I’m hoping someone can shed light on this. (Apologies in advance if this is really dumb question.)
I have a low end, two year old HP laptop I decided to try installing Antergos on to. It boots with UEFI. Based on the installation instructions in the wiki, I believe this means the GUI menu for installer doesn’t work. (Is that correct?) As such, I get the following text menu when I boot into the installer:
Antergos x86_64 Antergos x86_64 (Non-Graphical Fallback) Antergos x86_64 (NVIDIA Fallback) UEFI Shell x86_64 v1 UEFI Shell x86_64 v2 EFI Default Loader Reboot Into Firmware Interface
Unfortunately, that’s as far as a I get for most options.
Antergos x86_64option just leads to a blank screen. As far as I can tell, nothing happens after this.
Antergos x86_64 (Non-Graphical Fallback)option lets me know it fails.
- The laptop in question doesn’t have an NVidia card, so option 3 obviously isn’t relevant.
- The two shell options seem to go somewhere, but I’m just dropped into a shell with no filesystem or any idea of what to do next. I tried googling ‘antergos uefi shell’ but I just get a few unhelpful and/or irrelevant troubleshooting threads in this forum. It seems weird to me that these options would have no documentation…
Ubuntu’s installer works just fine with this laptop and so does even Manjaro, so it doesn’t seem like it’s broken or anything. And, it doesn’t have secure boot enabled, so that’s not the issue either. I’m using a USB install medium I wrote to using
dd on another Linux machine. I’ve successfully used the USB stick on another machine, so the installer seems to be working too. As far as I can tell, UEFI is the only variable in this equation.
I’ve tried looking up this problem, but either my google-fu isn’t up to the task or people don’t have this problem much. Do people just forgo UEFI all together? Am I just missing some step people are supposed to take?
EDIT: Spotted a few typos.