Bootloader could not be installed

I can only guess, the HP support site wouldn't even give me the PDFs of the model, just kept getting me their "page not available" for any PDF I tried. Arch wiki doesn't seem to have any information listed for the specific model either. Considering its a system for schools it seems like, it might just be geared for one type of OS it ships with; and HP likes to play favorites with Windows.

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Thanks for your help,

Here the result to the command garuda-inxi

╭─[email protected] in ~  
╰─λ garuda-inxi
System:
Kernel: 5.16.12-zen1-1-zen x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 11.2.0
parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-x86_64 lang=en_US keytable=us tz=UTC
misobasedir=garuda misolabel=GARUDA_DR460NIZED_WHITETAILEDEAG quiet
systemd.show_status=1 driver=nonfree nouveau.modeset=0 i915.modeset=1
radeon.modeset=1
Desktop: KDE Plasma 5.24.2 tk: Qt 5.15.3 info: latte-dock wm: kwin_x11
vt: 1 dm: SDDM Distro: Garuda Linux base: Arch Linux
Machine:
Type: Laptop System: HP product: HP ProBook x360 11 G1 EE v: N/A
serial: <superuser required> Chassis: type: 10 serial: <superuser required>
Mobo: HP model: 82EE v: 54.24 serial: <superuser required> UEFI: Insyde
v: 01.16 date: 07/30/2018
Battery:
ID-1: BAT0 charge: 41.9 Wh (100.0%) condition: 41.9/41.9 Wh (100.0%)
volts: 13.0 min: 11.6 model: Hewlett-Packard Primary type: Li-ion
serial: <filter> status: Full
CPU:
Info: model: Intel Celeron N3450 bits: 64 type: MCP arch: Goldmont
family: 6 model-id: 0x5C (92) stepping: 9 microcode: 0x46
Topology: cpus: 1x cores: 4 smt: <unsupported> cache: L1: 224 KiB
desc: d-4x24 KiB; i-4x32 KiB L2: 2 MiB desc: 2x1024 KiB
Speed (MHz): avg: 2111 high: 2178 min/max: 800/2200 scaling:
driver: intel_cpufreq governor: schedutil cores: 1: 2178 2: 2089 3: 2089
4: 2089 bogomips: 8755
Flags: ht lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3
Vulnerabilities:
Type: itlb_multihit status: Not affected
Type: l1tf status: Not affected
Type: mds status: Not affected
Type: meltdown status: Not affected
Type: spec_store_bypass status: Not affected
Type: spectre_v1
mitigation: usercopy/swapgs barriers and __user pointer sanitization
Type: spectre_v2 mitigation: Full generic retpoline, IBPB: conditional,
IBRS_FW, STIBP: disabled, RSB filling
Type: srbds status: Not affected
Type: tsx_async_abort status: Not affected
Graphics:
Device-1: Intel HD Graphics 500 vendor: Hewlett-Packard driver: i915
v: kernel ports: active: eDP-1 empty: HDMI-A-1 bus-ID: 00:02.0
chip-ID: 8086:5a85 class-ID: 0300
Device-2: Chicony HP Wide Vision HD type: USB driver: uvcvideo
bus-ID: 1-5:4 chip-ID: 04f2:b56d class-ID: 0e02
Display: x11 server: X.Org v: 1.21.1.3 compositor: kwin_x11 driver: X:
loaded: intel unloaded: modesetting alternate: fbdev,vesa gpu: i915
display-ID: :0 screens: 1
Screen-1: 0 s-res: 1366x768 s-dpi: 96 s-size: 361x203mm (14.2x8.0")
s-diag: 414mm (16.3")
Monitor-1: eDP1 mapped: eDP-1 model: Chi Mei Innolux built: 2016
res: 1366x768 hz: 60 dpi: 133 gamma: 1.2 size: 260x140mm (10.2x5.5")
