Error creating partitions on install

Morning!

Decided to make the switch from Winblows to Garuda, I'm familiar with CentOS as I use it at work but I've only ever had to install it in an AWS environment so this is my first experience of installing on tin.

So, my issue. Having finally got the Live USB to boot using nonprop NVIDIA drivers, I now find myself unable to partition the drive. I can use the built in partition manager to erase and create without an issue but even when i try and use existing partitions I get errors. This is the output from trying to use an already partitioned disk (300Mb FAT32 and rest for /)

Create a new partition (931.22 GiB, btrfs) on ‘/dev/nvme0n1’
Job: Create new partition on device ‘/dev/nvme0n1’
Command: sfdisk --force --append /dev/nvme0n1
Command: sfdisk --list --output Device,UUID /dev/nvme0n1
Job: Set the label on partition ‘/dev/nvme0n1p2’ to "root"
Command: sfdisk --part-label /dev/nvme0n1 2 root
Job: Create file system ‘btrfs’ on partition ‘/dev/nvme0n1p2’
Command: mkfs.btrfs --force /dev/nvme0n1p2
Command: sfdisk --part-type /dev/nvme0n1 2 0FC63DAF-8483-4772-8E79-3D69D8477DE4
Job: Set the file system label on partition ‘/dev/nvme0n1p2’ to ""
Command: btrfs filesystem label /dev/nvme0n1p2 

Not much help I know. So, now I use the KDE Partition Manager to erase all partitions and create a new GPT partition table - all applied ok, I have a blank disk

Now, using the Garuda installer to Erase the disk (no swap) and it's more of the same:

