Ideapad 145 and Garuda install

Did a Balena etcher usb install. The USB is working, I reinstalled Zorin with the same reformatted USB after Garuda failed to install after an hour or so. Though Garuda didn't install, it cleaned the disks before a command to do so, hence requiring the Zorin reload. The USB is fine and yes I did redo the iso on the USB. Iso is not corrupt because it installed happily on a Dell Latitude 13.

Any ideas?

No, we need more data/details, is it possible to post your

inxi -Fxxza

like in

as text

and
:slight_smile:

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Here's the inxi response:
[email protected]:~/Desktop$

inxi -Fxxza
/usr/bin/inxi: illegal option -- a
Error 7: One of the options you entered in your script parameters: -Fxxza
is not supported.The option may require extra arguments to work.
For supported options (and their arguments), check the help menu: inxi -h
[email protected]:~/Desktop$ 

However, with a bit more of a shove:

redearthman-lenovo-ideapad-s145-14ast
    description: Notebook
    product: 81ST (LENOVO_MT_81ST_BU_idea_FM_IdeaPad S145-14AST)
    vendor: LENOVO
    version: Lenovo IdeaPad S145-14AST
    serial: PF1RPLL0
    width: 64 bits
    capabilities: smbios-3.0 dmi-3.0 smp vsyscall32
    configuration: administrator_password=disabled boot=normal chassis=notebook family=IdeaPad S145-14AST frontpanel_password=disabled keyboard_password=disabled power-on_password=disabled sku=LENOVO_MT_81ST_BU_idea_FM_IdeaPad S145-14AST uuid=A9DA8390-31A8-E911-80D8-98FA9B66A084
  *-core
       description: Motherboard
       product: LNVNB161216
       vendor: LENOVO
       physical id: 0
       version: SDK0R32891WIN
       serial: PF1RPLL0
       slot: Chassis Location Unknown
     *-cache:0
          description: L1 cache
          physical id: 21
          slot: L1 Cache
          size: 160KiB
          capacity: 160KiB
          clock: 1GHz (1.0ns)
          capabilities: pipeline-burst internal write-back unified
          configuration: level=1
     *-cache:1
          description: L2 cache
          physical id: 22
          slot: L2 Cache
          size: 1MiB
          capacity: 1MiB
          clock: 1GHz (1.0ns)
          capabilities: pipeline-burst internal write-back unified
          configuration: level=2
     *-cpu
          description: CPU
          product: AMD A4-9125 RADEON R3, 4 COMPUTE CORES 2C+2G
          vendor: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD]
          physical id: 20
          bus info: [email protected]
          version: AMD A4-9125 RADEON R3, 4 COMPUTE CORES 2C+2G
          slot: Socket FS1r2
          size: 2566MHz
          width: 64 bits
          clock: 100MHz
          capabilities: x86-64 fpu fpu_exception wp vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush mmx fxsr sse sse2 ht syscall nx mmxext fxsr_opt pdpe1gb rdtscp constant_tsc rep_good acc_power nopl nonstop_tsc cpuid extd_apicid aperfmperf pni pclmulqdq monitor ssse3 fma cx16 sse4_1 sse4_2 movbe popcnt aes xsave avx f16c lahf_lm cmp_legacy svm extapic cr8_legacy abm sse4a misalignsse 3dnowprefetch osvw ibs xop skinit wdt lwp fma4 tce nodeid_msr tbm perfctr_core perfctr_nb bpext ptsc mwaitx cpb hw_pstate ssbd ibpb vmmcall fsgsbase bmi1 avx2 smep bmi2 xsaveopt arat npt lbrv svm_lock nrip_save tsc_scale vmcb_clean flushbyasid decodeassists pausefilter pfthreshold avic v_vmsave_vmload vgif overflow_recov cpufreq
          configuration: cores=2 enabledcores=2 threads=2
     *-memory
          description: System Memory
          physical id: 23
          slot: System board or motherboard
          size: 4GiB
        *-bank
             description: SODIMM DDR4 Synchronous Unbuffered (Unregistered) 2133 MHz (0.5 ns)
             product: HMA851S6JJR6N-VK
             vendor: Hynix/Hyundai
             physical id: 0
             serial: 82D82488
             slot: DIMM 0
             size: 4GiB
             width: 64 bits
             clock: 2133MHz (0.5ns)
     *-firmware
          description: BIOS
          vendor: LENOVO
          physical id: 0
          version: AYCN14WW
          date: 01/14/2019
          size: 128KiB
          capacity: 8128KiB
          capabilities: pci upgrade shadowing cdboot bootselect edd int5printscreen int9keyboard int14serial int17printer int10video acpi usb biosbootspecification netboot uefi
     *-pci:0
          description: Host bridge
          product: Family 15h (Models 60h-6fh) Processor Root Complex
          vendor: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD]
          physical id: 100
          bus info: [email protected]:00:00.0
          version: 00
          width: 32 bits
          clock: 33MHz
        *-generic:0 UNCLAIMED
             description: IOMMU
             product: Family 15h (Models 60h-6fh) I/O Memory Management Unit
             vendor: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD]
