@bulls4ever Guys, I’m a bit in trouble trying to follow all posts in this thread. To simplify, what seems to be a main goal / question here? If we want only to copy an Antergos, already installed and configured somewhere, onto another computer, there’s absolutely no need to repeat all installation and configuration steps.
Just use the wonderfull
fsarchiver to clone any existing Antergos from one computer to another.
An example. There are 5 cumputers here. There are 5 Antergoses on each one. 5 different DEs, each one in its own, separate partition. It takes roughly 2 hours to install and configure well a single DE. 10 hours of hard work for a single computer.
I don’t ever mind to waste 40 more hours installing and configuring Antergos on 4 remaining computers. I simply backup with
fsarchiver all 5 Antergos partitions on an external hard disk. It takes about an hour. Then, I simply restore them on other 4 computers. The restore of all 5 partitions takes about 15 min.
Only very minor adjustments are needed on target computers. I must change only four things
- fstab, to reflect partitions used on target systems
- regenerate initramfs
- re-establish the network connection, change network controller name in conky
- eventually, not always, adjust the video driver
In 1 hour (backup) and 15 x 4 = 1 more hour (restore) five Antergoses are cloned to other 4 computers. Without any trouble.