Installing Antergos

Preliminary remarks:

If you just want install on a empty device, without any personal data on any harddisk inside the device, go forward to step: Get Antergos.

If you have personal data on any installed devices it is strongly advised to backup your data on external media!

If you want to install a dualbooting system with another OS preinstalled on your device follow the Wiki here:

Dual Boot Install with Windows installed 

Dual Boot with MAC-Book

For all installation scenariosit it is necessary to inform yourself about the hardware installed into your device, and to investigate if problems can occur. In addition, you should deal with the already created partitions and the installed hard disks in the system in order to avoid the wrong disk / partition to delete.

Get Antergos:

 Download

Or if you got a very new Nvidia Graphic Card try the nvidia Iso 

Antergos-Nvidia-ISO

proudly presented on https://sourceforge.net !

You can see the sources here on my github https://github.com/killajoe/

This ISO will install the same way as the official Antergos Installer, but with the option to startup on nvidia driver.

 

Create USB boot media:

use dd to get the iso without a huzzle:
sudo dd bs=4M if=/path/to/antergos-x86_64.iso of=/dev/sdX status=progress && sync

onto a usb stick. (sdx have to replaced by the device name  of your usb-stick, you can find out by the command fdisk -l) For more information read the wiki entry: create-a-working-live-usb

On Windows try etcher it is insan easy to use:

etcher flash tool -image-

Bios or UEFI?

The ISO-Installer offers automatic boot options for both systems legacy Bios and up-to-date EFI/UEFI.

If you want to create a dual boot system together with a preinstalled windows OS read here first:

how-to-dual-boot-antergos-windows-uefi-expanded

On a Bios system:

you can just fire your machine up and press [F12] to get the boot device menu, where you can choose the USB stick as boot device.

In this section i will only follow installation that will erase a a whole hard drive, manual partioning will be handled in another wiki entry!

Now you will get the boot menu screen and you can choose your language by pressing [F2], choose the one you want and press [enter].

From the boot menu choose Start Antergos Live simple pressing enter and the Live Iso Installer will boot to the Live Environment:

On the first screen you will see an overview of thinks that needed, plus information if any possible package issue:

If all is O.K. here next is to choose your language and keyboard settings:

Followed by Timezone, what was probably already recognized:

And there you are: Now you have to choose your DE (Desktop Environment)

Base: will install only Base System without any graphical Login or DE,

if you want to run a Server or to install an DE not aviable at the installer.

Cinnamon: Gnome 2 - forked from Gnome Shell 

GNOME: Gnome 3 aka Gnome-Shell

KDE: Plasma is the KDE workspace

Mate: continuation of GNOME 2

OpenBox: extremely standards compliant WM

Xfce: a light-wight but complete DE

After making your choice you will be prompted to choose extra options you may need:

AUR: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Arch_User_Repository

Will configure system to enable support to build packages from AUR PKGBUILD.

Bluetooth: enable bluetooth service with systemd at bootup, and install needed software.

Chromium: is an open-source web browser project started by Google, to provide the source code for the proprietary Google Chrome browser.

Firefox:  is a free and open-source web browser developed by the Mozilla Foundation

Flash: Adobe Flash Player is freeware software for using content created on the Adobe Flash platform.

LTS-Kernel: Long term support (LTS) Linux kernel and modules from the core repository.

LibreOffice: Free Office Suite, open-source and rich in features.

Printing: enables Cups service to run on bootup and install some software for most common printers

SSH: OpenSSH connectivity tool for remote login with the SSH protocol, enabled with systemd on bootup and install needed software.

Steam + PlayOnLinux: Play Steam Games on LinuxPlayOnLinux is a piece of software which allows you to easily install and use numerous games and apps designed to run with Microsoft® Windows®.

Firewall: Gufw - A very user-friendly way to manage your Firewall, powered by ufw.

NOTE: be carefull to choose what you realy need! (keep it simple dude!)

You will get some info about each selectable item, by holding your mouse over it (hoover Info):

Now it becomes dangerous! we will proceed with choosing the space to install the system:

The most easy scenario is to use a whole disk, and you do not have any personal data or another OS you will dualboot together with Antergos. Then you can choose: Erase disk and install Antergos and press the arrow to go forward.

If you need encryption to secure a mobile machine read here: Antergos WIKI encrypted OS (will follow)

Second option is that you want to install Antergos onto a second HD (disk) inside your system, and you have another OS onto the first disk, then you have to take care to choose the right disk on the next screen, and choose the right disk also for the bootloader: 

After a warning message, you reach the user account settings:

We are ready! the last one is the installation summery

Installation will start and you can see the progress.

When ready a message will popup, and you can reboot to your Antergos installation.

On EFI/UEFI:

As most EFI UEFI systems are very different in what you can change and how you setup anything it is hard to give the "ONE" trick here, but mainly what you need is to disable secure boot, because this is what make it possible to boot up the USB Installer and get into the installing Environment. 

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Get help: 

Antergos Help Forum open minded newbie friendly community is waiting for your question!

For some better way to ask your question read this first:
Give us what your logs say about failures
Get Help On IRC

 

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