Not able to install with btrfs partitions

@SGS How to do partitioning when installing with terminal?

Looks like you are booting usb in wrong mode

If you have windows installed in legacy then boot garuda in legacy mode

If you have windows installed in uefi boot garuda live in uefi

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If I do as you told will the crashing problem be solved? @librewish

Try and you will see and know.

test -d /sys/firmware/efi && echo UEFI || echo BIOS
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Also I have another pc with same installation config but in that I have installed gaaruda on ext4 partition. Can I change partition type to btrfs now without garuda being uninstalled?

test -d /sys/firmware/efi && echo UEFI Whats this for?

I am out.

Before anyone can provide any more than wild guesses what is happening we need the install logs and your specs.

Without these everything is pointless speculation.

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I am only asking where, why and when to run this?
test -d /sys/firmware/efi && echo UEFI
I am not posting any guesses but I don't understand where to run which statement that's why I asked

In Linux we have the command line which can be accessed starting Konsole or Alacritty found in the startmenu. You just paste the


of these parts into that command line program and press enter. The result will be pasted here with ~~ above and ~~~ below the pasted block to be formatted correctly. We need these to get the information to help you.


Like said, then do not ask for help.
Over and out. :wink:

Manual partitioning and installation is for advanced users, that can find out how to do complicated system administration tasks.
It is better to use an installer that does all this automatically.
If Garuda installer is not handy enough for you, maybe try another Linux distribution.


I want to install in btrfs only and I want ro ask only this much what are the prior requirements before installing so as to prevent the installer showing errors. Can anyone give a tutorial of how to install garuda linux using manual partitioning in UEFI BIOS mode?
@librewish @tbg @SGS

Not claiming expertise here, but as long as you have an EFI capable partition with msdos formatting, and a BTRFS partition for that, you should be good to go. As I understand it, the divisions created internally to give you effect of a root, and a home and so on.

That's all I gave it the first time I tried, and all went well. I later switched to the equivalent ext4 setup, also with good results (I keep data elsewhere than home).

It depends what the errors talk about.
If they talk about insufficient system memory, is different to an error saying there no sufficient user's memory. :man_shrugging:

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Hello As you told me that I am booting usb in wrong mode. My Windows is running as UEFI so I should boot usb as UEFI and when I did this and started my usb from boot menu it showed the following error. This is not first time. Firstly I tried to install GARUDA as UEFI only but same error appeared that time also that's why I installed GARUDA on Legacy BIOS.

how did you create usb
use etcher if you are creating live usb from windows

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Tried using PowerISO

only dd method works


Have you even searched the error you received.?

There is no shortage of information on this error code on the internet. I would concentrate on threads dealing with similar Arch based OS's first (ie Manjaro & EndeavourOS).

And in the future please refrain from posting error messages as a picture. What this says to others on the forum is that you are too lazy to type the error message into an internet search engine and you expect us to do it for you. I am not your paid internet search assistant I suggest you learn to use Google, DuckDuckGo, or any other of the competent search engine out there.

You give everyone on this forum the impression that you want everyone to do for you while you are unwilling to help yourself.

I lost count of the times you were asked to post the logs of your Calamares installation attempts.

Again learn to search if you can't understand what others are telling you.

I also asked you to post your system specs and gave you the command to find this information again you never provided the requested info.

No one is going to waste their time helping someone who will not post the required outputs that are requested. You need to learn how to help yourself before you go posting a hundred questions and expecting others to jump to your aid.

Users such as yourself sorely test the patience of forum assistants. This is a completely free distro that doesn't even take donations. It is funded and supported out of the pockets and time of those who love Linux and Garuda.

You are not endearing yourself to anyone who attempts to help others here. Before you post another question here I suggest you spend a couple of hours searching for information of how to use and install Linux.

In my opinion Multi-booting is only for advanced users and you definitely are not an advanced user. You may need to chroot to correct your boot issues, and from your behaviour so far I can guarantee you no one is going down that road with you.

If you want a Garuda install I would recommend either following @librewish's advice on using etcher, or I would use dd to burn your boot image.

Then the easiest method to install Garuda is in a single OS installation. This way you can let the installer automatically setup your install correctly. Multi-booting is only asking for severe problems down the road. Even if you get Garuda installed, inevitably eithe Garuda or Windows will destroy the the other OS's ability to boot and you will be back in this mess all over again.

Dual or Multi-booting is only for those very experienced with managing the difficulties. I consider my self a semi - competent Linux user and I gave up Multi-booting Linux over 15 years ago. I always install separate OS's to a separate drive and never use 2 OS's together. I use hardware solutions to swap drives, not a boot mismanager.


Also be sure to checksum the ISO you downloaded to be sure it is not corrupt. Again, search this information if you do not know how to checksum an image.