[xfce-18.1.0-pre1-testing-x86_64] Failed to create extended partitions

#1

In virtualbox created a 500 GB image. Partitioning went wrong when i made a 50 GB primary /
400 extended and there created swap and /home. The following message appeared.
The installer failed to create partition on disk VBOX HARDDISK. However when i made a fresh install with all primary's no error. Not sure if this is a virtualbox problem ?

#2

I don't know, but if you create only 3 partitions, just make all of them primary.

#3

Hi,
I make 4 partititions and that error occured, after making them all primary no problem anymore.
But is this virtualbox or something else that's not clear at the moment.

#4

Thanks for testing.

Can you please provide specifics about the failed state, e.g. a screenshot to show the exact layout which fails?

#5

Hi Jonathan,
I used MBR and i think i can use max 4 partitions ; in stable no problem, but in testing following occured. I will try a test with GPT. GPT went ok could finish installation succesfull.
failed%20partitioning

#6

There seems to be an issue with current Calamares version. I also noticed failure when trying to use the erase disk option. Will keep a closer look at it during our development cycle. Using sudo -E calamares -d might give us a better clue on what is happening.

#7

There appear to be two bugs or features......
1 ran sudo -E calamares -d in uefi mode, boot/efi is128mb fat32 and flagged as boot esp.
Calamares in manual partitioning only shows boot, no idea if esp is also selected see 2.
2 when calamares formats boot/efi it looses flags and just calls it msftdata
patiall log ........

