Help Scratched/Distorted screen on PhoenixOS/Darkmatter GUI

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looks like your system partition is not mounted as read/write to install any kernel / mes package first you need to extract the system.img file to ext4 drive and DM automatically does that when you first boot into the system.
but for some reason if your drive got corrupt then you need to format the drive & re-install the os & then again boot into the os for first time to let it extract the system.img then reboot to gearlock recovery to install your kernel & mesa.
This problem was so simple
- distorted screen
- read only disk

All he need to do is clean install,
1. Create ext4 disk
2. Install DM with no "crc error" crc - means no missing files, sometime ISO file can easily corrupted upon downloading if you dont have properly downloaded it
3. Make sure that if your PC is 32bit you need to use 32bit OS only, but it your PC can handle 64bit then it can run 32bit OS, just like windows, 32bit Graphic card cant run 64bit OS unless you fix the booting sequence, like bootiax32.efi or replace that with bootiax64.efi, in uefi it is Grubx64.efi
4. Never use third party apps if you use DM installer.exe because it has builtin extsfd loader on it, 2 extfsd can coexist it will cause error to system disk, thats the 1 possible cause 2 possible cause not properly downloaded DM ISO, by the time the install copy the files and it is incomplete it will report your system files is read-only, the DM script cant find the file need
5. If you use gear lock, better extract the ISO to your windows desktop and delete the old gearlock and let it download new one , makesure yourun the installer from extracted DM from desktop.
6. For Mesa and Kernel , before you update it, pull a default mesa and kernel from your OS using gearlock, use autocreate so you wont have any problem, can be found on gearload after pulling it from OS system. Once you have done that you can now restore it if your updated mesa and kernel goes wrong,

Note: to test you dont have missing crc files, try extracting system.sfs , inside system.img if no error or the bytes equal to what it shows the your good to go.
 
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looks like your system partition is not mounted as read/write to install any kernel / mes package first you need to extract the system.img file to ext4 drive and DM automatically does that when you first boot into the system.
but for some reason if your drive got corrupt then you need to format the drive & re-install the os & then again boot into the os for first time to let it extract the system.img then reboot to gearlock recovery to install your kernel & mesa.
ok to just to be clear, system.img must be unpacked and should be like a folder "system", correct?
Screenshot 2021-01-05 111202.png

I already have the partition looking like this and no system.img

I'm sorryfor being a noobie on this :(
 

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ok to just to be clear, system.img must be unpacked and should be like a folder "system", correct?
View attachment 779
I already have the partition looking like this and no system.img

I'm sorryfor being a noobie on this :(
what i mean,
extract contens of DM ISO and place it in one folder, it should be a system.sfs or system.img

the DM installer will automatically copy it, on installation, the gearlock will supercharge the system.sfs/.img it means it will automatically convert it into extracted file into folder System

just copy all content of DM ISO and delete the old gearlock and let the installation download new gearlock to be able to fix the 5.0 kernel
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what i mean,
extract contens of DM ISO and place it in one folder, it should be a system.sfs or system.img

the DM installer will automatically copy it, on installation, the gearlock will supercharge the system.sfs/.img it means it will automatically convert it into extracted file into folder System

just copy all content of DM ISO and delete the old gearlock and let the installation download new gearlock to be able to fix the 5.0 kernel
when you copy the file it should be on desktop folder as a installer, because if you put it on the ext4 partion directly im sure the same thing will happened,
 

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This problem was so simple
- distorted screen
- read only disk

All he need to do is clean install,
1. Create ext4 disk
2. Install DM with no "crc error" crc - means no missing files, sometime ISO file can easily corrupted upon downloading if you dont have properly downloaded it
3. Make sure that if your PC is 32bit you need to use 32bit OS only, but it your PC can handle 64bit then it can run 32bit OS, just like windows, 32bit Graphic card cant run 64bit OS unless you fix the booting sequence, like bootiax32.efi or replace that with bootiax64.efi, in uefi it is Grubx64.efi
4. Never use third party apps if you use DM installer.exe because it has builtin extsfd loader on it, 2 extfsd can coexist it will cause error to system disk, thats the 1 possible cause 2 possible cause not properly downloaded DM ISO, by the time the install copy the files and it is incomplete it will report your system files is read-only, the DM script cant find the file need
5. If you use gear lock, better extract the ISO to your windows desktop and delete the old gearlock and let it download new one , makesure yourun the installer from extracted DM from desktop.
6. For Mesa and Kernel , before you update it, pull a default mesa and kernel from your OS using gearlock, use autocreate so you wont have any problem, can be found on gearload after pulling it from OS system. Once you have done that you can now restore it if your updated mesa and kernel goes wrong,

Note: to test you dont have missing crc files, try extracting system.sfs , inside system.img if no error or the bytes equal to what it shows the your good to go.
My fine sir you are a legend, I managed with your steps to wrap all this,
At first I just removed the gearlock and it re-downloaded in installing, after that I was able to copy those extensions at the beginning and install them one by one (kernel 5.10, mesa) and they do seem to work I'm not having any distorted screen.

but I think (and hope not) stuck on some phase:

photo_2021-01-08_00-02-06.jpg

when I boot with any option (kernel flags.. etc) I get here and nothing happens.

should I just wait because its first time booting and might take time? I have a high-end PC and I installed the system on a SSD Nvme so any load should be fast? or I'm missing something?
 

