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Unable to boot my pc with pop os usb flash drive

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It would be great with a picture of the error.

I know you can't screenshot but can you take a pic with your phone?

Hard to diagnose without knowing exactly what it told you.

I tried to install pop os on my old computerrunning a mechanical hard drive with a 3rd gen core processor. Now the pc detected the flash drive with the iso file and also brought me to the demo mode but when after setting up i tried to finally clean install with encryption the installation and partitioning started but that stoppoed and the os gave a message saying that it was due to a hardware issue. Is that for my drive not working properly? What should i do and also sometime when i tried to select drive to install the os the driev didn't show up. Please suggest me what should i try to do?

 

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Since you said "try" im just taking a guess but, have you tried not encrypting the drive?, oh and also im pretty sure if secure boot is enabled in bios then linux wont install properly, just a few guesses.

 

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It would be great with a picture of the error.

I know you can't screenshot but can you take a pic with your phone?

Hard to diagnose without knowing exactly what it told you.

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30 minutes ago, Deminisher said:

Since you said "try" im just taking a guess but, have you tried not encrypting the drive?, oh and also im pretty sure if secure boot is enabled in bios then linux wont install properly, just a few guesses.

 

No i am booting up a pc with windows 7 that means that doesn't have secure and also no error notice was given when the booting up form the flash drive was starting i very easily went to the demo mode

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32 minutes ago, Deminisher said:

Since you said "try" im just taking a guess but, have you tried not encrypting the drive?, oh and also im pretty sure if secure boot is enabled in bios then linux wont install properly, just a few guesses.

 

I watched Anthony's pop os installation guide there the message that he said that will appear if secure boot is disabled did not happen. And also should i try without encription. Please let me know

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* your thread was moved to the Troubleshooting section *

 

 

4 minutes ago, Souranil21 chakraborty said:

And also should i try without encription. Please let me know

Yes, that's what the user was asking you, did you try without encryption ???

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22 minutes ago, Souranil21 chakraborty said:

I watched Anthony's pop os installation guide there the message that he said that will appear if secure boot is disabled did not happen. And also should i try without encription. Please let me know

a few questions that came up to my mind are

1 - does your motherboard have a UEFI or just a legacy bios? you mentioned it was an old

computer

2 - what did you flash your usb with,? balena etcher or rufus? (i havent used balena etcher before so i dont know wether it flashes in gpt mode by default or mbr mode by default)

3 - which version of pop os did you install? the nvidia version or the other one with open mesa drivers for intel and amd?

, oh and try without encryption please

 

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4 minutes ago, Deminisher said:

a few questions that came up to my mind are

1 - does your motherboard have a UEFI or just a legacy bios? you mentioned it was an old

computer

2 - what did you flash your usb with,? balena etcher or rufus? (i havent used balena etcher before so i dont know wether it flashes in gpt mode by default or mbr mode by default)

3 - which version of pop os did you install? the nvidia version or the other one with open mesa drivers for intel and amd?

, oh and try without encryption please

 

I don't have a nvidia card so the normal version and and also i flashed that with the baleneitcher. Should i try with rufus? But my pc is from 2014 that i think has a uefi i think so i am not totally confirmed

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22 minutes ago, wkdpaul said:

* your thread was moved to the Troubleshooting section *

 

 

Yes, that's what the user was asking you, did you try without encryption ???

Yeah but that stopped mid way should try without encryption again

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2 minutes ago, Souranil21 chakraborty said:

I don't have a nvidia card so the normal version and and also i flashed that with the baleneitcher. Should i try with rufus? But my pc is from 2014 that i think has a uefi i think so i am not totally confirmed

rufus vs etcher shouldnt be the issue since they both do the same thing, i think you should try looking for an mbr mode in etcher or use mbr mode in rufus then give it a try

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oh and if you could provide a picture or any more details as to what you did exactly starting from downloading the iso till the install or your pc's hardware would be helpful

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4 minutes ago, Deminisher said:

oh and if you could provide a picture or any more details as to what you did exactly starting from downloading the iso till the install or your pc's hardware would be helpful

Download the iso- flashed it with baleneitcher- booted with that- come to the demo modde of pop os without any problem- setted up everything- tried to install- and it didn't install the os- gave me notice for some hardware issue that was causing the problem

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8 minutes ago, Souranil21 chakraborty said:

Download the iso- flashed it with baleneitcher- booted with that- come to the demo modde of pop os without any problem- setted up everything- tried to install- and it didn't install the os- gave me notice for some hardware issue that was causing the problem

what does the error say PRECISELY
 and try flashing in mbr mode with rufus please

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