Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Install Antergos on Virtual Machine

We do not have our luck when installing Antergos on old Mac Mini (late 2009). Same as other Arch Linux system, the system keeps having soft lock and hangs. While we manage to stabilized the system after upgrading the video driver and kernel in Manjaro. We could not perform such upgrade in Antergos. So we decided to test Antergos using Virtual Box.


The main advantage of Antergos is that we can use the same iso image to install different desktop environment. 

Preparing USB or ISO Image

If you are going to install on a physical machine, you can burn the iso image to an USB drive using command dd. For virtual machine, we just need to attached the iso image to the virtual CD-ROM.


Preparing Virtual Machine

To install Antergos into virtual machine, please make sure that we have a minimum of 10GB virtual HDD space. It is best to set the virtual HDD size to at least 20GB. Otherwise installation will failed.

Installing Antergos

Once we boot into the iso image, we are given a choice to start installation or boot into the live image. Usually, we select to boot into live image. Once the system is loaded, the following screen will appear.


Select Install It.


Select the language and click >.


This screen will make sure that we have all the necessary hardware requirement before we can proceed with the installation. Click >.


This screen allows us to set locale using our location information. Click >.


Next select the time zone. Click >.


Over here, we choose the keyboard type. Click >.


This screen allow us to select the desktop environment of our choice. We choose Deepin instead of default Gnome. Click > when ready.


Click on the lower left corner to show advanced features. After that select the software you want. The screen above and the screen below are our choice of software packages. 



Click > after you have selected the software.


This screen allow us to manage the package mirrors. Usually we leave it as default. Click > when done.


This screen allows us to choose to install the OS by erasing the entire HDD or we can install the OS alongside other OS. Click >.


On this screen we got to select the HDD. Click > when done.


We can confirm installation summary before we begin installation.


On this screen we set the host name and the default username. Click >. The installation will proceed. 


Once installation is completed. we are given a notice to reboot the system. Reboot the system when ready.

Post Installation

As usual, post installation involves in updating the system and installing the desired software.


Related Post

Please also check out the main post on re-purposing old Mac Mini.  This post also include the installation of Ubuntu on Mac Mini. We have also include hardware specification and other consideration in the main post.

Please also check out the summary result of testing various Linux distribution on Mac Mini (late 2009).
Install Linux on Mac Mini (late 2009) Result Summary



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