Installation failed on my Dell Laptop


i wanted to install encrypted EOS on my Dell Laptop but calamares stop the installation progress. Logfiles including

Calamares Crash Log



Dont know whats wrong, last time EOS was installes properly.
I deleted encrypted partitions with partition manager in LiveUSB then started Calamares.
at 32% calamares stopped the installation with the error message:

The package manager could not modify the installed system. The
< pre > pacman< /pre > command generated error code 1.

2022-11-01 - 13:39:51 [6]: [PYTHON JOB]: "error: target not found: ipw2100-fw" 
2022-11-01 - 13:39:51 [6]: [PYTHON JOB]: "error:" 
2022-11-01 - 13:39:51 [6]: [PYTHON JOB]: "target not found: ipw2200-fw"

In the package selection section in the installer, uncheck the box for these two packages:


These are not in Arch’s repo anymore.

Edit: There is one more you need to deselect: grub-tools

2022-11-01 - 13:39:51 [6]: [PYTHON JOB]: "target not found: grub-tools"


Are you using an old ISO, or the current one?

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installation succesful!

but on start after i set my password for encryptet partition i get an grub error: file ‘/boot/amd-ucode.img’ not found

Press any key to continue and nothing happens.

my usb stick was equipped with eos from 10.10. surely these files are no longer on the new image.
I decided to download the latest eos image

thousand thanks @pebcak, all in all it was my mistake. i should have used the latest image right away :wink:

as @r0ckhopper said: always use the latest image :wink:


I suspected that you were using an older ISO but I wanted to save you some bandwidth and time :wink:

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i have installed three times. so there can be no talk of saving time :rofl: :rofl:

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at least i am now running Gnome on my older Laptop :wink:

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Sounds nice!

Happy GNOMEing!


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i rarely use the laptop. let’s see how i get along with gnome.

Give it some time and perhaps don’t compare it with or expect it to act like other DE:s.
After all it’s GNOME, so you will need to do things the GNOME way. You might like it.

[joke] If I knew you were going to be running Gnome, I wouldn’t have tried to help [/joke] :clown_face:

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i have to familiarize myself with the settings and tweaks first. everything else will come with time. otherwise i’ll just ask here :wink:

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:rofl: at least you have the solution :rofl:

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Despite being in denial, there is a GNOME deep inside each KDE user/developer :wink: :rofl:

Screenshot from 2022-11-01 15-47-55


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