The command is: lsblk -fm
The -fm part just shows some additional info about filesystems and partitions.
Installing to more than one partition has its benefits on many situations. But my systems are typically very simple (and I try to keep it that way :) ), so usually I use only one partition.
Of course swap may well be necessary (depending on the amount of RAM and usage of applications), but instead of a swap partition, I prefer a swap file (although I hear it is not supported by btrfs).
You could just try this (assuming you will have only Antergos on your M.2 drive):
- have another (empty) USB stick to be the boot device and plug it in
- start Antergos installer, and start a terminal before proceeding with install
- give terminal command:
lsblk -fmand find your USB drives, you’ll need their drive names (like /dev/sdb) later (you’ll see also that M.2 drive)
- install Antergos in Legacy mode to the M.2 drive
- during install, select the extra USB drive as the MBR target disk
- follow the rest of the instructions as you see fit
This already might make your system bootable (to Antergos).
Note however that his is more like a test for workaround idea, but if this works for you, there is no reason why not start using it permanently.
And OK, please give a screenshot or more info about your related BIOS settings.
You can use the following command to show it here:
cat <your-bios-screenshot-file> | curl -F [email protected] https://ptpb.pw/?u=1
unless the normal picture uploading doesn’t work for you just yet (there’s a potential spam filter…).
This is a good tutorial about installing Antergos: https://antergos.com/wiki/install/installing-antergos-2/
And this gives more details: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/GRUB
I’m pretty sure you can make the machine boot (by using another drive as the boot drive) and store everything else to the M.2 SSD (so that the machine runs fast).
In BIOS, you can select either UEFI (EFI) boot mode, or Legacy boot mode (not sure if they are named there exactly like that). UEFI is a newer specification, thus it is recommended over Legacy boot (but you can test which one works better).
Do you plan to install only Antergos, or also other operating systems?
Initially it will be enough space for either Base or Xfce installs. Later, depending on what you store to it, there may be problems.
Do you plan to have some extra space, e.g. SD card etc. (forgive my ignorance if that is not possible for your chromebook)? That can also be mounted as additional space quite easily on any Linux based system.
- edit that file with the following command:
sudo nano /etc/default/grub
- show info about partitions and drives:
Then about installing: you may choose manual partitioning instead of automatic partitioning. Then you may put all files under one partition, the root partition. No need to have many partitions for a simple thing.
Here’s some more info about installing Antergos: https://antergos.com/wiki/install/installing-antergos-2/