diag: 294mm (11.6") ratio: 16:9 modes: 1366x768
OpenGL: renderer: Mesa Intel HD Graphics 500 (APL 2) v: 4.6 Mesa 21.3.7
direct render: Yes
Audio:
Device-1: Intel Celeron N3350/Pentium N4200/Atom E3900 Series Audio Cluster
vendor: Hewlett-Packard driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel
alternate: snd_soc_skl,snd_sof_pci_intel_apl bus-ID: 00:0e.0
chip-ID: 8086:5a98 class-ID: 0403
Sound Server-1: ALSA v: k5.16.12-zen1-1-zen running: yes
Sound Server-2: PulseAudio v: 15.0 running: no
Sound Server-3: PipeWire v: 0.3.48 running: yes
Network:
Device-1: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet
vendor: Hewlett-Packard driver: r8169 v: kernel pcie: gen: 1
speed: 2.5 GT/s lanes: 1 port: 1000 bus-ID: 01:00.0 chip-ID: 10ec:8168
class-ID: 0200
IF: enp1s0 state: down mac: <filter>
Device-2: Intel Wireless 7265 driver: iwlwifi v: kernel pcie: gen: 1
speed: 2.5 GT/s lanes: 1 bus-ID: 02:00.0 chip-ID: 8086:095a class-ID: 0280
IF: wlp2s0 state: up mac: <filter>
Bluetooth:
Device-1: Intel Bluetooth wireless interface type: USB driver: btusb v: 0.8
bus-ID: 1-7:5 chip-ID: 8087:0a2a class-ID: e001
Report: bt-adapter ID: hci0 rfk-id: 0 state: up address: <filter>
Drives:
Local Storage: total: 126.52 GiB used: 6.13 GiB (4.8%)
SMART Message: Unable to run smartctl. Root privileges required.
ID-1: /dev/sda maj-min: 8:0 vendor: SanDisk model: SD9SN8W-128G-1006
size: 119.24 GiB block-size: physical: 4096 B logical: 512 B
speed: 6.0 Gb/s type: SSD serial: <filter> rev: 3006 scheme: GPT
ID-2: /dev/sdb maj-min: 8:16 type: USB vendor: Verbatim model: STORE N GO
size: 7.28 GiB block-size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B type: N/A
serial: <filter> rev: 1100 scheme: MBR
SMART Message: Unknown USB bridge. Flash drive/Unsupported enclosure?
Partition:
Message: No partition data found.
Swap:
Kernel: swappiness: 133 (default 60) cache-pressure: 100 (default)
ID-1: swap-1 type: zram size: 3.65 GiB used: 630.2 MiB (16.9%)
priority: 100 dev: /dev/zram0
Sensors:
System Temperatures: cpu: 32.0 C mobo: 26.8 C
Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A
Info:
Processes: 200 Uptime: 39m wakeups: 3 Memory: 3.65 GiB
used: 2.12 GiB (58.2%) Init: systemd v: 250 tool: systemctl Compilers:
gcc: 11.2.0 Packages: pacman: 1174 lib: 293 Shell: fish v: 3.3.1
default: Bash v: 5.1.16 running-in: konsole inxi: 3.3.13
warning: database file for 'core' does not exist (use '-Sy' to download)
warning: database file for 'extra' does not exist (use '-Sy' to download)
warning: database file for 'community' does not exist (use '-Sy' to download)
warning: database file for 'multilib' does not exist (use '-Sy' to download)
warning: database file for 'chaotic-aur' does not exist (use '-Sy' to download)
Garuda (2.5.5-1):
System install date:     2022-03-10
Last full system update: 2022-03-10
Is partially upgraded:   No
Relevant software:       NetworkManager
Windows dual boot:       <superuser required>
Snapshots:               Snapper
Failed units:            snapper-cleanup.service
McFly: Importing shell history for the first time. This may take a minute or two...done.

