@joekamprad As indicated in the link, downgrading package glib2-2.60.0-1 to glib2-2.58.3-1 immediately fixes the problem.
Having a fresh installation I had to copy the old module from another computer.
The bug arise with glib2-2.60.0-1 after you have selected “Details” in gnome-control-center.
I confirm that antergos-19.1-x86_64 have some installation problem.
I tried it on a computer where some years ago I installed it without any problem and Antergos logo appears and loads indefinitely… because it is waiting for a disk not yet ready that, however, doesn’t exist.
I am sure the computer has secure boot disabled in efi-firmware and is running on efi mode not legacy boot.
I have done the ISOs both with Etcher and dd command after having verified them with md5sum.
Instead on other computers “younger or older” it runs without problems.
If the problem is recurrent and well identified, is it so difficult to intervene?
@joekamprad @robgriff444 This is certainly the thing to investigate …
I will try to understand how the BIOS is set up.
The computer came with an Ubuntu on board and I seem to have seen initially that UEFI was disabled.
However, if the ISO behaves so differently in the two cases, this is certainly the cause of my difficulty.
After wasting your time, I hope that what I have now discovered is reported in some wiki or instructions to install Antergos that I have not found and read.
By the way… I don’t know how modify this post as SOLVED, I put it in title.
- Antergos Live system (cd / dvd)
- Antergos LIve system (usb)
- Antergos (not graphical Fallback)
- and so on …
does NOT appears to me.
It immediately jump to the graphic logo of Antergos and after it appears the system configuration menu in which I choose the language, the keyboard, the screen resolution, the kernel.
So I don’t see the CD/DVD mode, which is in the previous menu, and I can’t choose it.
The menu where I can choose CD/DVD comes out only on a fairly recent laptop (ASUS X554L) and it appears with input of both DVD media and USB sticks.
On the other old ACER laptop in both cases I get immediately to the system configuration menu, but on this computer the boot continues successfully.
It seems to me that the behavior of the boot process (and the available menus) is too dependent on the hardware on which it operates.
I wonder if there is any parameter in the BIOS that can affect it, but it seems very strange to me.
What can I check ?
I’m afraid I will not able not install Antergos on the new mini computer.
@robgriff444 I hope I understand. But If I boot the ISO from USB port - on USB is connected an external DVD, because there isn’t an internal one - in the main menu don’t appear the CD/DVD option. So I think it is right that the ISO transferred on DVD behaves like the one written on USB stick for that computer.
If the ISO is booted on internal DVD reader (as in a laptop) that option becomes instead available in the main menu and if I select it the boot properly starts.
This is my experience on my computers. I don’t know other way to select external DVD. Am I wrong?
The strange thing is that the system signals that it fails to set up loop device for root-image.sfs and then it tries to mount " " device that will never find !
Thank you for your advice.
@joekamprad What you say is very clear and is a shared point of view. Mine was just a joke about the statistics of my situation: 50% of my computers can’t boot the live. I hope to be particularly unlucky, but with a distro that has difficulty installing the efforts of the few who work there (I say to them: thank you very much, anyway !) should perhaps address to solve in some way this basic and old problem to increase the “success” and the audience that the Linux distro deserves.
Said without any polemical intention, if I were able I would give a hand, but when I was handling operating systems it was a century ago … ;))
@robgriff444 The CD/DVD is not internal but is connected via USB, so there is no option in the initial menu.
On the laptop with the internal CD/DVD the option is instead present and it works.
But 3 years ago I did not have all these problems when I installed it for the first time, not at least in the start-up phase and I booted the Live on Sapphire Edge, while now it does not work anymore.
Only 2 of my 4 computers can start ISO.
It can be said that this is a distribution for the lucky few … and it does not seem a small problem for a software distribution. Perhaps you need to specify well what hardware architecture and components you must have to run the installation properly.