Just to let everyone know that yesterday, I reinstalled Antergos late in the night with LTS Linux kernel option and the read only NTFS partitions (for root !!) issue persisted. So if there is a problem in the new updates, it’s not related to the kernel.
Furthermore, I do see a memory leak in some gnome desktop applications, most apparent is the Text editor/gedit. In some circumstance there is slowness in the editor which is easily detectable when we see the mouse cursor busy.
My point here is just to give some feedback to the developers so that they take care of issues that might appear in the future releases.
I just installed Antergos again a few hours ago but I discovered that the new linux kernel added a new issue:
My NTFS partition /dev/sda1 is read only for both user:ben and root.
I was not used to see this issue in the previous installations.
I’m pretty sure that the latest kernel update is for something.
Here are some screenshots from Gnome Disks:
For now in Windows (and maybe for a lot of OS):
Rufus Top 1 (work for 90% of UEFI bootables with default settings)
Win32 Disk Imager Top 2
This one make an exact 1=1 CD/DVD image of an USB from an ISO archive
After that I noticed that linux tools like Gnome Disks and Gparted failed to remove the ISO format from the created USB. The one that succeed to remove it is Minitool Partition Image.
Etcher failed last time to create a UEFI bootable from Solus linux iso image, despite cleaming he made a pure ISO image.
Two weeks ago DD instructions on Antergos Wiki page to make an bootable Antergos USB failed for me and Rufus succeded.
I just reinstalled my Antergos again, with everything updated to latest from the start. I haven’t been able to launch Chromium with any of the editing changes suggested to chromium-flags.conf. The only thing that worked is when I renamed that config file to “chromium-flags.conf.backup”.
I have then tweaked my system for an hour and backed everything with clonezilla to my external USB in less than 6 mins.
Boot you PC with Antergos installation USB (or DVD) and follow these instructions:
How To Fix Grub With EFI Boot?
par Johannes Kamprad | Oct 19, 2017
They saved my time yesterday.
Also there is a thing not mentioned:
It’s only with your BIOS setup you can rearrange the order of your Partition/OS load in UEFI.
(go to advanced boot settings in BIOS)
There are also tutorials on the net
How To Get Ubuntu To Boot Before Windows Using The EFI Boot Manager
that suggest to use efibootmgr tool to deal with UEFI. I don’t know if this program is shipped with Antergros or not.
So far I can tell LibreOffice, Gimp and a lot of other applications are not affected by this system purging. Only Text, PDF, Image, Audio/Video gnome default managers are monitored for their own files histories.
I give an example: I installed Xed text editor. When xed is not the default text editor, he keep his recent files history. If I change it to default gnome text viewer (via property routine), he lose his files history when turning off recent files.
So why this drastic purging system in gnome (which anyway work only partially) when each application has her own way of configuring recent files?