Failure installing 19.0 iso

I would like to try Manjaro Gnome on this SSD:
Screenshot_2020-02-27_14-38-23
but during installation I have the following error:
Screenshot_2020-02-27_14-39-35

All this happens with iso 19.0 (Gnome and XFCE tested) but not with 18.1.5 (same DE).

I don't know why this is happening. See if you can use gparted to create the partition prior to launching the installer. Then use manual partitioning and point the installer to the created partition to be mounted at /.

18.1.5 uses kpmcore3 and 19.0 uses kpmcore4 to partitioning your harddrive. You can either installe with 18.1.5 and upgrade or do partitioning thru Gparted. It would be good to report the issue upstream using sudo -E calamares -d and post the full terminal log.

It was a last minute change in 19.0-rc2 to change from kpmcore3 to kpmcore4 as we got partitioning errors the other way around when kpmcore3 was used.

Already tried with gnome disks, then Calamares deletes the created partition and when he tries to recreate it, fails.

Also it is odd that manual partitioning is somehow missing in that screenshot ...

3rd part, when error appears:

15:17:11 [8]: [JOBQUEUE]: Progress for Job[ 0 ]:  0 % completed 
15:17:11 [8]: [JOBQUEUE]: Progress Overall:  0 % (accumulated) +  0 % (this job) =  0 % (total) 
15:17:11 [6]: Starting job "Clear all temporary mounts."  (there are 28  left) 
15:17:11 [6]: Opened mtab. Lines: 
15:17:11 [6]: "proc /proc proc rw,nosuid,nodev,noexec,relatime 0 0" 
15:17:11 [6]: "sys /sys sysfs rw,nosuid,nodev,noexec,relatime 0 0" 
15:17:11 [6]: "dev /dev devtmpfs rw,nosuid,relatime,size=1974920k,nr_inodes=493730,mode=755 0 0" 
15:17:11 [6]: "run /run tmpfs rw,nosuid,nodev,relatime,mode=755 0 0" 
15:17:11 [6]: "/dev/sdc1 /run/miso/bootmnt iso9660 ro,relatime,nojoliet,check=s,map=n,blocksize=2048 0 0" 
15:17:11 [6]: "cowspace /run/miso/cowspace tmpfs rw,relatime,size=262144k,mode=755 0 0" 
15:17:11 [6]: "overlay_root /run/miso/overlay_root tmpfs rw,relatime,size=2999336k,mode=755 0 0" 
15:17:11 [6]: "/dev/loop0 /run/miso/sfs/livefs squashfs ro,relatime 0 0" 
15:17:11 [6]: "/dev/loop1 /run/miso/sfs/mhwdfs squashfs ro,relatime 0 0" 
15:17:11 [6]: "/dev/loop2 /run/miso/sfs/desktopfs squashfs ro,relatime 0 0" 
15:17:11 [6]: "/dev/loop3 /run/miso/sfs/rootfs squashfs ro,relatime 0 0" 
15:17:11 [6]: "overlay / overlay rw,relatime,lowerdir=/run/miso/sfs/livefs:/run/miso/sfs/mhwdfs:/run/miso/sfs/desktopfs:/run/miso/sfs/rootfs,upperdir=/run/miso/overlay_root/upper,workdir=/run/miso/overlay_root/work,index=off 0 0" 
15:17:11 [6]: "securityfs /sys/kernel/security securityfs rw,nosuid,nodev,noexec,relatime 0 0" 
15:17:11 [6]: "tmpfs /dev/shm tmpfs rw,nosuid,nodev 0 0" 
15:17:11 [6]: "devpts /dev/pts devpts rw,nosuid,noexec,relatime,gid=5,mode=620,ptmxmode=000 0 0" 
15:17:11 [6]: "tmpfs /sys/fs/cgroup tmpfs ro,nosuid,nodev,noexec,mode=755 0 0" 
15:17:11 [6]: "cgroup2 /sys/fs/cgroup/unified cgroup2 rw,nosuid,nodev,noexec,relatime,nsdelegate 0 0" 
15:17:11 [6]: "cgroup /sys/fs/cgroup/systemd cgroup rw,nosuid,nodev,noexec,relatime,xattr,name=systemd 0 0" 
15:17:11 [6]: "pstore /sys/fs/pstore pstore rw,nosuid,nodev,noexec,relatime 0 0" 
15:17:11 [6]: "none /sys/fs/bpf bpf rw,nosuid,nodev,noexec,relatime,mode=700 0 0" 
15:17:11 [6]: "cgroup /sys/fs/cgroup/perf_event cgroup rw,nosuid,nodev,noexec,relatime,perf_event 0 0" 
15:17:11 [6]: "cgroup /sys/fs/cgroup/pids cgroup rw,nosuid,nodev,noexec,relatime,pids 0 0" 
15:17:11 [6]: "cgroup /sys/fs/cgroup/cpuset cgroup rw,nosuid,nodev,noexec,relatime,cpuset 0 0" 
15:17:11 [6]: "cgroup /sys/fs/cgroup/rdma cgroup rw,nosuid,nodev,noexec,relatime,rdma 0 0" 
15:17:11 [6]: "cgroup /sys/fs/cgroup/cpu,cpuacct cgroup rw,nosuid,nodev,noexec,relatime,cpu,cpuacct 0 0" 
15:17:11 [6]: "cgroup /sys/fs/cgroup/devices cgroup rw,nosuid,nodev,noexec,relatime,devices 0 0" 
15:17:11 [6]: "cgroup /sys/fs/cgroup/net_cls,net_prio cgroup rw,nosuid,nodev,noexec,relatime,net_cls,net_prio 0 0" 
15:17:11 [6]: "cgroup /sys/fs/cgroup/hugetlb cgroup rw,nosuid,nodev,noexec,relatime,hugetlb 0 0" 
15:17:11 [6]: "cgroup /sys/fs/cgroup/blkio cgroup rw,nosuid,nodev,noexec,relatime,blkio 0 0" 
15:17:11 [6]: "cgroup /sys/fs/cgroup/freezer cgroup rw,nosuid,nodev,noexec,relatime,freezer 0 0" 
15:17:11 [6]: "cgroup /sys/fs/cgroup/memory cgroup rw,nosuid,nodev,noexec,relatime,memory 0 0" 
15:17:11 [6]: "systemd-1 /proc/sys/fs/binfmt_misc autofs rw,relatime,fd=34,pgrp=1,timeout=0,minproto=5,maxproto=5,direct,pipe_ino=11246 0 0" 
