Partition Error on installation

I Am Installing Garuda Linux on my computer.

i don’t know why i am getting this error so please help.
This is what it said :

Installation Failed
Job: Create new partition table on device ‘/dev/sda’
Create a new partition table (type: gpt) on’dev/sda’
Command: sfdisk --wipe=always /dev/sda

Please Help me Fix this :slightly_frowning_face:

Can you provide your


from running the live usb instance of garuda.

Check fastboot and secure boot are disabled in the bios

Kernel: 6.5.9-zen2-1-zen arch: x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 13.2.1
clocksource: tsc available: acpi_pm
parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-x86_64 lang=en_US keytable=us tz=UTC
misobasedir=garuda root=miso:LABEL=GARUDA_DR460NIZED_RAPTOR quiet
systemd.show_status=1 ibt=off driver=free nouveau.modeset=1
i915.modeset=1 radeon.modeset=1
Desktop: KDE Plasma v: 5.27.9 tk: Qt v: 5.15.11 wm: kwin_x11 vt: 2
dm: SDDM Distro: Garuda Linux base: Arch Linux
Type: Laptop System: ASUSTeK product: X455LJ v: 1.0
serial: <superuser required>
Mobo: ASUSTeK model: X455LJ v: 1.0 serial: <superuser required>
UEFI: American Megatrends v: X455LJ.207 date: 03/18/2016
ID-1: BAT0 charge: 15.7 Wh (100.0%) condition: 15.7/37.3 Wh (42.0%)
volts: 7.6 min: 7.6 model: ASUSTeK ASUS Battery type: Li-ion serial: N/A
status: not charging cycles: 928
Info: model: Intel Core i3-5005U bits: 64 type: MT MCP arch: Broadwell
gen: core 5 level: v3 note: check built: 2015-18 process: Intel 14nm
family: 6 model-id: 0x3D (61) stepping: 4 microcode: 0x2F
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: 1896 min/max: 500/1900 scaling: driver: intel_cpufreq
governor: schedutil cores: 1: 1896 2: 1896 3: 1896 4: 1896 bogomips: 15963
Flags: avx avx2 ht lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx
Vulnerabilities: <filter>
Device-1: Intel HD Graphics 5500 vendor: ASUSTeK driver: i915 v: kernel
arch: Gen-8 process: Intel 14nm built: 2014-15 ports: active: eDP-1
empty: DP-1,HDMI-A-1 bus-ID: 00:02.0 chip-ID: 8086:1616 class-ID: 0300
Device-2: NVIDIA GK208BM [GeForce 920M] vendor: ASUSTeK driver: nouveau
v: kernel non-free: series: 470.xx+ status: legacy-active (EOL~2023/24)
arch: Kepler code: GKxxx process: TSMC 28nm built: 2012-18 pcie: gen: 1
speed: 2.5 GT/s lanes: 4 link-max: gen: 3 speed: 8 GT/s lanes: 8
bus-ID: 04:00.0 chip-ID: 10de:1299 class-ID: 0302 temp: 52.0 C
Device-3: Chicony [] driver: uvcvideo type: USB rev: 2.0 speed: 480 Mb/s
lanes: 1 mode: 2.0 bus-ID: 1-5:4 chip-ID: 04f2:b483 class-ID: 0e02
Display: x11 server: X.Org v: 21.1.9 with: Xwayland v: 23.2.2
compositor: kwin_x11 driver: X: loaded: modesetting,nouveau
alternate: fbdev,intel,nv,vesa dri: iris,nouveau 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 0x1493 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: EGL v: 1.5 hw: drv: intel iris drv: nvidia nouveau platforms:
device: 0 drv: iris device: 1 drv: nouveau device: 2 drv: swrast
surfaceless: drv: iris x11: drv: iris inactive: gbm,wayland
API: OpenGL v: 4.6 compat-v: 4.3 vendor: intel mesa v: 23.2.1-arch1.2
glx-v: 1.4 direct-render: yes renderer: Mesa Intel HD Graphics 5500 (BDW
GT2) device-ID: 8086:1616 memory: 3.64 GiB unified: yes
