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Question Interesting issue installing Pop

MJK

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So I've been trying to get Pop to work as my primary system (I love it) but I've encountered an interesting issue when attempting to install the OS

Before we continue

1: Yes, I've checked my Bios (many times) and matched all of my settings to POP recommended settings

2: I've used Etcher, Rufus, and various other ISO tools to see if they were the cause of my issues -- the problem persists in the same exact manner for all

3: I've tried both versions of the Pop.iso download on the website in an attempt to resolve this issue, neither does

So when I install Pop (all standard settings), it never registers as installed after completion and restarting the system. The files are not there when I check with a different OS (mint in this case) though the boot files and file partitions do persist -- there's just nothing on them

I've tried this with both physical hardware as well as VirtualBox with the same results: Load the ISO, go through the installation steps, restart, no OS installed (on VirtualBox it will continually loop through the installation process as many times as I care to try it), though, again, the file partitions are present in both VirtualBox and physical hardware but are empty

There are no error pop-ups, or abnormal code lines in the terminal. The installation goes through as if everything is normal, the computer restarts, but nothing is installed on the partitions selected

Could just be that I'm doing something incorrect but I've followed pretty much every guide I can get my hands on via Pop's online forums as well as YouTube to check if I'm messing up a step somewhere but as far as I've seen there is not an explanation as to why the installation isn't completing or at the very least populating the partitions selected
 

derpOmattic

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Some questions to try and establish a starting point.

Is your machine using UEFI or Legacy BIOS?
Do you have secure boot and fast boot disabled?
Are you trying to custom partition, or letting the installer do the work?
Did you verify the ISO download was good?
 

MJK

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Some questions to try and establish a starting point.

Is your machine using UEFI or Legacy BIOS?
Do you have secure boot and fast boot disabled?
Are you trying to custom partition, or letting the installer do the work?
Did you verify the ISO download was good?
  • UEFI

  • Yes, Yes
    1: Yes, I've checked my Bios (many times) and matched all of my settings to POP recommended settings
  • Tried both, same issue in both instances -- standard set-up for custom: 500MB boot, 4GB swap, rest of the drive for the main partition

  • No, not sure how I'd do that other than installing it -- The ISO downloads are directly from the Pop OS site, downloaded multiple times on different days and both options available but the issue persists in all attempts
 

derpOmattic

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I have one machine (out of seven) that stubbornly requires me to change the boot order in BIOS from the live USB to the installed Pop drive every time I re-install. Unless I manually do that, it never boots. Maybe you have one too.
 

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