• Dell XPS 15 installation troubles


    I have a new Dell XPS 15 9560 in which I have replaced the 32GB cache M.2 SSD with a 250GB M.2 SSD. I was hoping to have a dual-boot setup of Windows 10 and Antergos on this SSD, and then use the 1TB HDD for storgage.

    I have installed Windows 10 onto the SSD and shrunk the volume in half to allow space to install Antergos. My BIOS is in UEFI mode, and the SSD partitions are GPT.

    I have downloaded the latest ISO, but whenever I boot to it on a USB, I get a Nouveau error saying something along the lines of “failed to create kernel channel -22” followed by a psmouse serial error saying “failed to initialize device” before I even get to the menu to select to launch the Live USB. I have tried redownloading the ISO on different USB sticks, all with the same result.

    I had previously also tried with my BIOS in Legacy mode, where I would boot from the USB, get to the menu and launch the Live USB, where it would then just hang on the Antergos splash screen.

    I then downloaded a previous ISO file (December 2016) from somebody online which I could finally boot into. The install then seemed to be going smoothly, until I got to the page where I select my hostname, username, password etc. where Cnchi would always crash with the error message “Cannot create download package list (metalinks)”. This happens every time on this page.

    So, I have the following 3 questions:

    1. Is there any reason why the latest ISO keeps throwing the kernel error, or what can I do to resolve it?

    2. Is there any archive of previous releases so that I can try a newer version than December 2016 (but not the latest) in the hope that it comes with a newer version of Cnchi which doesn’t have the same crashing issues?

    3. As a last resort, is there anyway I can update Cnchi while booted into the December 2016 ISO I have working at the moment to avoid the crashing and proceed with the install?

    Thank you

  • @kevob33 said in Dell XPS 15 installation troubles:

    1. Is there any reason why the latest ISO keeps throwing the kernel error, or what can I do to resolve it?

    Perhaps you are using an Nvidia card? If you are, just take a look at this thread:slight_smile:.

    1. As a last resort, is there anyway I can update Cnchi while booted into the December 2016 ISO I have working at the moment to avoid the crashing and proceed with the install?

    I don’t know about that, but I think I do know of a work around to the error Cnchi is giving you:slight_smile:.

    Cnchi would always crash with the error message “Cannot create download package list (metalinks)”

    This article might be able to help you there (even if you aren’t using an Nvidia card).

    Hope this helps!

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

    (NOTE: This is still @A-User, I just changed my username and picture)

  • @kevob33 said in Dell XPS 15 installation troubles:

    Dell XPS 15 9560

    NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1050 mit 4GB GDDR5

    So yes! use my Nvidia Iso:
    https://sourceforge.net/projects/antergos-nvidia-iso/

    https://antergos.com/wiki/install/install-from-newest-nvidia-card/

    [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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