• Trying to install Antergos from live USB


    Hi, I have been trying to test Antergos booting it from an USB.
    My PC has Ubuntu 16.04, 32 bits but it can handle 64bits.
    I downloaded the antergos-17.10-x86_64.iso and put it on an USB with the dd command, did the checksum and it was right.
    I rebooted and choose the USB to start the Antergos iso.
    It started right, I choose the option to start Live, since I just wanted to test it first.
    Then, as the wallpaper comes, a pop-up blinks, it says something about -An error was detected in the current theme that could interfere with the system login process- and three choices -Load current theme- -Load fallback theme- and -Cancel-
    Choosing any of these has no effect at all so I am unable to look at any aspect of the system. Ive tried to go to terminal but it wont open.
    Anybody knows what I can do? I have downloaded the iso three times with the same error. The USB isnt faulty since afterwards I have used it to try another distros (LinuxMint, Sabayon, Korora).

  • @onikuro81 said in Trying to install Antergos from live USB:

    Then, as the wallpaper comes, a pop-up blinks, it says something about -An error was detected in the current theme that could interfere with the system login process- and three choices -Load current theme- -Load fallback theme- and -Cancel-
    Choosing any of these has no effect at all so I am unable to look at any aspect of the system. I’ve tried to go to terminal but it wont open.

    Hmmm… this error sprouts up randomly every now and again on some systems, but it is usually solved just by clicking any one of those notices. The same thing should happen for each. They should all allow you to continue without any errors. If this is not the case for you, perhaps your could uninstall Lightdm (the login manager causing this problem) and install GDM, enabling the latter (through the terminal of course, which should be brought up by pressing CTRL + ALT + F1 after the error occurs). To then setup GDM properly, just run the following commands:

    1. sudo pacman -R lightdm
    2. sudo pacman -S gdm
    3. systemctl disable lightdm.service
    4. systemctl enable gdm.service

    After that, simply press CTRL +ALT + F1 again (or sometimes I think it’s just ALT + F7, I really don’t remember:smile:) to get back to the GUI.

    NOTE: I have not tested the above procedure, but I think it should work. If it does not, just let me know! It’s why I’m here - to help others out.

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

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  • @Keegan

    Thanks for your answer, I didnt expected to be so fast, Im really impressed. Im gonna try it again since Im very curious about how good is Antergos, the only thing that worries me is that, as far I remember, the terminal just didnt come up dont matter what keys I was pressing (I think I pressed all the combinations I could remember).
    Anyway thanks for your attention, will post here what happens with my new try.

  • @onikuro81 said in Trying to install Antergos from live USB:

    Anyway thanks for your attention, will post here what happens with my new try.

    Good to hear and welcome to Antergos! Any and all questions you may have are welcome, no matter how silly they may seem. We’re here for you, not the other way around ;).

    the only thing that worries me is that, as far I remember, the terminal just didnt come up dont matter what keys I was pressing (I think I pressed all the combinations I could remember).

    Strange. Perhaps @karasu or one of the other @developers might have an idea what is causing this? (they modified Lightdm a little for Antergos, so perhaps it’s something related to that? It’s only a wild guess in the dark, but who knows?)

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

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  • I believe there is some way to boot up Antergos to start from the terminal, so perhaps that might be another way to get to it? Instructions to do so are documented here on the Wiki:grinning:.

    Hope this helps and good luck!

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

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  • @Keegan

    Well I went back to it and… yes… it happened again, by the way, this are the photos that i took, the last time I forgot to do that.

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    Thats the screen that comes after booting.

    Luckly this time I was able to go into terminal but… it asked for a login and a password, I tried Antergos, antergos, live, Live, user, User, etc. but nothing worked.

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    Anybody knows whats the login and password?. Anyway Im gonna
    give it another try, maybe the fifth its the lucky one.

    PD. Looking around the forums I think I found the password Im gonna give it a try. I also forgot to mention this, I dont think its important but still, something similar happened with Manjaro, it booted but then it got stuck at -Welcome to Grub- and then nothing. It could be related?

  • @onikuro81 said in Trying to install Antergos from live USB:

    Anybody knows whats the login and password?

    I believe if you just press Enter without typing anything for both the username and the password, it should let you in.

    something similar happened with Manjaro, it booted but then it got stuck at -Welcome to Grub- and then nothing.

    It could be the kernel then? I really don’t exactly know.

    Anyway Im gonna
    give it another try, maybe the fifth its the lucky one.

    hehehe… I wish you the best of luck with your next try then:smile:.

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

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  • @Keegan

    Well back again, I downloaded another iso, burn it to another USB, just to be sure, and hoping this time nothing went wrong… but no, same error.
    Back to the terminal, by the way, the login is ‘root’ and the password is left blank, I typed the commands you suggested me, but it showed this =

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    I missed something?, oh, and I also noticed something, at the upper left corner theres a blue tab, after clicking it it comes a message that reads ${i18n}.
    Any idea of what it means?

  • @onikuro81 said in Trying to install Antergos from live USB:

    I missed something?, oh, and I also noticed something, at the upper left corner theres a blue tab, after clicking it it comes a message that reads ${i18n}.
    Any idea of what it means?

    Absolutely none:disappointed:. I wish I had an idea, but I only know so much. I’ve only been using Linux for 6 months anyways!

    I typed the commands you suggested me, but it showed this =

    Hmmm… it looks like the Antergos devs renamed lightdm.sercie to display-manager.service What happens if you try systemctl disable display-manager.service and systemctl enable gdm.service instead?

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

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  • @onikuro81

    Hi,
    for the record, could you show the output of the following commands:

    inxi -GC
    sudo fdisk -l
    
  • @Keegan

    OK, gonna try these commands the next time. Thanks for the help!

  • Just glad I could:grinning:. And I honestly have no idea what @manuel’s commands do, but I would still highly recommend at least trying them out. He is an expert (at least compared to me:smile:) coder and has a deep knowledge of Linux. that has proved very beneficial to previous users such as yourself. So basically, I would strongly urge you to try out those two commands he offers above ;).

    Good luck!

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  • @manuel

    Thanks for the help, well this is what the command show
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    And this is what come out from the other commands that Keegan sugested
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    And after coming back from the terminal the screen went black with just the cursor
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    Hope the info helps.

  • @onikuro81 said in Trying to install Antergos from live USB:

    And after coming back from the terminal the screen went black with just the cursor

    Believe it or not, based on your previous screenshots, I believe this is progress:grinning:. We have GDM working, but for some reason it’s not displaying correctly. I have no idea why, but maybe @manuel might? (no pressure intended Manuel, just genuinely curious).

    Thanks!

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

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  • Thanks to both of you for the help. I will be around to try what you suggest.

  • @onikuro81
    Please install package inxi and try the inxi command again.

    pacman -S inxi
    
  • Just out of curiosity, hat does this inxi package do? I know I tried your command just to see what would happen, and I sure don’t have it installed either…

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

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  • @Keegan
    It shows information about hardware. Options G and C show info about graphics card and CPU, respectively.
    man inxi
    ;)

  • Ahhh… thank for the info @manuel:grinning:.

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

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  • command: systemctl enable gdm enable gdm for load autamtic on boot it is not starting it…

    should go like this;

    sudo su
    pacman -S gdm
    systemctl stop lightdm
    systemctl start gdm
    

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