• LiveUSB not responding


    Hello, I tried to dual-boot Antergos with Windows 7 on a old laptop which doesn’t have UEFI or EFI, so I think it just has a Legacy BIOS. I used LiLi USB creator to make a LiveUSB with Arch Linux settings, but when I boot it I get a SysLinux successful message, Antergos welcome text and a selection of boot options. Below that is a flashing _ (without a >) and my keyboard doesn’t work. I tried to use num-lock, but it didn’t turn on. I tried to boot both images the recomended 64 bits and the test one with regular Linux settings, but that didn’t work. as well. What am I doing wrong? Am I using the wrong image?(I have 4 GB RAM) My processor is not supported?(Intel Centurion 2) Am I using the wrong LiveUSB creator? Please help!
    My laptop is MSI GX720 (MS-1722)[/url:3bspta3q]. I can’t flash my BIOS because program for flashing is x84 bit only.

  • Hello, I tried to dual-boot Antergos with Windows 7 on a old laptop which doesn’t have UEFI or EFI, so I think it just has a Legacy BIOS. I used LiLi USB creator to make a LiveUSB with Arch Linux settings, but when I boot it I get a SysLinux successful message, Antergos welcome text and a selection of boot options. Below that is a flashing _ (without a >) and my keyboard doesn’t work. I tried to use num-lock, but it didn’t turn on. I tried to boot both images the recomended 64 bits and the test one with regular Linux settings, but that didn’t work. as well. What am I doing wrong? Am I using the wrong image?(I have 4 GB RAM) My processor is not supported?(Intel Centurion 2) Am I using the wrong LiveUSB creator? Please help!
    My laptop is MSI GX720 (MS-1722)[/url:3bspta3q]. I can’t flash my BIOS because program for flashing is x84 bit only.

  • try [url:1ylamidu]http://www.pendrivelinux.com/universal-usb-installer-easy-as-1-2-3/[/url:1ylamidu], and then edit the usb stick like I did here [url:1ylamidu]http://forum.antergos.com/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=1378[/url:1ylamidu] (the section [b:1ylamidu]Creating the usb media:[/b:1ylamidu])

    Creating an arch based usb media from windows can be a pita xD maybe it helps, if not, sry for wasting your time

    EDIT: I forgot to mention, when using the usb installer tool, choose “arch linux”, click on “browse” button, then insert a * into the bottom input field and press ENTER, otherwise you wont find the antergos iso, because it looks for an archlinux*.iso

  • Hi,

    Suse ImageWriter is what we use in development and it has both Linux and Windows versions. See this post: [http://forum.antergos.com/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=1259&p=4513&hilit=suse+imagewriter#p4513][0]">viewtopic.php?f=5&t=1259&p=4513&hilit=suse+imagewriter#p4513 As noted above, you will also have to enter a star (*) for it to allow you to select the iso.

    Cheers!

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  • @“lots.0.logs”:1roz56v3 said:

    Hi,

    Suse ImageWriter is what we use in development and it has both Linux and Windows versions. See this post: [http://forum.antergos.com/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=1259&p=4513&hilit=suse+imagewriter#p4513][0]">viewtopic.php?f=5&t=1259&p=4513&hilit=suse+imagewriter#p4513 As noted above, you will also have to enter a star (*) for it to allow you to select the iso.

    Cheers![/quote:1roz56v3]

    Hi, I tried it the suse imagewriter way, with antergos-2014.01.14-x86_64.

    result: there is no uefi boot option on the resulting usb media. And booting the legacy usb is resulting in a blinking cursor. Furthermore I think the imagewriter uses “dd”, so the stick will be unreadable and unpartitionable in windows (except for the “dd” binary for windows).

    I’m going to try the new iso with Universal USB Installer again, to check what changed.

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  • Hmm…that’s odd. I’m not sure what it uses on Windows but it does use dd on linux. Let me know how it turns out.

    Cheers!

  • As I mentioned in my install feedback post, the universal usb installer method works, the paths are correct now, but you have to manually add the archisodevice=/path/to/usb/partition

    EDIT: I tried Suse imagewriter again, just to be sure. I tried it with 6 different usb sticks and on different usb prots (usb2 & 3), as I had unreproducable problems with that in the past, but it was always a complete nogo, no uefi entry to boot from, and the well known blinking cursor.