             physical id: 0.2
             bus info: [email protected]:00:00.2
             version: 00
             width: 32 bits
             clock: 33MHz
             capabilities: msi ht cap_list
             configuration: latency=0
        *-display
             description: VGA compatible controller
             product: Stoney [Radeon R2/R3/R4/R5 Graphics]
             vendor: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI]
             physical id: 1
             bus info: [email protected]:00:01.0
             version: e2
             width: 64 bits
             clock: 33MHz
             capabilities: pm pciexpress msi vga_controller bus_master cap_list rom
             configuration: driver=amdgpu latency=0
             resources: irq:32 memory:e0000000-efffffff memory:f0000000-f07fffff ioport:2000(size=256) memory:f0b00000-f0b3ffff memory:c0000-dffff
        *-multimedia:0
             description: Audio device
             product: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI]
             vendor: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI]
             physical id: 1.1
             bus info: [email protected]:00:01.1
             version: 00
             width: 64 bits
             clock: 33MHz
             capabilities: pm pciexpress msi bus_master cap_list
             configuration: driver=snd_hda_intel latency=0
             resources: irq:41 memory:f0b60000-f0b63fff
        *-pci
             description: PCI bridge
             product: Family 15h (Models 60h-6fh) Processor Root Port
             vendor: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD]
             physical id: 2.3
             bus info: [email protected]:00:02.3
             version: 00
             width: 32 bits
             clock: 33MHz
             capabilities: pci pm pciexpress msi ht normal_decode bus_master cap_list
             configuration: driver=pcieport
             resources: irq:25 ioport:1000(size=4096) memory:f0a00000-f0afffff
           *-network
                description: Wireless interface
                product: RTL8821CE 802.11ac PCIe Wireless Network Adapter
                vendor: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd.
                physical id: 0
                bus info: [email protected]:01:00.0
                logical name: wlp1s0
                version: 00
                serial: 28:39:26:64:f4:ab
                width: 64 bits
                clock: 33MHz
                capabilities: pm msi pciexpress bus_master cap_list ethernet physical wireless
                configuration: broadcast=yes driver=rtl8821ce ip=192.168.1.57 latency=0 multicast=yes wireless=IEEE 802.11bgn
                resources: irq:43 ioport:1000(size=256) memory:f0a00000-f0a0ffff
        *-generic:1 UNCLAIMED
             description: Encryption controller
             product: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD]
             vendor: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD]
             physical id: 8
             bus info: [email protected]:00:08.0
             version: 00
             width: 64 bits
             clock: 33MHz
             capabilities: msix ht pm cap_list
             configuration: latency=0
             resources: memory:f0b40000-f0b5ffff memory:f0900000-f09fffff memory:f0b6f000-f0b6ffff memory:f0b6a000-f0b6bfff
        *-multimedia:1
             description: Computer telephony device
             product: Family 15h (Models 60h-6fh) Audio Controller
             vendor: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD]
             physical id: 9.2
             bus info: [email protected]:00:09.2
             version: 00
             width: 32 bits
             clock: 33MHz
             capabilities: pm bus_master cap_list
             configuration: driver=snd_hda_intel latency=0
             resources: irq:42 memory:f0b64000-f0b67fff
        *-usb:0
             description: USB controller
             product: FCH USB XHCI Controller
             vendor: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD]
             physical id: 10
             bus info: [email protected]:00:10.0
             version: 20
             width: 64 bits
             clock: 33MHz
             capabilities: pm msi msix pciexpress xhci bus_master cap_list
             configuration: driver=xhci_hcd latency=0
             resources: irq:18 memory:f0b68000-f0b69fff
           *-usbhost:0
                product: xHCI Host Controller
                vendor: Linux 5.4.0-65-generic xhci-hcd
                physical id: 0
                bus info: [email protected]
                logical name: usb2
                version: 5.04
                capabilities: usb-2.00
                configuration: driver=hub slots=4 speed=480Mbit/s
              *-usb
                   description: Keyboard
