Live boot dysfunctional, installation failure

All issues related to Garuda Linux and its assistance

First time using Garuda. I've been working with linux for a while now, but this is more than I know how to fix.

I downloaded the Recbox iso. There are problems from the very beginning unfortunately.

  1. On boot up, the boot menu screen shows for less than a second before going directly to the live desktop. Theres no chance to make a selection.

  2. Once at the desktop, 2 strange things happen.
    A. The screen brightness automatically starts dimming until, I'd say it reaches the very lowest brightness.
    B. I am unable to use the mouse or keyboard to access anything. That is, once the brightness level reaches the lowest point. While its dimming, I can kind of click on things but everything is slow and hard to move the mouse atound.

I was able to gain control of the desktop by escaping to command by pressing Ctrl+Alt+F2. I then put in the user and pass as "garuda". It logs in, then I type "startx" to load the desktop and I am now able to use the desktop. But then...

  1. I run the installer, partition the disk using btrfs, create the names and passwords.. and once installation begins it seems to work until half way when I get an error:

"Installation Failed

Boost.Python error in job "bootloader".

Command 'grub-install --target=i386-PC--recheck --force /dev/SB's returned non-zero exit status 1." ...etc...

I realized that I had not setup things properly for installing on uefi.. usually there is no problem when using other installers, but apparently Garuda will not automatically adjust and I found other settings I had to use.

I should mention that I am attempting to install on a uefi system and dual boot with windows. Plus I am installing it on a second disk. I have 4 drives (3 ssd & 1 hdd) in my computer. windows is installed on one drive and I want to install linux on another. I have done this successfully with many other distributions. I was attracted to Garuda's Recbox because I am wanting to have a linux system for audio production.

But even after following directions and putting an 8mb unformatted space/partition at the beginning of the drive and other things... it still fails and I get this message every time.

Is it possible to install garuda for UEFI dual boot? If so can someone please show me how?

Boot in uefi mode from bios

Burn iso to usb via dd mode

You can use etcher


I use etcher to create my usb boot. I don't think you understand. I dont have a problem with creating a bootable usb, all these issues are happening after booting the live session.

I would think that everything I posted should be clear enough to show what I'm talking about. I've even attached a picture of the live setting, showing the error I'm receiving when attempting to install to my system.

please help , i got similar issue while installing ,

I think you need to boot in uefi mode

When you go to bios boot menu

You will have two choices to boot garuda live usb

Legacy and uefi

You need to boot to correct mode

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