Unfortunately none of this worked. I still get the download size exceeded message and it fails for all of the mirrors (I tried all of them) in my mirror-list.
If I just try installing a package with pacman this is what I get:
error: could not open file /var/lib/pacman/sync/antergos.db: Unrecognized archinve format
I also get the same error for each of core.db, extra.db, community.db, and multilib.db.
Instead of the login screen I get a message reading:
“An error was detected in the current theme that could interfere with the system login process.”
I’m given three options:
“Load Default Theme”: clicking on this just brings the message again.
“Load Fallback Theme”: clicking on this changes he background theme but still brings the message.
“Cancel”: closes the message but no login screen.
I can login as root through the terminal. Not sure what to do there though. I was going to installing gdm and see if that lets me login which lead me to the next issue: Pacman can’t seem to connect to the mirrors. I checked and my internet connection is not the issue.
error: failed retrieving file 'antergos.db' from mirrors.antergos.com : Resolving timed out after 10522 milliseconds error: failed retrieving file 'antergos.dg.sig' from sourceforge.net : expected download size exceeded Interrupt signal received
Any ideas would be highly appreciated. Even if it’s just a temporary fix allowing me to login.
I’ve got a dual boot setup (Win10 and Antergos) on a UEFI system. After a windows 10 update it started booting straight to Windows without bringing up Grub (kind of like when you do the Win 10 upgrade). This time I couldn’t fix it. After some attempts on the Windows side (disable fast startup again, etc.) I would end up with a grub rescue mode at startup and I was able to bring up Antergos after setting the partitions right but it wouldn’t stick and I wasn’t able to change grub.cfg …
As of last night I wan’t able to get anything to work in grub rescue (kept on saying the filesystem is not recognized) and I had this stupid idea of just wiping my boot partition to start over. Now I realize that I deleted my windows bootloader as well. Anyway, getting Antergos to work is the priority for me right now.
Can anyone guide me through the steps for reinstalling everything on the boot partition? I thought I would just simply mount my root partition at /mnt and the boot partition at /mnt/boot, chroot, and just reinstall grub. It seems like I don’t know how to reinstall grub though…
EDIT: so this is what I’ve been doing. I’ve recreated the boot partition as an EFI system partition in gdisk and formatted it (FAT32).
I then mount my current installation and chroot to it:
mount /dev/sdb5 /mnt arch-chroot /mnt /bin/bash
I then mount the boot partition:
mount /dev/sdb4 /boot/efi
Then I run:
grub-install --target=x86_64-efi --efi-directory=/boot/efi --bootloader-id=grub_antergos
and I get this message:
Installing for x86_64-efi platform.
grub-install: error: cannot open `/usr/lib/grub/x86_64-efi/kernel.img’: Structure needs cleaning.
I figured I may try reinstalling grub. During the installation process I get the following warnings. I’m not sure if they are relevant.
warning: warning given when extracting /usr/lib/grub/x86_64-efi/config.h (Could not unlink)
warning: warning given when extracting /usr/lib/grub/x86_64-efi/kernel.img (Could not unlink)
From what I’ve read online I’ve come to learn that gnome does not allow the super key to be assigned to anything unless it is in a combination. This has to do with super being a modifier key. However, on my antergos installation, pressing super shows the overview, despite this being assigned to super+s.
Why is this? Is there anyway I can take advantage of this and use the key to bring up the menu (the “show all applications” function). I tried assigning super+s to it but it didn’t do the trick.
I’m looking to get an antergos installation on a 64 GB USB drive. I thought a live USB would do it, however, I realized that each time I reboot, I lose all modifications made. I want to be able to install software and save files etc.
I also attempted to install antergos on the USB, installing grub on the USB as well, but it woudn’t boot. It wouldn’t even attempt actually. I was unable to select the USB drive as the boot device in setup (it would just say an error occurred and ask me to select another device).
I ended up reinstalling antergos. All my data was in the home partition so I didn’t really lose much. However, if I was to do as you suggest, how would I do it without access to a terminal? I tried booting with a live CD and using the terminal but I wasn’t able to mount any partitions.
@megaman yeah, I just saw a similar post in the arch linux forums and tried a ton of stuff with gstremer. Nothing seemed to work until I tried the good olde windows remedy of restarting my computer. Now everything works though I’m not sure what the problem was. Thanks for the help!