Install Garuda Failed Issue

Hi Garuda experts,
I am a noob here. I recently want to swicth from Manjaro to Garuda. But facing lots of fail to install it not sure why. Can give me some command to show you guys my laptop spec and any clue. Just try my best to explain here. Thanks !

Below is the error that I received? What is my problem.

Command '['btrfs', 'subvolume', 'create', '/tmp/calamares-root-1rvbv51l/@']' returned non-zero exit status 1.

File "/usr/lib/calamares/modules/mount/", line 363, in run
    mount_partition(root_mount_point, partition, partitions, mount_options, mount_options_list)

File "/usr/lib/calamares/modules/mount/", line 282, in mount_partition
subprocess.check_call(["btrfs", "subvolume", "create",

File "/usr/lib/python3.10/", line 369, in check_call
raise CalledProcessError(retcode, cmd)

Could you provide the exact name of the installation ISO you used? The team will most likely need this information to troubleshoot.
(example: garuda-dr460nized-linux-zen-230501.iso )

Also provide the output from the garuda-inxi command if you are able so we can see some specs.


To share system information, use the same command in Terminal as in Manjaro: inxi -Faz

No, use garuda-inxi, from live ISO.


Oh yes, of course!

Please explain with as much detail as you can which installation options you have selected in Calamares. Are you doing manual partitioning?

If you are installing into an existing Btrfs partition and you want to preserve the subvolumes that are already there, that's fine but you have to rename them first so they aren't using the subvolume names Calamares is trying to use. If you are not trying to do that, change the "Content" toggle from "Keep" to "Format" on the popup where you assign a mount point.

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I used this iso.

Then here is what I get.

