• Problem with external SSD


    Hi,
    I tried to install antergos to my 128gb kingston ssd (the cheap one).
    I used the Cnchi installer but I can not use the system.
    Here is a screenshot:
    0_1514561695700_WP_20171229_17_15_02_Pro.jpg

    [[email protected] ~]$ lsblk -f
    NAME   FSTYPE   LABEL       UUID                                 MOUNTPOINT
    loop0  squashfs                                                  /run/archiso/sfs/root-image
    sda                                                              
    ├─sda1 ntfs     Recovery    BC54A83054A7EAFA                     
    ├─sda2 vfat                 4CA9-38C2                            
    ├─sda3                                                           
    ├─sda4 ntfs                 C420AB4E20AB45F0                     
    └─sda5 ntfs                 649033409033184E                     
    sdb                                                              
    ├─sdb1                                                           
    └─sdb5 ntfs     Home        01D04E830B8CBF00                     
    sdc                                                              
    ├─sdc1 btrfs    antergos    a80852f7-2181-4727-997e-1de60be6a3dd 
    ├─sdc2 btrfs    HOME        7e13fec9-57da-44db-b3c2-1656d3faf28e /run/media/antergos/HOME
    └─sdc3 swap     SWAP        ab197360-e8c2-424b-8bd4-489c2ef755ec 
    sdd    iso9660  ANTERGOS    2017-08-02-08-20-32-00               
    ├─sdd1 iso9660  ANTERGOS    2017-08-02-08-20-32-00               /run/archiso/bootmnt
    └─sdd2 vfat     ARCHISO_EFI 9CF8-D1D1      
    

    This is the mkinitcpio.conf file from the secondary ssd (SDC)

    MODULES="crc32 libcrc32c crc32c_generic crc32c-intel crc32-pclmul xfs dm_mod xhci-hcd"
    
    HOOKS="base udev block autodetect modconf keyboard keymap resume filesystems"
    
    

    The grub.cfg file from SDC, I installed the grub to the SDC

    [[email protected] /]# cat /boot/grub/grub.cfg
    #
    # DO NOT EDIT THIS FILE
    #
    # It is automatically generated by grub-mkconfig using templates
    # from /etc/grub.d and settings from /etc/default/grub
    #
    
    ### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/00_header ###
    insmod part_gpt
    insmod part_msdos
    insmod ehci
    insmod usbms
    if [ -s $prefix/grubenv ]; then
      load_env
    fi
    if [ "${next_entry}" ] ; then
       set default="${next_entry}"
       set next_entry=
       save_env next_entry
       set boot_once=true
    else
       set default="0"
    fi
    
    if [ x"${feature_menuentry_id}" = xy ]; then
      menuentry_id_option="--id"
    else
      menuentry_id_option=""
    fi
    
    export menuentry_id_option
    
    if [ "${prev_saved_entry}" ]; then
      set saved_entry="${prev_saved_entry}"
      save_env saved_entry
      set prev_saved_entry=
      save_env prev_saved_entry
      set boot_once=true
    fi
    
    function savedefault {
      if [ -z "${boot_once}" ]; then
        saved_entry="${chosen}"
        save_env saved_entry
      fi
    }
    
    function load_video {
      if [ x$feature_all_video_module = xy ]; then
        insmod all_video
      else
        insmod efi_gop
        insmod efi_uga
        insmod ieee1275_fb
        insmod vbe
        insmod vga
        insmod video_bochs
        insmod video_cirrus
      fi
    }
    
    if [ x$feature_default_font_path = xy ] ; then
       font=unicode
    else
    insmod part_gpt
    insmod btrfs
    set root='hd0,gpt1'
    if [ x$feature_platform_search_hint = xy ]; then
      search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root --hint-bios=hd0,gpt1 --hint-efi=hd0,gpt1 --hint-baremetal=ahci1,gpt1  a80852f7-2181-4727-997e-1de60be6a3dd
    else
      search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root a80852f7-2181-4727-997e-1de60be6a3dd
    fi
        font="/usr/share/grub/unicode.pf2"
    fi
    
