• Install SEEMS to go well; despite confing "log in auto",cant


    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.

    [b:15qbd1c9][u:15qbd1c9]Please note:[/u:15qbd1c9][/b:15qbd1c9]

    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.

  • 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.

    [b:15qbd1c9][u:15qbd1c9]Please note:[/u:15qbd1c9][/b:15qbd1c9]

    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.

  • Hello,

    First, I’d like to apologize for your troubles with installation. We strive to make the process as simple and useful as possible. As with all active software, there will always be bugs that need fixing. So, let’s see… where shall we begin

    @“Fiction-Burn”:1e086kfs said:

    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[/quote:1e086kfs]
    We haven’t had any other reports of this issue. Because of that, it points to a problem with either the hardware or the software/method used to write the images. For example, I cannot use the computer in my family-room to create any usb media that will actually boot. I spent hours upon hours trying to figure it out with no result. I’d recommend trying different combinations of software and hardware.

    Try this tool as it has always worked for me:
    Linux Version (Arch): [https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/imagewriter/][0]">[https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/imagewriter/][1]
    Linux Version (deb): [https://launchpad.net/~i-5lmm/+archive/marguerite/+build/4511949/+files/imagewriter_1.10-4_amd64.deb][0]">[https://launchpad.net/~i-5lmm/+archive/][2] … _amd64.deb
    Windows Version: [https://github.com/downloads/openSUSE/kiwi/ImageWriter.exe][0]">[https://github.com/downloads/openSUSE/k][3] … Writer.exe

    @“Fiction-Burn”:1e086kfs said:

    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.[/quote:1e086kfs]

    I’m not sure I understand what the problem is here. The collection of desired username and password is performed before any files are actually written in most of today’s distros. To name a few: Ubuntu, Fedora, openSUSE, Mint, & Debian all collect the information before copying files. There are differences on when the account information is actually passed to the new install (some do it after reboot while others do it before) Without reviewing any log files, I cannot really say what has prevented you from logging in. There are a number of possible causes. I will post a list of logs that will be helpful in troubleshooting this at the end

    @“Fiction-Burn”:1e086kfs said:

    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;[/quote:1e086kfs]

    The size of the image is completely due to the fact it provides a fully live graphical environment. Due to how frequent package updates are pushed out, we do not simply copy the live image onto your system like many other distributions. As is the Arch way, our release is always rolling forward. This means you could use an install image that was released today or one from two years ago and still end up with the same installed system. However, we do realize that not everyone will have access to broadband speeds. We are planning to implement a better solution for those users.

    @“Fiction-Burn”:1e086kfs said:

    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.[/quote:1e086kfs]

    Cnchi v.04 has not been officially released. The confusion is a mistake on our part and I apologize for that. It will be corrected. The official release is scheduled for this weekend.

    @“Fiction-Burn”:1e086kfs said:

    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.
    [/quote:1e086kfs]

    Again, without looking at the logs I have no answers here. The only thing would be if there was any possibility you mistypes your username or password during installation?

    Okay so the first thing I think you should do is to re-install Antergos using this image:
    [http://mirrors.antergos.com/iso/testing/antergos-2013.11.10-i686.iso][0]">[http://mirrors.antergos.com/iso/testing][4] … 0-i686.iso

    I recommend using the image-writer app that I mentioned to write your boot media.

    Before leaving the live environment you will find useful logs at these locations (hopefully won’t be needed):
    /tmp/cnchi.log
    /var/log/pacman.log
    /home/antergos/.xsession-errors

    This command will write the journal log to a file in the home dir: Use “su” and “journalctl -b > ~/journal.log”

    Please let me know the result. Good luck

    [0]: <a href=
    [1]: https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/imagewriter/
    [2]: https://launchpad.net/~i-5lmm/+archive/
    [3]: https://github.com/downloads/openSUSE/k
    [4]: http://mirrors.antergos.com/iso/testing

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