Is it a clean build where you are not taking data risks?
If so you might try doing the install again with the BIOS set to not use Trusted Platform Module (TPM).
I’ve had an issue here with the update that I can’t resolve so I’ve been reading many help files.
I thought that TPM was required for virtualization.
Anyway, if you are on a clean build then trying this would be good. It didn’t solve a the problem here and is likely why I now have a new error to resolve. Don’t do it if you are upgrading with knowing what problems it might cause.
Where in the install process are you stopping, booting the installer or after making install selections and starting the install?
Did you disable fast boot in the firmware? Did you use “dd” to create the install image or some graphical tool?
After booting and choosing to install RockyLinux
9. 3. and before I can do any selections. There are 2 or 3 separate short sections of text that flash by, the last one and the one I quoted is where the system freezes. Sometimes the USB stick continues to flash as if it’s reading but it never stops and it doesn’t stay flashing on all attempts.
In the bios I do not see anything about fast boot. Other than setting the boot order I haven’t made any changes to the bios settings.
I used dd to write the iso file to usb.
Thanks for the reply!
The HP came with windows but I installed OpenBSD on it immediately after I purchased it as a refurb. I never actually booted up windows but it ran OpenBSD just fine.
I booted the same installer “DVD” USB I’ve been trying on my recently converted to Rocky 9.3 2011 Early MacBook Pro. I then used a SATA to USB3 adapter and installed 9.3 on the SSD drive from the HP. I think because it was running Mac hardware I was not able to install the boot loader so it won’t boot but it certainly appeared to successfully do the complete install.
I may go back to that process and install the bootloader from the Rescue kernel and see what happens then.
I have 2 other of these HP EliteDesks computers–both older that the one I’m working on now. One is still running windows for the very odd time I have to have windows. The other is the computer I’m writing this from. I started with 9.2 on it and installed with no issues, then upgraded to 9.3. Interestingly enough–it will not boot the 9.3 DVD installer either.
That’s why I originally asked if the 9.2 installers are still available. I would not mind starting with 9.2 and then upgrading to 9.3.
Thanks! Digging around in my desk I found the 9.2 installer I used here and it doesn’t work either.
However, I set up my computer differently so I can see the activity light and it sure looks like that after I see the “No Signal - HDMI2” on my monitor something is still working. I see the activity light flashing at irregular intervals so maybe the install has lost the video and is waiting for me to respond.
The text install version does the same thing though.
I know there are multiple “virtual” consoles available during install–how do I switch to one of those? If that brings back even text maybe I can see what’s really going on.
I tried the Alma minimal install with exactly the same results and I’m going to try the latest Fedora net installer next.
This HP EliteDesk has 2 displayports and a VGA connector. I dug out an old Samsung VGA monitor and the install went off without a hitch using the same USB drive and the DVD iso I’d been trying. After install one of the display port adapters