• Trying to install antergos


    I am having problems trying a fresh install of antergos 18.3 on my old DELL Vostro 1520 which is a LEGACY only option. (I had installed an earlier version of antergos on this laptop in January but then deleted it to try Manjaro, but I prefer antergos to be honest). So I know it did install ok before.

    But now when I boot from the new live USB, and I choose removable drive, it only loads up to the splash screen, but doesn’t then display the screen with option to Try or Install, it just stays on splash screen without anything happening.

    I have tried the same live USB in my other laptop and it boots fine so I know the image is good. I also checked it with md5sum and .sig file and all is ok.

    I have burned the ISO using ‘dd’ as recommeded by antergos, also tried Etcher and even used rufus on my Windows partition but always fails to get me to the install option.

    The strange thing is I had the exact same problem last year when trying to install on a DELL Inspiron 5559 in UEFI mode, which I wasn’t able to resolve. See details here…
    https://forum.antergos.com/topic/8285/liveusb-immediately-goes-to-antergos-logo-instead-of-boot-options

    Yesterday, on my DELL Vostro laptop, I tried pressing the “e” key on the “boot from live USB” option, and I then tried changeing the boot parameters on lower half of screen (as suggesed in other posts on the forum) but this didn’t make any difference. I pressed the “up arrow” key to look at any text displayed and took a photo in case it provided any clue what might be causing the problem). I tried following changes…

    no changes to boot parameters https://imgur.com/skcKaCE
    adding “modprobe.blacklist=nouveau”
    adding “nomodeset” https://imgur.com/rCdocgE
    remove “quiet splash” https://imgur.com/S9FkxVX

    none of these changes made any difference.

    here is some details for my DELL Vostro laptop in case it helps…

    [[email protected] ~]$ lspci -k
    00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Mobile 4 Series Chipset Memory Controller Hub (rev 07)
    	Subsystem: Dell Mobile 4 Series Chipset Memory Controller Hub
    	Kernel modules: intel_agp
    00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Mobile 4 Series Chipset Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 07)
    	Subsystem: Dell Mobile 4 Series Chipset Integrated Graphics Controller
    	Kernel driver in use: i915
    	Kernel modules: i915
    00:02.1 Display controller: Intel Corporation Mobile 4 Series Chipset Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 07)
    	Subsystem: Dell Mobile 4 Series Chipset Integrated Graphics Controller
    00:1a.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #4 (rev 03)
    	Subsystem: Dell 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller
    	Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
    	Kernel modules: uhci_hcd
    00:1a.1 USB controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #5 (rev 03)
    	Subsystem: Dell 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller
    	Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
    	Kernel modules: uhci_hcd
    00:1a.2 USB controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #6 (rev 03)
    	Subsystem: Dell 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller
    	Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
    	Kernel modules: uhci_hcd
    00:1a.7 USB controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller #2 (rev 03)
    	Subsystem: Dell 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller
    	Kernel driver in use: ehci-pci
    	Kernel modules: ehci_pci
    00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) HD Audio Controller (rev 03)
    	Subsystem: Dell 82801I (ICH9 Family) HD Audio Controller
    	Kernel driver in use: snd_hda_intel
    	Kernel modules: snd_hda_intel
    00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) PCI Express Port 1 (rev 03)
    	Kernel driver in use: pcieport
    	Kernel modules: shpchp
    00:1c.1 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) PCI Express Port 2 (rev 03)
    	Kernel driver in use: pcieport
    	Kernel modules: shpchp
    00:1c.2 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) PCI Express Port 3 (rev 03)
    	Kernel driver in use: pcieport
    	Kernel modules: shpchp
    00:1c.3 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) PCI Express Port 4 (rev 03)
    	Kernel driver in use: pcieport
    	Kernel modules: shpchp
    00:1c.4 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) PCI Express Port 5 (rev 03)
    	Kernel driver in use: pcieport
    	Kernel modules: shpchp
    00:1c.5 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) PCI Express Port 6 (rev 03)
    	Kernel driver in use: pcieport
    	Kernel modules: shpchp
    00:1d.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #1 (rev 03)
    	Subsystem: Dell 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller
    	Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
    	Kernel modules: uhci_hcd
    00:1d.1 USB controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #2 (rev 03)
    	Subsystem: Dell 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller
    	Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
    	Kernel modules: uhci_hcd
    00:1d.2 USB controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #3 (rev 03)
    	Subsystem: Dell 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller
    	Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
    	Kernel modules: uhci_hcd
    00:1d.7 USB controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller #1 (rev 03)
    	Subsystem: Dell 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller
    	Kernel driver in use: ehci-pci
    	Kernel modules: ehci_pci
    00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge (rev 93)
    00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation ICH9M LPC Interface Controller (rev 03)
    	Subsystem: Dell ICH9M LPC Interface Controller
    	Kernel driver in use: lpc_ich
    	Kernel modules: lpc_ich
    00:1f.2 SATA controller: Intel Corporation 82801IBM/IEM (ICH9M/ICH9M-E) 4 port SATA Controller [AHCI mode] (rev 03)
    	Subsystem: Dell 82801IBM/IEM (ICH9M/ICH9M-E) 4 port SATA Controller [AHCI mode]
    	Kernel driver in use: ahci
    	Kernel modules: ahci
    00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) SMBus Controller (rev 03)
    	Subsystem: Dell 82801I (ICH9 Family) SMBus Controller
    	Kernel driver in use: i801_smbus
    	Kernel modules: i2c_i801
    08:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller (rev 03)
    	Subsystem: Dell RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller
    	Kernel driver in use: r8168
    	Kernel modules: r8169, r8168
    0e:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Limited BCM4312 802.11b/g LP-PHY (rev 01)
    	Subsystem: Dell Wireless 1397 WLAN Mini-Card
    	Kernel driver in use: wl
    	Kernel modules: ssb, wl
    1a:00.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): O2 Micro, Inc. 1394 OHCI Compliant Host Controller (rev 01)
    	Subsystem: Dell 1394 OHCI Compliant Host Controller
    	Kernel driver in use: firewire_ohci
    	Kernel modules: firewire_ohci
    1a:00.1 SD Host controller: O2 Micro, Inc. Integrated MMC/SD Controller (rev 01)
    	Subsystem: Dell Integrated MMC/SD Controller
    	Kernel driver in use: sdhci-pci
    	Kernel modules: sdhci_pci
    1a:00.2 Mass storage controller: O2 Micro, Inc. Integrated MS/MSPRO/xD Controller (rev 01)
    	Subsystem: Dell Integrated MS/MSPRO/xD Controller
    [[email protected] ~]$ 
    
