Calamares online installer (i am trying to install kde) errors at the end of the installation and says installation has failed. I tried it twice and its happening exactly the same.
Hw info: http://ix.io/4xXI
Installation Log: https://termbin.com/zrim
I am wiping out the entire disk and trying to install only endeavour os. I have used the cassini nova r2 latest iso and copied it on the usb using rufus like i normally do. my system is uefi and gpt partition tables. I used manual partition option and trying to create btrfs file system.
kindly look into this and help please. Thanks
this line :
2023-06-11 - 12:18:52 : … Running (“systemctl”, “enable”, “gdm.service”)
2023-06-11 - 12:18:52 : … Target cmd: (“systemctl”, “enable”, “gdm.service”) Exit code: 1 output:
Failed to enable unit, unit gdm.service does not exist.
Thanks. I am not an experienced Linux user. Hence could you let me know what should I be doing to resolve this? To my limited knowledge, I am installing KDE so it should be sddm and not gdm, right? Anyway please guide
“Interestingly” even though you have chosen KDE Plasma which uses SDDM as display manager, it looks as if Calamares (the installer) looks for other display managers and try to enable them as in the case of the mentioned GDM above.
Another example from your log:
023-06-11 - 12:18:52 : .. Running ("systemctl", "enable", "lightdm.service")
2023-06-11 - 12:18:52 : .. Target cmd: ("systemctl", "enable", "lightdm.service") Exit code: 1 output:
Failed to enable unit, unit lightdm.service does not exist.
I don’t think that these have any relevance for why the installation has failed to complete.
The more relevant:
2023-06-11 - 12:18:52 : .. Running ("systemctl", "enable", "sddm.service")
seems to have been executed without errors.
Also the problem seems to be:
2023-06-11 - 12:18:55 : void Calamares::ViewManager::onInstallationFailed(const QString&, const QString&)
ERROR: Installation failed: "External command finished with errors."
2023-06-11 - 12:18:55 : .. - message: "External command finished with errors."
2023-06-11 - 12:18:55 : .. - details: Command <i>cp /home/liveuser/endeavour-install.log /tmp/calamares-root-6mclnqo4/var/log/endeavour-install.log</i> finished with exit code 1.
cp: cannot stat '/home/liveuser/endeavour-install.log': No such file or directory
2023-06-11 - 12:19:01 : void Calamares::ViewManager::onInstallationFailed(const QString&, const QString&)
Calamares will quit when the dialog closes.
2023-06-11 - 12:19:05 : QML Component (default slideshow) deactivated
2023-06-11 - 12:19:06 : void Config::doNotify(bool, bool)
Notification not sent; completion: failed
Looks like copying endeavour-install.log from the live session to the installed system has failed.
Did you try rebooting and see if you can boot into EnOS as the rest of the installation seems to have gone fine?
Thanks so much @pebcak. After you pointed out, I just restarted and the system booted fine into KDE plasma. However I am not sure why the final installer screen said that the installation did not happen. Anyway I am happy that I am ready to use EOS.
That seems to be somewhat of an “exaggerated” message for such a small failure which apparently has no bearing on the installation. I guess that is part of the Calamares that triggers that failure message.
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