I’m at my wit’s end
I cannot install EndeavourOS Arm on a Raspberry Pi 4B
calamares stuck at:
“initialize pacman … copy pacman mirrorlist and keyring”
then after a few minutes it just fails and the sd-card becomes unbootable
Ive tried in 3 different Raspberry PI 4 (2 different 4b and a CM4) and its always fails in the same way.
What am i doing wrong?
Any help would be profoundly appreciated!!!
I have tried to write the image to both a micro sd card and a SSD using gnome-disk-utility and rpi-imager.
I have tried on both RPi 4b (8GB) and RPi 400.
When launching the installer and past the initial steps, the installation gets stuck at the same step as you have described. It could stay like that for anything about 15 to 20 minutes before the live session crashes.
I used Method 1 with the cassini neo R1 liveISO and installed to a 16 GB uSD.
I chose ext4 and it downloaded and installed rootfs-rpi-20230502
Connected the uSD to a RPI 4b 8 GB device with an Ethernet connection connected to a VPN service.
Edited the Mirror list. (Important)
Chose Community Edition BSPWM
From 0 % to next phase was right at 9 Minutes. Disabling the VPN would have been faster.
Then it just reset back to the original input window.
I am in the process of creating new RPi images to see if that fixes the problem.
possible to symlink libpython3.10.so.1.0 on libpython3.11.so.1.0 (/usr/lib/libpython3.11.so.1.0) on the live session… before pressing one of the buttons… but could also lead to another bad lib… in case someone want to install at this very moment…
Welcome to the EndeavourOS forum. I hope you enjoy your time here.
The Python ver 3.10 to 3.11 update caused the problems.
That should be solved by compiling a new Calamares. However, ARM was still using the old Calamares structure and that is no longer a viable option. I am in the process of trying to convert the Calamares ARM PKGBUILD to the new structure. I am getting closer, but still not there.
Sorry for the inconvenience, but things will be better once it’s done.
ddimg-odroid-n2-20230601 installed with plasma, everything is working smoothly
I was using Manjaro but had problems with wayland sessions and composite, system hangs specially using web browsers and video (youtube for example). In X11 sessions without composite Manjaro works but with some graphicas artifacts like cursor flickering.
EnOS very stable with wayland, composite and desktop efects. I get about 50% more fps in webgl fishtank test than Manjaro.
If I only have FIrefox running, and only a few tabs, Firefox is acceptable. If I load the system down, such as compiling, and using three or 4 tabs for internet research, then Firefox acts up.
Chromium works well but I don’t like to use it.
Just out of curiosity, did you install to a uSD card or eMMC card?