Want to install new to existing installation

I have an existing installation with GPT.
The only partition I want to keep is the /home partition.

But the installer of Manjaro 20.1.1 does not recognize my existing installation:
there is an GPT partition table and the installer does not find one.

Here is the output of blkid:

/dev/sda1: UUID="93c47859-68ad-46c4-9a13-7439a70b0358" BLOCK_SIZE="4096" TYPE="ext4" PARTUUID="78bdd922-74b2-466e-b270-69d51ad9b39c"
/dev/sda2: UUID="4166cc85-6703-4989-b31d-ef9a6b4290ea" TYPE="swap" PARTUUID="66770570-7adb-4f43-b437-c37695a47883"
/dev/sda3: UUID="9b9ca8b8-6696-4472-a851-c68ce547e6e1" BLOCK_SIZE="4096" TYPE="ext4" PARTUUID="9ce93511-f88a-480a-87af-7f88ab949946"
/dev/sda4: UUID="9f37810a-7288-47e3-9bbe-7a864bd7b290" BLOCK_SIZE="4096" TYPE="ext4" PARTUUID="8781885c-ec12-472d-a054-a4acd7da87ed"
/dev/sda5: UUID="fb1f07f7-5f31-423f-b4e8-eb52e4c3d85f" BLOCK_SIZE="4096" TYPE="ext4" PARTUUID="1e78de83-67d9-40b0-849c-86c6f7e6bea3"
/dev/sdb1: UUID="9AE4-62B5" BLOCK_SIZE="512" TYPE="vfat" PARTLABEL="EFI system partition" PARTUUID="3f60adf0-95e2-472b-b632-6c181d651a9d"
/dev/sdb3: BLOCK_SIZE="512" UUID="345EE6D75EE69142" TYPE="ntfs" PARTLABEL="Basic data partition" PARTUUID="a628a108-992e-4f77-966d-b07a2069480a"
/dev/sdb4: BLOCK_SIZE="512" UUID="A47254077253DC9C" TYPE="ntfs" PARTUUID="9e9a6525-4e99-455c-9187-bd2d1d8ede05"
/dev/sdc1: UUID="43166bcb-eb7f-4f68-8360-3bd6c383f3c1" BLOCK_SIZE="4096" TYPE="ext4" PARTUUID="39d49eee-ed39-44b3-bc1a-6672c2ef8eea"
/dev/sdb2: PARTLABEL="Microsoft reserved partition" PARTUUID="22c70eb2-bde7-4f94-bd2d-5f86195bbf58"
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  2. An output of parted --list would be more beneficial than blkid…

:+1:

Here is the output of parted --list:

Modell: ATA Samsung SSD 850 (scsi)
Festplatte  /dev/sda:  512GB
Sektorgröße (logisch/physisch): 512B/512B
Partitionstabelle: gpt
Disk-Flags: 

Nummer  Anfang  Ende    Größe   Dateisystem     Name  Flags
 1      1049kB  1075MB  1074MB  ext4
 2      1075MB  35,4GB  34,4GB  linux-swap(v1)        swap
 3      35,4GB  143GB   107GB   ext4
 4      143GB   358GB   215GB   ext4
 5      358GB   512GB   155GB   ext4


Modell: ATA Samsung SSD 850 (scsi)
Festplatte  /dev/sdb:  512GB
Sektorgröße (logisch/physisch): 512B/512B
Partitionstabelle: gpt
Disk-Flags: 

Nummer  Anfang  Ende   Größe   Dateisystem  Name                          Flags
 1      1049kB  106MB  105MB   fat32        EFI system partition          boot, esp
 2      106MB   123MB  16,8MB               Microsoft reserved partition  msftres
 3      123MB   512GB  511GB   ntfs         Basic data partition          msftdata
 4      512GB   512GB  546MB   ntfs                                       versteckt, diag


Modell: ATA WDC WD4003FZEX-0 (scsi)
Festplatte  /dev/sdc:  4001GB
Sektorgröße (logisch/physisch): 512B/4096B
Partitionstabelle: gpt
Disk-Flags: 

Nummer  Anfang  Ende    Größe   Dateisystem  Name  Flags
 1      1049kB  4001GB  4001GB  ext4

So basically you already have a Manajaro install on /dev/sda with GPT and want to reinstall Manjaro, but the installer doesn’t recognize the existing install automatically?

If my understanding is correct:

  • Did you install in UEFI mode last time? (GPT partitioning <> UEFI install)
  • what does “manual partitioning” show? (Screenshot please? Yeah: in German is fine…)

If incorrect:

  • Please correct me.

:+1:

I have an existing installation and I want to keep /home.

The last installation was in UEFI and GPT.

Screenshot follows.

I know, what I error was: missing installation in UEFI mode.
I had to select UEFI partition on the Manjaro USB to boot from.

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So alles Okay denn? So everything hunky-dory now?

:thinking:

Now, the installation works.
Thanks!

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