• How to create UEFI boot USB?


    Please can I have the exact instructions on how to create a UEFI boot USB. I have looked eveywhere and can’t find out how to do it. Any USBs I have made have not booted at all. Any help would be highly appreciated. Thanks

  • Please can I have the exact instructions on how to create a UEFI boot USB. I have looked eveywhere and can’t find out how to do it. Any USBs I have made have not booted at all. Any help would be highly appreciated. Thanks

  • Our live image supports UEFI; there should be no additional setup required. What method are you using to write the image onto the USB? The two methods that we officially support are Suse Image Writer and the “dd” command. See this post for details: [http://forum.antergos.com/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=1259&p=4513#p4513][0]">viewtopic.php?f=5&t=1259&p=4513#p4513

    Please let me know if this helps or if we need to troubleshoot this further. Thanks.

    Best Regards,

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  • @“lots.0.logs”:2by1su2w said:

    Our live image supports UEFI; there should be no additional setup required. What method are you using to write the image onto the USB? The two methods that we officially support are Suse Image Writer and the “dd” command. See this post for details: [http://forum.antergos.com/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=1259&p=4513#p4513][0]">viewtopic.php?f=5&t=1259&p=4513#p4513

    Please let me know if this helps or if we need to troubleshoot this further. Thanks.

    Best Regards,[/quote:2by1su2w]

    I created the boot USB using Suse image writer. It would not boot in UEFI mode. In legacy mode it boots to the boot menu but after that it does not boot. Any help would be apreciated

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  • Hmm…would you mind trying this image to see if it works for you. [http://mirrors.antergos.com/iso/testing/antergos-2013.12.02-x86_64.iso][0]">[http://mirrors.antergos.com/iso/testing][1] … x86_64.iso There have been some issues lately with the bootloader on our images. We are working to sort through them as they are brought to our attention. If this image has the same result as before, please post your system specs. Also if you could grab some logs, it could prove useful. See this post for how to obtain logs when system won’t boot: [http://forum.antergos.com/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=1303&hilit=+systemd.unit#p4813][0]">viewtopic.php?f=5&t=1303&hilit=+systemd.unit#p4813

    Best Regards,

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    [1]: http://mirrors.antergos.com/iso/testing

  • @“lots.0.logs”:3avj9zuw said:

    Hmm…would you mind trying this image to see if it works for you. [http://mirrors.antergos.com/iso/testing/antergos-2013.12.02-x86_64.iso][0]">[http://mirrors.antergos.com/iso/testing][1] … x86_64.iso There have been some issues lately with the bootloader on our images. We are working to sort through them as they are brought to our attention. If this image has the same result as before, please post your system specs. Also if you could grab some logs, it could prove useful. See this post for how to obtain logs when system won’t boot: [http://forum.antergos.com/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=1303&hilit=+systemd.unit#p4813][0]">viewtopic.php?f=5&t=1303&hilit=+systemd.unit#p4813

    Best Regards,[/quote:3avj9zuw]

    It won’t boot at all. In UEFi mode it doesn’t even detect the USB and in legacy mode I get to the boot menu but after that it just doesn’t boot. I get no error messages or anything.

    My laptop is a HP Pavilion 14-b003sa with an Intel core i3, 4GB of RAM and Intel HD graphics 4000.

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    [1]: http://mirrors.antergos.com/iso/testing

  • It seems that booting with UEFI is broken. It’s very hard to troubleshoot (especially considering I don’t have any machines using that method to test) Until that is resolved I think we should focus on BIOS boot since you are at least able to get past the boot menu. If you could obtain some logs using the steps provided here: [http://forum.antergos.com/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=1275&hilit=+systemd#p4663][0]">viewtopic.php?f=5&t=1275&hilit=+systemd#p4663 we will hopefully be bale to see the problem.

    Best Regards,

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  • @“lots.0.logs”:efa36jbu said:

    It seems that booting with UEFI is broken. It’s very hard to troubleshoot (especially considering I don’t have any machines using that method to test) Until that is resolved I think we should focus on BIOS boot since you are at least able to get past the boot menu. If you could obtain some logs using the steps provided here: [http://forum.antergos.com/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=1275&hilit=+systemd#p4663][0]">viewtopic.php?f=5&t=1275&hilit=+systemd#p4663 we will hopefully be bale to see the problem.

    Best Regards,[/quote:efa36jbu]

    I have attached a video which should help to explain better. I tried adding those lines to the boot process but I still get the same result. It just hangs at that black screen.