02:25:42 [6]: Check EFI bootable "/dev/sda1" "/dev/sda" 
02:25:42 [6]:  ..  flags QFlags(0x1) 
02:25:42 [6]: Check EFI bootable "/dev/sda2" "/dev/sda" 
02:25:42 [6]:  ..  flags QFlags() 
02:25:42 [6]:  ..  moved towards root 0x7f875c0a1090 
02:25:42 [6]:  ..  partition table 0x7f875c0a1090 type 6 
02:25:42 [6]: Check EFI bootable "/dev/sda3" "/dev/sda" 
02:25:42 [6]:  ..  flags QFlags() 
02:25:42 [6]:  ..  moved towards root 0x7f875c0a1090 
02:25:42 [6]:  ..  partition table 0x7f875c0a1090 type 6 
02:25:42 [6]: Check EFI bootable "/dev/sdb1" "/dev/sdb" 
02:25:42 [6]:  ..  flags QFlags() 
02:25:42 [6]:  ..  moved towards root 0x7f875c045090 
02:25:42 [6]:  ..  partition table 0x7f875c045090 type 6 
02:25:42 [6]: Check EFI bootable "/dev/sdb2" "/dev/sdb" 
02:25:42 [6]:  ..  flags QFlags(0x1) 
02:25:42 [6]: Check EFI bootable "/dev/sdb3" "/dev/sdb" 
02:25:42 [6]:  ..  flags QFlags() 
02:25:42 [6]:  ..  moved towards root 0x7f875c045090 
02:25:42 [6]:  ..  partition table 0x7f875c045090 type 6 
02:25:42 [6]: Check EFI bootable "/dev/sdb4" "/dev/sdb" 
02:25:42 [6]:  ..  flags QFlags() 
02:25:42 [6]:  ..  moved towards root 0x7f875c045090 
02:25:42 [6]:  ..  partition table 0x7f875c045090 type 6 
02:25:42 [6]: Check EFI bootable "/dev/sdb5" "/dev/sdb" 
02:25:42 [6]:  ..  flags QFlags() 
02:25:42 [6]:  ..  moved towards root 0x7f875c045090 
02:25:42 [6]:  ..  partition table 0x7f875c045090 type 6 
02:25:42 [6]: Check EFI bootable "/run/media/manjaro/Backup Disk" "/dev/sdc" 
02:25:42 [6]:  ..  flags QFlags() 
02:25:42 [6]:  ..  moved towards root 0x7f875c06f2d0 
02:25:42 [6]:  ..  partition table 0x7f875c06f2d0 type 6 
02:25:42 [6]: Check EFI bootable "/run/media/manjaro/Backup" "/dev/sdc" 
02:25:42 [6]:  ..  flags QFlags() 
02:25:42 [6]:  ..  moved towards root 0x7f875c06f2d0 
02:25:42 [6]:  ..  partition table 0x7f875c06f2d0 type 6 
02:26:03 [6]: old boundaries: 264192 61704191 61440000 
02:26:03 [6]: new boundaries: 264192 61704191 
02:26:03 [6]: dirty status: false 
02:26:03 [6]: Check EFI bootable "/dev/sda1" "/dev/sda" 
02:26:03 [6]:  ..  flags QFlags(0x1) 
02:26:03 [6]: Check EFI bootable "/dev/sda2" "/dev/sda" 
02:26:03 [6]:  ..  flags QFlags() 
02:26:03 [6]:  ..  moved towards root 0x7f875c0a1090 
02:26:03 [6]:  ..  partition table 0x7f875c0a1090 type 6 
02:26:03 [6]: Check EFI bootable "/dev/sda3" "/dev/sda" 
02:26:03 [6]:  ..  flags QFlags() 
02:26:03 [6]:  ..  moved towards root 0x7f875c0a1090 
02:26:03 [6]:  ..  partition table 0x7f875c0a1090 type 6 
02:26:03 [6]: Check EFI bootable "/dev/sdb1" "/dev/sdb" 
02:26:03 [6]:  ..  flags QFlags() 
02:26:03 [6]:  ..  moved towards root 0x7f875c045090 
02:26:03 [6]:  ..  partition table 0x7f875c045090 type 6 
02:26:03 [6]: Check EFI bootable "/dev/sdb2" "/dev/sdb" 
02:26:03 [6]:  ..  flags QFlags(0x1) 
02:26:03 [6]: Check EFI bootable "/dev/sdb3" "/dev/sdb" 
02:26:03 [6]:  ..  flags QFlags() 
02:26:03 [6]:  ..  moved towards root 0x7f875c045090 
02:26:03 [6]:  ..  partition table 0x7f875c045090 type 6 
02:26:03 [6]: Check EFI bootable "/dev/sdb4" "/dev/sdb" 
02:26:03 [6]:  ..  flags QFlags() 