    if loadfont $font ; then
      set gfxmode=auto
      load_video
      insmod gfxterm
      set locale_dir=$prefix/locale
      set lang=en_US
      insmod gettext
    fi
    terminal_input console
    terminal_output gfxterm
    insmod part_gpt
    insmod btrfs
    set root='hd0,gpt1'
    if [ x$feature_platform_search_hint = xy ]; then
      search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root --hint-bios=hd0,gpt1 --hint-efi=hd0,gpt1 --hint-baremetal=ahci1,gpt1  a80852f7-2181-4727-997e-1de60be6a3dd
    else
      search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root a80852f7-2181-4727-997e-1de60be6a3dd
    fi
    insmod gfxmenu
    loadfont ($root)/boot/grub/themes/Antergos-Default/ascii.pf2
    loadfont ($root)/boot/grub/themes/Antergos-Default/rlwy14.pf2
    loadfont ($root)/boot/grub/themes/Antergos-Default/rlwy16.pf2
    insmod png
    set theme=($root)/boot/grub/themes/Antergos-Default/theme.txt
    export theme
    if [ x$feature_timeout_style = xy ] ; then
      set timeout_style=menu
      set timeout=10
    # Fallback normal timeout code in case the timeout_style feature is
    # unavailable.
    else
      set timeout=10
    fi
    ### END /etc/grub.d/00_header ###
    
    ### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/10_antergos ###
    menuentry 'Antergos Linux' --class antergos --class arch --class gnu-linux --class gnu --class os $menuentry_id_option 'gnulinux-simple-a80852f7-2181-4727-997e-1de60be6a3dd' {
    	load_video
    	set gfxpayload=keep
    	insmod gzio
    	insmod part_gpt
    	insmod btrfs
    	set root='hd0,gpt1'
    	if [ x$feature_platform_search_hint = xy ]; then
    	  search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root --hint-bios=hd0,gpt1 --hint-efi=hd0,gpt1 --hint-baremetal=ahci1,gpt1  a80852f7-2181-4727-997e-1de60be6a3dd
    	else
    	  search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root a80852f7-2181-4727-997e-1de60be6a3dd
    	fi
    	echo	'Loading  linux kernel ...'
    	linux	/boot/vmlinuz-linux root=UUID=a80852f7-2181-4727-997e-1de60be6a3dd rw earlymodules=xhci_hcd modules-load=xhci_hcd quiet resume=UUID=ab197360-e8c2-424b-8bd4-489c2ef755ec rootfstype=btrfs rootdelay=8
    	echo	'Loading initial ramdisk ...'
    	initrd	/boot/intel-ucode.img /boot/initramfs-linux.img
    }
    submenu 'Advanced options for Antergos Linux' $menuentry_id_option 'gnulinux-advanced-a80852f7-2181-4727-997e-1de60be6a3dd' {
    	menuentry 'Antergos Linux' --class antergos --class arch --class gnu-linux --class gnu --class os $menuentry_id_option 'gnulinux-simple-a80852f7-2181-4727-997e-1de60be6a3dd' {
    		load_video
    		set gfxpayload=keep
    		insmod gzio
    		insmod part_gpt
    		insmod btrfs
    		set root='hd0,gpt1'
    		if [ x$feature_platform_search_hint = xy ]; then
    		  search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root --hint-bios=hd0,gpt1 --hint-efi=hd0,gpt1 --hint-baremetal=ahci1,gpt1  a80852f7-2181-4727-997e-1de60be6a3dd
    		else
    		  search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root a80852f7-2181-4727-997e-1de60be6a3dd
    		fi
    		echo	'Loading  linux kernel ...'
    		linux	/boot/vmlinuz-linux root=UUID=a80852f7-2181-4727-997e-1de60be6a3dd rw  quiet resume=UUID=ab197360-e8c2-424b-8bd4-489c2ef755ec rootdelay=8 rootfstype=btrfs
    		echo	'Loading initial ramdisk ...'
    		initrd	/boot/intel-ucode.img /boot/initramfs-linux.img
    	}
    	menuentry 'Antergos Linux - Fallback' --class antergos --class arch --class gnu-linux --class gnu --class os $menuentry_id_option 'gnulinux-simple-a80852f7-2181-4727-997e-1de60be6a3dd' {
    		load_video
    		set gfxpayload=keep
    		insmod gzio
    		insmod part_gpt
    		insmod btrfs
    		set root='hd0,gpt1'
    		if [ x$feature_platform_search_hint = xy ]; then
    		  search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root --hint-bios=hd0,gpt1 --hint-efi=hd0,gpt1 --hint-baremetal=ahci1,gpt1  a80852f7-2181-4727-997e-1de60be6a3dd
    		else
    		  search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root a80852f7-2181-4727-997e-1de60be6a3dd
    		fi
    		echo	'Loading  linux kernel ...'
    		linux	/boot/vmlinuz-linux root=UUID=a80852f7-2181-4727-997e-1de60be6a3dd rw  quiet resume=UUID=ab197360-e8c2-424b-8bd4-489c2ef755ec
    		echo	'Loading initial ramdisk ...'
    		initrd	/boot/intel-ucode.img /boot/initramfs-linux-fallback.img
    	}
    }
    
