Sorry if I’ve done this wrong lol. I rarely ever use forums and it’s my first post on this one.
I’m here because I’ve been having issues booting the EndeavourOS installer.
Usually I’d figure out stuff like this myself, but this is really weird.
It’s rather hard to explain what’s happening, but essentially the installer will graphically bug out at a specific point and never progress to the actual live environment.
It happens at pretty much the same spot every time, and it seems to be random when this occurs.
I have had a few times where it works. Iirc, these are only when the USB hasn’t been used yet after a reflash. (Although I may be mistaken, I have been trying lots of different things so I may have lost track)
I’ve tried pretty much everything I can think of:
Reflashing the USB
Writing it in DD Image mode rather than ISO
Using a different USB port on my computer
Booting using BIOS rather than UEFI
Trying the NVIDIA boot option (despite not having a ‘latest card’)
It’s also worth noting that while I’m not very ‘good at Linux’ in general, I am especially new to Arch and Arch-based distros.
So I wouldn’t be surprised if the solution may be very simple.
Have you tried redownloading the iso to make sure there is no corruption? What program did you use to prepare the live USB? Did you create the usb in UEFI? And finally switched off fast boot, do you still run windows?
That info might be useful. You don’t need generally to boot into Nvidia you can also use the nouveau driver, it should work. We don’t know which Nvidia hardware you have, that might be useful too to see if it’s compatible with newest Nvidia driver.
PS: sorry don’t watch the video because I don’t click on links from strangers in Google drive other infos would be more useful.
Yes, I’ve tried redownloading the ISO several times.
I’ve been using Rufus, but I did try Popsicle once with no luck.
Rufus specified I could boot the ISO image in either BIOS or UEFI, and that was the only option with the current settings.
I have disabled Secure Boot, but not Fast Boot. I’ll try it and let you know how it goes. Cheers!
EDIT: I have already sent my hardware info in response to someone else on this post. You should be able to see this.
Alright, I’ve disabled Fast Boot, it did not fix the issue. The issue persists at the same spot and in the same way.
Ok, I flashed it using Etcher, and after the ‘catalog’ message flashed up, a big chunk of the screen went black as shown in the video. But the lines never appeared and nothing messed up, and a split-second later everything returned to normal and it seems to have booted correctly…???