• Mirror Issues while installing Antergos as a Dual Boot System


    Hi! (Again… Yes, it’s me. The one from the other THREE recent-ish install questions)

    Apparently I am that one over enthusiastic Antergos user. (This is my third installment of the system in the last month:smile: and each time I’ve needed some help).

    So here I go again.

    I thought it would be a fun idea to install the Deepin DE alongside my already configured Gnome desktop. Yes. You can probably already see where this is going. Well, I got it running and everything worked as expected, but the fonts were a bit off and the system couldn’t decide which file manager should be the default one. So after a few days of dealing with an incredibly ugly font, I decided to just go back to Gnome.

    This is where the real problem began. In the process of removing Deepin, I accidentally removed some important components for Gnome along with it. When I tried to login the next time, I just got a black screen after logging in. So instead of asking for help from there, I decided to just simply re-install Antergos completely, since I had already clearly documented everything needed to get my system back to the way it was. I thought that I could re-install Antergos and a few programs, and then adjust some settings… and BOOM! I’d have my desktop back to the way it had been in a little over an hour.

    So much for my wishful thinking:grinning:. Whenever I attempt to re-install Antergos, I get the following notice around the end of the install process:

    "Can’t install necessary packages. Cnchi can’t continue."
    Please reference the following number when reporting this error: 631304.

    I already looked this up and found that it is probably a mirror issue based on the simularity of my issue to this issue. (Yes, that is me, trying to help the person. Ironic isn’t it? That I am now lost in the same issue I tried to solve for someone else!:smile:)

    I see that they referenced the post by @karasu which addresses how to manually choose your mirrors at installation. However, I had some trouble following it. It started to get confusing around step 3. How do I edit the files? How can I determine which mirror to use and which ones not to? If someone could explain it in a bit more detail, that would be apreciated:slight_smile:

    Thank you in advance!
    (Especially to those that made it all the way through my incredibly long post AND survived:smile:)

    Keep trying, never give up. In the end, you will find that it was all worth it

  • If there is some GUI way to go about this, that would be even better, but I understand if there is not. (Even if it is just doing the same thing in a text editor).

    Thanks again:slight_smile:

    Keep trying, never give up. In the end, you will find that it was all worth it

  • @A-User said in Mirror Issues while installing Antergos as a Dual Boot System:

    If there is some GUI way to go about this, that would be even better, but I understand if there is not. (Even if it is just doing the same thing in a text editor).

    It’s also in our todo list. I wanted to add a new step in Cnchi to be able to select and sort which mirrors do you want to use…

    Your error could also mean that a package has been removed from the repositories… by us or by Arch.

    Or as you say, a faulty or not fully updated mirror could be the culprit.

    Can you check the log? It’s the /tmp/cnchi.log file. Just open it with gedit or whatever you use and copy/paste it to paste2.org (or any similar service), then just put the url here so we can all see it.

    Thanks!

  • Can do!

    Here’s the link to it!

    Thank you SO much for your help @karasu, it really does mean a lot to me to have the support and involvement of the developers in the forum:slight_smile:.

    Keep trying, never give up. In the end, you will find that it was all worth it

  • Once this is sorted through, I thought I could maybe edit this article in the wiki, which is also ironically written by me:smile:

    Keep trying, never give up. In the end, you will find that it was all worth it

  • Hi,

    I’m afraid there’s a lot missing there… are you sure you have nothing else in that file?

  • Hi,

    Yes, I’m pretty sure that’s it I’m afraid. My computer which is presenting the issue is currently not available (it will be in a few hours) but I do believe that is it.

    The system is still a live one, and not installed yet. Would this alter the contents in the logs and account for the missing items/ lines?

    Thank you so much:slight_smile:

    Keep trying, never give up. In the end, you will find that it was all worth it

  • Sadly, I just checked my computer and that is definitely all there is in the logs:slight_frown:.

    Keep trying, never give up. In the end, you will find that it was all worth it

  • @A-User said in Mirror Issues while installing Antergos as a Dual Boot System:

    Thank you SO much for your help @karasu, it really does mean a lot to me to have the support and involvement of the developers in the forum.

    Speaking of such, if there is ever anything I can do that would help you out (within reason of course), I’d be glad to to:slight_smile:. Considering my coding skills (or lack thereof) I don’t know how useful I would be, but I could certainly do something small like create or edit a wiki article for you (or any other task you don’t have time for).:grinning:

    Keep trying, never give up. In the end, you will find that it was all worth it

  • Hi again!

    Talk about the irony!:smile:

    I looked at my own wiki article where it said “If This Did Not Work”, and it solved my problem completely! I am now writing this inside another newly installed Antergos system.

    How’s that for irony?

    Thanks for all of the help and assistance @karasu. You and the other developers are the main reason I don’t switch to something like Manjaro. Everyone is just so helpful and kind here:grinning:.

    Keep trying, never give up. In the end, you will find that it was all worth it

  • @A-User ,heheheh, irony or…carelessness?
    Anyway, you sorted it out. Will you please mark the topic as Solved? On the bottom R-H corner, click on the TOPIC TOOLS to find the option.
    Thanks

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    Intel Core2 Duo CPU P8400 2.26GHz‖ RAM 3908 MiB ‖ Dell Inc. 0F328M - Dell Inc. Latitude E6500
    Intel Mobile 4 Series Chipset Integrated Graphics [8086:2a42] {i915

  • Oh… sorry about that. I had been under the impression that I had done so, but apparently I had been thinking of another thread.

    Keep trying, never give up. In the end, you will find that it was all worth it

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