Failed to boot into OS after a fine successful install

Hi. After a fine successful installation of PureOS 9 on my Ideapad, I can’t boot into the OS. Everything was fine during installation. GUI, WiFi, and Touchpad worked great. I even surfed some web pages using PureBrowser but after installation was done and I rebooted, I get two errors (after decrypting the hard drive).

The progress bar and PureOS logo are also perfectly shown but there’s these two errors which prevent me to use the OS.

amdgpu requires firmware installed

rtl8821ae: Polling FW fail!! REG_MCUFWDL: 0x00000306

I don’t think graphic processor has any problem as when I was installing and testing PureOS it had no error no problem. Everything was fine and as I said even the PureOS boot logo and decrypting progress bar are fine.

What should I do? Can I fix it?

These are the errors I get when I boot and when I do dmesg (live):

AMDGPU is an open source kernel driver but requires proprietary firmware to function. PureOS does not include proprietary drivers or firmware for AMD CPUs or GPUs.

This appears to be coming from the WiFi.

Is the WiFi working after install and boot?
Was the WiFi working before install?

Is there an ethernet port on this laptop? The reason I ask is that if there is then you need to be sure that surfing web pages is being done via WiFi e.g. ensure that ethernet port is not connected in order to answer these questions.

rtl8821ae requires proprietary firmware to work. Probably the reason for this error.

So how does it work when I’m booting the live disk and installing it?

I can’t boot to user space but during installation and testing the distro it works fine. I even surfed some webpages during the installation progress.

Yes. If rtl8821ae driver is not included, then how does Wi-Fi work during installation progress? How I booted the live disk and opened PureBrowser? Same for amdgpu.

Well it was working. I surfed some webpages with PureBrowser. Everything worked perfect when I booted to live disk.

Those pictures in my original post are from dmesg on live disk.

There’s no adaptor for internet except for built-in Wi-Fi adaptor. This message is being written using PureOS live disk connected to Wi-Fi.

These are the output for network adaptors:

H/W path                     Device      Class          Description
/0/100/2.3/0                 wlp1s0      network        RTL8821AE 802.11ac PCIe 
/0/100/2.4/0                 enp2s0      network        RTL8101/2/6E PCI Express

These are outputs for rtl:

rtlwifi                98304  3 rtl_pci,rtl8821ae,btcoexist
mac80211              815104  3 rtl_pci,rtl8821ae,rtlwifi
cfg80211              761856  2 rtlwifi,mac80211
libphy                 77824  3 r8169,realtek

I’m not interested in PureOS anymore. I just give up. It’s not just Wi-Fi. Nothing shows up after install so I believe it’s not worth digging into it.

It’s working live so it should work installed too. If it doesn’t then it doesn’t. I’m done working on it.

Thanks a lot for your time. I really appreciate it.

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