Continuing the series of Antergos Linux tutorial, I am going to show you how to install Antregos Linux today.
Note that, this tutorial is not about dual booting. If you want, you can read the previous tutorial on how to dual boot Windows 10 and Antergos. This method will erase each and everything existing on your hard disk. This is the reason why it is the simplest way of installing Antergos.
Things to know/have before you install Antergos
- Backup data: Since this method of installation is going to erase everything on the hard disk, I suggest you to make a backup of your important data, preferably on external hard disk or in cloud storage.
- Good internet speed: Antergos downloads a great deal of files. You must have an internet connection to install it and it would be better if it is high speed.
- Interrupted installation: Cnchi installer of Antergos is not matured yet and is still in beta. Which means, installation may fail and you may have to start over.
- Plenty of time: As the installation depends on internet speed and it could fail midway, you need to have some time and patience at hand to install Antergos
Install Antergos Linux
Step 1: Create bootable USB
First thing you need to install Antergos is to create bootable USB.
- If you are using Linux, use the command line way to create live USB. Follow this tutorial to create bootable USB in command line.
- If you are using Windows, use this tutorial to create live USB of Antergos in Windows.
Step 2: Installing Antergos Linux
Once you have the USB created, plug it in and restart the system to boot from the USB. Make sure that the boot order is set to removable media.
After booting from USB, if you are stuck with a black terminal screen, (force) shut down and replug the USB. Weird, but works.
Once you have successfully booted into live USB, you’ll be presented with the option to install or try Antergos. Click on Install it.
Things are pretty straight forward here. Choose the language of your operating system.
Make sure to connect with the internet:
Give the location preference:
Select the keyboard layout:
Antergos provides several desktop environment choices. Choose the one you want.
You’ll be presented with some options to install propriety drivers and additional software. You can install them afterwards as well.
We’ll choose to erase disk. This will make Antergos the only operating system on your system. As mentioned earlier, this will wipe out all the data.
The displayed warning, of course. You can also choose the Bootloader here. I prefer Grub.
Things will again be straight forward from here:
That’s it. Shut down the computer. Remove the USB and then switch the system on again. Enjoy Antergos.