I signed up to the forum because I may have a fix/workaround for everyone.
From my reddit post:
UEFI/GPT- Alright people.. I purposely broke my first successful install and ended up installing another distro and I just now reinstalled Solus. I decided to take note of the steps I took in hopes it helps others. These are the steps I followed for my set up (intel i7 6700, Gigabyte MOBO, SSD and HDD, and nvidia1050ti)
- I backed up most of my data and installed Rescatux on USB.
- Repartitioned everything to GPT using gParted in Rescatux.
- Went into BIOS, disabled CSM under Windows 8/10 support.
- I enabled EFI for boot and other devices.
- I then changed it from Windows 8/10 to Other OS. All options under OS disappear. Save and exit.
- On BIOS Splash, go to boot options (F12 in my case) and select the usb that Solus is installed on.
You should now be greeted by the Budgie desktop in its full glory. I hope this helps anyone still stuck with this.
Update: Legacy BIOS (MBR)
To boot from USB, I flashed the Solus iso using Rufus in iso mode (didn’t work for me in DD).
I pressed TAB as soon as the splash screen counting down appeared.
I deleted the words quiet splash while keeping everything else intact
In that same line I typed nomodeset [nomodeset —]
Once at tty login screen type root for user and root for PW.
At command prompt type sudo eopkg upgrade.
Once the updates are finished press CTRL, ALT and F7 at the same time.
You should now be in the live USB environment and be able to install Solus from USB.
PS. Im a Solus newb but lifelong nerd, I like breaking things.