I can try that. I was a little concerned about installing using non NVIDIA boot option and then ending up in the same place switching to NVIDIA post install. But maybe that can shed some light into the issue. I will try and follow up.
Okay, completed the install and booted into the OS without using the NVIDIA driver option from the live USB. However, after installing the NVIDIA drivers and rebooting, the system froze again during boot. The only difference between booting the live USB and from the installed OS on disk is that I saw a lot more output. Looks like the kernel is loading and then System D output even appears and just before switching to the GUI, the system hangs.
I’m having a similar issue. I was trying to install EndeavourOS last night, and I selected the Nvidia boot option. It would get stuck on the pictured screen for a few moments. Then it would scroll and get stuck on this screen again. There’s an error at the bottom, so it seemed like something went awry and it kept retrying. I went with the default boot option, which booted into live mode just fine. I installed from there.
$ inxi -Faz | eos-sendlog
% Total % Received % Xferd Average Speed Time Time Time Current
Dload Upload Total Spent Left Speed
100 5823 100 24 100 5799 90 21968 --:--:-- --:--:-- --:--:-- 22140
I’m trying to figure out the best way to install the Nvidia drivers now. Should I add “ibt=off” to the GRUB file, install with nvidia-inst, then reboot? Should I try nvidia-installer-dkms instead? If I try something and the OS doesn’t boot, what do I do to fix it?
It seems like it worked. EndeavourOS booted, and a screen tearing issue I had is resolved. I haven’t tried a game yet, but it seems like it’s working. There were some warnings and a few small errors during the install process that didn’t stop the install from running (I don’t remember what they said) but it seems to have worked fine, and running nvidia-inst -t again no longer has those errors.
Also to note, after I did that, I decided to try replacing GRUB with rEFInd. I think in the process I deleted /etc/default/grub. Everything still works, so good stuff, I guess.