• Booting Live ISO only shows splash screen on DELL laptops


    I thought I would provide some more feedback on my problem installing Antergos on DELL laptops.

    Since my previous topic Re: Trying to install antergos I have managed to successfully install Antergos on several different computers but I’m still unable to install latest 18.4 ISO on a third DELL Laptop. so that’s three different DELL laptops that only shows the splash screen and no further…

    DELL Vostro 1520 (old BIOS)

    DELL Inspiron 5559 (UEFI)

    DELL Inspiron 3543 (UEFI)

    I’m beginning to think there is some incompatibility with Antergos an DELL computers.

    FYI. I am creating this topic on my DELL Inspiron 5559 UEFI laptop, on which I was able to install antergos using “antergos-17.3-x86_64.iso” on March 2017. So I think something has changed since then.

    Has anyone else experienced this? any feedback would be appreciated as a few of my friends have asked me to install Antergos on their DELL laptops but so far I am unable to do so.

  • @hughparker1
    Did you try to use some old Antergos ISO?

    Often the problem has been some compatibility issues with the (Nvidia or AMD) graphics card, and sometimes they have been solved by some extra kernel boot settings regarding graphics. But in your case, since you have Intel graphics, it should work.

    Have you looked at Arch wiki and forums about this? They often have quite good articles about many things.

    Please report issues including all details! ;-)
    Show files here: cat "file" | curl -F [email protected] https://ptpb.pw/?u=1
    and show the URL.

  • modprobe.blacklist=i915
    

    as kernel parameter ? but i am not sure if xf86-video-intel still is installed on ISO ???

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  • @manuel I have tried several old ISO files but none will boot past the splash screen, but only on DELL laptops. I’ve tried inserting different parameters in the boot line but nothing works.

    I have installed Antergos successfully on another three (non DELL) laptops over past few days. No problem what so ever, the way it used to be.

    I’m thinking there must be some incompatability with DELL. I wish I could resolve this problem but so far can’t find a solution.

  • You can try the testing branch installer iso, I build without Bootsplash and verbose output on boot:
    http://kamprad.net/Downloads/Antergos-Nvidia-ISO/antergos-nvidia-nozfs-18.4-x86_64.iso
    This have no zfs support but will install other than this option the same.

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

  • Hi, are you using a usb3 pendrive?

    Had the same issue on a dell a few minutes ago. Using a usb2 solved the issue.
    You will get an error message saying something like "Cannot find… ANTERGOS"
    This issue with usb3 sticks is quite annoying

  • I have a Latitude thing at work and that works with the minimal ISO and not the other one. I just assumed that it had to do with a gfx driver issue, like some nvidia folks that can use the minimal but not the live one and something with the openbox desktop not needing hw acceleration.
    I have no idea if that explanation is correct but someone said so in IRC a long time ago, and everything you hear on internet is usually true 😛

  • @joekamprad said in Booting Live ISO only shows splash screen on DELL laptops:

    You can try the testing branch installer iso, I build without Bootsplash and verbose output on boot:
    http://kamprad.net/Downloads/Antergos-Nvidia-ISO/antergos-nvidia-nozfs-18.4-x86_64.iso
    This have no zfs support but will install other than this option the same.

    Thanks @joekamprad for feedback. I downloaded the ISO and tried to boot using a usb2 stick plugged into the usb2 socket as suggested by @ChTBoner

    … but failed with the following message…

    SYSLINUX 4.07 EDD 2013-07-25
    boot :
    Could not find kernel image: /antergos-nvidia-nozfs-18.4-x86_64/%INSTALL_DIR%/boot/vmlinuz
    

    I’m not sure if this message gives a clue on what the root cause of the problem is.

    @Tiedemann thanks for suggestion, I will try the minimal ISO next to see if that helps the problem.

    Thanks all for your continued support.

  • @hughparker1 said in Booting Live ISO only shows splash screen on DELL laptops:

    /antergos-nvidia-nozfs-18.4-x86_64/%INSTALL_DIR%/boot/vmlinuz

    /antergos-nvidia-nozfs-18.4-x86_64/%INSTALL_DIR%/boot/vmlinuz this looks like something is wrong inside buildskript for EFI boot…
    Sorry for that…

    I just make a new one…

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

  • @joekamprad said in Booting Live ISO only shows splash screen on DELL laptops:

    @hughparker1 said in Booting Live ISO only shows splash screen on DELL laptops:

    /antergos-nvidia-nozfs-18.4-x86_64/%INSTALL_DIR%/boot/vmlinuz

    /antergos-nvidia-nozfs-18.4-x86_64/%INSTALL_DIR%/boot/vmlinuz this looks like something is wrong inside buildskript for EFI boot…
    Sorry for that…

    I just make a new one…

    Thanks @joekamprad

    I just downloaded minimal ISO and burned to USB2 stick using…

    $ sudo dd bs=4M if=/home/hugh/Downloads/antergos-minimal-18.4-x86_64.iso of=/dev/sdb

    booted in USB2 socket but failed with following message…

    losetup: /run/archiso/bootmnt/arch/root-image.sfs: failed to setup look device: No such file or directory
    ERROR: ‘’ device did not show up after 30 seconds…

    here is a pic of the complete message… https://imgur.com/ax1FtQg

    I’m not sure if this indicates the root cause…

  • also new version of the antergos_:rescue iso is out by now:
    http://antergos.kamprad.net/antergos-rescue/
    Including nvidia boot option and xfce live system without bootsplash (plymouth) and startx directly into live without lightdm, boot is verbose and show all boot messages…

    And CNCHI (installer) also… but no ZFS at the moment…

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

  • @joekamprad said in Booting Live ISO only shows splash screen on DELL laptops:

    also new version of the antergos_:rescue iso is out by now:
    http://antergos.kamprad.net/antergos-rescue/
    Including nvidia boot option and xfce live system without bootsplash (plymouth) and startx directly into live without lightdm, boot is verbose and show all boot messages…

    And CNCHI (installer) also… but no ZFS at the moment…

    Downoloading now, thanks

  • @joekamprad said in Booting Live ISO only shows splash screen on DELL laptops:

    new version of the antergos_:rescue iso

    I downloaded new version of the antergos_:rescue iso and burned to USB but still can’t boot into live system.