Also tried with sudo -E calamares and here the result

<div><strong>Command '['btrfs', 'subvolume', 'create', '/tmp/calamares-root-zw6vh_k0/@']' returned non-zero exit status 1.</strong></div><div>None</div><div><br/>Traceback:</div><div><pre>File &quot;/usr/lib/calamares/modules/mount/main.py&quot;, line 251, in run
    mount_partition(root_mount_point, partition, partitions)

  File &quot;/usr/lib/calamares/modules/mount/main.py&quot;, line 197, in mount_partition
    subprocess.check_call([&quot;btrfs&quot;, &quot;subvolume&quot;, &quot;create&quot;,

  File &quot;/usr/lib/python3.10/subprocess.py&quot;, line 369, in check_call
    raise CalledProcessError(retcode, cmd)</pre></div>

Same result with the -d

<div><strong>Command '['btrfs', 'subvolume', 'create', '/tmp/calamares-root-ghyjp4n1/@']' returned non-zero exit status 1.</strong></div><div>None</div><div><br/>Traceback:</div><div><pre>File &quot;/usr/lib/calamares/modules/mount/main.py&quot;, line 251, in run
    mount_partition(root_mount_point, partition, partitions)

  File &quot;/usr/lib/calamares/modules/mount/main.py&quot;, line 197, in mount_partition
    subprocess.check_call([&quot;btrfs&quot;, &quot;subvolume&quot;, &quot;create&quot;,

  File &quot;/usr/lib/python3.10/subprocess.py&quot;, line 369, in check_call
    raise CalledProcessError(retcode, cmd)</pre></div>

Do I have to do this after a reboot ?

I don't know what is M$ but secure boot can be disabled, what i can't do is put the boot in UEFI mode

yeah, when i receive it, it was pretty damn lock. I achieved to download ubuntu and the classic version of arch linux but that was really more difficult than with a VM. I hope that doesn't makes downloading Garuda impossible.

This is also a problem.
Strange that calamares allowed the installation at all.
The minimum requirement should be 4GB

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GPU use your RAM too.

Try Xfce not the "heavy" KDE Garuda version.

IDK how bogomips work, but it is very less too.

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The fact is that before, when I installed "classic" version of Arch Linux.
I take xfce for my desktop environment, but i really dislike it.
So I wanted to use something else :sweat_smile:

Sway :wink: looks nice and it very smooth :slight_smile:

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You could give a try also to LXQt, lightweight and nice...

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Sway looks good, i can give it a try. Hope there will be no problem :sweat_smile:

That's a tiling window manager.
If you're not used to it, it could look strange at first, but it could as well be perfect for your usecase...

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sorry to bother you all the time but it still not work, same message than before (bootloader can be installed)

Try MX-Linux, work fine on my PC from 2002 with 768 KiB RAM.

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The real problem seems to be the use of GRUB. Several articles suggested to go for refind, but this requires a long procedure.
E.g. (used a translator)
"Install Linux on an HP ProBook x360 G1 11 EE Laptop | desvigne.org" Installer Linux sur un portable HP ProBook x360 G1 11 EE | desvigne.org

https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=253257

https://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/bug-grub/2017-12/msg00010.html

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Wow, that rEFInd key system is quite the elaborate workaround! It's truly impressive someone thought of that.

Another option that might work would be to install an OS that installs with systemd boot by default instead of grub, like Pop_OS or Solus OS.

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Thanks filo and BluishHumility

The solution proposed on the site desvigne.org seems to be the good one.
I can't try right know, but I think it can work.
The only problem is that we have to use a dual boot or a os that work without grub (not really a big deal in itself).
I will try this weekend and I'll put your comment in response if it works.

I can also post the solution in english if you are interested ? (I'm not fluent in english but it can do the job)

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I'm confident that you'll succeed. There seem to be a lot of people in the comments confirming the goodness of the procedure, as of writing to date.
By the way, I've found that online translators work just fine nowadays. Don't worry about the translation of your steps, if what's in the article is correct... :slight_smile:

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OP model manual looks like this.

If it is the right one, it says about some Security functions included.
Sometimes, if you add an Admin password for BIOS, it uncovers some advanced options, usually related to security features, like Secure boot and others.

Disabling one or more of them, might enable something beneficial to Linux installation, but I don't have the HW in hand, so I can't say for sure.

As @tbg knows and says, there is a reason we don't support dual booting MS/Windoz.

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Hello again,

I'm here to confirm that the solution proposed on desvigne.org works.

Only little things are this method was incomplete, if you want to download Garuda Linux you have to follow this tutorial after the first one cyberciti.biz which will allow you to solve the "superblock not found" issues.

Thanks a lot to filo and all peoples who helped to solve this problem.

Hope that forum can be useful to other people. ^^

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