Sorry for the delay; stock kernel hangs at boot on this machine and I did not find the time to chroot and install some pre-4x kernel to be able entering Antergos (GUI).
Guys you’re right
azerty/stands neat and clear in
/usr/share/kbd/keymaps/i386, must have had some big **it covering my eyes earlier when I run
loadkeysto no result. That’s what surprised me as it’s part of the
kbdbase package with the other keyboard layouts (checked it up on Arch).
but it’s hard to believe that there’s no layout you’re looking for among these 28.
The first one I did select. Otherwise Cnchi would have been in plain English but it was in French, keyboard test included.
Then upon restart I tried GNOME
Keyboardsettings to no avail. I’m not a GNOME user though. « Input Sources » didn’t showed up (but hey! since I missed the keymap… ;))
OK I’ll come back after I’ll get into this boot hanging issue! Thanks for helping me finding this out.
- Keymap chosen in Cnchi: I think it was « FR » or rather « fr-pc ». Test was good, i.e. had AZERTY fully working in live session and special characters showed up fine while in live session, console & GUI incl.
- DE installed: GNOME
Upon rebooting in the installed system, GUI is localized but keyboard is QWERTY in console and GUI. Actually there’s no “azerty” in /usr/share/kbd/keymaps/i386/
Do you please know which package would bring azerty keymaps ?
Installed latest Antergos today; chose French as keymap (and language). Upon rebooting keyboard layout is QWERTY; rather disturbing. E.g tons of shell, vi keybidings are unusable. Also there’s not even a /usr/share/kbd/keymaps/i386/azerty! I’m pretty sure this is a first in my many years with GNU/Linux distros. I’l lcheck but TinyCore has it AFAIR.
Thanks for your concern and help.
select the existing /boot partition NOT selecting to format it.
I did and also unchecked « Use sda to install Antergos bootloader ». As a result Cnchi installed the kernel and initramfs images in sda1 --replacing Arch’s without a prompt!-- alone. Going this way also resulting in having no bootloader configuration (I did hope to get an example). Like Arch, Antergos do not put its names into the kernels names; out of luck here!
Now I’ll go this way, hopping to get both systems available:
- Add Antergos kernel entries to my original syslinux, test if that boots the OS up. If so,
- Chroot in Arch, install a custom kernel (default has an compatibility issue with this little box anyway), reboot and test
- Resize /boot; as it seems 200 MB will be too small for the kernels and distros testing I’ll do.
Worked without a glitch, yeah :)
Interestingly Antergos stock kernel boots fine, whereas Arch kernels 4+ do not.
Ah having chosen French as keymap and a language, having an QWERTY keymap layout after installing is rather disturbing. E.g tons of shell, vi keybidings are unusable. ANd there’s not even a /usr/share/kbd/keymaps/i386/azerty! first time I see that in a century: a distro that wiped out some essential input