In my quest of finding the Linux distro that suits me best, I wanted to check out Antergos. I’ve already installed numberous distributions on my machine, and by having done so, I’ve never met any problems at all…
But during the installation of Antergos as a main (no other OS on the hard drive), I’ve had a big disaster that I can’t explain. The installation per se went very smoothly. I had on my SSD the /boot/efi, formatted in Fat32 format, another one with a swap, and a third partition for /. On my secondary drive, the home folder. When I booted back after installation, I found myself in a boot loop. I didn’t even had the opportunity to access the BIOS setting menu since the computer was booting never endlessly.
Once the SSD disconnected, I could change my boot, and was able to boot on USB stick. But since the SSD was disconnected, I couldn’t attempt to salvage it. I reconnected it, keeping the boot on my usb stick, but once again, I was in a boot loop.
I now have bought a second SSD drive. When connected, the computer is no longer in a boot loop. But I have to reinstall the system again. And I now fear doing so since, if it goes again in a boot loop, I have no idea how to salvage any of those two drives.
Is there any problem known for an installation on /boot/efi and booting UEFI ? This is the first time I meet this, and I’ve installed almost any big distribution.
Thank you for any advice.