I had Garuda Dr460nized installed by itself on an internal SSD. It was encrypted/btrfs.
I tried to install a different distro (Zarin, if that matters), using their installer and I chose to erase and install on the drive with Garuda. Zarin installed, but strangely, it instead installed on an external SSD instead of the internal SSD drive running Garuda that I had selected.
I tried to run the installer again, triple checking that I had the correct drive installed, and it failed saying it couldn't create the file--I think it specially said "can't create the ext4 file".
I restarted backing into my BIOS, and the internal drive that had Garuda on it is no longer selectable as a bootable drive. I can at least see that it's attached in the BIOS.
Any tips on how I can wipe the drive? As you can tell, I'm pretty new to this but trying to learn. Any help would be extremely appreciated!
thank you all for the great tips. I apologize for posting it here rather than a Zorin forum. My initial instinct was that the issue was related to me encrypting the Gardua installation.
I tried to install to the drive 4 more times--twice more from a Zorin USB, then with a Garuda USB and I had issues every time. I could see the drive in the installation menus, but when I would try to install there would always be some sort of issue. On the fourth and final try back on the Zorin USB, it finally worked. Weird.
It's definitely a bug with their installer, and I'll report it. Thank you for for the advice!