I am writing because I am having trouble successfully installing Zorin OS v16.2 on a machine with Windows 11 latest installed. I have installed many Linux flavors over the years but have not run into the error I have been receiving recently which states the following during the installation:
GLib.source_remove(self.rows_changed_id) /usr/lib/ubiquity/ubiquity/frontend/gtk_components/nmwidgets.py:17: Warning: Source ID 954978 was not found when attempting to remove it
GLib.source_remove(self.timeout_id) /usr/lib/ubiquity/ubiquity/frontend/gtk_components/nmwidgets.py:133: Warning: Source ID 955100 was not found when attempting to remove it
Below are the following items I have already tried for troubleshooting steps:
-Secure boot is disabled
-Fast boot is disabled
-I have tried partitioning the win 11 drive as an exFat (I will probably try to partition as another format just to test what happens)
-I changed the power options so that the machine shuts down instead of hibernating or sleeping.
-Update everything including the BIOS
-I have tried different sequences of restarting the machine.
*I cannot always see the windows drive when i boot into the Zorin (NVIDIA) installation. Usually this only sees the drive itself which has the Zorin installer on it.
The Specifications for my machine are below:
Asus Zenbook (Model: UX392F)
Windows 11 Pro (22H2)(x64)
OS BUILD: 22621.1848
I7-8565U CPU @ 1.8GHz x 8
The SSD Specs are below:
SATA MODE SELECTION: [AHCI]
WD Blue SA510 M.2 2280
Please, let me know if you need anything else from me!
So far I have used Rufus to format the Zorin image as both a MBR & GPT w/ the recommended ISO. When you mentioned formatting as ext4 are you talking about formatting the 1TB drive itself? I tried formatting a part of my drive as exFat & as NFTS just to see if there would be a difference.
I tried to use the "Install Alongside Windows" option and that is when I get the error. The something else option does not appear to me. In fact it is hard for me to figure out why 3/4 times I cannot get either option (Install alongside Windows" or the "Something Else" option.
Once that is done, in your partition manager, select a reasonable size partition for Zorin OS. The partition (not the entire drive) can be formatted to ext4.
IF Windows occupies the entire drive;
You can use the Windows Partition Manager to shrink Windows partition and create free space. Then select that free space to create a new partition for Zorin OS and format it to ext4.
Boot the Live USB of Zorin OS and proceed to try to install...
Is there a way to format the disk as ext4 from within Windows?
If not, I tried everything mentioned above including the following two articles below, and I have tried using the "Install alongside Windows" as well as "something else" and as soon as I get past the screen where I chose the drives to partition and install on I receive an error that the drive is no longer available.
Did you put the nvme drives in yourself? Open the computer and make sure they are seated properly (ground yourself before touching anything in the computer). A firm push (not real hard, a little harder than pushing a button) should ensure they are seated properly.