                   product: USB Receiver
                   vendor: Logitech
                   physical id: 2
                   bus info: [email protected]:2
                   version: 29.01
                   capabilities: usb-2.00
                   configuration: driver=usbhid maxpower=98mA speed=12Mbit/s
           *-usbhost:1
                product: xHCI Host Controller
                vendor: Linux 5.4.0-65-generic xhci-hcd
                physical id: 1
                bus info: [email protected]
                logical name: usb3
                version: 5.04
                capabilities: usb-3.00
                configuration: driver=hub slots=4 speed=5000Mbit/s
        *-storage
             description: SATA controller
             product: FCH SATA Controller [AHCI mode]
             vendor: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD]
             physical id: 11
             bus info: [email protected]:00:11.0
             version: 4b
             width: 32 bits
             clock: 66MHz
             capabilities: storage pm msi ahci_1.0 bus_master cap_list
             configuration: driver=ahci latency=64
             resources: irq:30 ioport:2118(size=8) ioport:2124(size=4) ioport:2110(size=8) ioport:2120(size=4) ioport:2100(size=16) memory:f0b6c000-f0b6c3ff
        *-usb:1
             description: USB controller
             product: FCH USB EHCI Controller
             vendor: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD]
             physical id: 12
             bus info: [email protected]:00:12.0
             version: 49
             width: 32 bits
             clock: 66MHz
             capabilities: pm debug ehci bus_master cap_list
             configuration: driver=ehci-pci latency=64
             resources: irq:18 memory:f0b6d000-f0b6d0ff
           *-usbhost
                product: EHCI Host Controller
                vendor: Linux 5.4.0-65-generic ehci_hcd
                physical id: 1
                bus info: [email protected]
                logical name: usb1
                version: 5.04
                capabilities: usb-2.00
                configuration: driver=hub slots=2 speed=480Mbit/s
              *-usb
                   description: USB hub
                   vendor: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
                   physical id: 1
                   bus info: [email protected]:1
                   version: 0.18
                   capabilities: usb-2.00
                   configuration: driver=hub maxpower=100mA slots=4 speed=480Mbit/s
                 *-usb:0
                      description: Bluetooth wireless interface
                      product: Bluetooth Radio
                      vendor: Realtek
                      physical id: 2
                      bus info: [email protected]:1.2
                      version: 1.10
                      serial: 00e04c000001
                      capabilities: bluetooth usb-1.10
                      configuration: driver=btusb maxpower=500mA speed=12Mbit/s
                 *-usb:1
                      description: Video
                      product: Integrated Camera
                      vendor: Sonix Technology Co., Ltd.
                      physical id: 3
                      bus info: [email protected]:1.3
                      version: 0.28
                      capabilities: usb-2.00
                      configuration: driver=uvcvideo maxpower=500mA speed=480Mbit/s
        *-serial UNCLAIMED
             description: SMBus
             product: FCH SMBus Controller
             vendor: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD]
             physical id: 14
             bus info: [email protected]:00:14.0
             version: 4b
             width: 32 bits
             clock: 66MHz
             configuration: latency=0
        *-isa
             description: ISA bridge
             product: FCH LPC Bridge
             vendor: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD]
             physical id: 14.3
             bus info: [email protected]:00:14.3
             version: 11
             width: 32 bits
             clock: 66MHz
             capabilities: isa bus_master
             configuration: latency=0
     *-pci:1
          description: Host bridge
          product: Family 15h (Models 60h-6fh) Host Bridge
          vendor: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD]
          physical id: 101
          bus info: [email protected]:00:02.0
          version: 00
          width: 32 bits
          clock: 33MHz
     *-pci:2
          description: Host bridge
          product: Family 15h (Models 60h-6fh) Host Bridge
          vendor: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD]
          physical id: 102
          bus info: [email protected]:00:03.0
          version: 00
          width: 32 bits
