• Cnchi Install error: cannot create download package list (metalinks).


    I’m in UK and currently trying to install Antergos Xfce and I’m getting the following error:

    • Antergos installer error: cannot create download package list (metalinks).
      Please reference the following number when reporting this error 957825.

    I have tried several times selecting java to be installed then not selecting but made no difference.

    I have tried wireless and with network cable but getting same error message.

    I noticed a similar issue posted here …
    https://forum.antergos.com/topic/9076/cnchi-unable-to-install-antergos/7

    So I added my comment to this post to say I was having the same problem.

    Wasn’t sure if I should maybe create a new post so I decided to create a separate post in case the issues were different.

    Laptop is hp ProBook 4525s

    here is the output of ‘lspci’ and ‘sudo lshw -class processor’ in case the info is helpful…

    [email protected] ~ $ lspci
    00:00.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] RS880 Host Bridge
    00:01.0 PCI bridge: Hewlett-Packard Company Device 9602
    00:04.0 PCI bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] RS780/RS880 PCI to PCI bridge (PCIE port 0)
    00:07.0 PCI bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] RS780/RS880 PCI to PCI bridge (PCIE port 3)
    00:09.0 PCI bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] RS780/RS880 PCI to PCI bridge (PCIE port 4)
    00:11.0 SATA controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 SATA Controller [AHCI mode]
    00:12.0 USB controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 USB OHCI0 Controller
    00:12.2 USB controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 USB EHCI Controller
    00:13.0 USB controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 USB OHCI0 Controller
    00:13.2 USB controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 USB EHCI Controller
    00:14.0 SMBus: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] SBx00 SMBus Controller (rev 42)
    00:14.2 Audio device: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] SBx00 Azalia (Intel HDA) (rev 40)
    00:14.3 ISA bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 LPC host controller (rev 40)
    00:14.4 PCI bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] SBx00 PCI to PCI Bridge (rev 40)
    00:14.5 USB controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 USB OHCI2 Controller
    00:16.0 USB controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 USB OHCI0 Controller
    00:16.2 USB controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 USB EHCI Controller
    00:18.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Family 10h Processor HyperTransport Configuration
    00:18.1 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Family 10h Processor Address Map
    00:18.2 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Family 10h Processor DRAM Controller
    00:18.3 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Family 10h Processor Miscellaneous Control
    00:18.4 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Family 10h Processor Link Control
    01:05.0 VGA compatible controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] RS880M [Mobility Radeon HD 4225/4250]
    01:05.1 Audio device: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] RS880 HDMI Audio [Radeon HD 4200 Series]
    02:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller (rev 03)
    06:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4313 802.11bgn Wireless Network Adapter (rev 01)
    [email protected] ~ $
    
    [email protected] ~ $ sudo lshw -class processor
    [sudo] password for hugh: 
      *-cpu                   
           description: CPU
           product: AMD Turion(tm) II P560 Dual-Core Processor
           vendor: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD]
           physical id: 0
           bus info: [email protected]
           version: AMD Turion(tm) II P560 Dual-Core Processor
           serial: NotSupport
           slot: Unknown
           size: 800MHz
           capacity: 2500MHz
           width: 64 bits
           clock: 200MHz
           capabilities: x86-64 fpu fpu_exception wp vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush mmx fxsr sse sse2 ht syscall nx mmxext fxsr_opt pdpe1gb rdtscp 3dnowext 3dnow constant_tsc rep_good nopl nonstop_tsc cpuid extd_apicid pni monitor cx16 popcnt lahf_lm cmp_legacy svm extapic cr8_legacy abm sse4a misalignsse 3dnowprefetch osvw ibs skinit wdt nodeid_msr hw_pstate vmmcall npt lbrv svm_lock nrip_save cpufreq
    [email protected] ~ $
    

    I have been unable to resolve this using Google, and found several fixes but allvery old and not applicable any more, so any advice would be appreciated as I am trying to install on a friend’s old laptop which has problems running windows (very slow) but Antergos is very fast using live USB.