Create a new partition (931.22 GiB, btrfs) on ‘/dev/nvme0n1’
Job: Create new partition on device ‘/dev/nvme0n1’
Command: sfdisk --force --append /dev/nvme0n1
Command: sfdisk --list --output Device,UUID /dev/nvme0n1
Job: Set the label on partition ‘/dev/nvme0n1p2’ to "root"
Command: sfdisk --part-label /dev/nvme0n1 2 root
Job: Create file system ‘btrfs’ on partition ‘/dev/nvme0n1p2’
Command: mkfs.btrfs --force /dev/nvme0n1p2
Command: sfdisk --part-type /dev/nvme0n1 2 0FC63DAF-8483-4772-8E79-3D69D8477DE4
Job: Set the file system label on partition ‘/dev/nvme0n1p2’ to ""
Command: btrfs filesystem label /dev/nvme0n1p2 
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Hardware:
MSI X570 Tomahawk WiFi motherboard
Western Digital SN850 1Tb NVMe (x2) Set as AHCI
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garuda-inxi:
╰─λ garuda-inxi
System:
Kernel: 5.16.12-zen1-1-zen x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 11.2.0
parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-x86_64 lang=en_US keytable=us tz=UTC
misobasedir=garuda misolabel=GARUDA_DR460NIZEDGAMING_WHITETAI quiet
systemd.show_status=1 driver=free nouveau.modeset=1 i915.modeset=1
radeon.modeset=1
Desktop: KDE Plasma 5.24.2 tk: Qt 5.15.3 info: latte-dock wm: kwin_x11
vt: 1 dm: SDDM Distro: Garuda Linux base: Arch Linux
Machine:
Type: Desktop Mobo: Micro-Star model: MAG X570 TOMAHAWK WIFI (MS-7C84)
v: 1.0 serial: <superuser required> UEFI: American Megatrends LLC. v: 1.81
date: 08/05/2021
CPU:
Info: model: AMD Ryzen 9 5900X bits: 64 type: MT MCP arch: Zen 3
family: 0x19 (25) model-id: 0x21 (33) stepping: 0 microcode: 0xA201016
Topology: cpus: 1x cores: 12 tpc: 2 threads: 24 smt: enabled cache:
L1: 768 KiB desc: d-12x32 KiB; i-12x32 KiB L2: 6 MiB desc: 12x512 KiB
L3: 64 MiB desc: 2x32 MiB
Speed (MHz): avg: 3979 high: 4542 min/max: 2200/4950 boost: enabled
scaling: driver: acpi-cpufreq governor: performance cores: 1: 4234 2: 4466
3: 3592 4: 4403 5: 4368 6: 4422 7: 4516 8: 4523 9: 4464 10: 4494 11: 3606
12: 3611 13: 3585 14: 3597 15: 3599 16: 3591 17: 3583 18: 3597 19: 3614
20: 4542 21: 3614 22: 3609 23: 3609 24: 4280 bogomips: 177613
Flags: avx avx2 ht lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 sse4a ssse3 svm
Vulnerabilities:
Type: itlb_multihit status: Not affected
Type: l1tf status: Not affected
Type: mds status: Not affected
Type: meltdown status: Not affected
Type: spec_store_bypass
mitigation: Speculative Store Bypass disabled via prctl
Type: spectre_v1
mitigation: usercopy/swapgs barriers and __user pointer sanitization
Type: spectre_v2 mitigation: Full AMD retpoline, IBPB: conditional,
IBRS_FW, STIBP: always-on, RSB filling
Type: srbds status: Not affected
Type: tsx_async_abort status: Not affected
Graphics:
Device-1: NVIDIA GA102 [GeForce RTX 3080] vendor: Micro-Star MSI
driver: nouveau v: kernel pcie: gen: 4 speed: 16 GT/s lanes: 16 ports:
active: DP-3 empty: DP-1,DP-2,HDMI-A-1 bus-ID: 2d:00.0 chip-ID: 10de:2206
class-ID: 0300
Device-2: Logitech C922 Pro Stream Webcam type: USB
driver: snd-usb-audio,uvcvideo bus-ID: 1-1:2 chip-ID: 046d:085c
class-ID: 0102 serial: <filter>
Display: x11 server: X.Org v: 1.21.1.3 compositor: kwin_x11 driver: X:
loaded: modesetting,nouveau alternate: fbdev,nv,vesa gpu: nouveau
display-ID: :0 screens: 1
Screen-1: 0 s-res: 3840x2160 s-dpi: 96 s-size: 1016x571mm (40.0x22.5")
s-diag: 1165mm (45.9")
Monitor-1: DP-3 model: Gigabyte AORUS FO48U serial: <filter> built: 2021
res: 3840x2160 hz: 60 dpi: 140 gamma: 1.2 size: 697x392mm (27.4x15.4")
diag: 800mm (31.5") ratio: 16:9 modes: max: 3840x2160 min: 640x480
OpenGL: renderer: llvmpipe (LLVM 13.0.1 256 bits) v: 4.5 Mesa 21.3.7
direct render: Yes
Audio:
Device-1: Creative Labs driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus-ID: 26:00.0
chip-ID: 1102:0010 class-ID: 0403
Device-2: NVIDIA GA102 High Definition Audio vendor: Micro-Star MSI
driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel pcie: gen: 4 speed: 16 GT/s lanes: 16
bus-ID: 2d:00.1 chip-ID: 10de:1aef class-ID: 0403
Device-3: AMD Starship/Matisse HD Audio vendor: Micro-Star MSI
driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel pcie: gen: 4 speed: 16 GT/s lanes: 16
bus-ID: 2f:00.4 chip-ID: 1022:1487 class-ID: 0403
Device-4: Logitech C922 Pro Stream Webcam type: USB
driver: snd-usb-audio,uvcvideo bus-ID: 1-1:2 chip-ID: 046d:085c
class-ID: 0102 serial: <filter>
Sound Server-1: ALSA v: k5.16.12-zen1-1-zen running: yes
Sound Server-2: PulseAudio v: 15.0 running: no
Sound Server-3: PipeWire v: 0.3.48 running: yes
Network:
Device-1: Realtek RTL8125 2.5GbE vendor: Micro-Star MSI driver: r8169
v: kernel pcie: gen: 2 speed: 5 GT/s lanes: 1 port: f000 bus-ID: 27:00.0
chip-ID: 10ec:8125 class-ID: 0200
IF: enp39s0 state: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter>
Device-2: Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200 driver: iwlwifi v: kernel pcie: gen: 2
speed: 5 GT/s lanes: 1 bus-ID: 28:00.0 chip-ID: 8086:2723 class-ID: 0280
IF: wlo1 state: down mac: <filter>
Bluetooth:
Device-1: Intel AX200 Bluetooth type: USB driver: btusb v: 0.8
bus-ID: 1-4:3 chip-ID: 8087:0029 class-ID: e001
Report: bt-adapter ID: hci0 rfk-id: 0 state: up address: <filter>
Drives:
Local Storage: total: 1.85 TiB used: 3.5 MiB (0.0%)
SMART Message: Unable to run smartctl. Root privileges required.
ID-1: /dev/nvme0n1 maj-min: 259:2 vendor: Western Digital
model: WDS100T1X0E-00AFY0 size: 931.51 GiB block-size: physical: 512 B
logical: 512 B speed: 63.2 Gb/s lanes: 4 type: SSD serial: <filter>
rev: 613200WD temp: 38.9 C scheme: GPT
ID-2: /dev/nvme1n1 maj-min: 259:0 vendor: Western Digital
model: WDS100T1X0E-00AFY0 size: 931.51 GiB block-size: physical: 512 B
logical: 512 B speed: 63.2 Gb/s lanes: 4 type: SSD serial: <filter>
rev: 613200WD temp: 40.9 C scheme: MBR
ID-3: /dev/sda maj-min: 8:0 type: USB vendor: Kingston
model: DataTraveler 3.0 size: 28.88 GiB block-size: physical: 512 B
logical: 512 B type: N/A serial: <filter> rev: PMAP scheme: MBR
SMART Message: Unknown USB bridge. Flash drive/Unsupported enclosure?
Partition:
Message: No partition data found.
Swap:
Kernel: swappiness: 133 (default 60) cache-pressure: 100 (default)
ID-1: swap-1 type: zram size: 31.33 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) priority: 100
dev: /dev/zram0
Sensors:
Message: No sensor data found. Is lm-sensors configured?
Info:
Processes: 450 Uptime: 19m wakeups: 0 Memory: 31.33 GiB
used: 4.85 GiB (15.5%) Init: systemd v: 250 tool: systemctl Compilers:
gcc: 11.2.0 Packages: pacman: 1719 lib: 509 Shell: fish v: 3.3.1
default: Bash v: 5.1.16 running-in: konsole inxi: 3.3.13
warning: database file for 'core' does not exist (use '-Sy' to download)
warning: database file for 'extra' does not exist (use '-Sy' to download)
warning: database file for 'community' does not exist (use '-Sy' to download)
warning: database file for 'multilib' does not exist (use '-Sy' to download)
warning: database file for 'chaotic-aur' does not exist (use '-Sy' to download)
Garuda (2.5.5-1):
System install date:     2022-03-14
Last full system update: 2022-03-14
Is partially upgraded:   No
Relevant software:       NetworkManager
Windows dual boot:       <superuser required>
Snapshots:               Snapper
Failed units:            snapper-cleanup.service
McFly: Importing shell history for the first time. This may take a minute or two...done.

For what it's worth, I can install Mint and POP_OS on this PC without issue but I really want to use Garuda :slight_smile:

Any suggestions welcomed!

Annnnnnnnnnd rather randomly, even though I've already done this twice, it's now worked :confused:

Used create partitions manually option, set 300Mb FAT32 to /boot/efi and enabled boot flag. Set rest of space to /

It's now unpacking the image #wtf

Please read and edit your first post

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Did you try KDE Plasma? There was some sort of conflict between Calamares and KDE's automount feature.

Thanks mrvictory, this is exaclty the issue and the workaround specified works perfectly. I'm now up and running with Garuda and a happy bunny.

To whomever fixed the formatting on this post, thank you, I'll get it right next time :slight_smile:

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