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Antix 17.x Graphical Installer

Posted: Sun Jan 06, 2019 9:58 am
by mickb
I have an Asus Netbook with Cerelon N4000/4Gb RAMs/32Gb eMMC. I want to dual boot with MX18 and Antix but couldn't get the graphical installer or live Antix OS to show up on the live CD. I only have the cli option, which is too hard for me. I did try the cli option to partition the emmc flash drive but it seemed not to recognize it as sdax, must be my not knowing what to do. I never had the live Antix OS launching issue with the old Asus HA1000 netbook and Antix 14.

Please let me know what I need to do to boot up the live CD (usb). I burnt the iso file in Debian using dd the same way for Antix as well as MX18, which is now on my netbook. Thanks.

Re: Antix 17.x Graphical Installer

Posted: Sun Jan 06, 2019 10:27 am
by dolphin_oracle
which antiX iso did you download? FWIW, core is cli-only, so you would want base or full.

Re: Antix 17.x Graphical Installer

Posted: Sun Jan 06, 2019 10:41 am
by mickb
It's the full iso versions of 17.1, 17.2, and 17.3. Somehow, I couldn't get the same initial screen with the other extra options at the bottom as shown in the DolphinOracle video. Whichever options that I got took me to the cli or the other verbose cli. I even tried downloading the iso from 3 different mirrors.
Thanks.

Re: Antix 17.x Graphical Installer

Posted: Sun Jan 06, 2019 10:44 am
by dolphin_oracle
does that netbook boot UEFI? Do you get a graphical boot menu of any kind, and if so what are the options?

Re: Antix 17.x Graphical Installer

Posted: Sun Jan 06, 2019 11:10 am
by dolphin_oracle
the other thing to try is to use the live-usb-maker tool on your mx 18 install to make the USB.

Re: Antix 17.x Graphical Installer

Posted: Sun Jan 06, 2019 11:20 am
by mickb
Yes, the netbook does boot UEFI. The graphical boot menu gives me only these options at the top screen and nothing on the middle/bottom screen"

antiX-17.3.1 x64-full (27 December 2018)
antiX-17.3.1 x64-full Customized Boot (text menus)
>>>Advanced Options for antiX-17.3.1 x64-full <<<
Memory Test (64-bit UEFI)

I will try the live-usb-maker tool next. Thanks!

Re: Antix 17.x Graphical Installer

Posted: Sun Jan 06, 2019 12:00 pm
by fehlix
mickb wrote:
Sun Jan 06, 2019 9:58 am
I have an Asus Netbook with Cerelon N4000/4Gb RAMs/32Gb eMMC.
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I did try the cli option to partition the emmc flash drive but it seemed not to recognize it as sdax
This internal 32GB eMMC drive will probably listed as
/dev/mmcblk0 instead of /dev/sda
and partitions will be shown as:
/dev/mmcblk0p1 instead of /dev/sda1
/dev/mmcblk0p2 instead of /dev/sda2
etc.
So if thats the only issue, that you cannot find the "sdax", than probably all is good.
:puppy:

Re: Antix 17.x Graphical Installer

Posted: Sun Jan 06, 2019 12:33 pm
by dolphin_oracle
mickb wrote:
Sun Jan 06, 2019 11:20 am
Yes, the netbook does boot UEFI. The graphical boot menu gives me only these options at the top screen and nothing on the middle/bottom screen"

antiX-17.3.1 x64-full (27 December 2018)
antiX-17.3.1 x64-full Customized Boot (text menus)
>>>Advanced Options for antiX-17.3.1 x64-full <<<
Memory Test (64-bit UEFI)

I will try the live-usb-maker tool next. Thanks!
Ok, you are fine. So the Customized Boot Menus (text menus) duplicate the F-key functions on the legacy boot menu that I generally show on my youtube videos.

If you are not getting to a graphical environment, but rather the text login, I suggest booting with the failsafe option (there is a menu option for it) that may allow your graphical environement to boot up.

Re: Antix 17.x Graphical Installer

Posted: Sun Jan 06, 2019 3:12 pm
by mickb
Thanks for your help, dolphin_oracle. There's no change using the live-usb maker tool. I did try the fail-safe option again but I still got the cli options. Previously, the installer (cli) recognized the /dev/mmcblk0p1 and /dev/mmcblk0p2 as you've indicated but when I entered the mmcblk0p1 or mmcbl0p2 in the selection, it doesn't seem to recognize it. That's when I gave up on antiX installation and went with MX. I think it has to do with the uEFI thing like you said in the video but I'm lousy with non-graphical installations and I'd rather not switch the bios to legacy.

Re: Antix 17.x Graphical Installer

Posted: Sun Jan 06, 2019 3:22 pm
by dolphin_oracle
I doubt it's the UEFI because antix and mx are identical in that regard.

What is different is the graphics stack.

Can you prOvid the output of

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inxi -F
For you hardware?