Installation Failed on Manjaro KDE 20.0.3


I had posted a topic about the installation error on the previous forum, but there was a technical problem that prevented any further replies, so I am creating a new topic here.

I downloaded the ISO image for Manjaro KDE 20.0.3 from the Manjaro website, which appears to still be the newest version. I then used Balena Etcher to etch the ISO image (designed for a disc) to a SanDisk Ultra USB drive. From there, I changed the boot priority settings in the firmware so that it would boot from the USB drive (Manjaro) before Windows 7 on the HDD. I used the Calamares graphical installer to install Manjaro by repartitioning the HDD.

After the installation was unsuccessful the first time (Installation Failed: Boost.Python error in job “bootloader”), I shut down the live session of Manjaro and entered the firmware settings. There were no legacy boot settings that I could find in there, so I restarted Manjaro on the USB. After Manjaro was restarted, it was able to recognize the partition on the HDD that had been created from the previous failed installation, so I selected that partition and instructed the installer to replace it with a new partition. However, the installation was unsuccessful again with the same error. I don’t have a copy of the screenshot anymore and it appears broken in the previous thread, but I could capture another screenshot if necessary.

Could downloading a firmware update for the BIOS/UEFI possibly resolve the issue? This is an Acer Aspire V5-571 with a Hitachi HTS545050A7E380 hard disk drive.

Looking forward to your reply. Thank you! :sparkling_heart:

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We have the much newer 20.1-rc4 ISO, which is based on yesterdays stable update. You may try again, but start Calamares in debug mode:

sudo -E calamares -d

Then use pastebin or similar service to post the full log and link it here. We can then try to find a solution for your problem.


Hi! I am glad that you are here.

I restarted Manjaro on the USB and then repeated the installation process using the command that you suggested. I copied the output from the terminal and uploaded it to Pastebin. When I scrolled to the top of the terminal, it seemed as if it was not displaying the log from the very beginning, so hopefully you don’t need this information.

Thank you!

boot on USB iso manjaro
open a terminal
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and reports

inxi -Fxza --no-host
sudo parted -l
sudo efibootmgr -v
test -d /sys/firmware/efi && echo efi || echo bios
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I hope you are having a good day. Here is the result from running the inxi -Fxza --no-host command in the terminal.

Kernel: 5.6.15-1-MANJARO x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 10.1.0
parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-x86_64 lang=en_US keytable=us
tz=UTC driver=free nouveau.modeset=1 i915.modeset=1 radeon.modeset=1
misobasedir=manjaro misolabel=MANJARO_KDE_2003 quiet
systemd.show_status=1 apparmor=1 security=apparmor
Desktop: KDE Plasma 5.18.5 Distro: Manjaro Linux
Type: Laptop System: Acer product: Aspire V5-571 v: V1.12
Mobo: Acer model: Aspire V5-571 v: V1.12 serial: UEFI: Phoenix
v: 1.12 date: 06/12/2012
ID-1: BAT0 charge: 24.0 Wh condition: 24.0/37.0 Wh (65%)
model: SANYO AL12A32 status: Full
Topology: Dual Core model: Intel Core i5-3317U bits: 64 type: MT MCP
arch: Ivy Bridge family: 6 model-id: 3A (58) stepping: 9 microcode: 21
L2 cache: 3072 KiB
flags: avx lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx
bogomips: 13574
Speed: 798 MHz min/max: 800/2600 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 798 2: 798
3: 798 4: 798
Vulnerabilities: Type: itlb_multihit status: KVM: Split huge pages
Type: l1tf mitigation: PTE Inversion; VMX: conditional cache flushes,
SMT vulnerable
Type: mds mitigation: Clear CPU buffers; SMT vulnerable
Type: meltdown mitigation: PTI
Type: spec_store_bypass
mitigation: Speculative Store Bypass disabled via prctl and seccomp
Type: spectre_v1
mitigation: usercopy/swapgs barriers and __user pointer sanitization
Type: spectre_v2 mitigation: Full generic retpoline, IBPB: conditional,
IBRS_FW, STIBP: conditional, RSB filling
Type: tsx_async_abort status: Not affected
Device-1: Intel 3rd Gen Core processor Graphics
vendor: Acer Incorporated ALI driver: i915 v: kernel bus ID: 00:02.0
Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.8 driver: intel unloaded: modesetting
resolution: 1366x768~60Hz
OpenGL: renderer: Mesa DRI Intel HD Graphics 4000 (IVB GT2)
v: 4.2 Mesa 20.0.7 direct render: Yes
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
Sound Server: ALSA v: k5.6.15-1-MANJARO
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
IF: enp2s0f2 state: down mac:
Device-2: Qualcomm Atheros AR9462 Wireless Network Adapter
vendor: Lite-On driver: ath9k v: kernel port: 2000 bus ID: 03:00.0
IF: wlp3s0 state: up mac:
Local Storage: total: 524.65 GiB used: 7.20 GiB (1.4%)
ID-1: /dev/sda vendor: Hitachi model: HTS545050A7E380 size: 465.76 GiB
block size: physical: 4096 B logical: 512 B
ID-2: /dev/sdb type: USB vendor: SanDisk model: SanDisk Ultra
size: 58.89 GiB block size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B
ID-1: / raw size: N/A size: 5.68 GiB used: 316.6 MiB (5.4%) fs: overlay
source: ERR-102
System Temperatures: cpu: 53.0 C mobo: N/A
Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A
Processes: 197 Uptime: 1d 17h 52m Memory: 7.58 GiB
used: 4.11 GiB (54.2%) Init: systemd Compilers: gcc: 10.1.0 Shell: bash
v: 5.0.17 inxi: 3.0.37