API: Vulkan v: 1.3.269 layers: 3 device: 0 type: integrated-gpu name: Intel
HD Graphics 5500 (BDW GT2) driver: mesa intel v: 23.2.1-arch1.2
device-ID: 8086:1616 surfaces: xcb,xlib device: 1 type: cpu name: llvmpipe
(LLVM 16.0.6 256 bits) driver: mesa llvmpipe v: 23.2.1-arch1.2 (LLVM
16.0.6) device-ID: 10005:0000 surfaces: xcb,xlib
Device-1: Intel Broadwell-U Audio vendor: ASUSTeK driver: snd_hda_intel
v: kernel bus-ID: 00:03.0 chip-ID: 8086:160c class-ID: 0403
Device-2: Intel Wildcat Point-LP High Definition Audio vendor: ASUSTeK
driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus-ID: 00:1b.0 chip-ID: 8086:9ca0
class-ID: 0403
Device-3: NVIDIA GK208 HDMI/DP Audio driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel pcie:
gen: 1 speed: 2.5 GT/s lanes: 4 link-max: gen: 3 speed: 8 GT/s lanes: 8
bus-ID: 04:00.1 chip-ID: 10de:0e0f class-ID: 0403
API: ALSA v: k6.5.9-zen2-1-zen status: kernel-api tools: N/A
Server-1: PipeWire v: 0.3.83 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: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet
vendor: ASUSTeK driver: r8169 v: kernel pcie: gen: 1 speed: 2.5 GT/s
lanes: 1 port: e000 bus-ID: 02:00.0 chip-ID: 10ec:8168 class-ID: 0200
IF: enp2s0 state: down mac: <filter>
Device-2: Qualcomm Atheros QCA9565 / AR9565 Wireless Network Adapter
vendor: AzureWave driver: ath9k v: kernel pcie: gen: 1 speed: 2.5 GT/s
lanes: 1 bus-ID: 03:00.0 chip-ID: 168c:0036 class-ID: 0280
IF: wlp3s0 state: up mac: <filter>
Device-1: IMC Networks [] driver: btusb v: 0.8 type: USB rev: 1.1
speed: 12 Mb/s lanes: 1 mode: 1.1 bus-ID: 1-6:6 chip-ID: 13d3:3423
class-ID: e001
Report: btmgmt ID: hci0 rfk-id: 1 state: up address: <filter> bt-v: 4.1
lmp-v: 7 status: discoverable: no pairing: no class-ID: 7c010c
Local Storage: total: 494.63 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%)
SMART Message: Unable to run smartctl. Root privileges required.
ID-1: /dev/sda maj-min: 8:0 vendor: Toshiba model: MQ01ABF050
size: 465.76 GiB block-size: physical: 4096 B logical: 512 B speed: 6.0 Gb/s
tech: HDD rpm: 5400 serial: <filter> fw-rev: 1J
ID-2: /dev/sdb maj-min: 8:16 vendor: Toshiba model: TransMemory
size: 28.87 GiB block-size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B type: USB
rev: 2.0 spd: 480 Mb/s lanes: 1 mode: 2.0 tech: N/A serial: <filter>
fw-rev: 1.00 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) zswap: no
ID-1: swap-1 type: zram size: 3.72 GiB used: 445.2 MiB (11.7%)
priority: 100 comp: zstd avail: lzo,lzo-rle,lz4,lz4hc,842 max-streams: 4
dev: /dev/zram0
System Temperatures: cpu: 59.0 C pch: 52.5 C mobo: N/A gpu: nouveau
temp: 53.0 C
Fan Speeds (rpm): cpu: 3200
Processes: 169 Uptime: 56m wakeups: 1 Memory: total: 4 GiB
available: 3.72 GiB used: 2.02 GiB (54.4%) Init: systemd v: 254
default: graphical tool: systemctl Compilers: gcc: 13.2.1 Packages:
pm: pacman pkgs: 1228 libs: 353 tools: octopi,paru Shell: fish v: 3.6.1
running-in: konsole inxi: 3.3.30
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 (2.6.17-1):
System install date:     2023-12-22
Last full system update: 2023-12-22 ↻
Is partially upgraded:   No
Relevant software:       snapper NetworkManager dracut
Windows dual boot:       <superuser required>
Failed units:            snapper-cleanup.service

