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