    [[email protected] ~]$ inxi -AG
    Resuming in non X mode: xrandr not found. For package install advice run: inxi --recommends
    Graphics:  Card: Intel Mobile 4 Series Integrated Graphics Controller
               Display Server: N/A drivers: intel (unloaded: modesetting)
               tty size: 80x24
    Audio:     Card-1 Intel 82801I (ICH9 Family) HD Audio Controller
               driver: snd_hda_intel
               Card-2 Logitech driver: USB Audio
               Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.14.21-1-MANJARO
    [[email protected] ~]$ 
    
    [[email protected] ~]$ inxi -F
    Resuming in non X mode: xrandr not found. For package install advice run: inxi --recommends
    System:    Host: DELL-VOSTRO-MANJARO Kernel: 4.14.21-1-MANJARO x86_64
               bits: 64
               Desktop: N/A Distro: Manjaro Linux
    Machine:   Device: portable System: Dell product: Vostro 1520 v: Null serial: N/A
               Mobo: Dell model: 0T816J serial: N/A
               BIOS: Dell v: A08 date: 03/05/2010
    Battery    BAT1: charge: 28.7 Wh 100.1% condition: 28.7/48.8 Wh (59%)
    CPU:       Dual core Intel Core2 Duo T6670 (-MCP-) cache: 2048 KB
               clock speeds: max: 2201 MHz 1: 2047 MHz 2: 1713 MHz
    Graphics:  Card: Intel Mobile 4 Series Integrated Graphics Controller
               Display Server: N/A drivers: intel (unloaded: modesetting)
               tty size: 80x24
    Audio:     Card-1 Intel 82801I (ICH9 Family) HD Audio Controller
               driver: snd_hda_intel
               Card-2 Logitech driver: USB Audio
               Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.14.21-1-MANJARO
    Network:   Card-1: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCIE Gigabit Ethernet Controller
               driver: r8168
               IF: enp8s0 state: down mac: 00:26:b9:a9:8a:b8
               Card-2: Broadcom Limited BCM4312 802.11b/g LP-PHY driver: wl
               IF: wlp14s0 state: up mac: c4:17:fe:57:54:9e
    Drives:    HDD Total Size: 240.1GB (14.2% used)
               ID-1: /dev/sda model: Crucial_CT240M50 size: 240.1GB
    Partition: ID-1: / size: 15G used: 6.3G (45%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda13
               ID-2: swap-1 size: 4.29GB used: 0.00GB (0%)
               fs: swap dev: /dev/sda6
    Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 50.0C mobo: N/A
               Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
    Info:      Processes: 136 Uptime: 10 min Memory: 1241.2/3910.3MB
               Init: systemd Client: Shell (bash) inxi: 2.3.56 
    [[email protected] ~]$ 
    

