**SORTED! See reply below.
I am possibly a newbie. I did use Ubuntu many years ago until it got too bloated. And I tried Mint, but wasn’t keen. So I am heavily relying on on google. I did search this forum and the internet in general before posting.
I am using a usb stick to install on an ASUS laptop that has windows. I am writing this on a different laptop, so I can’t copy paste things over. I do not currently have a computer running linux.
Downloaded EndeavourOS_Cassini_Nova-03-2023.iso onto this (windows) laptop where I am typing. Checksum checked out. Moved it onto the usb using USBWriter-1.3.
Installing onto ASUS X505BA 1.0 (I got it lightly used in late 2018, so older than that)
3 Gh AMD processor, 1Tb HDD storage, 8GB memory
Got through the entire pre-install setup on the target laptop using the online install.
In the partition tab, I chose the third option - erase disk, no swap.
Seeing as how it is a chcon error, I after I entered my password, I kept the box unticked for logging in automatically and ticked for using the same password for admin.
I got to the install now buttons (yes, yes, I really do want to delete everything and install this).
The first time it failed, I copied the message to the internet by clicking that option. Not sure where it went. It won’t let me into firefox. Yet.
Here is the tiny url from the prompt for the log
This time around, I am just typing the whole error message in here - sorry for any extra spaces or returns or typos:
Boost.Python error in job “mount”
File "/usr/lib/calamares/modules/mount/main.py",line350, in run mount_partition(root_mount, partition, partitions, mount_options, mount_options_list)
File "e;/usr/lib/calamares/modules/mount/main.py", line 240; in mount_partition
subprocess.call([‘chcon’, ‘-reference-’ + raw_mount_point, mount_point])
File "/usr/lib/python3.10/subprocess.py", line 345, in call
with Popen(*popenargs, **kwargs) as p:
File "/usr/lib/python3.10/subprocess.py", line 971, in init
self._execute_child(args, executable, preexec_fn, close_fds,
File "/usr/lib/python3.10/subprocess.py", line 1847, in _execute_child
raise child_exception_type(errno_num, err_msg, err_filename)