• EMMC Flash Install Hangs on Antergos


    This is more a note to myself than anything else as I have found myself banging my head on the wall for hours trying to figure out why I keep getting a hang on install with an eMMC flash card.

    Problem:
    On install Antergos hangs if you select the default install settings. It will always hang on:
    Configuring Hardware for Install 100%
    This problem also seems to be as a result of the installer mounting the eMMC card by default. Not sure why.

    Solution:
    Manually set the partition tables and mount points. This in turn will have the partition manager tell Antergos that the eMMC drive is mounted and will be unmounted to continue. After that it SHOULD install without any further hangs.

    Unless of course I’m just throwing wrenches at a user error problem that should do it :P

  • There are laptops that use this type of storage to install the OS there, and then a bigger device to store data (usually a mechanical drive). Long time ago users complained about the impossibility to install Antergos in such devices. Maybe fixing this made eMMC installation a default by mistake.

    When you selected “Automatic” installation, couldn’t you select in which drive did you want to install it?

  • Yes I selected the main storage partition (31gb) where all other drives show up as 0gb. I think it has something to do with the way the eMMC is naturally setup. I recall there being 4 partitions and only one showing actual storage. All others read as 0.

  • Yes I selected the main storage partition (31gb) where all other drives show up as 0gb.

    That’s odd. Sadly, we do not have any laptop of this kind to do some tests. When I have the time (don’t hold your breath) I’ll try to fix automatic installation in these cases (at least, show other drives’ sizes correctly).

    Thanks for pointing it out!

  • No problem it’s not the biggest issue I just posted it as a reminder in case I forget to do manual partitioning on eMMC flash.

  • Only for the competition ;)
    Is this solved? here is a user with may the same issue?
    https://forum.antergos.com/topic/6862/stuck-on-getting-ready-your-disk-s-on-only-uefi-netbook/9

    [updates once a week] = [90% less problems]
    [Li{u}n//u//{i}x] since 1988 - overcoming failure means success
    http://kamprad.net/howto-installing-antergos/
    https://forum.antergos.com/topic/1883/how-to-include-system-logs-when-asking-for-help

  • Is this solved?

    No.

    here is a user with may the same issue?

    Yes.

    I’m really sorry but as I said, I do not have any hardware to test this on.

  • @karasu but works fine with manual partition…

    [updates once a week] = [90% less problems]
    [Li{u}n//u//{i}x] since 1988 - overcoming failure means success
    http://kamprad.net/howto-installing-antergos/
    https://forum.antergos.com/topic/1883/how-to-include-system-logs-when-asking-for-help

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