02:26:03 [6]:  ..  moved towards root 0x7f875c045090 
02:26:03 [6]:  ..  partition table 0x7f875c045090 type 6 
02:26:03 [6]: Check EFI bootable "/dev/sdb5" "/dev/sdb" 
02:26:03 [6]:  ..  flags QFlags() 
02:26:03 [6]:  ..  moved towards root 0x7f875c045090 
02:26:03 [6]:  ..  partition table 0x7f875c045090 type 6 
02:26:03 [6]: Check EFI bootable "/run/media/manjaro/Backup Disk" "/dev/sdc" 
02:26:03 [6]:  ..  flags QFlags() 
02:26:03 [6]:  ..  moved towards root 0x7f875c06f2d0 
02:26:03 [6]:  ..  partition table 0x7f875c06f2d0 type 6 
02:26:03 [6]: Check EFI bootable "/run/media/manjaro/Backup" "/dev/sdc" 
02:26:03 [6]:  ..  flags QFlags() 
02:26:03 [6]:  ..  moved towards root 0x7f875c06f2d0 
02:26:03 [6]:  ..  partition table 0x7f875c06f2d0 type 6 
02:26:18 [6]: old boundaries: 61704192 976773119 915068928 
02:26:18 [6]: new boundaries: 61704192 976773119 
02:26:18 [6]: dirty status: false 
02:26:18 [6]: Check EFI bootable "/dev/sda1" "/dev/sda" 
02:26:18 [6]:  ..  flags QFlags(0x1) 
02:26:18 [6]: Check EFI bootable "/dev/sda2" "/dev/sda" 
02:26:18 [6]:  ..  flags QFlags() 
02:26:18 [6]:  ..  moved towards root 0x7f875c0a1090 
02:26:18 [6]:  ..  partition table 0x7f875c0a1090 type 6 
02:26:18 [6]: Check EFI bootable "/dev/sda3" "/dev/sda" 
02:26:18 [6]:  ..  flags QFlags() 
02:26:18 [6]:  ..  moved towards root 0x7f875c0a1090 
02:26:18 [6]:  ..  partition table 0x7f875c0a1090 type 6 
02:26:18 [6]: Check EFI bootable "/dev/sdb1" "/dev/sdb" 
02:26:18 [6]:  ..  flags QFlags() 
02:26:18 [6]:  ..  moved towards root 0x7f875c045090 
02:26:18 [6]:  ..  partition table 0x7f875c045090 type 6 
02:26:18 [6]: Check EFI bootable "/dev/sdb2" "/dev/sdb" 
02:26:18 [6]:  ..  flags QFlags(0x1) 
02:26:18 [6]: Check EFI bootable "/dev/sdb3" "/dev/sdb" 
02:26:18 [6]:  ..  flags QFlags() 
02:26:18 [6]:  ..  moved towards root 0x7f875c045090 
02:26:18 [6]:  ..  partition table 0x7f875c045090 type 6 
02:26:18 [6]: Check EFI bootable "/dev/sdb4" "/dev/sdb" 
02:26:18 [6]:  ..  flags QFlags() 
02:26:18 [6]:  ..  moved towards root 0x7f875c045090 
02:26:18 [6]:  ..  partition table 0x7f875c045090 type 6 
02:26:18 [6]: Check EFI bootable "/dev/sdb5" "/dev/sdb" 
02:26:18 [6]:  ..  flags QFlags() 
02:26:18 [6]:  ..  moved towards root 0x7f875c045090 
02:26:18 [6]:  ..  partition table 0x7f875c045090 type 6 
02:26:18 [6]: Check EFI bootable "/run/media/manjaro/Backup Disk" "/dev/sdc" 
02:26:18 [6]:  ..  flags QFlags() 
02:26:18 [6]:  ..  moved towards root 0x7f875c06f2d0 
02:26:18 [6]:  ..  partition table 0x7f875c06f2d0 type 6 
02:26:18 [6]: Check EFI bootable "/run/media/manjaro/Backup" "/dev/sdc" 
02:26:18 [6]:  ..  flags QFlags() 
02:26:18 [6]:  ..  moved towards root 0x7f875c06f2d0 
02:26:18 [6]:  ..  partition table 0x7f875c06f2d0 type 6 
02:26:42 [6]: old boundaries: 504465408 537233407 32768000 
02:26:42 [6]: new boundaries: 504465408 537233407 
02:26:42 [6]: dirty status: false 
02:26:42 [6]: Check EFI bootable "/dev/sda1" "/dev/sda" 
02:26:42 [6]:  ..  flags QFlags(0x1) 
02:26:42 [6]: Check EFI bootable "/dev/sda2" "/dev/sda" 
02:26:42 [6]:  ..  flags QFlags() 
