Installation Nightmare! All out of ideas! :-(

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11 May 2022 10:02 #242607 by SimonCNC123
Thanks, downloading now.
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11 May 2022 10:04 #242609 by SimonCNC123
Just to be sure, with Rufus should I use GPT Partition Scheme and UEFI?

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11 May 2022 10:15 #242612 by rodw
Yes, from memory rufus goes out and gets a bit of software. 
I always used to use Win32DiskImager but it let me down for this!

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11 May 2022 10:16 #242613 by rodw
UEFI will not worry Bookworm in the slightest.

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11 May 2022 10:17 - 11 May 2022 11:09 #242614 by SimonCNC123
Thanks, so far so good, it's at least got past where it was crashing before. and is installing! :-)

Ok, I have got this far, what do I do here please?
 

I assume that I should use /dev/sda ?
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11 May 2022 11:11 - 11 May 2022 11:38 #242620 by SimonCNC123
I tried that and it failed! So I'm now back at the 'Install GRUB bootloader menu item!'

Edit, I tried again and this time it gave me the actual path to the hard drive so I was able to select it and continue on. :-)

The install reported that it was completed successfully and to remove the USB and reboot

It is now booting to a shell command and it only gives me these two options at startup:

 

When I reboot I get to this screen and have no idea what to do now!

 
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11 May 2022 13:04 #242632 by rodw
I don't understand why you have been asked to actually type in an option there.  I've never had to do that. Usually, there is a list to select from. It kind of makes me think you have overthought the install and moved away from the defaults or you are not selecting to use the whole drive when installing. 

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11 May 2022 13:05 - 11 May 2022 14:02 #242633 by SimonCNC123
I finally managed to get linux running and linuxcnc installed on the laptop.
My next issue, and the whole point of the exercise is to install Probe Basic.
When I try to install the PyQt components, I get some errors, so subsequently the Probe Basic installer fails! :-(. I seem to remember reading somewhere that Probe Basic is written in Python2.7, and I suspect that this iso does not have 2.7 by default. Would I be on the right track here?

Edit - I reinstalled linux on the BeeLink using the Force UEIF compatibility option and it installed and booted correctly this time! :-)

Thanks folks for your help.
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11 May 2022 17:29 #242656 by robertspark
Whilst I understand your draw to probe basic, I would recommend that you got linuxcnc up and working using one of the easier GUI's (easier = standard / default).....

When you started driving you probably didn't start with the newest and fastest car with the best performance available.... you figured out how it all worked first.. walk before you run.

I believe I have installed all the GUI's but getting to understand the process the frustration and nuances of what each requires and when an error is thrown up for a dependency as some of them are not very descriptive.

{I remember seeing something like .... bc not found .... what the "£$% is "bc"..... and how should I get it..... {sudo apt install bc} etc} point being "bc" (and other such short phrases mean nothing to a new user)}... hence the head banging.

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