Installation Failed: Boost.Python error in job "bootloader".

Hi everyone,

I tried to install Manjaro Linux KDE version 20.0.3 on my system drive. Manjaro functions correctly when running on the live session from the USB drive, but there was an error message while installing it on the HDD. I selected the option to reduce the size of an existing partition and automatically create a new partition. The installer appeared to successfully repartition the disk and unpack the two images, but after those steps were completed, it resulted in an error message that the Installation Failed: Boost.Python error in job "bootloader".

Summary

Here is a copy of the hardware and software information from the terminal.

System:
  Kernel: 5.6.15-1-MANJARO x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 10.1.0 
  Desktop: KDE Plasma 5.18.5 tk: Qt 5.14.2 wm: kwin_x11 dm: SDDM 
  Distro: Manjaro Linux 
Machine:
  Type: Laptop System: Acer product: Aspire V5-571 v: V1.12 
  serial: <filter> 
  Mobo: Acer model: Aspire V5-571 v: V1.12 serial: <filter> UEFI: Phoenix 
  v: 1.12 date: 06/12/2012 
Battery:
  ID-1: BAT0 charge: 24.0 Wh condition: 24.0/37.0 Wh (65%) 
  volts: 17.0/14.8 model: SANYO AL12A32 type: Li-ion serial: <filter> 
  status: Full 
Memory:
  RAM: total: 7.58 GiB used: 1.95 GiB (25.8%) 
  RAM Report: 
  permissions: Unable to run dmidecode. Root privileges required. 
CPU:
  Topology: Dual Core model: Intel Core i5-3317U bits: 64 type: MT MCP 
  arch: Ivy Bridge rev: 9 L2 cache: 3072 KiB bogomips: 13575 
  Speed: 798 MHz min/max: 800/2600 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 798 2: 798 
  3: 798 4: 798 
  Flags: acpi aes aperfmperf apic arat arch_perfmon avx bts clflush cmov 
  constant_tsc cpuid cpuid_fault cx16 cx8 de ds_cpl dtes64 dtherm dts epb 
  ept erms est f16c flexpriority flush_l1d fpu fsgsbase fxsr ht ibpb ibrs 
  ida lahf_lm lm mca mce md_clear mmx monitor msr mtrr nonstop_tsc nopl 
  nx pae pat pbe pcid pclmulqdq pdcm pebs pge pln pni popcnt pse pse36 
  pti pts rdrand rdtscp rep_good sep smep ss ssbd sse sse2 sse4_1 sse4_2 
  ssse3 stibp syscall tm tm2 tpr_shadow tsc tsc_deadline_timer vme vmx 
  vnmi vpid x2apic xsave xsaveopt xtopology xtpr 
Graphics:
  Device-1: Intel 3rd Gen Core processor Graphics 
  vendor: Acer Incorporated ALI driver: i915 v: kernel bus ID: 00:02.0 
  chip ID: 8086:0166 
  Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.8 driver: intel unloaded: modesetting 
  alternate: fbdev,vesa compositor: kwin_x11 resolution: 1366x768~60Hz 
  OpenGL: renderer: Mesa DRI Intel HD Graphics 4000 (IVB GT2) 
  v: 4.2 Mesa 20.0.7 compat-v: 3.0 direct render: Yes 
Audio:
  Device-1: Intel 7 Series/C216 Family High Definition Audio 
  vendor: Acer Incorporated ALI driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel 
  bus ID: 00:1b.0 chip ID: 8086:1e20 
  Sound Server: ALSA v: k5.6.15-1-MANJARO 
Network:
  Device-1: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet 
  vendor: Acer Incorporated ALI driver: r8169 v: kernel port: 2000 
  bus ID: 02:00.2 chip ID: 10ec:8168 
  IF: enp2s0f2 state: down mac: <filter> 
  Device-2: Qualcomm Atheros AR9462 Wireless Network Adapter 
  vendor: Lite-On driver: ath9k v: kernel port: 2000 bus ID: 03:00.0 
  chip ID: 168c:0034 
  IF: wlp3s0 state: up mac: <filter> 
  IP v4: <filter> type: dynamic noprefixroute scope: global 
  broadcast: <filter> 
  IP v6: <filter> type: noprefixroute scope: link 
  WAN IP: <filter> 
Drives:
  Local Storage: total: 524.65 GiB used: 359.46 GiB (68.5%) 