Kernel: 6.2.13-zen-1-zen arch: x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 12.2.1
parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-x86_64 lang=en_US keytable=us tz=UTC
misobasedir=garuda root=miso:LABEL=GARUDA_DR460NIZEDGAMING_RAPTOR quiet
systemd.show_status=1 ibt=off driver=free nouveau.modeset=1
i915.modeset=1 radeon.modeset=1
Desktop: KDE Plasma v: 5.27.4 tk: Qt v: 5.15.9 wm: kwin_x11 vt: 1 dm: SDDM
Distro: Garuda Linux base: Arch Linux
Type: Laptop System: LENOVO product: 20404 v: Lenovo Flex 2-14
serial: <superuser required> Chassis: type: 10 v: Lenovo Flex 2-14
serial: <superuser required>
Mobo: LENOVO model: Lenovo Flex 2-14 v: 31900059 WIN
serial: <superuser required> UEFI-[Legacy]: LENOVO v: A0CN26WW
date: 05/21/2014
ID-1: BAT0 charge: 13.8 Wh (89.6%) condition: 15.4/37.4 Wh (41.2%)
volts: 8.1 min: 7.4 model: LGC L13L4E61 type: Li-ion serial: <filter>
status: charging
Info: model: Intel Core i3-4030U bits: 64 type: MT MCP arch: Haswell
gen: core 4 level: v3 note: check built: 2013-15 process: Intel 22nm
family: 6 model-id: 0x45 (69) stepping: 1 microcode: 0x26
Topology: cpus: 1x cores: 2 tpc: 2 threads: 4 smt: enabled cache:
L1: 128 KiB desc: d-2x32 KiB; i-2x32 KiB L2: 512 KiB desc: 2x256 KiB
L3: 3 MiB desc: 1x3 MiB
Speed (MHz): avg: 1895 high: 1896 min/max: 800/1900 scaling:
driver: intel_cpufreq governor: performance cores: 1: 1896 2: 1895 3: 1896
4: 1896 bogomips: 15165
Flags: avx avx2 ht lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx
Vulnerabilities: <filter>
Device-1: Intel Haswell-ULT Integrated Graphics vendor: Lenovo driver: i915
v: kernel arch: Gen-7.5 process: Intel 22nm built: 2013 ports: active: eDP-1
empty: HDMI-A-1 bus-ID: 00:02.0 chip-ID: 8086:0a16 class-ID: 0300
Device-2: Realtek Lenovo EasyCamera type: USB driver: uvcvideo
bus-ID: 2-4:4 chip-ID: 0bda:579c class-ID: 0e02 serial: <filter>
Display: x11 server: X.Org v: 21.1.8 with: Xwayland v: 23.1.1
compositor: kwin_x11 driver: X: loaded: modesetting
alternate: fbdev,intel,vesa dri: crocus gpu: i915 display-ID: :0
screens: 1
Screen-1: 0 s-res: 1366x768 s-dpi: 96 s-size: 361x203mm (14.21x7.99")
s-diag: 414mm (16.31")
Monitor-1: eDP-1 model: ChiMei InnoLux 0x1490 built: 2013 res: 1366x768
hz: 60 dpi: 112 gamma: 1.2 size: 309x173mm (12.17x6.81") diag: 354mm (13.9")
ratio: 16:9 modes: 1366x768
API: OpenGL v: 4.6 Mesa 23.0.3 renderer: Mesa Intel HD Graphics 4400 (HSW
GT2) direct-render: Yes
Device-1: Intel Haswell-ULT HD Audio vendor: Lenovo driver: snd_hda_intel
v: kernel bus-ID: 00:03.0 chip-ID: 8086:0a0c class-ID: 0403
Device-2: Intel 8 Series HD Audio vendor: Lenovo driver: snd_hda_intel
v: kernel bus-ID: 00:1b.0 chip-ID: 8086:9c20 class-ID: 0403
API: ALSA v: k6.2.13-zen-1-zen status: kernel-api with: aoss
type: oss-emulator tools: N/A
Server-1: PipeWire v: 0.3.70 status: active with: 1: pipewire-pulse
status: active 2: wireplumber status: active 3: pipewire-alsa type: plugin
4: pw-jack type: plugin tools: pactl,pw-cat,pw-cli,wpctl
Device-1: Intel Wireless 3160 driver: iwlwifi v: kernel pcie: gen: 1
speed: 2.5 GT/s lanes: 1 bus-ID: 02:00.0 chip-ID: 8086:08b4 class-ID: 0280
IF: wlp2s0 state: up mac: <filter>
Device-2: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet
vendor: Lenovo driver: r8169 v: kernel pcie: gen: 1 speed: 2.5 GT/s lanes: 1
port: 3000 bus-ID: 03:00.0 chip-ID: 10ec:8168 class-ID: 0200
IF: enp3s0 state: down mac: <filter>
Device-1: Intel Bluetooth wireless interface type: USB driver: btusb v: 0.8
bus-ID: 2-6:5 chip-ID: 8087:07dc class-ID: e001
Report: bt-adapter ID: hci0 rfk-id: 2 state: up address: <filter>
Local Storage: total: 473.22 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%)
SMART Message: Unable to run smartctl. Root privileges required.
ID-1: /dev/sda maj-min: 8:0 vendor: Western Digital
model: WD5000LPCX-24C6HT0 size: 465.76 GiB block-size: physical: 4096 B
logical: 512 B speed: 6.0 Gb/s type: HDD rpm: 5400 serial: <filter>
rev: 1A02 scheme: MBR
ID-2: /dev/sdb maj-min: 8:16 type: USB vendor: SanDisk model: Cruzer Edge
size: 7.45 GiB block-size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B type: N/A
serial: <filter> rev: 1.26 scheme: MBR
SMART Message: Unknown USB bridge. Flash drive/Unsupported enclosure?
Message: No partition data found.
Kernel: swappiness: 133 (default 60) cache-pressure: 100 (default)
ID-1: swap-1 type: zram size: 3.74 GiB used: 883 MiB (23.1%) priority: 100
dev: /dev/zram0
System Temperatures: cpu: 51.0 C mobo: N/A
Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A
Processes: 195 Uptime: 6m wakeups: 1 Memory: 3.74 GiB used: 2.02 GiB (54.0%)
Init: systemd v: 253 default: graphical tool: systemctl Compilers:
gcc: 12.2.1 Packages: pm: pacman pkgs: 1821 libs: 519 tools: octopi,paru
Shell: fish v: 3.6.1 default: Bash v: 5.1.16 running-in: konsole
inxi: 3.3.26
warning: database file for 'garuda' does not exist (use '-Sy' to download)
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 (2.6.16-1):
System install date:     2023-07-29
Last full system update: 2023-07-29 ↻
Is partially upgraded:   No
Relevant software:       snapper NetworkManager dracut
Windows dual boot:       <superuser required>
Failed units:

Actually I mostly facing is when I want to set partition type to ext4 or any other type, except linuxswap. All will failed. I just give up manual partition, diirect go to erase all. Then my laptop now is empty, :sweat_smile: No any operating system in my laptop now. I can only use live boot to open Garuda OS.

Hi :wave: can anybody help to check out how to solve my installation issue. Thanks :pray::pray:

Please, do not post empty posts to push your problem.

Just use Btrfs as file system, Garuda Linux use it for snapper.
The Calamares installer will do everything for you automatically.

Seems you install the bootloader on your USB Stick?

If you have an empty hard drive and don’t make any changes to the defaults, there should be no problems.


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