• Charset error in installation


    Hi folks,
    Really struggling here so would appreciate some guidance.
    Downloaded the latest test iso, and attempted the dd method of creating the usb stick - this didn’t work (wasn’t detected by UEFI).
    I then used Rufus ([https://github.com/pbatard/rufus][0]">[https://github.com/pbatard/rufus][1]) to create GPT FAT32 UEFI bootable disk using the ISO.
    This seemed to work (detected OK by my laptop) but then fails to boot with the following messsage:

    "FAT-fs (sda1): IO charset iso8859-1 not found"
    mount: "wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/sda1,
    missing codepage or helper program, or other error.

    ERROR: Failed to mount /dev/dist/by-label/ANTERGOS

    Any ideas?

    [0]: <a href=
    [1]: https://github.com/pbatard/rufus

  • Hi folks,
    Really struggling here so would appreciate some guidance.
    Downloaded the latest test iso, and attempted the dd method of creating the usb stick - this didn’t work (wasn’t detected by UEFI).
    I then used Rufus ([https://github.com/pbatard/rufus][0]">[https://github.com/pbatard/rufus][1]) to create GPT FAT32 UEFI bootable disk using the ISO.
    This seemed to work (detected OK by my laptop) but then fails to boot with the following messsage:

    "FAT-fs (sda1): IO charset iso8859-1 not found"
    mount: "wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/sda1,
    missing codepage or helper program, or other error.

    ERROR: Failed to mount /dev/dist/by-label/ANTERGOS

    Any ideas?

    [0]: <a href=
    [1]: https://github.com/pbatard/rufus

  • EDIT*: Actually, on second thought, before you try what’s below try using gparted to change the partition label on the usb drive to “ANTERGOS”. Cheers!


    Hi,

    Try the ISO below with dd. It includes some changes related to UEFI that may allow your system to recognize it properly. Once it boots, you will want to exit the installer and use the testing setup script to update the installer to the latest version. You will find instructions for running the testing script on the “Cnchi Bug Hunters” topic (1st post). If that does not solve the problem, try manaully formatting your USB using the instructions found here: [https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/USB_Flash_Installation_Media#BIOS_and_UEFI_Bootable_USB][0]">[https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/US][1] … otable_USB

    ISO: [http://repo.antergos.info/iso/testing/uefi/antergos-2014.03.31-x86_64.iso][0]">[http://repo.antergos.info/iso/testing/u][2] … x86_64.iso

    Let me know the result. Good luck

    Best Regards,

    [0]: <a href=
    [1]: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/US
    [2]: http://repo.antergos.info/iso/testing/u

  • Morning!
    I wasn’t able to load the dd’d device using the latest iso in gparted to change the label, some error about cyclic file system so gave up on that.

    Downloaded the UEFI iso you mentioned though and that booted a treat (copied using DD)!

    Just running through the testing.sh script now… will let you know how the install goes.

    Thanks for your help

  • No go (at first)
    "ERROR: Command [‘wipefs’, ‘-a’, ‘/dev/sdb’] has failed"
    Error: Error creating partitions and their filesystems

    This was despite me deleting the partition table on the drive manually.

    So i went whole hog and DD’d the entire drive from /dev/zero and it’s now installing

  • Thanks for the report!

    Cheers!

  • I’m still fighting with EFI boot with no luck.
    [b:2h3rfxi3]lots.0.logs[/b:2h3rfxi3] can you cast some light on this problem? First of all - which iso file is UEFI capable? Only [2014.03.31[/url:2h3rfxi3] or latest [testing[/url:2h3rfxi3] one too?

    When I use Rufus tool and [u:2h3rfxi3]testing iso[/u:2h3rfxi3] I’ve got the same error as [b:2h3rfxi3]kstoney[/b:2h3rfxi3] described in the first post. Then I tried [i:2h3rfxi3]dd[/i:2h3rfxi3] method but my usb drive didn’t appear under EFI menu - only under classic boot drives.

    One more thing: when I burn the same testing iso on dvd everything is working as expected. I’m really confused

  • Some uefi firmwares are picky when it comes to booting from USB’s. This is widely reported on the Arch forums and bug tracker. It’s also a very volatile bug that can be fixed in one kernel release and then broke again in the next. If its working on the DVD I’d go with that and be happy

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