  ID-1: /dev/sda vendor: Hitachi model: HTS545050A7E380 size: 465.76 GiB 
  speed: 3.0 Gb/s rotation: 5400 rpm serial: <filter> rev: A6C0 
  scheme: MBR 
  ID-2: /dev/sdb type: USB vendor: SanDisk model: SanDisk Ultra 
  size: 58.89 GiB serial: <filter> rev: PMAP scheme: MBR 
  Optical-1: /dev/sr0 vendor: HL-DT-ST model: DVDRAM GU61N rev: 1.00 
  dev-links: cdrom 
  Features: speed: 62 multisession: yes audio: yes dvd: yes 
  rw: cd-r,cd-rw,dvd-r,dvd-ram state: running 
RAID:
  Message: No RAID data was found. 
Partition:
  ID-1: / size: 5.68 GiB used: 215.3 MiB (3.7%) fs: overlay 
  source: ERR-102 label: N/A uuid: N/A 
  ID-2: /run/media/manjaro/Disc size: 4.37 GiB used: 189.0 MiB (4.2%) 
  fs: udf dev: /dev/sr0 label: Disc uuid: 1110205e20554446 
  ID-3: /run/media/manjaro/Windows size: 405.21 GiB 
  used: 352.36 GiB (87.0%) fs: ntfs dev: /dev/sda3 label: Windows 
  uuid: B49859369858F876 
  ID-4: /run/miso/bootmnt raw size: 2.91 GiB size: <root required> 
  used: <root required> fs: iso9660 dev: /dev/sdb1 
  label: MANJARO_KDE_2003 uuid: 2020-06-06-08-14-33-00 
  ID-5: /run/miso/sfs/desktopfs raw size: 1.69 GiB size: <root required> 
  used: <root required> fs: squashfs dev: /dev/loop2 label: N/A uuid: N/A 
  ID-6: /run/miso/sfs/livefs raw size: 20.8 MiB size: <root required> 
  used: <root required> fs: squashfs dev: /dev/loop0 label: N/A uuid: N/A 
  ID-7: /run/miso/sfs/mhwdfs raw size: 565.6 MiB size: <root required> 
  used: <root required> fs: squashfs dev: /dev/loop1 label: N/A uuid: N/A 
  ID-8: /run/miso/sfs/rootfs raw size: 596.1 MiB size: <root required> 
  used: <root required> fs: squashfs dev: /dev/loop3 label: N/A uuid: N/A 
  ID-9: /tmp/calamares-root-5a65cuhy size: 47.24 GiB 
  used: 6.86 GiB (14.5%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda4 label: N/A 
  uuid: edfcc17b-ad84-4d1b-8f99-328e8e7d1678 
  ID-10: /tmp/calamares-root-5a65cuhy/boot/efi size: 100.0 MiB 
  used: 28.1 MiB (28.1%) fs: ntfs dev: /dev/sda2 label: SYSTEM RESERVED 
  uuid: A0C0512EC0510C42 
Unmounted:
  ID-1: /dev/sda1 size: 12.21 GiB fs: ntfs label: PQSERVICE 
  uuid: 2E22535F22532ADB 
  ID-2: /dev/sdb2 size: 4.0 MiB fs: vfat label: MISO_EFI uuid: F327-8F27 
USB:
  Hub: 1-0:1 info: Full speed (or root) Hub ports: 4 rev: 2.0 
  speed: 480 Mb/s chip ID: 1d6b:0002 
  Device-1: 1-4:2 info: Suyin HD WebCam type: Video driver: uvcvideo 
  interfaces: 2 rev: 2.0 speed: 480 Mb/s chip ID: 064e:e330 
  Hub: 2-0:1 info: Full speed (or root) Hub ports: 4 rev: 3.0 
  speed: 5 Gb/s chip ID: 1d6b:0003 
  Hub: 3-0:1 info: Full speed (or root) Hub ports: 2 rev: 2.0 
  speed: 480 Mb/s chip ID: 1d6b:0002 
  Hub: 3-1:2 info: Intel Integrated Rate Matching Hub ports: 6 rev: 2.0 
  speed: 480 Mb/s chip ID: 8087:0024 
  Device-2: 3-1.2:3 info: SanDisk Ultra type: Mass Storage 
  driver: usb-storage interfaces: 1 rev: 2.1 speed: 480 Mb/s 
  chip ID: 0781:5581 serial: <filter> 
  Device-3: 3-1.4:5 info: Lite-On type: Bluetooth driver: btusb 
  interfaces: 2 rev: 1.1 speed: 12 Mb/s chip ID: 04ca:3006 
  Hub: 4-0:1 info: Full speed (or root) Hub ports: 2 rev: 2.0 
  speed: 480 Mb/s chip ID: 1d6b:0002 
  Hub: 4-1:2 info: Intel Integrated Rate Matching Hub ports: 8 rev: 2.0 
  speed: 480 Mb/s chip ID: 8087:0024 
Sensors:
  System Temperatures: cpu: 55.0 C mobo: N/A 
  Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A 
Info:
  Processes: 211 Uptime: 1h 19m Init: systemd v: 245 Compilers: 
*  gcc: 10.1.0 Shell: bash v: 5.0.17 running in: konsole inxi: 3.0.37* 

mesg returns this message from the terminal: *dmesg: read kernel buffer failed: Operation not permitted

