I’ve installed Arch Linux “the Arch way” many many times until I got the hang of it. However, I recently “discovered” Antergos, liked what I saw, and so far so good…mostly :)
I’m currently installing Antergos into Virtualbox, with Arch as the host OS. I’ve installed all DE’s except Openbox successfully using systemd boot.
However, here are some questions/problems/suggestions I have:
Installing Antergos into VB, UEFI, SSD virtual disk (2TB VDI), wipe disk (first bullet choice), LVM + separate home, Grub2. After reboot, I’m dropped into the UEFI shell. This is the exact configuration that worked with systemd boot. Are there any known issues with installing using this configuration + grub?
I like to have a local cache. By the 5th install or so, it gets old downloading all the packages, not to mention it’s slow. So, under Arch, I edit pacman.conf CacheDir directive, then mount my USB key (or NAS) to that directory. After the initial install, the cache is loaded, no more downloads, and the install is much quicker. Is there a way to configure this with Cnchi? I did note /install/pacman.conf during the install process, but I assume that gets created on the fly.
Is there a good resource (i.e. wiki article, etc) for installing under more advanced partitioning? Perhaps LUKS + LMV splitting out root, home, swap, and a data partition? I’d likely want to do this if I replace Arch with Antergos for my host OS.
Would there be any interest in the Antergos community for supporting rEFInd as a boot loader?
Off topic question: other than the install process, what are the key differences between Antergos and Arch? I note the Antergos repository in the pacman.conf, but I’m not sure what that gets me? Perhaps better testing before packages make it into the repository?