15:17:11 [6]: "debugfs /sys/kernel/debug debugfs rw,nosuid,nodev,noexec,relatime 0 0" 
15:17:11 [6]: "tmpfs /tmp tmpfs rw,nosuid,nodev 0 0" 
15:17:11 [6]: "hugetlbfs /dev/hugepages hugetlbfs rw,relatime,pagesize=2M 0 0" 
15:17:11 [6]: "mqueue /dev/mqueue mqueue rw,nosuid,nodev,noexec,relatime 0 0" 
15:17:11 [6]: "configfs /sys/kernel/config configfs rw,nosuid,nodev,noexec,relatime 0 0" 
15:17:11 [6]: "tmpfs /etc/pacman.d/gnupg tmpfs rw,relatime,mode=755 0 0" 
15:17:11 [6]: "tmpfs /run/user/1000 tmpfs rw,nosuid,nodev,relatime,size=399908k,mode=700,uid=1000,gid=1000 0 0" 
15:17:11 [6]: "gvfsd-fuse /run/user/1000/gvfs fuse.gvfsd-fuse rw,nosuid,nodev,relatime,user_id=1000,group_id=1000 0 0" 
15:17:11 [6]: "fusectl /sys/fs/fuse/connections fusectl rw,nosuid,nodev,noexec,relatime 0 0" 
15:17:11 [6]: ClearTempMountsJob finished. Here's what was done:
 "" 
15:17:11 [8]: [JOBQUEUE]: Progress for Job[ 1 ]:  0 % completed 
15:17:11 [8]: [JOBQUEUE]: Progress Overall:  2.5641 % (accumulated) +  0 % (this job) =  2.5641 % (total) 
15:17:11 [6]: Starting job "Clear mounts for partitioning operations on /dev/sda"  (there are 28  left) 
15:17:11 [6]: Reading from "/proc/partitions" 
15:17:11 [6]: ClearMountsJob finished. Here's what was done:
 "" 
15:17:11 [6]: Running "env" ("udevadm", "settle") 
15:17:11 [6]: Finished. Exit code: 0 
15:17:11 [6]: Running "env" ("sync") 
15:17:11 [6]: Finished. Exit code: 0 
15:17:11 [8]: [JOBQUEUE]: Progress for Job[ 2 ]:  0 % completed 
15:17:11 [8]: [JOBQUEUE]: Progress Overall:  5.12821 % (accumulated) +  0 % (this job) =  5.12821 % (total) 
15:17:11 [6]: Starting job "Create new 28618MiB partition on /dev/sda (SSD2SC120G1SA754D117-820) with file system ext4."  (there are 28  left) 
15:17:13 [6]: Skipping non-emergency job "Set partition information" 
15:17:13 [6]: Skipping non-emergency job "mount" 
15:17:13 [6]: Skipping non-emergency job "unpackfs" 
15:17:13 [6]: Skipping non-emergency job "networkcfg" 
15:17:13 [6]: Skipping non-emergency job "Generate machine-id." 
15:17:13 [6]: Skipping non-emergency job "fstab" 
15:17:13 [6]: Skipping non-emergency job "Set timezone to Europe/Rome" 
15:17:13 [6]: Skipping non-emergency job "Set keyboard model to pc105, layout to it-winkeys" 
15:17:13 [6]: Skipping non-emergency job "localecfg" 
15:17:13 [6]: Skipping non-emergency job "luksopenswaphookcfg" 
15:17:13 [6]: Skipping non-emergency job "Configuring LUKS key file." 
15:17:13 [6]: Skipping non-emergency job "initcpiocfg" 
15:17:13 [6]: Skipping non-emergency job "Creating initramfs with mkinitcpio." 
15:17:13 [6]: Skipping non-emergency job "Create user latufara" 
15:17:13 [6]: Skipping non-emergency job "Set password for user latufara" 
15:17:13 [6]: Skipping non-emergency job "Set password for user root" 
15:17:13 [6]: Skipping non-emergency job "Set hostname latufara-hppaviliondv5notebookpc" 
15:17:13 [6]: Skipping non-emergency job "displaymanager" 
15:17:13 [6]: Skipping non-emergency job "mhwdcfg" 
15:17:13 [6]: Skipping non-emergency job "hwclock" 
15:17:13 [6]: Skipping non-emergency job "services" 
15:17:13 [6]: Skipping non-emergency job "grubcfg" 
15:17:13 [6]: Skipping non-emergency job "bootloader" 
15:17:13 [6]: Skipping non-emergency job "postcfg" 
15:17:13 [6]: Skipping non-emergency job "umount" 
15:17:13 [1]: ERROR: Installation failed: 
15:17:13 [6]: - message: "The installer failed to create partition on disk 'SSD2SC120G1SA754D117-820'." 
15:17:13 [6]: - details: "==========================================================================================\nCreate a new partition (27.95 GiB, ext4) on ‘/dev/sda’\n==========================================================================================\n==========================================================================================\nJob: Create new partition on device ‘/dev/sda’\n==========================================================================================\n==========================================================================================\nCommand: sfdisk --force --append /dev/sda\n==========================================================================================\nFailed to add partition ‘New Partition’ to device ‘/dev/sda’.\n\nFailed to add partition ‘New Partition’ to device ‘/dev/sda’.\n\n" 
15:17:13 [6]: Calamares will quit when the dialog closes. 
15:17:13 [6]: FinishedPage::setUpRestart(), Quit button setup= "never" command= "systemctl reboot" 
15:17:15 [8]: Shutting down Calamares... 
15:17:15 [8]:  ..  Finished shutdown. 

