Hopefully this is the final chapter of this thread. I thought I had an extra SSD but didn't so ordered one. Then to Sedona for a week to see my wife.
Anyway today I finally resumed my rebuild with fresh parts. Same problem during install of SQL Server. The Allonis install screen is up and gets to a point where it's trying to start SQL Server but can't. The secondary screen where the actual SQL Server install occurs never appeared. I'm assuming that's Microsoft.
Anyway I deleted the SQL Server directory and tried again. This time Allonis did it's thing then handed it off for the SQL Server install then handed back to Allonis to complete the process.
Hope this helps. Anyway from my end I think I'm good for now.