    Although I have limited knowledge of linux I am usually able to problem solve using Google but can’t seem to find a solution to this problem.

    The strange thing is on this occasion I was able to install an older version of antergos on this laptop, and in my previous post last year, i was able to install antergos on an identical laptop.

    The other thing that is common to both issues is they are both DELL laptops.

    p.s. I have successfully installed antergos on several other laptops for members of my family and close friends (none were DELL)

    If anyone has any clue what might be causing this, I would be grateful for any suggestions, thanks.

  • @hughparker1

    Somehow it looks like the machine cannot read the USB stick properly.
    Is it possible to try another USB port?
    Or is it possible to “burn” the stick with the same machine (unless you didn’t)? I’ve seen on one of my machines that a USB stick created in one machine did not work on another, may have been a stick issue.

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  • @manuel said in Trying to install antergos:

    @hughparker1

    Somehow it looks like the machine cannot read the USB stick properly.
    Is it possible to try another USB port?
    Or is it possible to “burn” the stick with the same machine (unless you didn’t)? I’ve seen on one of my machines that a USB stick created in one machine did not work on another, may have been a stick issue.

    thanks @manuel for feedback. Initially I had burned usb on another laptop so I tried downloading a fresh iso, checking md5sum, then burning it on the DELL Vostro but that didn’t help. I even tried burning the iso on a re-writable DVD and even that didn’t work, much to my surprise, as this would always be my last resort.

    So I’m puzzled as to why this is happening, I have installed several different distros on this DELL laptop over the years and it is only antergos that has caused me any problems. I’m wondering if I could try looking for an older version of antergos but I fear it might not work as antergos is a rolling release distro.

    If anyone can help resolve this problem it would be much appreciated.

  • Hi @hughparker1

    Maybe you could try a previous version of antergos, since you can’t even pass the splash screen.

    Using an older version, like january or february (or even older), may work because you could be using another kernel and plymouth versions.

    You can download from linuxtracker:
    http://linuxtracker.org/index.php?page=torrents&search=antergos&category=0&active=1

  • Yeah, an older Antergos version may work. It still updates the updater itself and all packages while installing, so AFAIK the only major difference in the older installer is that it has an older kernel (and some related stuff).

  • @manuel said in Trying to install antergos:

    Yeah, an older Antergos version may work. It still updates the updater itself and all packages while installing, so AFAIK the only major difference in the older installer is that it has an older kernel (and some related stuff).

    yes, since @hughparker1 can’t even boot the iso i think is a good idea to try an older version.

  • @fernandomaroto said in Trying to install antergos:

    Hi @hughparker1

    Maybe you could try a previous version of antergos, since you can’t even pass the splash screen.

    Using an older version, like january or february (or even older), may work because you could be using another kernel and plymouth versions.

    You can download from linuxtracker:
    http://linuxtracker.org/index.php?page=torrents&search=antergos&category=0&active=1
    thanks @fernandomaroto I am downloading antergos-18.2-x86_64.iso right now, I was trying to find an md5sum for this file, any ideia wheer I can get it?

  • @hughparker1 hi. Below the Antergos logo on the left of the entry for the version you downloaded is “More Details”; see “Info Hash”, that looks to me like a SHA1 sum ?? But I could be wrong. HTH

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