    Video: [https://www.dropbox.com/s/6ebi6kqvsmwhtmg/video-2013-12-08-15-04-46.mp4][0]">[https://www.dropbox.com/s/6ebi6kqvsmwht][1] … -04-46.mp4

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    [1]: https://www.dropbox.com/s/6ebi6kqvsmwht

  • I’m thinking this is driver related (since your system is a newer model). Would you mind trying an older iso so we can determine at what point (if any) this issue did not exist. Here is a link: [http://antergos.info/iso/antergos-2013.08.20-1-x86_64.iso][0]">[http://antergos.info/iso/antergos-2013][1]. … x86_64.iso THANKS!

    Best Regards,

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    [1]: http://antergos.info/iso/antergos-2013

  • @“lots.0.logs”:338lsaol said:

    I’m thinking this is driver related (since your system is a newer model). Would you mind trying an older iso so we can determine at what point (if any) this issue did not exist. Here is a link: [http://antergos.info/iso/antergos-2013.08.20-1-x86_64.iso][0]">[http://antergos.info/iso/antergos-2013][1]. … x86_64.iso THANKS!

    Best Regards,[/quote:338lsaol]

    This iso does boot in legacy mode but is still not detected in UEFI mode. However I am also having problems with the install. I get the error message:

    Antergos Installer - Error

    failed retrieving file ‘antergos.db’ from mirrors.antergos.com : Could not resolve host: mirrors.antergos.com
    : cb_log in /usr/share/cnchi/src/pacman/pac.py:332

    And also if I run ‘sudo pacman -Syy’ in the terminal I get:

    :: Synchronizing package databases…
    error: failed retrieving file ‘core.db’ from arch.apt-get.eu : Could not resolve host: arch.apt-get.eu
    core 105.3 KiB 693K/s 00:00 [######################] 100%
    extra 1522.1 KiB 817K/s 00:02 [######################] 100%
    community 2.0 MiB 823K/s 00:02 [######################] 100%
    error: failed retrieving file ‘antergos.db’ from mirrors.antergos.com : Could not resolve host: mirrors.antergos.com
    error: failed to update antergos (download library error)
    multilib 109.4 KiB 651K/s 00:00 [######################] 100%

    Any help would be highly appreciated

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    [1]: http://antergos.info/iso/antergos-2013

  • Looks like the mirror that Cnchi automatically selected based on your location is out of sync with the main mirror. There are two mirrorlist files: /etc/pacman.d/mirrorlist & antergos-mirrorlist. Edit each file and select a different mirror by commenting out the current one and uncommenting another. (add/remove The # sign). After that run “sudo pacman -Syy”. If it syncs without errors then you can relaunch the installer. If not, try another mirror. Usually mirror issues resolve themselves within a few hours so this shouldn’t be an issue very long. Please let me know the result

    Best Regards,

  • @“lots.0.logs”:aycupinz said:

    Looks like the mirror that Cnchi automatically selected based on your location is out of sync with the main mirror. There are two mirrorlist files: /etc/pacman.d/mirrorlist & antergos-mirrorlist. Edit each file and select a different mirror by commenting out the current one and uncommenting another. (add/remove The # sign). After that run “sudo pacman -Syy”. If it syncs without errors then you can relaunch the installer. If not, try another mirror. Usually mirror issues resolve themselves within a few hours so this shouldn’t be an issue very long. Please let me know the result

    Best Regards,[/quote:aycupinz]

    For some reason whenever I run arch for the mirrors to work I have to connect to it twice. For example in /etc/pacman.d/mirrorlist instead of having:

    Server = [http://archlinux.mirrors.uk2.net/$repo/os/$arch][0]">[http://archlinux.mirrors.uk2.net/$repo/os/$arch][1]

    I would need to have:

    Server = [http://archlinux.mirrors.uk2.net/$repo/os/$arch][0]">[http://archlinux.mirrors.uk2.net/$repo/os/$arch][1]
    Server = [http://archlinux.mirrors.uk2.net/$repo/os/$arch][0]">[http://archlinux.mirrors.uk2.net/$repo/os/$arch][1]

    instead.

    Is there a way I can fix this. It is because of this issue that the installer will not connect to the mirrors.

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    [1]: http://archlinux.mirrors.uk2.net/$repo/os/$arch

  • The only thing I can think of to explain that is the particular mirror is rejecting the request the first try. This could be a traffic related issue to the server or a number of other reasons related to the route your internet traffic uses when sending requests. Dos that happen with every mirror or just specific mirrors. Have you tried listing it twice and then running the installer? Does that work?

    Regards,

  • Thank you for all the help

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