          clock: 33MHz
     *-pci:3
          description: Host bridge
          product: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD]
          vendor: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD]
          physical id: 103
          bus info: [email protected]:00:09.0
          version: 00
          width: 32 bits
          clock: 33MHz
     *-pci:4
          description: Host bridge
          product: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD]
          vendor: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD]
          physical id: 104
          bus info: [email protected]:00:18.0
          version: 00
          width: 32 bits
          clock: 33MHz
     *-pci:5
          description: Host bridge
          product: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD]
          vendor: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD]
          physical id: 105
          bus info: [email protected]:00:18.1
          version: 00
          width: 32 bits
          clock: 33MHz
     *-pci:6
          description: Host bridge
          product: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD]
          vendor: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD]
          physical id: 106
          bus info: [email protected]:00:18.2
          version: 00
          width: 32 bits
          clock: 33MHz
     *-pci:7
          description: Host bridge
          product: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD]
          vendor: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD]
          physical id: 107
          bus info: [email protected]:00:18.3
          version: 00
          width: 32 bits
          clock: 33MHz
          configuration: driver=k10temp
          resources: irq:0
     *-pci:8
          description: Host bridge
          product: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD]
          vendor: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD]
          physical id: 108
          bus info: [email protected]:00:18.4
          version: 00
          width: 32 bits
          clock: 33MHz
          configuration: driver=fam15h_power
          resources: irq:0
     *-pci:9
          description: Host bridge
          product: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD]
          vendor: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD]
          physical id: 109
          bus info: [email protected]:00:18.5
          version: 00
          width: 32 bits
          clock: 33MHz
     *-scsi
          physical id: 1
          logical name: scsi0
          capabilities: emulated
        *-disk
             description: ATA Disk
             product: SAMSUNG MZ7LN128
             physical id: 0.0.0
             bus info: [email protected]:0.0.0
             logical name: /dev/sda
             version: 4L0Q
             serial: S3S4NX0M703320
             size: 119GiB (128GB)
             capabilities: gpt-1.00 partitioned partitioned:gpt
             configuration: ansiversion=5 guid=b879cd56-6ea9-4949-bfbf-a90ab679dd2a logicalsectorsize=512 sectorsize=4096
           *-volume:0 UNCLAIMED
                description: Windows FAT volume
                vendor: mkfs.fat
                physical id: 1
                bus info: [email protected]:0.0.0,1
                version: FAT32
                serial: b8a4-5ba4
                size: 510MiB
                capacity: 511MiB
                capabilities: boot fat initialized
                configuration: FATs=2 filesystem=fat name=EFI System Partition
           *-volume:1
                description: EXT4 volume
                vendor: Linux
                physical id: 2
                bus info: [email protected]:0.0.0,2
                logical name: /dev/sda2
                logical name: /
                version: 1.0
                serial: a0cacac1-8ed1-4249-864b-7441533a4bf1
                size: 75GiB
                capabilities: journaled extended_attributes large_files huge_files dir_nlink recover 64bit extents ext4 ext2 initialized
                configuration: created=2021-02-07 09:52:01 filesystem=ext4 label=Zorin lastmountpoint=/ modified=2021-02-07 13:34:06 mount.fstype=ext4 mount.options=rw,relatime,errors=remount-ro mounted=2021-02-07 13:34:07 name=Zorin state=mounted
           *-volume:2
                description: EXT4 volume
                vendor: Linux
                physical id: 3
                bus info: [email protected]:0.0.0,3
                logical name: /dev/sda3
                version: 1.0
                serial: 110c9430-7e9e-4d56-89dc-559c88bc9899
                size: 43GiB
                capabilities: journaled extended_attributes large_files huge_files dir_nlink extents ext4 ext2 initialized
                configuration: created=2021-02-07 13:26:18 filesystem=ext4 modified=2021-02-07 13:26:19 state=clean

