Calamares initialization failed

hello everyone trying to install EOS on this laptop through a flash drive, but the installer gives an error saying:

Calamares Initializatoin Failed

EndeavourOS can not be installed. Calamares was unable to load all of the configured modules. This is a problem with the way Calamares is being used by the distribution.

The following modules could not be loaded:

  • userpkglist@userpkglist
  • eos_script@cleaner_script
  • eos_script@chrooted_cleaner_script

here’s a screenshot:

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What ISO are you using and how did you launch the installer?

EDIT: Nevermind, I can replicate your error. We will take a look at it. Thanks for the report.

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Oh, okay. Thanks for the speedy reply.

Is there something I can do in the meantime?

Are you doing an offline, online or community install?

I guess it is online as there is a “desktop” stage in the screenshot.

Try this

  • Reboot off the ISO to get a clean start
  • Run these two commands for your install type:


sudo cp /etc/calamares/settings_online.conf /etc/calamares/settings.conf
sudo calamares -D8 | tee endeavour-install.log


sudo cp /etc/calamares/settings_offline.conf /etc/calamares/settings.conf
sudo calamares -D8 | tee endeavour-install.log
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Just tried to install EOS, running into the same problem with both the offline and online installs

Try using the instructions in the post above yours.

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That is also getting updated even if you aren’t using a devel ISO.

Look at a more full screenshot from NEO:

Thank you, managed to complete the install after running those commands.


This should be fixed now if anyone is still having issues.


It seems we have inherited a different heritage than most distributions.
Because we used to be users and forum moderators ourselves.


I agree this forum is like a discord channel i love it.

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