My installation process is stuck at
Almost finished copying files.
To get there, I mostly followed https://community.acer.com/en/discussion/comment/903305/#Comment_903305:
- on my Dell,
dd-ed the ubuntu 20.04 iso from the official website into a 32GB usb stick
- on the Acer, disabled secure boot, switch SATA mode to AHCI, enabled F12BootMenu, disabled Fast Boot, saved and rebooted, entered the GRUB menu.
In the grub menu, I tried both normal installation, and safe graphics installation, but both seem to lead to the same results.
I also tried adding
nomodeset to the GRUB lines and pressing
C-x to boot through them. They were different from what I saw online because of the
--- at the end:
linux /casper/vmlinuz file=/cdrom/preseed/ubuntu.seed maybe-ubiquity quiet splash ---
I tried adding
splash, and after
--- on another reboot, but no change there.
I also tried
noacpi by changing the grub file on the live trial, as explained in XDG_RUNTIME_DIR is not owned by us (uid 0), but no change.
Not connecting to wifi, selecting a minimal installation, and not installing third party software seemed to have no effect either.
They all lead to getting stuck at
Almost finished copying files, with a log similar to this, from
cat /var/log/syslog: https://pastebin.com/xHdncmHK
I can share command output after setting up a local js server on my Dell to put
post data into a file and running
wget -qO- 192.168.0.157:8000 --post-file=<file>.
$ lspci 00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 10th Gen Core Processor Host Bridge/DRAM Registers (rev 02) 00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Xeon E3-1200 v5/E3-1500 v5/6th Gen Core Processor PCIe Controller (x16) (rev 02) 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation UHD Graphics (rev 05) 00:04.0 Signal processing controller: Intel Corporation Xeon E3-1200 v5/E3-1500 v5/6th Gen Core Processor Thermal Subsystem (rev 02) 00:08.0 System peripheral: Intel Corporation Xeon E3-1200 v5/v6 / E3-1500 v5 / 6th/7th/8th Gen Core Processor Gaussian Mixture Model 00:12.0 Signal processing controller: Intel Corporation Comet Lake PCH Thermal Controller 00:14.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation Comet Lake USB 3.1 xHCI Host Controller 00:14.2 RAM memory: Intel Corporation Comet Lake PCH Shared SRAM 00:14.3 Network controller: Intel Corporation Wi-Fi 6 AX201 00:15.0 Serial bus controller [0c80]: Intel Corporation Comet Lake PCH Serial IO I2C Controller #0 00:15.1 Serial bus controller [0c80]: Intel Corporation Comet Lake PCH Serial IO I2C Controller #1 00:16.0 Communication controller: Intel Corporation Comet Lake HECI Controller 00:17.0 SATA controller: Intel Corporation Device 06d3 00:1b.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Comet Lake PCI Express Root Port #21 (rev f0) 00:1d.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Device 06b5 (rev f0) 00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation Comet Lake LPC Controller 00:1f.3 Audio device: Intel Corporation Comet Lake PCH cAVS 00:1f.4 SMBus: Intel Corporation Comet Lake PCH SMBus Controller 00:1f.5 Serial bus controller [0c80]: Intel Corporation Comet Lake PCH SPI Controller 01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: NVIDIA Corporation TU106 [GeForce RTX 2060] (rev a1) 01:00.1 Audio device: NVIDIA Corporation TU106 High Definition Audio Controller (rev a1) 01:00.2 USB controller: NVIDIA Corporation TU106 USB 3.1 Host Controller (rev a1) 01:00.3 Serial bus controller [0c80]: NVIDIA Corporation TU106 USB Type-C UCSI Controller (rev a1) 06:00.0 Non-Volatile memory controller: Sandisk Corp Device 5009 (rev 01) 07:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. Device 2600 (rev 21)
$ lsblk NAME MAJ:MIN RM SIZE RO TYPE MOUNTPOINT loop0 7:0 0 2G 0 loop /rofs loop1 7:1 0 29.9M 1 loop /snap/snapd/8542 loop2 7:2 0 55M 1 loop /snap/core18/1880 loop3 7:3 0 255.6M 1 loop /snap/gnome-3-34-1804/36 loop4 7:4 0 62.1M 1 loop /snap/gtk-common-themes/1506 loop5 7:5 0 49.8M 1 loop /snap/snap-store/467 sda 8:0 1 28.9G 0 disk ├─sda1 8:1 1 512M 0 part └─sda2 8:2 1 28.4G 0 part /target nvme0n1 259:0 0 953.9G 0 disk ├─nvme0n1p1 259:1 0 100M 0 part /target/boot/efi ├─nvme0n1p2 259:2 0 16M 0 part ├─nvme0n1p3 259:3 0 952.8G 0 part /cdrom └─nvme0n1p4 259:4 0 1G 0 part
This one is a bit puzzling because I didn't select
zfs as my filesystem
$ service --status-all [ + ] acpid [ - ] alsa-utils [ - ] anacron [ - ] apparmor [ + ] apport [ + ] avahi-daemon [ + ] bluetooth [ - ] console-setup.sh [ + ] cron [ - ] cryptdisks [ - ] cryptdisks-early [ + ] cups [ + ] cups-browsed [ + ] dbus [ + ] gdm3 [ + ] grub-common [ - ] hwclock.sh [ + ] irqbalance [ + ] kerneloops [ - ] keyboard-setup.sh [ + ] kmod [ - ] lvm2 [ - ] lvm2-lvmpolld [ + ] network-manager [ + ] openvpn [ - ] plymouth [ - ] plymouth-log [ - ] pppd-dns [ + ] procps [ - ] pulseaudio-enable-autospawn [ - ] rsync [ + ] rsyslog [ - ] saned [ - ] speech-dispatcher [ - ] spice-vdagent [ + ] udev [ + ] ufw [ + ] unattended-upgrades [ - ] uuidd [ + ] whoopsie [ - ] x11-common [ - ] zfs-import [ + ] zfs-mount [ + ] zfs-share [ + ] zfs-zed
In fact, I'm not even sure where my main partition ended up, it's supposed to be a 1TB SSD:
$ df -Th Filesystem Type Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on udev devtmpfs 7.7G 4.0K 7.7G 1% /dev tmpfs tmpfs 1.6G 1.8M 1.6G 1% /run /dev/nvme0n1p3 fuseblk 953G 48G 906G 6% /cdrom /dev/loop0 squashfs 2.0G 2.0G 0 100% /rofs /cow overlay 7.8G 81M 7.7G 2% / tmpfs tmpfs 7.8G 0 7.8G 0% /dev/shm tmpfs tmpfs 5.0M 8.0K 5.0M 1% /run/lock tmpfs tmpfs 7.8G 0 7.8G 0% /sys/fs/cgroup tmpfs tmpfs 7.8G 12K 7.8G 1% /tmp tmpfs tmpfs 1.6G 60K 1.6G 1% /run/user/999 /dev/loop1 squashfs 30M 30M 0 100% /snap/snapd/8542 /dev/loop2 squashfs 55M 55M 0 100% /snap/core18/1880 /dev/loop3 squashfs 256M 256M 0 100% /snap/gnome-3-34-1804/36 /dev/loop4 squashfs 63M 63M 0 100% /snap/gtk-common-themes/1506 /dev/loop5 squashfs 50M 50M 0 100% /snap/snap-store/467 /dev/sda2 ext4 28G 5.5G 21G 21% /target /dev/nvme0n1p1 vfat 96M 52M 45M 54% /target/boot/efi