I’m watching some videos of people installing to remember the steps, some suggestions thinking with begginers in mind:
The “<” and “>” buttons that are on the top panel, I think they should be at the bottom of the window, it makes more sense and people are more used to it because of Windows installers always have a [Next] at the bottom of the installer window. The top right corner of the window is often used to minimize, maximize or close the window.
That first step that asks “How would you like to proceed?” is hard to understand. Those options that you can check [ ] should have a better description. What is LVM and ZFS? Set your /home directory in a different partition or volume? What is “/home”? a begginer would be confused. Also, if one wish to make a dual-boot with Windows or another OS there are no easy options here.
Then there’s “Choose exactly where Antergos should be installed”. The description says Edit partition table and choose mount points. “What are those 2 things”? a begginer would ask.
The Advanced Installation Mode shows a non visual partition table, I imagina some people have a hard time with this, a better design choice would be a visual partition like gparted and Calamares have.
And then there’s the [Root /] and [Swap] buttons that are maked as red and turn green after you made the right choices. But what are the correct choices, what is “root /” and what is “swap” a begginer would ask.
You click the partition and the Edit button and the first menu gives you 12 options, I always pick ext4, but a begginer would have no idea what to choose, there are no informations. And then Mount point, there are 6 options here, what should I choose? There’s a [ ] format checkbox, should I format or not? The [+New] button, should I choose Primary or Extended? And things like that.
After a while using Linux you get used to all of these options, but a begginer would probably have a hard time figuring out those things.
The rest of the installion is fine, I have no suggestions to make, it’s just the partitioning that I think that needs some improvement.
The installation steps above were based on this video and this video .