    I can’t seem to get any Antergos live ISO booting successfully on my DELL Inspiron 5559 laptop. I can boot any other distro OK. Manjaro, Lubuntu, LInux Mint etc. But Antergos doesn’t seem to boot on any of my DELL laptops. I’ll just have to leave it for now. Thanks for all the support so far, much appreciated.

  • @hughparker1

    EDIT: @joekamprad you mentioned you would make a new antergos-nvidia-nozfs-18.4-x86_64.iso do you think that would help?

  • It looks like a problem with your EFI/BIOS settings or the firmware itself…

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

  • @hughparker1
    You can try Portergos just in case, and pick the LTS kernel at boot menu, if didn’t work maybe none arch base will work

    https://github.com/Portergos/portergos-iso/releases/download/iso_apr_18_2018/portergos-2018.04.18-x86_64.iso

    https://github.com/Portergos/portergos-iso/releases/download/iso_apr_18_2018/portergos-2018.04.18-x86_64.md5sum

    Portergos site
    https://github.com/Portergos/portergos-iso

    Still in love with Antergos (default OS)
    I3wm

    Linux newbie since 06/2016

  • Since the last 3 kernels we have this dell-bios thingy, I was wondering if this is may related . …

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

  • @fernandomaroto said in Booting Live ISO only shows splash screen on DELL laptops:

    @hughparker1
    You can try Portergos just in case, and pick the LTS kernel at boot menu, if didn’t work maybe none arch base will work

    https://github.com/Portergos/portergos-iso/releases/download/iso_apr_18_2018/portergos-2018.04.18-x86_64.iso

    https://github.com/Portergos/portergos-iso/releases/download/iso_apr_18_2018/portergos-2018.04.18-x86_64.md5sum

    thanks @fernando for your suggestion.

    I downloaded “portergos-2018.04.18-x86_64.iso” and burned using ‘dd’ onto USB3 stick inserted into USB3 port and much to my surprise it boots successfully into Xfce desktop. So that’s a success! It just looks a bit different from Antergos, I wonder is there an easy way to make it look same?

    I would like to thank all the support I have had on this forum.

    I would also like to summarise the different attempts I have made over past few days in case someone sees anything that I may have done incorrectly…

    I have tried following ISOs…

    antergos-18.4-x86_64.iso
    antergos-minimal-18.4-x86_64.iso
    antergos-nvidia-nozfs-18.4-x86_64.iso
    antergos_rescue-latest-18.4-x86_64.iso

    …but they didn’t boot correctly, either stuck at the splash screen or get messages…

    losetup: /run/archiso/bootmnt/arch/root-image.sfs: failed to setup look device: No such file or directory
    ERROR: ‘’ device did not show up after 30 seconds…
    
    

    or

    SYSLINUX 4.07 EDD 2013-07-25
    boot :
    Could not find kernel image: /antergos-nvidia-nozfs-18.4-x86_64/%INSTALL_DIR%/boot/vmlinuz
    
    

    I tried all 4 antergos ISOs using USB2 stick inserted into USB2 port but no success.

    I then tried all 4 again using USB3 stick inserted into USB3 port but same problem.

    Strangely these ISOs all boot OK on my other two PCs Sony VAIO and ASUS Eee-Box.

    I thought it might be a problem with the EFI/BIOS settings or the firmware on my DELL Inspiron 5559 (UEFI) laptop, but I have also tried Manjaro, Mint, Debian etc and they all boot successfully.

    The strange thing is I had previously installed Antergos Xfce on all of my DELL laptops…

    __________________________ Installed date
    DELL Inspiron 5559 (UEFI) 27/03/2017
    DELL Vostro 1520 (old BIOS) 18/12/2016
    DELL Inspiron 3543 (UEFI) 24/08/2016

    I was happy with the result but then decided to try out some different distros last year and deleted Antergos. I would now like to go back to Antergos but unfortunately I haven’t had any success. I wonder if anything has changed since my initial installation.

    thanks again for all your support

    thanks again for all your support

  • @hughparker1 said in Booting Live ISO only shows splash screen on DELL laptops:

    thanks @fernando for your suggestion.
    I downloaded “portergos-2018.04.18-x86_64.iso” and burned using ‘dd’ onto USB3 stick inserted into USB3 port and much to my surprise it boots successfully into Xfce desktop. So that’s a success! It just looks a bit different from Antergos, I wonder is there an easy way to make it look same?

    Hi! well, i’m glad it worked, Actually Portergos has cnchi inside itm, so if you want to install Antergos through it you can! Just make sure to install LTS kernel at install options, otherwise you’ll end with antergos without booting again.

    And if you liked Portergos be welcome to use it too. It contains Arch + Antergos + Portergos repositories, so you can have the same programs installed.

    About looking like Antergos you can do, but then you would need transfer Antergos config files to Portergos after install, or manually configuring it like, icons, themes etc.

    Portergos site
    https://github.com/Portergos/portergos-iso

    Still in love with Antergos (default OS)
    I3wm

    Linux newbie since 06/2016

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