Arch != Antergos (Arch does not equal Antergos)
Antergos is developed with simplicity in mind.
It provides a fully configured OS with sane defaults that you can use right away.
Antergos, is a Galician word (meaning: ancestors) which was chosen “to link the past with the present”.
So we welcome everybody interested in a stable High-End Linux system.
You do not have to be a Linux pro to install it,You just have to be willing to understand the system and learn to have a system ready for your needs!
/Me > i am a long term Arch Linux user (Arch since 2007 / [unix”linux”]since 1988/90) caus i like the way of minimalism/Kiss.
I love the stability and the rolling release state of time packagemanagement!
Antergos is in the core a Arch Linux system, and using the Arch-Repos + extra a repository with Antergos packages.
The installer [cnchi] shipped with a nice Life-Iso (Using the Gnome Desktop as environment)
is installing as you wish one of the Desktops:
Gnome > KDE > Cinnamon > Mate > XFCE > Openbox, or simple a base system, it will enable systemd-services, configure and design the Desktop with Icons and themes from NUMIX, and install the Desktop-Manager lightdm (grub and lightdm are themed by Antergos too).
FREE YOUR DESKTOP! INSTALL ANTERGOS:
If you’re looking for your next Linux distribution, you’d be remiss in not giving Antergos a shot.Download an ISO, burn it to a DVD or USB, select your desktop, and enjoy your seriously impressive desktop.
Get Antergos: Download
Or if you got a very new Nvidia Graphic Card try the nvidia Iso (my build from 12.6.2017):
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, and i put htop inside because i like it 😉
On my way to getting this work i see all what a complex work it is to provide an ISO like Antergos is doing this…
It is not still perfect but work as it should do!
Feel free to comment, and contribute to enhancements on GitHub or at the Forum!
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.
On Windows try Rufus it has a build in dd mode.
A good option for backup system is to backup a packages list with all packages from your actual system, but be carefull with AUR packages, you will need to do two lists one for repository packages and one for AUR packages, otherwise it will be a mess…
Creating packages lists:
pacman -Qqen > packages-repository.txt
pacman -Qqem > packages-AUR.txt
pacman --needed -S - < packages-repository.txt
cat packages-AUR.txt | xargs yaourt -S --needed --noconfirm
dd if=/dev/sdX conv=sync,noerror bs=64K status=progress | gzip -c > /path/fullimage-sdX.img.gz
This skript produce a logs.tgz to provide for investigation:
I just update the official installation guide in our WIKI: