I’ve already installed antergos on my private laptop and work laptop without any issues, and both times it was dual-boot with windows 10. Now I’m trying to install it on my main PC the same way however I’m running into issues. The main difference between the laptops are the CPU. The laptops both have an Intel CPU with integrated Intel HD graphics while this is the PC hardware I’m having issues installing this on:
CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 1600X
GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080
MoBo: Asus Prime B350 Plus
RAM: 16GB DDR4
SSD: Kingston HyperX Savage 480GB
HDD: Seagate Barracuda Guardian 1TB
I’ve downloaded the NVIDIA community variant as I own a GPU which is not supported by nouveau yet, but I have tried with the official version as well. Bootable USB was created via Rufus as it is one of the suggested applications and I’ve successfully used it for the two previous installations.
Here is what I’ve tried so far and what happened:
- Booting to USB with NVIDIA variant (
17.09-2) in UEFI mode and choosing
NVIDIA Antergos (NVIDIA LIVE SYSTEM)I get the antergos loading screen appearing to load infinitely. If I press F1 I see the following:
starting version 234 ERROR: '/dev/disk/by-label/ANTERGOS-NVIDIA' device did not show up after 30 seconds...
And a rootfs prompt
If i search the
/dev/disk/by-label/ I can see an
ANTERGOS-NV which points to (symlink?)
2. Choosing any other option (
Antergos Live (NVIDIA fallback),
Antergos Live (usb)) I receive the same message.
3. Created a new bootable USB with the same Antergos NVIDIA image, only this time set the label to ANTERGOS. I receive the same message and in
/dev/disk/by-label/ I now see a
ANTERGOS entry instead. It seems that whatever is reading the USB label truncates it to 11 characters and that this particular image explicitly looks for a USB labeled
4. Re-created a bootable USB with Antergos NVIDIA, only this time used DD mode in rufus instead of ISO. I manage to boot into the antergos GUI installer, however in disk formatting/mounting section there are only
/dev/sdb partitions shown. Using
fdisk -l in terminal I can see that the
EFI fat32 partition is in
/dev/sdc1. I haven’t yet tried to manually
mkdir /boot/efi & mount /dev/sdc1 /boot/efi as I’m not sure if it might negatively affect the antergos installer.
5. Created a bootable USB with the official antergos image (
17.10), booted in UEFI mode, selected
Antergos Live. I get a messed up screen due to nouveau drivers
6. Restarted and booted the same bootable usb in UEFI mode, selected
Antergos Live (NVIDIA fallback), got 4-5 messages of
kvm is disabled by bios and installer hanging with a blinking underscore
7. Restarted, enabled CPU virtualization, booted the same bootable usb in UEFI mode and selected the same option. This time the installer hung with a black screen and a blinking underscore
I’m still a beginner so I’m somewhat stuck here. Any help or hints would be much appreciated. Thank you.