOO slow and unstable. I wonder if there are any mirrors for the downloads and if we can choose which mirrors to download from by editing the list. And please review the issue that the installer have to quit itself once the downloading got interrupted. I really don’t get it why it doesn’t resume / retry the download but just kill itself.

    2. I run the installer again after it quits, but it always fails at the mount point step. It fails to unmount the device I chose in the preview try. As a result, I have to reboot the LiveCD and restart the installation. Could you check if any improvements can be done?

    3. Regarding the installation by unsquashing the iso, will there be an official guide for it? Frankly speaking, I am new to Arch and still don’t know how to do it after go through the below link:

    [https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Full_System_Backup_with_rsync][0]">[https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Fu][1] … with_rsync

    Thanks & Best regards,
    CWL

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

  • I understand your frustration with the download. However, with a rolling release distribution such as Arch/Antergos it’s in the best interest of our users to start with the most recent package versions available at install. This method ultimately provides the best end-user experience and avoids a lot of potential issues. We have been working to improve the time it takes for the download to complete. Our installer already determines which mirrors currently have the fastest connection to your pc before it starts the downloads. We are also working to have the installer use aria2 download tool which will allow the it to pause and resume instead of failing on connection interruption. Rest assured that we are working on this and more to come. As for the installer not checking that the device is un mounted, that is definitely a scenario we will have to write into the program. Would you mind submitting a bug report on that? Thanks for giving us your feedback. If you have run into any other issues, please let us know.

    [http://bugs.antergos.com/][0]">[http://bugs.antergos.com/][1]

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    [1]: http://bugs.antergos.com/

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