Decided to install manjaro linux (again) but the installer gave me some error’s:
Create a new partition (300.00 MiB, fat32) on ‘/dev/sdb’
Job: Create new partition on device ‘/dev/sdb’
Command: sfdisk --force --append /dev/sdb
Command: sfdisk --list --output Device,UUID /dev/sdb
Job: Create file system ‘fat32’ on partition ‘/dev/sdb1’
Command: mkfs.fat -F32 -I -v /dev/sdb1
It formatted the ssd but it doesnt install and i am now system-less
I can immediately tell you that that is not enough information to go on to actually be immediately helpful
So i use gparted to solve it but at end it failed with this error:
/dev/sdb1 is mounted; will not make a filesystem here!
yea but i middle of installation i cant
same error as installation
you are not anywhere near the middle yet
try deleting the partitions and start again
OOOH now i found it:
the installer says :
that i have currently an sdb1 partition FAT32 but i DO NOT having anyone:
Do i need to remove Windows boot manager from bios menu???
I don’t know.
If you need windows - wait till the installation succseeds.
Wiping the disk is … no
my opinion is:
do not do it - it’ll write to every single place to ensure it is overwritten
wasted time and write cycles
and it’ll take long - well, maybe not on an ssd - but the net gain for you is still zero
when i say’d wipe i mean quick format btw
also i dont wana use windows btw
lemme remove windows from bios
yeah - that is what you meant
But the installer will take you by your word and respect your choice
overwrite all data
it is done less that min when using the installer format tool(sorry for bad english)
yeah - so much for:
“need help immediately …”
I hope you can now manage.
take a breath
so people can help - because they cannot see what you see
unless you tell it.
Thanks for help, i fixed it:
2-delete windows boot manager from boot list
P.S.:Thats funny that how u describe it btw i can finally breath
When installing KDE Plasma.
Reboot your system on the live ISO.
Navigate to System Settings → Removable Storage → Removable Devices and uncheck All known devices On Login and On Attach.
Then launch the installer.
You seem wanna fix the problem so here’s the thing that I managed to fix the problem:
Note all of the methods didn’t work except this one
1-Removed manjaro from bios boot list (optimal)
2-Downloaded gparted live iso and write it using ventoy
3-Booted the gparted and fully deleted the partition from there ( for some reason in manjaro live USB tools like gparted and KDE partition manager or even calamares cant do this and always fail to do it)
Note for 3:The main partition gets deleted but the MBR one does not???
4-Booted into manjaro live USB and installed manjaro!
What my comment does is telling You the cause of the issue and for anyone coming this way - it is the correct answer to mitigate the issue - should it occur again.
I don’t know what You think you did - but it was sheer luck You got it working and what you did had nothing to do with the cause.
You don’t have to jump through hoops to get there - before launching the installer - open a terminal and run
sudo sgdisk --zap-all /dev/sdx
This will effectively remove all remnants - superblocks, signatures etc.
The reason this issue even exist is because Plasma mounts the partition automagically On Attach - and removing the settings described prevents this.
MBR is a special part of the disk used to hold the bootloader - to remove it You will have to create new GPT partition table.
Any recent system can use BIOS/GPT but requires a special BIOS BOOT partition 1M unformatted (0xef02) - this partition is then used to hold the grub loader.
That’s exactly what I am trying to say.
Plasma mounts the partition automagically On Attach
Plasma? Do you mean that this issue is not present in other DEs?