Garuda install fails to delete and create partitions

hey eveyone. garuda install fails to delete an old lvm partition in the installer. the ssd had opensuse leap on it beforehand. it is my test hardware so i have nothing to backup. It does not give me the option to automatically partition. it will not let me delete the partition from inside the installer, and it fails with an unspecified error if you make a new partition on the drive. as i am experienced with redhat and cent, but i know nothing about arch, suggestions would be welcome.

thanks in advance!

Not onee of the local experts - but I would make use of GParted to 'preset' the system the way you want it, and then use manual partitioning within the installer. I'm not currently on my Garuda, but I think access to it is in the Welcome app, even in the live environment. I would probably even format the partition to btrfs, but it is not required - just get rid of what's there now.

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the kde partition manager is available, BUTwell even after elevating the options to change the partitions are greyed out on the old partitions. it sees them, will check them, won't alter them.

gonna go old school and try fdisk. lol.

i realize that i'm old and have been using unix for years, i used to work for SCO. Command line always works. :slight_smile:

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It will do it too - but GParted is still preferred (IMHO). Anyway it's done, the problem should go away....

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yeah gparted was not installed in the live environment. it was the kde partition app.

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It is still Arch based ... even the live environment allows software installs! Perhaps I had GParted on mine because it's XFCE - and doesn't have a 'native' option...

thanks freebird for your time! im really looking foreward to trying this new distro.

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if i installed gparted it was going tto have to update the system so i just used fdisk.

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You could also use dd to nuke that stubborn LVM partition. That's what I do anyways, then the drive should be able to be formatted with a GUI partition manager (if you're more comfortable with Gparted or KPM).

Us old guys all know, there's more than one way to skin a cat. :wink:

And cats all know that - that's why they don't often come when called! (open their food package, that's another story...)

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They all use parted. Only the UIs vary (but not by much).