Please help - I’ve recently started using Antergos (the KDE version). All was running smoothly until one day the package manager wouldn’t update the package lists due to a database lock. I read that deleting the temporary lock file might solve the problem. I did this but the next time I started up the laptop, I received the following message on the bootup screen:
i8K - unable to get SMM Dell signature.
The boot screen freezes after this message and nothing further happens.
I’ve tried booting into the fallback version of Antergos but this returns the same error. I don’t think it’s a hardware fault because the laptop still boots into Windows Vista installed on another partition. I would have just done a clean install on the partition except for the fact that I rather carelessly moved a whole bunch of photos from my phone onto the Antergos partition (my user files and boot partition are one and the same unfortunately).
If nobody is able to help with the bootup problem, please could someone at least suggest how to retrieve my photos. I’ve tried to boot from an ubuntu live cd just so that I could mount the partition with the photos on it but the file manager wouldn’t let me access the user files on the Antergos partition due to a permission error. The partition doesn’t even seem to show up in Windows Vista.
My hardware is an ancient Dell Vostro 1000 laptop.
Any help would be much appreciated.