  • @fracmo2000 i would say this is not a problem with hardware, it looks like an error with mirror connecting from UK… may UK banning countries? or this: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internet_censorship_in_the_United_Kingdom#Current_situation
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Web_blocking_in_the_United_Kingdom

    [updates once a week] = [90% less problems]
    my#repo
    how to add system logs:
    wget http://bit.ly/2GCG9k2 && sh 2GCG9k2
    :handshake: donate antergos

  • you can try using custom mirrorlist:

    /etc/pacman.d/mirrorlist

    # Server list generated by rankmirrors on 2018-02-02
    # United Kingdom
    Server = http://www.mirrorservice.org/sites/ftp.archlinux.org/$repo/os/$arch
    Server = http://mirrors.ukfast.co.uk/sites/archlinux.org/$repo/os/$arch
    Server = http://archlinux.mirrors.uk2.net/$repo/os/$arch
    Server = https://mirrors.ukfast.co.uk/sites/archlinux.org/$repo/os/$arch
    Server = http://mirrors.manchester.m247.com/arch-linux/$repo/os/$arch
    Server = http://arch.serverspace.co.uk/arch/$repo/os/$arch
    Server = http://mirror.bytemark.co.uk/archlinux/$repo/os/$arch
    

    /etc/pacman.d/antergos-mirrorlist

    ##                                          ##
    #       Antergos Repository Mirrorlist       #
    ##                                          ##
    
    
    Server = http://mirrors.antergos.com/$repo/$arch
    
    
    # France
    Server = http://cinnarch.polymorf.fr/$repo/$arch
    Server = http://eu.mirrors.coltondrg.com/antergos/$repo/$arch
    
    # England
    Server = http://www.mirrorservice.org/sites/repo.antergos.com/$repo/$arch
    
    # Germany
    Server = http://mirror.de.leaseweb.net/antergos/$repo/$arch
    Server = http://antergos-mirror-a.alpix.eu/$repo/$arch
    Server = http://mirror.alpix.eu/antergos/$repo/$arch
    
    
    # Netherlands
    Server = http://mirror.nl.leaseweb.net/antergos/$repo/$arch
    Server = http://ftp1.nluug.nl/os/Linux/distr/antergos/$repo/$arch
    Server = http://ftp2.nluug.nl/os/Linux/distr/antergos/$repo/$arch
    
    
    # USA
    Server = http://mirror.us.leaseweb.net/antergos/$repo/$arch
    Server = http://mirrors.tuxns.net/antergos/$repo/$arch
    Server = http://mirror.umd.edu/antergos/$repo/$arch
    Server = http://mirrors.acm.wpi.edu/antergos/$repo/$arch
    Server = http://repo.antergos.info/$repo/$arch
    

    [updates once a week] = [90% less problems]
    my#repo
    how to add system logs:
    wget http://bit.ly/2GCG9k2 && sh 2GCG9k2
    :handshake: donate antergos

  • @joekamprad ‘using custom mirrorlist’

    I’m on my phone and must have touched wrong button and marked as correct solution by mistake. I haven’t tried this yet.

    I was going to ask can I do this by opening a terminal. Before beginning install process?

    If so, what command do I need to enter, as I’m still learning Linux. Thanks

    EDIT: I just noticed this post… https://forum.antergos.com/topic/3267/how-to-choose-your-mirrors-before-installing-antergos

    Is this what you mean? Should I follow these steps?

  • you understand it right, just before starting installation with cnchi, open a terminal and replace the two already existing files with what i post, then on installation choose to do not rank mirrors (this would overwrite what you change before) and let mirrors as they are!

    Tho change the two mirrorlist files for antergos and archlinux mirrors you can use also gedit:

    sudo gedit /etc/pacman.d/mirrorlist replace what is inside with the first text i give you (/etc/pacman.d/mirrorlist) and save the file.

    sudo gedit /etc/pacman.d/antergos-mirrorlist replace what is inside with the second text i give you (/etc/pacman.d/antergos-mirrorlist) and save the file.

    and now start installation without changing mirrors in any way with cnchi.

    [updates once a week] = [90% less problems]
    my#repo
    how to add system logs:
    wget http://bit.ly/2GCG9k2 && sh 2GCG9k2
    :handshake: donate antergos

  • @fracmo2000 said in Cnchi Install error: cannot create download package list (metalinks).:

    marked as correct solution by mistake

    no problem lets see if it really is the solution 😉 i can not remove the marker too…

    [updates once a week] = [90% less problems]
    my#repo
    how to add system logs:
    wget http://bit.ly/2GCG9k2 && sh 2GCG9k2
    :handshake: donate antergos

  • @joekamprad, thanks for your support and clear instructions. I will run this later this evening and let u know how I get on 👍

  • you are welcome!

    [updates once a week] = [90% less problems]
    my#repo
    how to add system logs:
    wget http://bit.ly/2GCG9k2 && sh 2GCG9k2
    :handshake: donate antergos

  • @joekamprad no need to remove the SOLVED marker as your solution worked perfectly !!! Thank you so much for your help, and clear instructions.

