@izznogooood Well, trying to install Antergos has proven disastrous…I’ve got two internal drives, one was empty, which I tried to install Antergos on, and the other had Windows 10 running on it. Antergos is very bad at making clear what drive you are attempting to install on. I’ve tried installing it on sda, and sdb. In both instances, my OTHER drive was wiped out and I had to restore Windows, which was annoying. Being a glutton for punishment, I thought I’d try again and hope to get some helpful tips from here.
I’ve tried using Rufus to install Antergos onto my internal drive, once the live version is running on my bootable USB. That should be possible to do, right? With Rufus, I’ve tried the ISO option, and the DD option, I think it is called. It seems to me that these did not work. Or did they?
I.e. When I setup Antergos in the installation process, I choose to encrypt my drive. Is that a good idea? Can it be done after installation? In any case, when I boot into the drive which I assume has Antergos installed on it, I have to input my password. Assuming that that works, I get a black screen with a flashing underline symbol or something in the top left-hand corner of the monitor. It stays there for a long time, making me think that something has gone wrong. Has it? If not, how long before I should see the desktop? Is the process always at that slow, if nothing is wrong my installation?
As for my BIOS, it has no option that I can see for safe mode…but I have the Tweaking app and I had enable the Windows F8 boot menu, which I assume is safe mode? The same as safeboot? I’ve disabled that now on Tweaking. Do I have to? If I can successfully install Antergos, can I enable safeboot then?
Anyway, I think that I have Antergos installed on my other internal drive but I’m not sure if its working properly, so I might want to install it again, using Etcher this time, I think, in case that brings me more luck.
How do I ensure that I don’t wipe out my main internal drive which has Windows 10 on it?
On what do I install the installer or whatever you call it? I.e. it’s an option in the installation process that Antergos requires of you.
What other options should I choose in the installation process (apart from the obvious ones like installing NVidia drivers, since I have a NVidia on my PC)?
Is there a walkthrough on how to create partitions yourself and what sizes to make them?
Is it a good idea to encrypt your drive? Does that make getting into Antergos a painfully slow process once you enter your password?
If I have no luck this time installing Antergos, I’m afraid I’ll have to go with something simpler. I tried installing Manjaro but the green installing bar seemed to stall, so I just gave up on that too. Are Arch variants temperamental or something to install?