I’ve been a proud garuda user for about two years but I’m having trouble getting dr460nized started from a bootable usb on a new acer aspire 5 (A515-48M)…
I’m required to have an acer which is quite unfortunate for anyone wanting linux
Using rufus from windows 10. GPT and MBR give the same result.
The initial boot menu loads just fine, but either driver option leads me to a black screen before returning to the acer splash (green text acer logo) and looping to the driver selection. I have been unable to boot into any live linux to try fixing things.
My secure boot and fast boot are disabled, SATA mode is AHCI and F12 boot is activated.
The usb does not appear if I try adding the bootloader as a trusted UEFI file. Removing quiet still gives no output.
I’ve tried many things and multiple versions of linux to no avail. I would love to get garuda going again! Please let me know if I’m just being stupid or if there’s any way to help (or if you just need more information from this daft old bird)
not that i can think of… when you install/run ventoy and tell it to install to your usb drive it creates 2 partitions on that device. one partition is very small, the other not. toss your raw iso’s onto the larger(2nd) partition and it will be an option on boot if the ventoy is installed/booted properly
ok… i updated my ventoy(assume it is freshly installed) and grabbed the latest torrent off of the downloads page and torrented the iso (garuda-dr460nized-gaming-linux-zen-230501.iso) and transferred it to the ventoy partition like you are supposed to. no issues booting it(took a minute to remember the bios password to change boot device) and here you see me, in the live of the installer…
Thank you both for the help. I’d best be off to get some shut-eye and come back tomorrow.
I can’t seem to find a BIOS update option for my device on that website (unless I’m just a bit blind)
Are there any options in my acer BIOS you’d like to check? I’m sorry to be such a pain.
Maybe this specific laptop make has its own issues with linux? It’s a shame you aren’t able to reproduce this issue
Strangely, I get network errors for the failed downloads. Very weird indeed…
Maybe trying on a different connection tomorrow will help
sadly the only thing i can think of is to make sure that uefi is on… unless you posted pics of all the screens in your bios, which i am not sure would help. these bios’s do appear “buggy”, hell mine is booting in secureboot and i am pretty sure i never setup any of that
ok, comparing your bios shots with what mine shows… i apparently cleared the secureboot settings and the tpm on my system.WARNING, I WAS INTENDING TO NEVER USE WINDOWS ON THIS MACHINE. clearing these settings basically should destroy your windows license …
if you are ok with destroying windows and basically voiding your warrenty. i would start with the restore secure boot to factory default and then clear secure boot settings and then try again. clearing the tpm shouldn’t be needed and i for one would be interested if it worked without doing just that.
also, personally, i have fast boot enabled and the function keys set to function keys and i also have a supervisor password set. d2d recovery is disabled on mine
that should be about it, i can’t promise that this will help you though.
WARNING REMINDER, CLEARING YOUR SECURE BOOT SETTINGS AND CLEARING YOUR TPM SHOULD DESTROY YOUR WINDOWS LICENSE AND WILL LIKELY VOID YOUR WARRENTY/RETURNS. you do this at your own risk/peril
indeed, but i didn’t want anything cluttering up that bit of storage… if i ever try to use secureboot or tpm encryption i don’t want to go oh yeah, there is 5mb of windows keys there, no wonder nothing is storing. but that is kinda how i am, i try to live maxim 37 as much as i can. There is no 'overkill.' There is only 'open fire' and 'reload.'