Sorry for the shorthand folks. Put on your seat-belts, you may love and hate me by the time you finish reading. My quibbles aside, I really do need and want help.
My problem is this, I am installing the 32bit version of the latest .iso from live USB. I download the .iso, and use my own methods to convert it to live USB. PCManFM to the rescue!)
My machine is a Dell XPS m1210 (don’t make fun, they’re actually very powerful when properly utilized), 1.83 mhz, 1 gig RAM, 80 gig HDD (formatted to ext2, as I write this from a Lxpup14 install), yadda yadda yadda… I’ve tried ext4 as well. No dice.
None of those details matter one bit when the installation of an “easy” OS falls to pieces once you take the plunge from the live medium platform, and make your choice permanent. Not only that, but I’ve used multiple, “clean” SD cards to acquire new images for this install, and they ALL have been reporting “invalid partition table” errors, despite me telling GParted that it’s DEFINITELY a GPT. Man, whatever.
I do not want to sound hateful, as I wouldn’t be so bound and determined to make this install work if I didn’t feel Antergos was gorgeous, fluid, intuitive, etc…, and BEYOND my expectations for my PC. I just cannot understand why a function so potentially crippling to an OS as setting up username and password BEFORE the actual installation is done can be intuitive to geeks like myself, let alone anyone who’s using Linux instead of MAC OS or Windows. Please, treat us like newbs, but don’t you dare treat us like idiots. That’s an especially applicable concept considering this is a distro based on ARCH, of all things. Arch is notoriously burdensome to install (to most, but I savor the feeling of going from black and white and blinking cursors to beautimous yadd yadda…)
It’s also strange that despite the fact I had a “full” live .iso (approx. 700 MB), I was forced to be connected to the internet to actually install it. I am fully aware of the concept of rolling release; however, I have YET to experience cnchi.4, which I’d hoped would be the panacea for my nerd-rage. I downloaded what I presumed would be a “fresh” version of this .iso, with cnchi.4 included (since it’s announced in the “News” section of the website of a “rolling release” distro); alas, failure.
Also, even though I’m obviously deprived of the proper credentials to log in to MY computer, Antergos wastes no time connecting to my RADIUS WPA, yet CANNOT allow me to login to my desktop.
Again, I am no help vampire, I promise. I am simply tired of running a zombie machine off root-access SD cards. I could be a nomad for an eternity, but I’ve set my sights on Antergos, and I’d appreciate ANY help I can get here.
I WILL give any information necessary to get to the bottom of this problem, and I promise to not be a bitter douche about it. My vitriol is just overflowing because I never post anything publicly UNTIL I’m out of options. IMO, makes me a meta-help-vampire. Minus the rudeness (if anyone has the patience to respond)
Like any good nerd, I wait with bated virtual breath.