How to install Endeavour on its own partition?

Hello :slight_smile:

So I’m trying to install Endeavour on one of my hard drives, but I’m having some trouble, whenever it nears the end of the installation it says “Failed to install bootloader”. I don’t want to erase the entire disk to install it, but I do want to give the distro a shot outside of a VM… Here are some of information that might be useful:

  • Fast boot & secure boot are both disabled
  • I used gparted to create 100GB of unallocated disk space
  • I chose to install i3 version
  • I used the online method (w/stable internet connection)
  • I chose the “Replace partition” option, and chose the 100GB unallocated storage
  • Also tried “Install alongside” option
  • PC currently runs Windows 10 alongside Manjaro on separate hard drives (tried to install on the Windows 10 HDD)

So how can I go about getting around this error message? It worked on a VM, easiest install possible, but I did choose to erase the entire disk on the VM… I don’t want to erase either of my disks, because on the one is Windows 10, and on the other is Manjaro, and I’d like to keep Manjaro for a while before I finalise my decision on switching distros

Welcome to the forum! :smile:

Could you show the install log right after the install fails with this terminal command:

cat ~/endeavour-install.log | eos-sendlog

It returns an address, please show the address here, then we can try to find the problem.

Hello :smiley:
Thank you for the warm welcome!

So, I tried to install it again, to do that command you asked, and the installation worked! So I have no idea what happened, because I tried installing it 4 times before this one, but I think it was with my USB, because I use Ventoy, so in my boot option (in bios) I had 2 options, Ventoy and Ventoy with Partition, I don’t know what the difference is, but on the previous tries I used Ventory w/partition, but in this one I used regular Ventoy… So maybe it was that??

But thank you for being so willing to help! :smiley:

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Great that you got it installed! :smile:

Creating the USB installer can be tricky, as not all programs work well with it.

Anyway, it is a good idea to keep the working USB installer stick available just in case. There can be many uses for it, e.g. making backups and fixing potential software issues.