I have an HP Elitebook with a 160GB Intel SSD. I decided to leave 100GB to Windows 10 and install the latest Manjaro KDE image (as of 20 Nov 2020) on the remaining free space (~48GB).
I chose the manual partition install and selected the free space as the destination, but when I attempted to complete the install, I got the following error:
The installer failed to create partition on disk 'INTEL SSDSA1M160G2HP'. ========================================================================================== Create a new partition (48.30 GiB, ext4) on ‘/dev/sda’ =================================================================================== =================================================================================== Job: Create new partition on device ‘/dev/sda’ =================================================================================== =================================================================================== Command: sfdisk --force --append /dev/sda =================================================================================== Failed to add partition ‘New Partition’ to device ‘/dev/sda’. Checking that no-one is using this disk right now ... OK Disk /dev/sda: 149.05 GiB, 160041885696 bytes, 312581808 sectors Disk model: INTEL SSDSA1M160 Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes Disklabel type: dos Disk identifier: 0xf2f4603c Old situation: Device Boot Start End Sectors Size Id Type /dev/sda1 * 2048 104447 102400 50M 7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT /dev/sda2 104448 210084421 209979974 100.1G 7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT /dev/sda3 210085888 211288063 1202176 587M 27 Hidden NTFS WinRE /dev/sda4: No free sectors available. Failed to add #4 partition: No space left on device Leaving. Failed to add partition ‘New Partition’ to device ‘/dev/sda’.
I then tried to install Linux Mint on the same free space, and it was successful and created a new ext4 partition in the free space.
I then tried to install Manjaro again, this time using the “Replace partition” option. It failed again with the same “no space left” error.
When I tried the Manjaro install again, using the 20.0.3 image on the free space, it was a success.
Can anyone tell me what might have happened?