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My fine sir you are a legend, I managed with your steps to wrap all this,
At first I just removed the gearlock and it re-downloaded in installing, after that I was able to copy those extensions at the beginning and install them one by one (kernel 5.10, mesa) and they do seem to work I'm not having any distorted screen.

but I think (and hope not) stuck on some phase:

View attachment 780
when I boot with any option (kernel flags.. etc) I get here and nothing happens.

should I just wait because its first time booting and might take time? I have a high-end PC and I installed the system on a SSD Nvme so any load should be fast? or I'm missing something?
I dont know much about kernel, but for some reason kernel 5 has some issue with some pc, i suggest you just use the default kernel 4.x.x or not higher than kernel 5.x.x, most of it stuck up from booting,

High end pc dont need much tweaks because it has higher ram and more cpu core,
 

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I dont know much about kernel, but for some reason kernel 5 has some issue with some pc, i suggest you just use the default kernel 4.x.x or not higher than kernel 5.x.x, most of it stuck up from booting,

High end pc dont need much tweaks because it has higher ram and more cpu core,
so this is a kernel issue? are you sure? do I now have to download this kernel maybe

hoping it may work out? :\ which kernel should I use, and is it really a kernel issue?

and thanks for helping so far..
 

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so this is a kernel issue? are you sure? do I now have to download this kernel maybe

hoping it may work out? :\ which kernel should I use, and is it really a kernel issue?

and thanks for helping so far..
Im not that sure about that but you can try it, its better than kernel 5.x.x,
I used the kernel from PhoenixOS ROC v9.0 would be best for DM beta2, the wifi and Bluetooth is already enabled
 

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My fine sir you are a legend, I managed with your steps to wrap all this,
At first I just removed the gearlock and it re-downloaded in installing, after that I was able to copy those extensions at the beginning and install them one by one (kernel 5.10, mesa) and they do seem to work I'm not having any distorted screen.

but I think (and hope not) stuck on some phase:

View attachment 780
when I boot with any option (kernel flags.. etc) I get here and nothing happens.

should I just wait because its first time booting and might take time? I have a high-end PC and I installed the system on a SSD Nvme so any load should be fast? or I'm missing something?
As i've told you before for you specs
Code:
My specifications:
CPU: AMD R5 3600
GPU: RTX 2060
Partition: SSD Nvme ext4 (MBR type)
you must use kernel 5.4 or 5.10 and if you want you can even try kernel 5.8 gxp from bliss os
but for your GPU you need to use Mesa 18.3.6 since that's the most stable one with nvidia GPU or you need to use
Code:
 nouveau.modeset=0
in your grub code to disable nvidia GPU driver that's causing issues in boot.

the reason you can not get a boot animation of phoenix os is your GPU driver is failing. and the reason for that is simple nvidia have poor support over android x86.
 

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you must use kernel 5.4 or 5.10 and if you want you can even try kernel 5.8 gxp from bliss os
but for your GPU you need to use Mesa 18.3.6 since that's the most stable one with nvidia GPU or you need to use
Code:
 nouveau.modeset=0
in your grub code to disable nvidia GPU driver that's causing issues in boot.

the reason you can not get a boot animation of phoenix os is your GPU driver is failing. and the reason for that is simple nvidia have poor support over android x86.
Should I now go back to 5.4 since 5.10 isn't working? I just want a kernel that works.. currently downloading 5.8 to see if it works,
I added that line in the grub code
term.png


I think I should've added it on the menuentry before "SRC=/DarkMatter-Exo4.7", hope you correct me anyway,
it gave this result:
1.jpg

and I'm using Mesa 18.3.6 and kernel 5.10.1
 

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Should I now go back to 5.4 since 5.10 isn't working? I just want a kernel that works.. currently downloading 5.8 to see if it works,
I added that line in the grub code
View attachment 781

I think I should've added it on the menuentry before "SRC=/DarkMatter-Exo4.7", hope you correct me anyway,
it gave this result:
View attachment 782
and I'm using Mesa 18.3.6 and kernel 5.10.1
Use kernel 5.10
Kernel 5.10 doesnt work because you are using old mesa
Use mesa 20.1.10
 

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