Apologies for posting in the wrong spot, but I was not sure which would be the best subforum.
Apologies for the long post.
I have loved my Arch / Antergos experience since Feb 2016 and would much prefer not to have to move away.
On about Aug 18, 2017, I followed my routine weekly package updates using
sudo pacman -Syu. After restarting, I end up with just a blank black screen with my mouse that can move around. I tried choosing Antergos LTS from the menu that pops up on booting, but with the same result.
I tried to use my liveusb to use
chroot to investigate or fix things as some guides online suggested. However, I received the following errors.
$ sudo arch-chroot /mnt mount: mount point /mnt/proc does not exist ==> ERROR: filed to setup chroot /mnt $ sudo arch-chroot /mnt/arch ==> ERROR: Can't create chroot on non-directory /mnt/arch $ sudo arch-chroot /dev/sda ==> ERROR: Can't create chroot on non-directory /dev/sda $ sudo arch-chroot /dev/sda0 ==> ERROR: Can't create chroot on non-directory /dev/sda0 $ sudo arch-chroot /dev/sda1 ==> ERROR: Can't create chroot on non-directory /dev/sda1 $ sudo arch-chroot /dev/sda2 ==> ERROR: Can't create chroot on non-directory /dev/sda2 $ sudo arch-chroot /dev/sda3 ==> ERROR: Can't create chroot on non-directory /dev/sda3 $ sudo arch-chroot /dev/sda4 ==> ERROR: Can't create chroot on non-directory /dev/sda4 $ sudo arch-chroot /dev/sda5 ==> ERROR: Can't create chroot on non-directory /dev/sda5
I tried to just reinstall Antergos. I tried to reinstall offline first. However, Cnchi needed internet access. When I connected to the internet, it checked for updates automatically for cnchi itself. It closed itself after a minute-ish. Usually it would lead to the same black screen with the mouse as mentioned before. Sometimes it would then open itself again, but as the same version (0.14.194) despite being ~a year old). In trying to get some sort of error message typed here, I am trying to install it again. This time I get the following error after the phase when I select my username, machine name, password, etc. Once it reaches about 33% complete, cnchi pops up an error saying:
'Cannot create download package list (metalinks).' Please reference the following number when reporting this error: 32475
Reading other posts in this forum, it seems the issue due to needing to update the mirror lists with the following.
sudo pacman -S pacman-mirrorlist antergos-mirrorlist
However, that raised a conflict between antergos-alerts and antergos-repo-priority. Looking around this forum, it seems that there was a move by the developers and I should accept the alerts package. Continuing on, pacman brings up the error that the signature from antergos build server is marginal trust and that /var/cache/pacman/pkg/anstergos-alerts-17.7.23-1-any.pkg.tar.xz is corrupted as well as antergos-mirrorlist-20170524-2-any.pkg.tar.xz. I was able to upgrade the arch mirrorlist and refresh the keys, but when I try to update the antergos-mirrorlist it raises the latter issue again even if I choose yes to delete it, it asks again if I run it again.
I know I was using an old liveusb. I tried using the latest liveusb but that would either result in the black screen with the mouse or cnchi closing itself after connecting to the internet and then not reopening from the left-panel or from the command line.
Again, apologies for the long post. Please advise.