Thanks for the reply dan,
No, I don’t need the IDE, only the terminal. The last two pictures were from trying DamnedScholar’s suggestion.
I’ve actually been to this point before. Early on, when the terminal wouldn’t load, I tried to load the IDE thinking it might somehow how be prerequisite. I understand now that that’s not the case. The platformio core is installed with Atom, according to the docs.
I left it overnight. It’s still hung this morning, the same as seen in the last image I posted.
It downloads the packages, places them in individual folders under the .atom/.apm folder but never unpacks/unzips them and moves them to the .atom/packages folder. No errors, no event log entries, no anything. Just hung. I can remove everything in the .apm folder and start all over again with the same results. I uninstalled, rebooted, downloaded a new installer, and reinstalled 3 times.
I’m taking a Udemy Python/Django course for my business. The instructor uses Atom, so I really wanted to use it as well. A little OCD of me but I like to be as consistent with those courses as possible to keep down the gottchas. lol… Right.