02:26:42 [6]:  ..  moved towards root 0x7f875c0a1090 
02:26:42 [6]:  ..  partition table 0x7f875c0a1090 type 6 
02:26:42 [6]: Check EFI bootable "/dev/sda3" "/dev/sda" 
02:26:42 [6]:  ..  flags QFlags() 
02:26:42 [6]:  ..  moved towards root 0x7f875c0a1090 
02:26:42 [6]:  ..  partition table 0x7f875c0a1090 type 6 
02:26:42 [6]: Check EFI bootable "/dev/sdb1" "/dev/sdb" 
02:26:42 [6]:  ..  flags QFlags() 
02:26:42 [6]:  ..  moved towards root 0x7f875c045090 
02:26:42 [6]:  ..  partition table 0x7f875c045090 type 6 
02:26:42 [6]: Check EFI bootable "/dev/sdb2" "/dev/sdb" 
02:26:42 [6]:  ..  flags QFlags(0x1) 
02:26:42 [6]: Check EFI bootable "/dev/sdb3" "/dev/sdb" 
02:26:42 [6]:  ..  flags QFlags() 
02:26:42 [6]:  ..  moved towards root 0x7f875c045090 
02:26:42 [6]:  ..  partition table 0x7f875c045090 type 6 
02:26:42 [6]: Check EFI bootable "/dev/sdb4" "/dev/sdb" 
02:26:42 [6]:  ..  flags QFlags() 
02:26:42 [6]:  ..  moved towards root 0x7f875c045090 
02:26:42 [6]:  ..  partition table 0x7f875c045090 type 6 
02:26:42 [6]: Check EFI bootable "/dev/sdb5" "/dev/sdb" 
02:26:42 [6]:  ..  flags QFlags() 
02:26:42 [6]:  ..  moved towards root 0x7f875c045090 
02:26:42 [6]:  ..  partition table 0x7f875c045090 type 6 
02:26:42 [6]: Check EFI bootable "/run/media/manjaro/Backup Disk" "/dev/sdc" 
02:26:42 [6]:  ..  flags QFlags() 
02:26:42 [6]:  ..  moved towards root 0x7f875c06f2d0 
02:26:42 [6]:  ..  partition table 0x7f875c06f2d0 type 6 
02:26:42 [6]: Check EFI bootable "/run/media/manjaro/Backup" "/dev/sdc" 
02:26:42 [6]:  ..  flags QFlags() 
02:26:42 [6]:  ..  moved towards root 0x7f875c06f2d0 
02:26:42 [6]:  ..  partition table 0x7f875c06f2d0 type 6 
02:26:52 [6]: Check EFI bootable "/dev/sda1" "/dev/sda" 
02:26:52 [6]:  ..  flags QFlags(0x1) 
02:27:49 [0]: QLayout: Attempting to add QLayout "" to QWidget "", which already has a layout
02:27:49 [0]: QObject::setParent: Cannot set parent, new parent is in a different thread
02:27:49 [0]: QObject::setParent: Cannot set parent, new parent is in a different thread
02:27:49 [6]: Writing to GlobalStorage["partitions"] 
02:27:49 [6]:  ..  partitions on "/dev/sda" 
02:27:49 [6]:  ..  mapping for "/dev/sda1" "/dev/sda1" 
     mtpoint: :   "/boot/efi" 
     fs: :   "fat32" 
     fsname :   "fat32" 
     uuid :   "2395-BF91" 
02:27:49 [6]:  ..  mapping for "/dev/sda2" "/dev/sda2" 
     mtpoint: :   "/" 
     fs: :   "ext4" 
     fsname :   "ext4" 
     uuid :   "9ba13f5c-977a-4d97-97a5-2729440b50d4" 
02:27:49 [6]:  ..  mapping for "/dev/sda3" "/dev/sda3" 
     mtpoint: :   "/home" 
     fs: :   "ext4" 
     fsname :   "ext4" 
     uuid :   "d8f46e2a-47d2-4017-b0ce-0f18d0ee3364" 

Note sda1 which is boot/efi is not moved towards root 0x7f875c0a1090

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#8

[manjaro ~]# sudo -E calamares -d

sudo -E calamares -d

QStandardPaths: XDG_RUNTIME_DIR not set, defaulting to '/tmp/runtime-root'

Calamares is already running, shutting down.
Other running Calamares instances:
true 1637 ("/usr/bin/calamares")
true 3174 ("calamares", "-d")
17:22:08 [8]: Shutting down Calamares...
17:22:08 [8]: Finished shutdown.