Like a lot of people, I am waiting for the release of the Librem 5. I like what Pure are doing and, if the Librem 5 works out, I am looking to support them by buying the phone and their just released privacy products.
The problem that I am currently having and I hope I can overcome is that I cannot get Pure OS to run on any of machines. I am most certainly no linux expert but I am reasonably savvy, and I have run countless distros from usb and within Oracle VM and set up and all of my home pcs with a mix of Ubuntu and arch. So far so good. But, for the life of me I can’t get Pure OS to run on anything. I am writing from work so can’t give the version number, but I downloaded fresh from the site and verified the iso. I have tried to run this on two dells (E6430 & E6530), a little ACER laptop and a desktop. I have etched the iso image with four programs (start-up disc creator native to Ubuntu, balena from within Ubuntu, multiboot usb from within Ubuntu and rufus on a win 10 machine). With all of these I get the same result, as I do with the virtual machine. It starts into the grub menu and gives me the options to install or test. Clicking on test sees the progress bar come up, a considerable length of time for this to pass (five minutes or thereabouts) and then it boots to a screen that just has “Pure OS” on it. And that is it. It won’t go further.
I am aware that there could be hardware issues, but to be frank I haven’t found a distro that I couldn’t get up on either the dells or even the little ACER. But I can’t get this to go on anything.
So, the hope I had of a common OS across phone and pcs is looking shaky. Is there anybody here that may have any idea what may be happening, or am I just destined not to have pure os on my pcs? My concern is that, as I said, this has never happened with any distro I have trialled so it is concerning that I can’t get pure OS to go.
If you’ve gotten this far, thanks for reading, if you can help me to get this going an even bigger thanks!