• New to Linux and the Arch world


    Good morning all,

    I have been tooling around with Linux Mint for a couple months now and am pleased with what it offers. Then i came across Antergos and i read about the “Rolling Release” That, was enough for me to want to try it. I really like the idea of having my OS update rather than having to install every few months. Sans the LTS releases. Anyway, onto my issue.

    So i grabbed the latest iso last night and used unetbootin to load my thumb drive via this page [url:1tsenxmm]https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/USB_Flash_Installation_Media[/url:1tsenxmm]

    Now, when trying to boot to the live version i get this screen. Note: i tried this 3 times on two laptops and a desktop. All 3 times i get the same outcome. So, im wondering if it’s the thumb drive that’s causing the issue? This is the first time unetbootin has not worked for me.

    Thanks,
    Jeff

    [img:1tsenxmm]http://i42.tinypic.com/zkskko.jpg[/img:1tsenxmm]

  • Good morning all,

    I have been tooling around with Linux Mint for a couple months now and am pleased with what it offers. Then i came across Antergos and i read about the “Rolling Release” That, was enough for me to want to try it. I really like the idea of having my OS update rather than having to install every few months. Sans the LTS releases. Anyway, onto my issue.

    So i grabbed the latest iso last night and used unetbootin to load my thumb drive via this page [url:1tsenxmm]https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/USB_Flash_Installation_Media[/url:1tsenxmm]

    Now, when trying to boot to the live version i get this screen. Note: i tried this 3 times on two laptops and a desktop. All 3 times i get the same outcome. So, im wondering if it’s the thumb drive that’s causing the issue? This is the first time unetbootin has not worked for me.

    Thanks,
    Jeff

    [img:1tsenxmm]http://i42.tinypic.com/zkskko.jpg[/img:1tsenxmm]

  • I have faced the same issue with all the 3 iso’s i’ve tried (the previous release and 2 versions of the current release).
    And I have tried 3 different softwares - Unetbootin (on both elementary 0.2 and windows 8.1,) Universal USB installation and Linux Live USB creator.

  • Hi there!

    According to the Arch Wiki “USB Flash Installation Media” page ([https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/USB_Flash_Installation_Media#Using_UNetbootin][0]">[https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/US][1] … UNetbootin):

    “Unetbootin overwrites syslinux.cfg, so it creates a USB device that does not boot properly. For this reason, Unetbootin is not recommended – please use dd or one of the other methods discussed in this topic.”

    The easiest way is to, as they suggest, “dd” the iso onto the USB you wish to boot from. Say, for example, the USB you wish to boot from is recognised as /dev/sdb. You would simply execute:

    (sudo) dd bs=4M if=/path/to/iso_file.iso of=/dev/sdb && sync

    The sudo may or may not be needed. The “bs=4M” refers to block size - how much is copied to the USB at once, in this case 4Mb. This is my first post, so I hope everything I wrote is correct! I am also fairly new to the Linux world! Good luck

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  • Ok, used the Win32 disk manager and it worked. Im up and running a live session.

  • @“yamo”:3fwxfy8z said:

    The sudo may or may not be needed. The “bs=4M” refers to block size - how much is copied to the USB at once, in this case 4Mb. This is my first post, so I hope everything I wrote is correct! I am also fairly new to the Linux world! Good luck [/quote:3fwxfy8z]

    Welcome to Antergos

    Hope you all enjoy your new install!

    Cheers!

  • Just change your pendrive’s label as “ANTERGOS201311”, it’ll work.

  • OFF:

    Why not create somebody a GUI, that help the users to use dd?

    It need a file chooser, to choose the iso, a mounted volume chooser, and a button that runs the dd bs=4 if=$var1 of=$var2 with SUDO permission.

    It is a simple python apps.

    Don't forget to mark as [SOLVED], if your problem was solved!

  • @“I-sty”:3nqinb4a said:

    OFF:

    Why not create somebody a GUI, that help the users to use dd?

    It need a file chooser, to choose the iso, a mounted volume chooser, and a button that runs the dd bs=4 if=$var1 of=$var2 with SUDO permission.

    It is a simple python apps.

    Pssst…Let me tell you a secret… SUSE IMAGE WRITER DOES ALL OF THOSE THINGS.

    We don’t have the resources to spend on creating tools that already exist, HOWEVER, I have been pondering a few ideas on ways to implement a one-click installer. This would mean you download only one file which includes the iso and you just open it and follow the prompts as your boot media is created and then computer restarts to launch live system. It is still way too early to say when to expect it but its something you can look forward to

    Best Regards,

  • @“lots.0.logs”:37sdtfs2 said:

    HOWEVER, I have been pondering a few ideas on ways to implement a one-click installer. This would mean you download only one file which includes the iso and you just open it and follow the prompts as your boot media is created and then computer restarts to launch live system. It is still way too early to say when to expect it but its something you can look forward to

    Best Regards,[/quote:37sdtfs2]

    This is a great new.
    You never take a relax?

    Don't forget to mark as [SOLVED], if your problem was solved!

  • Development is relaxing for me ------->

  • @“lots.0.logs”:34rfyzg9 said:

    Development is relaxing for me ------->

    I do not mean to offend you.
    I appreciate and admire your work.
    The development is relaxing for me too. I developing an android project, since a week at daily 12 hours at home, and at night I am thinking at the new tasks.

    Don't forget to mark as [SOLVED], if your problem was solved!

  • No offense taken. I can relate to that for sure. I’m always thinking of new ideas and concepts

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