journalctl has the following log information from the terminal: *-- Logs begin at Thu 2020-07-30 14:27:26 PDT, end at Thu 2020-07-30 15:37:22>*
*Jul 30 14:27:26 manjaro kernel: microcode: microcode updated early to revisi>*
*Jul 30 14:27:26 manjaro kernel: Linux version 5.6.15-1-MANJARO (builder@601a>*
*Jul 30 14:27:26 manjaro kernel: Command line: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-x86_6>*
*Jul 30 14:27:26 manjaro kernel: KERNEL supported cpus:*
*Jul 30 14:27:26 manjaro kernel:   Intel GenuineIntel*
*Jul 30 14:27:26 manjaro kernel:   AMD AuthenticAMD*
*Jul 30 14:27:26 manjaro kernel:   Hygon HygonGenuine*
*Jul 30 14:27:26 manjaro kernel:   Centaur CentaurHauls*
*Jul 30 14:27:26 manjaro kernel:   zhaoxin   Shanghai  *
*Jul 30 14:27:26 manjaro kernel: x86/fpu: Supporting XSAVE feature 0x001: 'x8>*
*Jul 30 14:27:26 manjaro kernel: x86/fpu: Supporting XSAVE feature 0x002: 'SS>*
*Jul 30 14:27:26 manjaro kernel: x86/fpu: Supporting XSAVE feature 0x004: 'AV>*
*Jul 30 14:27:26 manjaro kernel: x86/fpu: xstate_offset[2]:  576, xstate_size>*
*Jul 30 14:27:26 manjaro kernel: x86/fpu: Enabled xstate features 0x7, contex>*
*Jul 30 14:27:26 manjaro kernel: BIOS-provided physical RAM map:*
*Jul 30 14:27:26 manjaro kernel: BIOS-e820: [mem 0x0000000000000000-0x0000000>*
*Jul 30 14:27:26 manjaro kernel: BIOS-e820: [mem 0x0000000000090000-0x0000000>*
*Jul 30 14:27:26 manjaro kernel: BIOS-e820: [mem 0x0000000000100000-0x0000000>*
*Jul 30 14:27:26 manjaro kernel: BIOS-e820: [mem 0x0000000020000000-0x0000000>*
*Jul 30 14:27:26 manjaro kernel: BIOS-e820: [mem 0x0000000020200000-0x0000000>*
*Jul 30 14:27:26 manjaro kernel: BIOS-e820: [mem 0x0000000040004000-0x0000000>*
*Jul 30 14:27:26 manjaro kernel: BIOS-e820: [mem 0x0000000040005000-0x0000000>*
*Jul 30 14:27:26 manjaro kernel: BIOS-e820: [mem 0x00000000c4dad000-0x0000000>*
*Jul 30 14:27:26 manjaro kernel: BIOS-e820: [mem 0x00000000c4faf000-0x0000000>*

Now that the disk has already been repartitioned, there is a manjaro folder on the system drive that has system files on it. Apparently it has already been partly or mostly installed. However, I don't know if it would be functional. I haven't shut down the live session because there might be additional logs from the installer that would be cleared. I will leave it on overnight so that they will be preserved in case you wish to access them, assuming that it does not lock or sleep on its own after some time.

Thank you! Have a nice day!

boot on USB iso manjaro
open a terminal and returns

[ -d /sys/firmware/efi ] && echo UEFI || echo BIOS
sudo parted -l
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Hi! Thank you for your response!

Here is the result from running the terminal command that you suggested. Have a nice day!

Model: ATA Hitachi HTS54505 (scsi)
Disk /dev/sda: 500GB
Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/4096B
Partition Table: msdos
Disk Flags:

Number Start End Size Type File system Flags
1 1049kB 13.1GB 13.1GB primary ntfs msftres
2 13.1GB 13.2GB 105MB primary ntfs boot
3 13.2GB 448GB 435GB primary ntfs
4 448GB 500GB 51.8GB primary ext4

Model: SanDisk SanDisk Ultra (scsi)
Disk /dev/sdb: 63.2GB
Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/512B
Partition Table: msdos
Disk Flags:

Number Start End Size Type File system Flags
2 3120MB 3124MB 4194kB primary esp

Model: HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GU61N (scsi)
Disk /dev/sr0: 4700MB
Sector size (logical/physical): 2048B/2048B
Partition Table: loop
Disk Flags:

Number Start End Size File system Flags
1 0.00B 4700MB 4700MB udf

Hi there! I appreciate that you linked over to the thread with more information.

I will check the UEFI settings to see if legacy boot is enabled and might be causing the problem. Now that Manjaro appears to have already been mostly installed in its own partition on the same disk as Windows, should I delete the partition where the installation was not completely successful? I have not tried to boot from the partition, as I am still running on the live image from last night. Even if the installation is bootable, I am not sure that the system would be fully complete since the installation failed.

(Note: the clock time is set incorrectly, so the time appeared to be in the middle of the day in last night's screenshot.)

Thanks again and have a nice day!

if you want to install in EFI ,
it require disk in GPT and /boot/efi in fat16/32 ( vfat )

your disk is MBR , so you have fisrt backup data windows and reinstall after format GPT

Could booting up the live USB in Legacy and installing in Legacy/MBR an option to consider?

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