  • Was that from Windows or Linux? I may have to find another program to recommend

  • @“lots.0.logs”:2jr8goec said:

    Was that from Windows or Linux? I may have to find another program to recommend

    Sry, the one from Windows. I need Win because of Excel so I have all my files (and isos) there. I always use Universal USB installer, because it creates an everywhere readable fat media. Only the needed changes with the archisodevice path are not newb friendly.

    Maybe it works on other uefi machines just fine, I have an asus p8p67 board.

  • I don’t know if you have heard of this but since you mentioned Excel: Have you tried Kingsoft Office? It’s so much better than Libre Office for handling microsoft office formats. If I had to guess as to why it works so much like ms office, I would say it is because the Chinese company that makes it is probably using proprietary microsoft code since they can get away with it…But I would only be guessing LOL Anyway, I recommend it for any work that must remain 100% compatible with MS formats

  • Wow nice info, thanks. Can u tell me if this software is compatible with vba excel macros?

  • The professional version does see here: [http://www.ksosoft.com/download-office-2013.html][0]">[http://www.ksosoft.com/download-office-2013.html][1] If you install it using Antergos/Arch there is an AUR package available here: [https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/kingsoft-office/][0]">[https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/kingsoft-office/][2]

    Okay I have got to stop playing and get back to work (my real job)

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    [1]: http://www.ksosoft.com/download-office-2013.html
    [2]: https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/kingsoft-office/

  • So, thanks for the tips and back to topic.
    I tried it with [b:1yk6mw95]dd[/b:1yk6mw95] (on Antergos and OSX Mavericks) with [b:1yk6mw95]antergos-2014.01.19-x86_64[/b:1yk6mw95]. In both cases I didn’t get a UEFI bootable usb media (at least for my Asus P8P67 board).

    EDIT: So because I hate this outcome with my beloved

  • I am also trying to create a live usb. I’ve mostly tried with dd, but also with suse image writer. The result is always the same.

    I am unable to boot from the disk.

    In gparted, I get an error saying I have a recursive partition table

    In fdisk, the partition seems to be ok. Partition name shows up ok, as well as size and fs type.

    I am unable to mount the partition using nautilus. And using “mount /dev/sdb1 /mnt”, I get the error:

    “wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/sdb1, missing codepage or helper program, or other error”

    EDIT: I used the 64-bit image from 2013.11.17 and I verified the md5sum

  • Ok, so the problem is not me
    If you know all that, maybe it helps someone else.

    EDIT: And I would use the testing isos, because of the wrong paths in the November2k13 ones…

    Have a nice day

  • I got it to work by using a newer image from the testing section of downloads.

    gparted stills says I have a recursive partition table, but i am able to mount the disk, and I can boot and install from it.

    I used regular dd.

  • @“bobbaluba”:1ei378s3 said:

    I got it to work by using a newer image from the testing section of downloads.

    gparted stills says I have a recursive partition table, but i am able to mount the disk, and I can boot and install from it.

    I used regular dd.[/quote:1ei378s3]Just to clarify, were you able to boot from the newer image without any additional modifications? If so I will backport the syslinux related commits from the testing branch to the released iso (since we are not prepared to make another release just yet.)

    Cheers!

  • @“lots.0.logs”:2zxwvjoq said:

    Just to clarify, were you able to boot from the newer image without any additional modifications? If so I will backport the syslinux related commits from the testing branch to the released iso (since we are not prepared to make another release just yet.)

    Cheers![/quote:2zxwvjoq]

    Yes, this is correct, although gparted is still confused, everything else seems to work.

    The image I used was “antergos-2014.01.19-x86_64.iso”

  • Did you dd it to a partition on the usb device (for example of=/dev/sdx1)? Or directly to /dev/sdx?

  • I ran

    dd if=antergos-2014.01.19-x86\_64.iso of=/dev/sdb
    

    Though it behaved kind of weirdly. It finished in only 3 seconds. So something weird might have happened?

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