• '/dev/disk/by-label/ANTERGOS' device did not show up after 30 seconds


    Brand new desktop pc with no installed operated system.

    Using a USB stick that worked a few days ago with another install.

    Booted from USB stick.
    Selected “Start Antergos Live”
    … I got an entirely white screen.

    Rebooted.
    At Angergos Screen, did F4 and chose Kernel - "Safe Settings"
    Then chose “start Antergos Live”
    … I got an entirely black screen.

    Rebooted.
    At Angergos Screen, did F4 and chose Kernel - "No ACPI"
    Then chose “start Antergos Live”
    … I got an entirely black screen.

    Rebooted.
    At Angergos Screen, did F4 and chose Kernel - "No Local APIC"
    Then chose “start Antergos Live”
    … I got an entirely white screen.

    Rebooted.
    Selected Non-Graphical Boot.
    Waiting 30 seconds for device /dev/disk/by-label/ANTERGOS …
    ERROR: ‘/dev/disk/by-label/ANTERGOS’ device did not show up after 30 seconds…
    Falling back to interactive prompt
    You can try to fix the problem manually, log out when you are finished
    sh: can’t access tty: job conrol turned off
    [rootfs ]#

    At the rootfs prompt, I tried to find /dev/disk/by-label

    [rootfs]# cd /dev/disk
    [rootfs]# ls
    by-id by-path

    So clearly the by-label directory does not exist.

    No idea how to proceed, so took a look at the antergos forum:
    https://forum.antergos.com/category/3/installation

    https://forum.antergos.com/topic/4994/black-screen-with-new-iso/9
    Rebooted.
    Start Antergos Live
    Boot options:
    deleted "quiet splash"
    added "nomodeset"
    Once again, I got:
    Waiting 30 seconds for device /dev/disk/by-label/ANTERGOS …
    ERROR: ‘/dev/disk/by-label/ANTERGOS’ device did not show up after 30 seconds…

    Any advice on how to proceed from here?
    Is there any information I can provide that will help you help me?
    Many thanks.

  • I’m very newbie, but Antergos use UUID to mount partitions and not just /dev/disk (sdaX/hdaX, etc), that’s why it take so long.
    It’s not quite clear to me, after adding nomodeset and waiting 30 seconds the livecd finally boot?
    If yes, you can use gparted and proceed with installation. After installation if you still have to wait this time you can edit fstab adding the correct UUID for the partitions you create.

    Let’s wait for someone more experienced to help you…
    Good luck.

    Antergos (default OS) - WIN10 (abandoned)
    I3wm - Mate desktop
    AMD - A4 7300 Radeon graphics
    16 GB ram
    HD 1 TB
    Linux newbie since 06/2016

  • I finally made it as far as the Cnchi installer!

    Here is what I did:

    • Instead of using a USB 3 port for my usb installation stick, I used a USB 2 port instead.

    USB 3 is the blue jack, USB 2 is the older style with the black jack.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USB#/media/File:USB_3,_Mike,_Headphone,_USB_2_jacks.jpg

    • For the “Start Antergos Live” boot options, I did the following:
      deleted "quiet splash"
      added “nomodeset”

    I have very little understanding of what is actually happening here.

    It could be relevant that my Processor and Graphics Card are from AMD (as opposed to Intel, NVidia etc).

  • One thing that helped was googling some more of the output in the terminal.

    A search for “xhci_hcd command ring failed” gave me results that pointed to USB 3.0 not working on some setups. This led me to try my USB stick in the USB 2.0 socket instead.

  • Marking as solved, since I have now installed arch linux using antergos.
    However, after booting into the new install, I get a black screen with an arrow cursor.
    I have posted about this in a follow-up, here: https://forum.antergos.com/topic/5250/amd-radeon-r5-graphics-card-black-screen

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