    ### END /etc/grub.d/10_antergos ###
    
    ### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/20_linux_xen ###
    ### END /etc/grub.d/20_linux_xen ###
    
    ### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/30_os-prober ###
    ### END /etc/grub.d/30_os-prober ###
    
    ### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/40_custom ###
    # This file provides an easy way to add custom menu entries.  Simply type the
    # menu entries you want to add after this comment.  Be careful not to change
    # the 'exec tail' line above.
    ### END /etc/grub.d/40_custom ###
    
    ### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/41_custom ###
    if [ -f  ${config_directory}/custom.cfg ]; then
      source ${config_directory}/custom.cfg
    elif [ -z "${config_directory}" -a -f  $prefix/custom.cfg ]; then
      source $prefix/custom.cfg;
    fi
    ### END /etc/grub.d/41_custom ###
    
    

    I have 1 ssd (sda as windows 10), 1 hdd (sdb as home) and I would like to install an antergos to a secondary ssd (sdc).
    I already installed but I unable to boot from it.

    What is the problem?

    Thank you,
    Isti

  • @I-sty
    Hi,
    thanks for giving much information right from the beginning!

    Seems like your machine is quite old. Could you show the output of commands

    sudo pacman -S --needed inxi
    inxi -Fxxc0
    

    Did you install Antergos using a USB stick? If so, how did you create the stick?

    One thing that might help is to update the BIOS/firmware of the machine if not done already. But if you update it, be absolutely sure the update is meant for your machine model exactly, otherwise don’t update!

  • @manuel Thank you for your response.
    My laptop’s bios is uptodate (A14)

    Here is the output of the inxi command:

    [[email protected] /]# inxi -Fxxc0
    System:    Host: ant-17.8 Kernel: 4.12.3-1-ARCH x86_64
               bits: 64 gcc: 7.1.1
               Desktop: Gnome  (Gtk 3.22.26) dm: N/A Distro: Antergos Linux
    Machine:   Device: portable System: Dell product: Inspiron 5520 v: A14 serial: HNYCFV1
               Mobo: Dell model: 04G65K v: A02 serial: .HNYCFV1.CN1296628N0153.
               UEFI [Legacy]: Dell v: A14 date: 05/13/2013
               Chassis: type: 8 v: A14 serial: HNYCFV1
    Battery    BAT1: charge: 29.7 Wh 72.9% condition: 40.7/48.8 Wh (83%)
               volts: 11.9/11.1
               model: SDI DELL 04NW927A serial: 0309 status: Charging
    CPU:       Dual core Intel Core i5-3210M (-MT-MCP-)
               arch: Ivy Bridge rev.9 cache: 3072 KB
               
               flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx) bmips: 9980
               clock speeds: min/max: 1200/3100 MHz 1: 1199 MHz 2: 1199 MHz
               3: 1199 MHz 4: 1204 MHz
    Graphics:  Card: Intel 3rd Gen Core processor Graphics Controller
               bus-ID: 00:02.0 chip-ID: 8086:0166
               Display Server: x11 (X.org 1.19.6 ) driver: i915
               tty size: 74x36 Advanced Data: N/A for root
    Audio:     Card Intel 7 Series/C216 Family High Def. Audio Controller
               driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:1b.0 chip-ID: 8086:1e20
               Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.12.3-1-ARCH
    Network:   Card-1: Realtek RTL8101/2/6E PCIE Fast/Gigabit Ethernet controller
               driver: r8169 port: 2000 bus-ID: 01:00.0 chip-ID: 10ec:8136
               IF: enp1s0 state: up speed: 100 Mbps duplex: full
               mac: d4:be:d9:44:13:b5
               Card-2: Intel Centrino Wireless-N 2230
               driver: iwlwifi bus-ID: 02:00.0 chip-ID: 8086:0887
               IF: wlp2s0 state: down mac: 82:c8:e1:86:8c:ab
    Drives:    HDD Total Size: 878.3GB (0.7% used)
               ID-1: /dev/sda model: Samsung_SSD_850 size: 250.1GB
               serial: S2R6NB0J525564W
               ID-2: /dev/sdb model: WDC_WD5000LPVT size: 500.1GB
               serial: WXV1C5296619
               ID-3: USB /dev/sdc model: Transformer size: 8.1GB
               serial: AA00000000000432-0:0
               ID-4: USB /dev/sdd model: KINGSTON_SV300S3 size: 120.0GB
               serial: 0123456789ABCDE-0:0
    Partition: ID-1: / size: 56G used: 5.6G (11%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/sdd1
    Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 42.0C mobo: N/A
               Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: 4100
    Info:      Processes: 268 Uptime: 26 min Memory: 2826.5/15927.1MB
               Init: systemd v: 236 Gcc sys: 7.2.1
               Client: Shell (bash 4.4.121 running in bash) inxi: 2.3.53
    
    
  • @I-sty
    So the machine is not so old… Sorry about that.

    Your machine may have some problems recognizing which USB drive to use.
    But while you are in the grub prompt, maybe this can help you boot to Antergos:

    search --set -f /boot/intel-ucode.img
    configfile /boot/grub/grub.cfg
    

    and maybe an additional boot command.

  • @manuel

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    I think I did not understand your response. Sorry about it.

  • @I-sty
    No, I gave you wrong instructions, read your picture wrong, sorry.

    The ls command in “grub rescue” shows only three disks, but you should have four? In that case your machine is not recognizing the “Antergos” disk anymore.

    Maybe the btrfs is not recognized? In that case you could reinstall Antergos, and change btrfs to ext4 for the two partitions.

  • @manuel
    alt text

    I reinstalled Antergos.

    • The / and /home are ext4 now.
    • I added the “block” hook right after the udev hook.
    • Installed the grub on the 120gb SSD.

    So I don’t know where is the problem and the GRUB why not want to boot from it.
    Anything else method to install/run Antergos from external SSD?

    Useful links:

  • @I-sty
    Well now it is recognizing all disks.
    But how did you install Antergos? Your machine seems to be in UEFI boot mode, but did you boot Antergos installer with UEFI support or not when starting the install?

  • @manuel
    Yes thank you.
    I think that was the problem.
    After I changed the BIOS options to UEFI, I successfully installed the Antergos system.
    I created 4 partitions.

    [[email protected] ~]$ lsblk -f
    NAME   FSTYPE LABEL    UUID                                 MOUNTPOINT
    sda                                                         
    ├─sda1 ntfs   Recovery BC54A83054A7EAFA                     
    ├─sda2 vfat            4CA9-38C2                            
    ├─sda3                                                      
    ├─sda4 ntfs            C420AB4E20AB45F0                     
    └─sda5 ntfs            649033409033184E                     
    sdb                                                         
    ├─sdb1 vfat   efi      44E3-3170                            /boot/efi
    ├─sdb2 ext4   root     00a9a9a0-b42d-40d7-b268-13ab35fc243f /
    ├─sdb3 ext4   home     4d50191f-cca9-40e9-87b8-4fe1ce107436 /home
    └─sdb4 swap            12ca2a2e-3cbe-45a9-bc21-df54616a776d [SWAP]
    sdc                                                         
    ├─sdc1                                                      
    └─sdc5 ntfs   Home     01D04E830B8CBF00     
    

    I choose Cinnamon DE. I wanted to try it. In the work I use Antergos with Mate.

    So, I think my problem is solved.

  • @I-sty
    Probably is, at least for the installation part. : - )
    If there are new problems, you can always start a new thread.

    And if you feel this is solved, could you please mark it as such?
    There is a button below…

  • @manuel

    I have this problem at every restart/boot.
    YouTube video

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