It just wanted a bigger screenshot :wink:
Screenshot_2020-02-27_15-24-39

Interesting. Now you have got the "Manual partitioning" option.

I tried installing 19.0.1 KDE today, using the manual partition option; almost none of the parition flags displayed in the flag box.

Only two were options, 'boot' or 'bios-grub'; no other partition flag options appeared.

It wouldn't let me install at all, not without being able to set the "esp" flag for my /boot_efi partition.

I'm thinking, even with an automated partitioning, it may not be able to set the appropriate flags.

Again, the only two partition flag options that were available:

(1) "boot" (2) "bios-grub"

NOT available: swap, esp, etc...

make sure you boot the ISO in EFI mode and not legacy. If you check your BIOS settings, either disable CSM or make sure it says EFI only

Looks like there are some wierd things going on with Calamares in the new iso. There have been other posts around the forum about this.

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some are pebkac, others are genuine problems

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I did that long ago, I was attempting an OSRI today; but with the 19.0.1 image.

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open sex-role inventory? anyhow, please post a screenshot then for the developers to see

:arrow_up: This and try pre-partition your disk with KDE partition manager, set the flags and see if the installer sees them and give you the proper mount points.

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Yeah, I should have thought of that; at the time I just went and took a nap... lol :scream:

I'll post the results. Thank you!

On that note, I better be heading to bed as well. Getting late around here. Hope the installation goes well for you. Ciao!
:zzz: :zzz:

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No go! Even from the partition manager, I cannot set the flags on any existing partitions; regardless of file system used (XFS, ext4, or linuxswap).

Correction:

The ONLY two available partition flags that appear: (1) boot (2) bios-grub

So, for clarification: from the partition manager and from the Manjaro Installer (live-image_19.0.1), the ONLY partition flags that appear--or are selectable--are: (1) boot (2) bios-grub

File system type seems to have no impact either way.

I'm going to see if the Live CD for v18.1.5 does the same.

Screenshot_20200228_200827

For the record: my SHA1sum verifies...

@philm @oberon

18.1.5-flags

I confirmed, the missing partition flags are only in 19.0.1; the partition flags appear just fine in the LiveCD ISO for 18.1.5 [KDE x64). I would have to look again, but I think they both use the same default kernel (5.4.x).

The problem appears to be with only 19.0.1.

Go GPartd and remove or add then after run installer, this easy way.

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