Please help, I cannot finish my installation!
TL;DR at the bottom!
First of all:
VERY GOOD EVENING TO ALL!
I’ll give a brief background explaining what I am trying to accomplish first.
I’ve been amazed at the power of using Linux for a while.
So I decided to make the switch from Windows. Of course I am very new and very inexperienced with Linux.
After some research I decided Antergos Arch was the best fit for me and what I want to do is to install Antergos alongside Windows until I get completely comfortable with it so that I could later make the full switch.
It might be worth noting that I am using an ASUS Laptop with Intel i7 6700HQ running Windows 10
The graphic card is Nvidia GEFORCE GTX 960m. My computer came with a partition already (C:\ and D:)
The D:\ drive is labeled “Data” and it is completely empty with 557GB. (Here is where I intend to install antergos)
I’ll do my best to describe every step I have taken so far:
I first found this great article https://antergos.com/wiki/install/how-to-dual-boot-antergos-windows-uefi-expanded-by-linuxhat/ and followed it.
I downloaded the .iso via the torrent, I tried to download it through chrome but it kept crashing.
I used USBWriter to write the .iso into a 4gb USB stick (The Stick isn’t partitioned, It’s just free space and the ISO and it’s formated in FAT)
I’ll admit, I didn’t back up my data or created a recovery USB stick of Windows, simply because I didn’t have another USB stick at hand and no external harddrive.
I disabled the Fast Startup setting and disabled the Secure Boot with no problem
Here is where it gets tricky for me at least, the article I followed asks me to simply “Change the Boot Order” However In my UEFI’s Boot Tab I see some things but not USB.
so I have to create a a new Boot option and then select the USB.
but then it asks me for the path for boot option and that’s where I’m stuck.
Under Archiso there is only this one.
And this is what appears under boot.
I’ve tried all of them and bootx64.efi seems to be the one that works the best and when I select it and run it I end up in this screen.
Again, I’ve tried all the options, The fallback options just give me an error and the x86_64 option brings me to the plymouth theme and when I press arrow up I get this screen with errors.
This is just hilarious… I am on my own now it seems
Anyways, I tried to be thorough but it might be dragging on.
Tried installing Antergos from a live USB stick, got the “SQUASHFS Error: unable to read xattr id index table” and the Error: Failed to Mount ‘/dev/loop0’ while running the live-usb
Thank you all beforehand!