Additionally, here’s also the result from running the sudo parted -l command.

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

Finally, here is the output from the sudo efibootmgr -v command. The last command, test -d /sys/firmware/efi && echo efi || echo bios did not appear to return any results.

BootCurrent: 0008
Timeout: 0 seconds
BootOrder: 0008,0007,0005,0004,000B,0009,0006
Boot0000 Setup FvFile(721c8b66-426c-4e86-8e99-3457c46ab0b9)
Boot0001 Boot Menu FvFile(86488440-41bb-42c7-93ac-450fbf7766bf)
Boot0002 Diagnostic Splash FvFile(a7d8d9a6-6ab0-4aeb-ad9d-163e59a7a380)
Boot0003 Acer D2D: FvFile(bcc93540-7ea9-11df-8c4a-0800200c9a66)
Boot0004* HDD 0: Hitachi HTS545050A7E380 PciRoot(0x0)/Pci(0x1f,0x2)/Sata(0,0,0)…bYVD.A…O.
ATAPI CD/DVD: HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GU61N PciRoot(0x0)/Pci(0x1f,0x2)/Sata(4,0,0)…!N.:^G.V.T
Boot0006* USB FDD: VenMsg(bc7838d2-0f82-4d60-8316-c068ee79d25b,6ff015a28830b543a8b8641009461e49)
Boot0007* Network Boot: Realtek PXE B02 D00 BBS(Network,Realtek PXE B02 D00,0x0)…A…
Boot0008* USB HDD: SanDisk SanDisk Ultra PciRoot(0x0)/Pci(0x1a,0x0)/USB(0,0)/USB(1,0)3.!..3.G…A…
Boot0009* USB CD/DVD: VenMsg(bc7838d2-0f82-4d60-8316-c068ee79d25b,86701296aa5a7848b66cd49dd3ba6a55)
Boot000A* Internal Shell: FvFile(c57ad6b7-0515-40a8-9d21-551652854e37)
Boot000B* Windows Boot Manager HD(2,GPT,c76712a6-278a-4d8f-ba57-3efdb9ee2d85,0x145800,0x82000)/File(\EFI\Microsoft\Boot\bootmgfw.efi)WINDOWS…x…B.C.D.O.B.J.E.C.T.=.{.9.d.e.a.8.6.2.c.-.5.c.d.d.-.4.e.7.0.-.a.c.c.1.-.f.3.2.b.3.4.4.d.}…I…

Have a nice day and thank you!

install failed because
you start in UEFI USB iso manjaro ( see UEFI & efibootmgr -v returns )
but your disk is MBR

for any install in UEFI , disk have to be in GPT
and this require a /boot/efi fat32 partition with flag boot & esp

for GPT disk , if you want to keep windows ,
do first a backup data and you need USB windows for repair
convert MBR to GPT , and repair boot entry windows

after you will install in EFI manjaro

or you want to go in UEFI[legacy] ( activate CSM )
and restore Grub by Chroot

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Ошибка установки boost.python bootloader на Manjaro KDE Plasma 20.0.3

У меня была та же проблема! Но у меня диск в GPT.
Я решила ее новой загрузкой образа через торрент и прожгла заново, но уже на другую флешку.

I’ve had the same damn error yesterday! But, my disk is GPT.
I solve this problem with new dowloaded .torrent file and burned ISO on another usb-stick.

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