Hi, I decided to make the step from Ubuntu to Manjaro but unfortunately I’m already stuck during the install-process.
Short version: During the disk formating the installer mounts the designated root partition and immediately fails, complaining that the file system is mounted and can’t be deleted. (Could not delete file system: file system on ‘/dev/VolumeGroup/root’ is mounted.)
Long version: I want to keep my current (somewhat complex) disk-setup consisting of a few windows partitions, one partition for /boot one for gpt bios and a large logical volume that holds my /home and root partition.
Disk /dev/sda: 2000GB Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/512B Partition Table: gpt Disk Flags: Number Start End Size File system Name Flags 1 1049kB 368MB 367MB ntfs Basic data partition hidden, diag 2 368MB 577MB 209MB fat32 boot, esp 3 578MB 595MB 16.8MB 4 595MB 62.0GB 61.4GB ntfs Basic data partition msftdata 5 62.0GB 62.9GB 903MB ntfs hidden, diag 6 62.9GB 367GB 304GB ntfs msftdata 8 367GB 401GB 33.6GB linux-swap(v1) swap 10 401GB 2000GB 1600GB lvm
lvdisplay --- Logical volume --- LV Path /dev/VolumeGroup/home LV Name home VG Name VolumeGroup LV UUID fPVNqd-Xl3j-edje-ECSx-K5et-U1Hf-5zGwPk LV Write Access read/write LV Creation host, time ubuntu, 2016-01-09 20:58:05 +0100 LV Status available # open 1 LV Size 1000.00 GiB Current LE 256000 Segments 1 Allocation inherit Read ahead sectors auto - currently set to 256 Block device 254:0 --- Logical volume --- LV Path /dev/VolumeGroup/server LV Name server VG Name VolumeGroup LV UUID PQ5KXo-XVZR-cpgP-uIpE-1eOj-NVKH-WUUdkv LV Write Access read/write LV Creation host, time ubuntu, 2016-01-09 20:58:19 +0100 LV Status available # open 1 LV Size 339.96 GiB Current LE 87031 Segments 1 Allocation inherit Read ahead sectors auto - currently set to 256 Block device 254:1 --- Logical volume --- LV Path /dev/VolumeGroup/root LV Name root VG Name VolumeGroup LV UUID Y4DtL1-q1LD-k32K-a9f6-YVP1-baxJ-iwjBjF LV Write Access read/write LV Creation host, time neon, 2021-04-21 22:26:35 +0200 LV Status available # open 1 LV Size 150.00 GiB Current LE 38400 Segments 1 Allocation inherit Read ahead sectors auto - currently set to 256 Block device 254:2
Here is what I did: I started the Manjaro Installer from the live system. Set everything up and chose manual partitioning. Set the root-lvm to “format as ext4” and mount as /. After that I set up the other partitions to my liking. After that I double-checked that all partitions were unmounted befor I clicked “Start installation”
Here is what I happend: The installation process started as expected and set up the first partitions (/boot and the gpt-boot) without problems. After that I noticed in an underlying dolphin-window that alle partitions became mounted (the small icon in the device list changed) and the installation failed with the following message:
Create filesystem ext4 on partition ‘/dev/VolumeGroup/root’ Job: Delete file system on ‘/dev/VolumeGroup/root’ Could not delete file system: file system on ‘/dev/VolumeGroup/root’ is mounted.
I repeated the process twice, each time with the same result. What is going on here? Why is the installer mounting the partitions in the first place and how can I stop this from happening to go on with the installation? Any help is appreciated!
I’ve also made a log of all terminal-outputs during installation. I can’t see much, but maybe some of you can see a problem?