• A new set of ISO images are available. Testers Needed!

    If anyone has time to confirm that all is well with the latest set of ISO images we would greatly appreciate it! You can find them here:



  • It’'s too premature to promote 2016.08.22 Testing ISOs to Release, IMHO. They are surprisingly full of issues of different kinds. Will prepare a long post, with screenshots, trying to describe some of them.

    Briefly, the installed system doesn’t boot here.


  • Hmm…Well try to keep in mind that the ISO’s dont really have any affect on the result of the installation. If you could let us know what issues you seen in your testing by opening a github issue on Cnchi’s repo that would be great. Thanks!

  • The current Testing antergos-2016.08.22-x86_64.iso (full, not Minimal) has several problems here. This is a draft of what could be (eventually) separated into isolated GitHub issues. A difficult task.

    The main thing is: Cnchi works. Starts, installs, exits, reboots. But in rather unusual way.

    I’m sorry for the huge “whole screen”-shots. gnome-screenshot can’t save an image and can’t currently be restarted after capturing a “single window”. Maybe a problem in live session.

    Correct formatting is not easy in a complicated post.

    1. Unusual greeting

      On boot, instead of opening the Cnchi’s window, the user is greeted with Installer’s error:
      alt text
      Unusual greeter

    2. Cnchi restarts, nothing unusual

      Installer’s error window is closed, connection established, Cnchi restarts itself normally:
      alt text
      Cnchiy restarts correctly

    3. Advanced installation mode, 1/2

      Installation was done twice, with four different DEs (Mate, Cinnamon, Gnome, Kde). Grub 2 was installed only for testing. It is never installed here.

      Installing Grub 2:
      alt text
      Grub 2 is about to be installed

    4. Advanced installation mode, 2/2

      Repeating installation without Grub 2. Since 1998 I use only the simple Grub, aka Grub Legacy now, aka Grub 1:
      alt text
      Grub 2 will not be installed. Existing Grub 1 will be used to boot the computer.

    5. Installation is about to start, 1/2, nothing unusual

      Computer has two internal hard disks, sda and sdb. Antergos is habitually installed in:

    • sdb10 --> Antergos Mate root (Cinnamon, Gnome, Kde are installed in sdb11, sdb12, sdb13)

    • sda16 --> 1st (a fantasy label, a huge common data partition shared between other installed Linuxes)

      sdb16 --> 2nd (a fantasy label, another huge shared data partition)

    • sda3 --> swap 1/2 (on sda disk)
      sdb3 --> swap 2/2 (on sdb disk)
      alt text
      Unusual partitioning, the usual installation scheme

    1. Installation is about to start, 2/2, nothing unusual

      The lower part of the above picture:
      alt text
      Installation will start now

    2. Unusual slideshow, 1/3

      is displayed during installation
      alt text
      Slideshow looks strange

    3. Unusual slideshow, 2/3
      the script is about to be saved
      alt text
      while installation proceeds normally

    4. Unusual slideshow, 3/3

      The script is:

         <!DOCTYPE html>
         <html lang="en">
             <meta charset="utf-8">
             <meta http-equiv="X-UA-Compatible" content="IE=edge">
             <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1">
             <meta name="description" content="Antergos">
             <meta name="author" content="Antergos">
             <!-- Bootstrap core CSS -->
             <link href="css/bootstrap.min.css" rel="stylesheet">
                 img { width: 100%; height: 334px; }
                 html, body { height: 100%; max-height: 100%; overflow: hidden; }
         <div class="container-fluid" style="padding: 0px !important;">
             <div class="row">
                 <div class="col-md-12" style="padding: 0px !important;">
             <!-- Carousel ================================================== -->
             <div id="myCarousel" class="carousel slide" data-ride="carousel">
             <!-- Indicators -->
             <ol class="carousel-indicators">
                 <li data-target="#myCarousel" data-slide-to="0" class="active"></li>
                 <li data-target="#myCarousel" data-slide-to="1"></li>
                 <li data-target="#myCarousel" data-slide-to="2"></li>
             <div class="carousel-inner" role="listbox">
                 <div class="item active">
                 <img class="first-slide" src="images/slides/1.png" alt="First slide">
                 <div class="container">
                     <div class="carousel-caption">
                     <h1>Example headline.</h1>
                     <p>Note: If you're viewing this page via a <code>file://</code> URL, the "next" and "previous" Glyphicon buttons on the left and right might not load/display properly due to web browser security rules.</p>
                     <p><a class="btn btn-lg btn-primary" href="#" role="button">Sign up</a></p>
                 <div class="item">
                 <img class="second-slide" src="images/slides/2.png" alt="Second slide">
                 <div class="container">
                     <div class="carousel-caption">
                     <h1>Antergos loves Numix</h1>
                     <p>It's all in the details. Antergos includes exclusive desktop and icon themes from our friends at the Numix Project.</p>
                     <p><a class="btn btn-lg btn-primary" href="#" role="button">Learn more</a></p>
                 <div class="item">
                 <img class="third-slide" src="images/slides/3.png" alt="Third slide">
                 <div class="container">
                     <div class="carousel-caption">
                     <h1>One more for good measure.</h1>
                     <p>Cras justo odio, dapibus ac facilisis in, egestas eget quam. Donec id elit non mi porta gravida at eget metus. Nullam id dolor id nibh ultricies vehicula ut id elit.</p>
                     <p><a class="btn btn-lg btn-primary" href="#" role="button">Browse gallery</a></p>
             <a class="left carousel-control" href="#myCarousel" role="button" data-slide="prev">
                 <span class="glyphicon glyphicon-chevron-left" aria-hidden="true"></span>
                 <span class="sr-only">Previous</span>
             <a class="right carousel-control" href="#myCarousel" role="button" data-slide="next">
                 <span class="glyphicon glyphicon-chevron-right" aria-hidden="true"></span>
                 <span class="sr-only">Next</span>
             </div><!-- /.carousel -->
             <!-- Bootstrap core JavaScript
             ================================================== -->
             <!-- Placed at the end of the document so the pages load faster -->
             <script src="js/jquery.min.js"></script>
             <script src="js/bootstrap.min.js"></script>
             <script src="../../assets/js/vendor/holder.min.js"></script>
             <script src="../../assets/js/ie10-viewport-bug-workaround.js"></script>
                 // interval is in milliseconds. 1000 = 1 second - so 1000 * 10 = 10 seconds
                     interval: 1000 * 20
             <meta charset="UTF-8"/>
             <meta http-equiv="X-UA-Compatible" content="IE=edge,chrome=1">
             <title>Antergos Slides</title>
             <link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="/usr/share/cnchi/data/css/slides-style.css"/>
             <link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="/usr/share/cnchi/data/css/lightSlider.css"/>
             <script src="/usr/share/cnchi/data/js/jquery.min.js"></script>
             <script src="/usr/share/cnchi/data/js/jquery.lightSlider.min.js"></script>
             <div class="slider1">
             <ul id="slider">
                 <li><img class='slide' src="/usr/share/cnchi/data/images/slides/1.png" alt=""/></li>
                 <li><img class='slide' src="/usr/share/cnchi/data/images/slides/2.png" alt=""/></li>
                 <li><img class='slide' src="/usr/share/cnchi/data/images/slides/3.png" alt=""/></li>
             <script type="text/javascript">
                 $(document).ready(function() {
                         item: 1,
                         speed: 2600, //ms'
                         adaptiveHeight: true,
                         thumbMargin: 0,
                         gallery: false,
                         galleryMargin: 0,
                         auto: true,
                         loop: true,
                         pause: 9000,
                         mode: 'fade',
                         keyPress: false,
                         controls: false,
                         pager: false

      Sick of bloated Pastebin. Pastie and Paste2 are lighter.

    5. Meanwhile, installation proceeds

      alt text
      Installation is about to be concluded

    6. Installation finishes, nothing unusual

      Cnchi correctly suggests to reboot the computer:
      alt text
      Installatioan terminates normally

    7. Grub 2 doesn’t boot freshly installed Antergos

      Grub 2, installed by Cnchi in Master Boot Record on a computer with two internal hard disks, can’t start Antergos. It presents a menu with only two generic entries, Linux and Linux Fallback, which actually cannot start any of installed Linuxes.

      Feels like it doesn’t Antergos’ but Grub 2 development problem.

      Cnchi honestly warns about the unsuccessful Grub 2 installation upon the termination. Don’t remember the exact warning message, don’t want to waste two more hours installing another DE trying to reproduce it.

      Grub 2 takes two hours to install itself for a single DE with only other 18 installed Linuxes. Too long. Too bloated. Useless. os-prober must die.

      Briefly. Grub 2, installed by Cnchi, is unable to start any installed Linux.

    8. Even Grub 1 fails to boot Antergos

      Grub (aka Grub 1, Grub Legacy) can’t start it. Rather unusual. Grub succesfully boots all Antergos here starting from 2014.

      It throws now:

      Error 14: Filesystem compatibility error, cannot read whole file
      Press any key to continue...

      That’s the usual problem, typical to recent Calamares and similar installers, used in modern distros like Apricity, Bluestar, Arch Anywhere, Feliz.

      Again, it seems to be not Cnchi-Antergos but Grub2-related problem.

    I’m sorry for a long post. Didn’t find a way to summarize it briefly.


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