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    Pop!_Planet Founder

Moving from Windows 10 to POP! OS: Installation Error Code 5


New member
Sep 24, 2020
Due to slowing down of my HP Elite X2 1012 G1 tablet by updating of windows 10, I decided to just get done with it and get POP! OS on it.

Now, that the 20.04 LTS image boots just fine (UEFI, Secure Boot disabled and created by Rufus), I keep getting installation failed at 70% mark with Error Code 5.

The verbose log is as below:

WARN: kernelstub.Installer : INFO     Copying Kernel into ESP
WARN: kernelstub.Installer : INFO     Copying initrd.img into ESP
WARN: kernelstub.Installer : INFO     Setting up loader.conf configuration
WARN: kernelstub.Installer : INFO     Making entry file for Pop!_OS
WARN: kernelstub.Installer : INFO     Backing up old kernel
WARN: kernelstub.Installer : INFO     No old kernel found, skipping
INFO: starting configuring bootloader step
INFO: /dev/sda: installing bootloader for Efi
INFO: running "chroot" "/tmp/distinst.xk1O0YOO1HiA" "bootctl" "install" "--path=/boot/efi" "--no-variables"
WARN: Created "/boot/efi/EFI/systemd".
WARN: Created "/boot/efi/EFI/BOOT".
WARN: Created "/boot/efi/EFI/Linux".
WARN: Copied "/usr/lib/systemd/boot/efi/systemd-bootx64.efi" to "/boot/efi/EFI/systemd/systemd-bootx64.efi".
WARN: Copied "/usr/lib/systemd/boot/efi/systemd-bootx64.efi" to "/boot/efi/EFI/BOOT/BOOTX64.EFI".
WARN: Created "/boot/efi/4b19a102c03bb86b6a2d14695f6caf40".
WARN: Random seed file /boot/efi/loader/random-seed successfully written (512 bytes).
INFO: running "chroot" "/tmp/distinst.xk1O0YOO1HiA" "efibootmgr" "--create" "--disk" "/dev/sda" "--part" "1" "--write-signature" "--label" "Pop!_OS 20.04 LTS" "--loader" "\\EFI\\systemd\\systemd-bootx64.efi"
ERROR: configuring bootloader error: command failed with exit status: exit code: 5
ERROR: errored while installing system: command failed with exit status: exit code: 5
INFO: Install error: command failed with exit status: exit code: 5
And if I restart, I get no boot device error, so its definitely problem with setting up boot partition to my little knowledge of how linux installations work.

I tried looking at reddit for this issue but no help, similar was the case with ubuntu forums. Is there any solution or should I fall back to windows 10? Pretty much hopeless at this point since I chose the Clean install and my windows system is wiped.

Thanks for reading through or my utmost gratitude if I find a solution here

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