Partition error in installation

Hello everyone :wave:
I am installing Garuda Dragonized🐉 on my pc . IDK why I am getting this error regarding the partition.
I have added the picture of my screen.. see it below. In case the image is not clear,this is the error:

Installation failed
The installer failed to create a partition table on data.

Create a new partition table(type: gpt) on '/dev/data'

job: Create new partition table on device '/dev/data'

please help me to fix this :frowning:

Did you use manual partitioning?

What is /dev/data?

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I don't know what it it. I just created a bootable pendrive to install Garuda and I'm getting this error. I have never created any partition manually.

Can we see sudo parted -l and lsblk -o name,type,fstype,size

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Here it is:

╭─[email protected] in ~ took 6ms
╰─λ sudo parted -l
Model: SanDisk Ultra (scsi)
Disk /dev/sda: 30.8GB
Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/512B
Partition Table: msdos
Disk Flags:

Number  Start   End     Size    Type     File system  Flags
1      1049kB  30.7GB  30.7GB  primary               boot
2      30.7GB  30.8GB  33.6MB  primary  fat16        esp

Model: KBG40ZNV256G KIOXIA (nvme)
Disk /dev/nvme0n1: 256GB
Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/512B
Partition Table: gpt
Disk Flags:

Number  Start   End    Size   File system  Name  Flags
1      2097kB  278MB  276MB  fat32              boot, esp
2      278MB   256GB  256GB

Model: Unknown (unknown)
Disk /dev/zram0: 8030MB
Sector size (logical/physical): 4096B/4096B
Partition Table: loop
Disk Flags:

Number  Start  End     Size    File system     Flags
1      0.00B  8030MB  8030MB  linux-swap(v1)


╭─[email protected] in ~ took 1ms
╰─λ lsblk -o name,type,fstype,size
loop0       loop squashfs     17.7M
loop1       loop squashfs    395.3M
loop2       loop squashfs      1.1G
loop3       loop squashfs    707.5M
sda         disk              28.6G
├─sda1      part exfat        28.6G
│ └─ventoy  dm   iso9660       2.3G
└─sda2      part vfat           32M
zram0       disk               7.5G
nvme0n1     disk             238.5G
├─nvme0n1p1 part vfat        263.1M
└─nvme0n1p2 part LVM2_member 238.2G

What are you selecting during the install? Are you choosing erase disk or something else?

yes. I chose Erase disk.. swap (with hibernate) option . I want to use garuda as my main os

Before you launch the installer, use partition manager or gparted to delete that lvm partition.

can you please tell me step by step of how to do that?

I opened partition manager , and there is a lock :lock: at the lvm partition

If it is mounted, right click on it and select unmount.

this partition?

You must know which place is free/useless/unneeded.

On the left, click on the device called "data" and delete it.

ok.. I deleted "data" and now I don't see that lock :lock: on lvm
what I have to do now?

Delete that lvm partition and click "Apply"

Then exit and do the install normally.


Ok I did that and now I will install. what should I choose: erase disk (no swap) or erase disk (Swap with hibernate) ? and what is the difference between these two?

The first one creates a system without a swapfile. Since garuda uses zram, that is generally what you want unless you are installing on a laptop that you want to have hibernation support on.

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Thanks alot . You are genius!! Garuda is now installing :eagle: :heart:

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