If you’re a Linux user, you obviously heard the name of Arch Linux. Arch Linux is an elite Linux with fairly difficult usage methods. Unlike Ubuntu/Debian, you’ll find Arch more challenging. That’s why it’s not suitable for beginners. But thanks to the support of the community, Arch Linux is being packed in a user-friendly distro – Antergos.

Antergos is really simplistic and easier than the classic Arch Linux. For any beginner, Arch Linux was a big no-no. Now, Antergos is one of the top choices for the Linux beginners! Although there is some difficulty in here, that’s not an issue at all with the polished graphics and user-friendly look.

Today, let’s install Antergos. BACKUP all your important files first! I’ll be using the current stable version “antergos-18.4-x86_64.iso”. The installation steps are quite similar to any other version, so don’t worry.

  • Bootable installation media

At first, you need to have a bootable installation media. First, download the Antergos Live ISO. Don’t forget to check the checksum of the ISO file because any single data corruption can lead to major issues.

Once verified, either burn the ISO to a CD/DVD or make a bootable USB flash drive. Then, connect the media to your device and boot into it.

  • Select “Start Antergos Live”. It’ll take some time to load the live OS.

  • Now, you’re on the live screen. Feel free to explore the OS. When you’re prepared, click on the “Cnchi” icon from the left bar.

  • Click on “Install It”.

  • Select your language. By default, the language is “English”.

  • You’ll see a system check window. It ensures that all your configuration is alright.

  • Select the region you live in. It will help the system choose the proper locale. If your location isn’t listed, go with “English (US), United States” option.

  • Now, choose the time zone.

  • Your keyboard layout should be detected automatically. If not, select the right layout.

  • Antergos supports up to 8 types of desktop environments. Choose your favorite one. I’m going to the KDE desktop.

  • You’ll have a list of available additional features. You must turn “ON” AUR support, Bluetooth (if available), SSH Service, Printing support. However, you’re free to choose yours.

  • You can manually choose the mirror or let the installer choose it. I recommend letting the installer choose the best one(s).

  • Now, you have to choose the installation disk. I’ll be managing the partition table manually.

  • It will take some time to check all the mirrors. It’s weird to run the test at the stage of choosing the partition. Be patient, it’ll take quite some time.

  • Here, you have to manage the partitioning. I recommend assigning 16GB (minimum) for the OS to install. You can make changes as you like, but be careful not to destroy your valuable data!

  • Everything’s almost done. You’ll see the installation summary.

  • Enter the username & password and other details here.

Now, all you have to do is wait patiently until the installation is complete. Once complete, you’ll be prompted to restart your device. Restart and enjoy Antergos!

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