Is that helpful?

Maybe, not normal inxi output, read again the wiki above. Greetings SGS

In what way? At what point? What file did you download? What options did you choose?

This seems highly unlikely; the only point a disk would be cleared is after you choose "Use whole disk" or similar.

Therefore, please provide specific details so someone can attempt to replicate the issue.

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Hi Jonathon. However unlikely it may seem to you, that's what happened. Used etcher to flash the KDE iso, I booted from the USB, clicked on the blue installation line, screen went black. I waited for a significant period of time including making a meal and taking a shower, the installation hadn't budged. Powered off the lap top. I never got near choosing whether to erase the disc or partition. Took out the USB. Tried to reboot to Zorin, the Zorin OS was gone and there was no Garuda, just a grub line with no information or text. Please don't assume that Garuda is faultless, it clearly isn't, and while I'm no expert, I can read and I have installed distros before. There's the details; when I rebooted this was all there was:

grub> _

I also tried the dr460n but that wouldn't go beyond a black screen. I again flashed Zorin 15.3 onto the same USB to reinstall with no problems at all from Zorin iso.

Hi SGS. Thanks for your reply. Sorry about the long line. I'm afraid I can't identify the bug per se, indeed I'm not even sure it was just a bug. All I got was a grub line on a black screen, as below. And Zorin OS erased from the disk. Please see the details in my reply to Jonathan for the complete (and shorter) story.

grub> _

Also, of note is that I successfully installed Garuda on the family's Dell laptop with the same USB before it failed on the Lenovo Ideapad. S145. So it's maybe unlikely that it's Garuda, and perhaps related to the IdeaPad configuration or hardware. Originally on Windows 10. Secure boot disabled.

Ok. Ensured clean partition. New USB (just in case) tested USB with Pop OS. Works fine. Cleared partition again. Flashed Garuda to the new ISB with Etcher. Inserted to USB port. Started IdeaPad 145 with pin. Selected USB from boot menu. Garuda start page opened. Clicked on the blue install line. Lenovo splash screen came up. Then black screen with a brief flash of very pale blue rectangle in the top left hand corner of the screen. Wait 22 minutes. No chage on black screen. Powered off. This time alternative OS untouched.

Your bios is outdated:

https://support.lenovo.com/ca/en/downloads/ds539097-bios-update-for-windows-10-64-bit-s145-14ast-s145-15ast

Info on Lenovo :BIOS updates:

BIOS update without optical disk - ThinkWiki 1
AUR (en) - geteltorito
https://fwupd.org/lvfs/devicelist
ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 6 BIOS Update | dave eddy
https://medium.com/@BladeCoder/flash-your-lenovo-ideapad-laptop-bios-from-linux-using-uefi-capsule-updates-a82e455ea29c
https://forum.manjaro.org/t/uefi-bios-update-with-fwupdmgr-fwupd/87736

Regarding your statement that your drive was wiped. I do recall an issue on Manjaro several years ago where the Calamares installer was responsible for wiping partitions. It did not happen without user intervention though. IIRC a specific sequence of events had to be chosen then canceled. It did not just happen on its own. I'm not saying it's impossible, because I've learned to never say never. :grinning_face_with_smiling_eyes:

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Thanks for the info! I've been away from microsoft myself...I crack on with this and see how it goes. It is weird that the disk was wiped - it's never happened to me before.

I have noticed several Lenovo Ideapads with a refusal to boot properly posted in the last few days. I have no idea why.

Just as a way of removing other variables be sure your ISO has been checksumed properly, and use dd instead of etcher to burn your iso to the flashdrive. Another easier and very reliable method is to use Suse Studio Imagewriter to burn your boot disk. I know you said the flashdrive is fine, but just to remove that as another variable test out another thumb drive (if you have one available).

Another possibility if you have an external USB DVD drive is to actually burn the disk to a real DVD. Ocaissionaly using a real DVD disc instead of a thumb drive yields better results. I know most consider this ancient technology, but sometimes older is more reliable. Generally you don't encounter bad sectors with a freshly burnt DVD as you may with a very well used older thumb drive. Just an alternate method to consider if a DVD read/writer is available.

Another option worth researching would be to search for some useful grub kernel boot parameters that have helped with similar Lenovo laptops and your AMD graphics chip. As I have never used a Lenovo laptop I'm unfamiliar with any boot parameters that might be helpful in this situation.

I highly suggest you update your bios as this is one of the most likely cures in many cases. Another thing you might want to do before updating your bios is to reset your bios to the factory defaults (not necessary if updating bios). Be sure to disable secure boot and ensure the bios is set to AHCI mode after any bios update/reset.

Another suggestion that may be useful for troubleshooting purposes would be to test either the KDE or Gnome barebones editions. This would be useful to test as these editions use the LTS kernel. On the off chance this problem is kernel related this would help with eliminating variables that might be contributing to your problem. Troubleshooting is often a long methodical process of elimination where you need to tick off as many boxes as possible. It is more than likely a graphics issue causing your problem. However, you can never really be sure unless you cross off all other likely possiblities from the list.

Good luck.

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