Please, post from live ISO

lsblk  -f
df -Th

What exectly did you?


lsblk -f

NAME  FSTYPE FSVER   LABEL                    UUID                                 FSAVAIL FSUSE% MOUNTPOINTS
loop0 squash 4.0                                                                         0   100% /run/miso/sfs/livefs
loop1 squash 4.0                                                                         0   100% /run/miso/sfs/mhwdfs
loop2 squash 4.0                                                                         0   100% /run/miso/sfs/desktopfs
loop3 squash 4.0                                                                         0   100% /run/miso/sfs/rootfs

sdb   iso966 Joliet  GARUDA_DR460NIZED_RAPTOR 2023-10-29-09-55-02-00
│     iso966 Joliet  GARUDA_DR460NIZED_RAPTOR 2023-10-29-09-55-02-00                     0   100% /run/miso/bootmnt
vfat   FAT12   MISO_EFI                 B1E2-6D5F
zram0                                                                                             [SWAP]

df -Th

Filesystem     Type      Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
devtmpfs       devtmpfs  1.9G     0  1.9G   0% /dev
tmpfs          tmpfs     1.9G     0  1.9G   0% /dev/shm
tmpfs          tmpfs     1.9G  9.6M  1.9G   1% /run
/dev/sdb1      iso9660   2.5G  2.5G     0 100% /run/miso/bootmnt
overlay_root   tmpfs     2.8G  337M  2.5G  12% /run/miso/overlay_root
/dev/loop0     squashfs   19M   19M     0 100% /run/miso/sfs/livefs
/dev/loop1     squashfs  430M  430M     0 100% /run/miso/sfs/mhwdfs
/dev/loop2     squashfs  1.3G  1.3G     0 100% /run/miso/sfs/desktopfs
/dev/loop3     squashfs  681M  681M     0 100% /run/miso/sfs/rootfs
overlay        overlay   2.8G  337M  2.5G  12% /
efivarfs       efivarfs  128K  124K     0 100% /sys/firmware/efi/efivars
tmpfs          tmpfs     1.9G   12K  1.9G   1% /tmp
tmpfs          tmpfs     382M   43M  339M  12% /run/user/1000

KDE Dragonized Edition

Open dolphin and click on the device /dev/sda or mount in terminal.

mkdir /mnt/sda1
mount /dev/sda1 /mnt/sda1

and post again lsblk -f and df -Th

Is this a new volume?

If you can buy a new ssd/nvme you will have much more fun with Garuda, HDD’s with 5400 RPM are very slow.


Does this mean its already mounted?

That is a root directory.
Please, open that, as indicated, in a new tab and see what’s in it, and also reply to my post #7, in full.

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Maybe you could try using KDE Partition Manager from the live USB, before installing, and wipe your disk. Then try again the installer.


Regardless of the specific issue, I doubt you’ll be able to fully enjoy Garuda Dragonized with an i3-5xxx, 4GB RAM und a 2016 UEFI.

In this case, I would personally prefer Xfce.

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There is an update to this BIOS from 2019 that “Optimizes system performance”.
Kind of odd it comes after a 3 year gap to updates to it, but anything that can squeeze out more performance is welcomed.


Your last BIOS update was nearly 7 years ago. Is a newer one available?

You have barely enough RAM. Maybe.

The crux of the problem is you’re trying to put a $100 saddle on a $50 horse.


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