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Question Dual Boot Pop doesn't install- hardware error

vkhobor

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I tried installing Pop os alongside Windows 10, there was no option for disabling legacy mode, or secure boot in BIOS.(ther was a disable legacy USB boot, but disableing that removed my pendrive from boot options) I booted via the UEFI: option, tried to install I did not create a second EFI partition because it was already 512MB, so I tried with that and it did not succed. I thought it might have a problem with the Microsoft Reserved Partition (MSR), but I am not sure.
Installer log

How could I resolve this?
Thanks for your help.
 

derpOmattic

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Hi Vkhobor, I've two questions for you: Which program did you use to create the live USB of Pop? Have you disabled 'fast boot'?

Please also check this article for further diagnosing if necessary.
 

vkhobor

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I used Etcher, and disabled fast boot in windows.
 

derpOmattic

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What happens if you don't choose the UEFI option and leave the legacy boot enabled? Depending on how old your machine is and how Windows is installed it may be your only option. Although Pop prefers using kernelstub and systemd boot, it will utilize grub if legacy is the only option.
 

vkhobor

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As I remember, I tried that, but I couldn't tell the installer to use the already present EFI partition, it wanted to mount it at /boot not /boot/efi and also format it.
Do I have to create a different /boot partition ?
 

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The actual errors in the log file you posted are as follows:

Code:
[ERROR distinst:src/installer/state.rs:37] partitioning error: vgchange failed with status: 5 (Input/output error (os error 5))
[ERROR distinst:src/installer/mod.rs:281] errored while installing system: vgchange failed with status: 5 (Input/output error (os error 5))
This is actually an issue that has been brought up before, and is due to how the LVM toolkit works. Effectively, LVM tools are designed to fail (or not continue anyway) if there are any issues with the volumes they manage. Unfortunately, a completely clean LVM partition is sort of a rarity. You're better off cleaning up and partitioning in advance, then doing a manual partitioned install and simply select the pre-created partitions/volumes where necessary during the installation.
 

vkhobor

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Thank you.
 

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