First of thank you for taking time to read this issue. I am a relatively new user to Manjaro. I have been using Manjaro for past 2 weeks. During this time I have installed the Distro several times. I always do the following
create a partition on my SSD
In the installation screen of Manjaro I create and efi booloater in the WINDOWS system directory
create swap linux
create root file with “/”
Proceed with the install
Today However I added two steps:
I created a new directory for bootloading. I allocated 300MB for this volume and made it an “/efi” in mounting point
I also created a home directory. Made it using xFat32 format and assigned it a flag of “home”. I gave it a “/home” mounting. The reason I created a separate home directory as I understand this is best practice of “sequestering” the system files from user files
As I proceeded to my installation however, i failed withe following message.
External command finished with errors.
Command chown finished with exit code 1.
chown: changing ownership of ‘/home/sandeep/.zshrc’: Operation not permitted
chown: changing ownership of /home/sandeep’: Operation not permitted
My question is. What did I do wrong. Should i reinstall with creating a home directory and save all files in the root directory ? Could this issue be related to the creation of a seperate bootloader file ?
/home is a system directory and must be on a filesystem that supports POSIX file ownership and permissions. FAT32 does not support those things and may therefore not be used for any of the system directories.
Make /home into an ext4, XFS or btrfs filesystem, but never into FAT32, exFAT or NTFS.