Due to the wide variety of device hardware, installing FydeOS can occasionally present challenges. This guide aims to simplify these challenges with straightforward solutions.

How to Solve Common Installation Issues:

  • Switch from MBR to GPT: FydeOS necessitates your disk being formatted to GPT. Utilise tools in accordance with Microsoft’s guidelines or opt for DiskGenius.
  • Disable Software Write Protection: For multi-boot configurations, confirm the absence of software write protections, such as Windows BitLocker, on the target disk. Ensure BitLocker is completely disabled prior to proceeding.
  • Switch to UEFI Boot Mode: FydeOS requires UEFI boot mode. Change your device’s boot mode to UEFI in the BIOS settings.
  • Address EFI Partition Write Protection: Should EFI-related errors arise, adjust the BIOS settings concerning CSM mode, boot sequence lock, and secure boot. Additionally, ensure the “Configure rEFInd” option is deactivated before initiating the installation.
  • Inspect Your USB Drive: Installation impediments or erratic errors may suggest problems with your installation medium or target drive. Opting for a new USB drive or disk is advisable.
  • Choose a High-Speed USB Drive: Opting for a high-speed USB drive can significantly enhance the installation experience.
  • Attempt Reinstallation: Should initial installation attempts falter, a subsequent attempt may prove successful.
  • Enable AHCI mode: AHCI mode can improve the performance and stability of the hard disk. In some cases, enabling AHCI mode can solve the problem of FydeOS installation failure.
    • AHCI vs IDEBIOS Settings

For a deeper dive into troubleshooting or to share your installation experiences, we warmly invite you to explore the official FydeOS documentation or join the vibrant discussions in our community forum.