Bug #2642

Reason: The installer failed to create a partition table on ST320LT012-9WS14C.

Olep - about 4 years ago - . Updated about 4 years ago.

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I tried with and without internet connection, before and after an independent hard format of the disk, without changing any default configuration during the installation and I always end with the same message and error log.

As a bonus, this is the result with the systemd iso. WIth the OpenRC one I can't connect to the wifi, even though all components of my PC are listed one the h-node site.


install.log (29 KB) install.log Olep, 2020-02-26 12:35 PM



Updated by Olep about 4 years ago

Forgot to mention that I've been able to install another GNU/Linux-libre distro (GNU Guix) without any issue on the same machine.


Updated by bill-auger about 4 years ago

  • Category set to Installer

there is actually two different bugs described there - the one regarding openrc may be related to this ticket #2628 - i will categorize this one as related to the installer

did you try an MBR partition table? - also, it may help if you ensure that there are no existing partitions before starting the installer - there has been problem and some work done to calamares recently - the next version may behave better


Updated by Olep about 4 years ago

Sorry, I actually haven't specified that but it's quite important. I tried both to create manually the partition before opening the graphical installer and to simply format the entire disk with no results or difference.


Updated by bill-auger about 4 years ago

unfortunately, its not worth the effort to track down bugs in that version of calamares - calamares moves quite fast; and it and the systemd ISOs are over-due for an upgraded replacement now - i could put a priority on getting the next calamares out before the next ISOs; so that can be tested - but maybe you already have successfully installed parabola now, and dont need it - were you able to get parabola installed? - there are several other ways to do it with that same LiveISO


Updated by Olep about 4 years ago

Unfortunately, I haven't tried it again due to a very harsh time at work. I'll try again asap and I'll keep you updated, but I agree with you that upgrading calamares in the upcoming ISOs is the best way to proceed.


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