    My friend’s laptop couldn’t boot after a big Windows 10 update. I discovered that the update deleted his Linux Mint partition and must have damaged grub in the process.

    So I reinstalled Mint which finished with usual grub-install and found Windows again. The windows update process continued where it left off and completed without any problems.

    But I didn’t want to give back his laptop until I had installed Antergos on it alongside Windows and Linux Mint. He isn’t too familiar with Linux but I wanted to show him how Antergos could be his main driver, with Mint as plan B in case anything goes wrong, which I doubt as I have had no problems with Antergos in the past.

    Thanks again for your help

  • @joekamprad Although the installation completed successfully I didn’t reboot to check if it was ok. It seems that the desktop is not the usual Antergos desktop but looks like a default or fallback Xfce desktop. Not sure what went wrong, this is a picture of what it looks like… https://imgur.com/xQmrdIF

    It seems something went wrong during the install. The system works well, it’s just not looking as pretty as the Antergos desktop that I’m used to.

    Any idea what went wrong? is there a script I can run to fix this, or do I need to do a fresh install?

    I tried to google it the other day and found some old links referring to this but it seems it has been fixed since then. So not sure what to do. Any advice would be appreciated.

    EDIT: I was installing on an hp ProBook 4525s

    EDIT2: I thought maybe some numix packages were not downloaded/installed but the three that I see in my existing system are there…
    numix-frost-themes
    numix-gtk-theme
    numix-icon-theme-square

    Do i need to install at theme?

  • That is standard Xfce. I would take a bit of time to learn how to configure it and put it into beauty mode, desktop background, and many other changes, because Xfce is one of the fastest DE you will ever find.
    You will appreciate the power of speed and configuration that Xfce gives.

  • @casquinhas Thanks for the quick reply. I have given the laptop back to my friend so I no longer have it and he is not too computer literate (like myself)

    my existing install I did last summer on my own laptop is fine and I didn’t need to do any configuration after the installation finished.

    is there any tutuorials I could recommend to my friend?

  • @fracmo2000 said in Cnchi Install error: cannot create download package list (metalinks).:

    @casquinhas Thanks for the quick reply. I have given the laptop back to my friend so I no longer have it and he is not too computer literate (like myself)

    my existing install I did last summer on my own laptop is fine and I didn’t need to do any configuration after the installation finished.

    is there any tutuorials I could recommend to my friend?

    I would install cairo-dock that is pretty nice and read https://wiki.xfce.org/howto

    On the package manager, look for “cairo-dock” and install those 3 lines. Then search for it on the System menu.

  • @casquinhas thanks again for quick reply, I will let my friend know about your suggestion and hopefully he will manage to fix it. I will keep you posted.

  • @fracmo2000 there is a bug, on xfce-antergos-theming, and it is not solved yet. But everything is installed properly, you need only to set up theming.
    But again I link this to @developers !

    XFCE4 Antergos initial install do not set Antergos style!

    [updates once a week] = [90% less problems]
    my#repo
    how to add system logs:
    wget http://bit.ly/2GCG9k2 && sh 2GCG9k2
    :handshake: donate antergos

  • I’ll try to fix this asap, totally forgot about it, sorry.

  • @karasu thanks mr. @karasu !

    [updates once a week] = [90% less problems]
    my#repo
    how to add system logs:
    wget http://bit.ly/2GCG9k2 && sh 2GCG9k2
    :handshake: donate antergos

  • @joekamprad said in Cnchi Install error: cannot create download package list (metalinks).:

    @fracmo2000 there is a bug, on xfce-antergos-theming, and it is not solved yet. But everything is installed properly, you need only to set up theming.
    But again I link this to @developers !

    XFCE4 Antergos initial install do not set Antergos style!

    Let me just add that the Xfce install without any error on some machines. Let me give you an example, my laptop Toshiba with ATI graphics card, shows the error “An error was detected in the current theme that could interfere with the system login process.” and asks for you to choose:

    • load default theme
    • load fallback theme
    • cancel

    The correct option is default theme, as its installed normally. On my desktop, with a Nvidia card, installs and boot on the first time, without any error.

  • @casquinhas the bug is only about themeing and desktop settings, xfce is installed only with default settings, but perfectly working 😉

    [updates once a week] = [90% less problems]
    my#repo
    how to add system logs:
    wget http://bit.ly/2GCG9k2 && sh 2GCG9k2
    :handshake: donate antergos

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